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Sale 105: The Peter Iwate Collection

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1851 1¢-3¢ Issues

Lots 3035-3044 Lots 3045-3054 Lots 3055-3062

Lot 3035 o   

1851, 1¢ blue, type Ib, Position 3R1E, huge margins all around superbly framing the key type characteristics, wonderful bright Plate 1 Early color with a sharp impression, neatly canceled by Cincinnati Ohio cds, a Superb gem, ex-Kirke; with 1975 and 1985 P.F., 2011 P.S.E. certificates, latter Graded (Superb 98, SMQ $50,000).
Scott No. 5A    $6,750.

THIS EXTRAORDINARY EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1851 1¢ TYPE IB FROM PLATE ONE EARLY IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY THE P.S.E., THE SOLE EXAMPLE AND HIGHEST AWARDED FOR ANY TYPE IB.

The type 1b issues were only produced from the early state of plate one. Six positions at the top of the right plate, positions 3R-6R and 8R-9R, furnished all of these types distinguished by the complete design at top and nearly complete design at bottom. Out of the six positions, positions 6R & 8R are known as the best examples as the scrolls are nearly complete at the bottom while the lesser examples the scrolls at bottom are not as complete. Due to near complete scrolls at the bottom, many examples of type 1b are cut into at the bottom. The stunning example offered has large margins all around and shows the entire design.

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Current Opening Bid: $14,500

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Lot 3036    

1851, 1¢ blue, type Ia, "Curl on Shoulder" plate variety, large bottom sheet margin showing full plumes, other sides full to large, deep rich Plate 4 color with a deeply etched impression, tied by "New-York, May 8" cds on May 7th 1857 Chemung Railroad Company printed notice to Baths N.Y., Extremely Fine and choice, ex-Polland, Hackmey, Gross; with 2007 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 6 var.    Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.

ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE 1¢ TYPE IB 1851 ISSUE USED ON COVER, PARTICULARLY DESIRABLE WITH THE "CURL ON SHOULDER" PLATE VARIETY.

Scott value for No. 6 on cover is $14,000 and for 97L4 "Curl on Shoulder" off cover is $10,500.

Plate 4 imperforate stamps are rare and desirable because they were issued in April, May and briefly in June 1857, just before perforations were introduced. The extremely rare Type Ia, showing full design at bottom, was produced from only 18 of the 20 subjects in the bottom row of both panes of Plate 4. The position 97L4 "Curl on Shoulder" variety resulted from a tiny thread adhering to the relief during the transfer process.

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Current Opening Bid: $4,750

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Lot 3037 o   

1851, 1¢ blue, type II, dropped relief double transfer, position 1L2, neat town corner cancel, huge margins showing portion of adjacent stamp at bottom, exceptional crisp early impression clearly showing the drop relief at top and the start of surface cracking of the plate, rich intense color on bright paper, a Superb gem; with 2013 P.S.E. certificate Graded (Gem 100, SMQ $3,500).
Scott No. 7 var.    $140.

A TRULY OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 1¢ TYPE II SHOWING THE POSITION 1L2 DROPPED RELIEF.

This position on plate 2 sits just to the left of the top of the so called "big crack" plate flaw, and is believed that this drop relief is the cause of the big crack plate flaw that developed on this plate. This position is a unique double transfer in that no re-entry actually shows on the design itself, rather the bottom portion of the relief transferred to the margin above this position.

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Current Opening Bid: $950

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Lot 3038 o   

1851, 1¢ blue, type III, Position 73R4, huge margins all around including part of three adjoining stamps, intense Plate 4 color with a sharp flawless impression clearly showing breaks in outer lines, light strike of cds cancel, a Superb jumbo gem, ex-Merlin; with 2008 P.S.E. certificate Graded (Superb 98 Jumbo, SMQ $32,500).
Scott No. 8    $1,500.

A STUNNING EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE 1851 1¢ TYPE III GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY THE P.S.E. - THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND ONE OF ONLY TWO TO ACHIEVE IT.

Type III is defined by breaks in the outer lines at both top and bottom. Many Type III stamps have breaks that were created or enlarged by plate wear. Since the wear occurred over a period of time, the majority of stamps of this type (both unused and used) has small breaks in at least one line.

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Current Opening Bid: $5,750

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Lot 3039    

1851, 1¢ blue, type III, position 99R2, large to huge margins including part of bottom sheet margin, just barely in at left, intense color and sharp impression, tied by grid cancel on June 1, 1856 light blue Philadelphia printed circular handsomely addressed to Washington Pa., endorsed "Circular" at top, fresh and Very Fine, ex-Gross.
Scott No. 8    $15,000.

A CHOICE 1¢ 1851 IMPERFORATE TYPE III FROM POSITION 99R2 USED ON A BEAUTIFUL GEM CIRCULAR.

Type III is defined by breaks in the outer lines at both top and bottom. Many Type III stamps have breaks that were created or enlarged by plate wear. Since the wear occurred over a period of time, the majority of stamps of this type (both unused and used) has small breaks in at least one line. The most notable exception is Position 99R2. According to the Neinken book, "The 99R2 stamp is a fresh entry, that was short transferred both at top and bottom, over an original entry that had been erased… The reason that 99R2 is the finest example of Type III is because of its very short transfer at top and at bottom, giving us the wide breaks in these lines." (p. 184).

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Current Opening Bid: $2,400

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Lot 3040    

1851, 1¢ blue, type III, Position 99R2, Horizontal strip of three, types II-II-III, Positions 97-99R2, the right stamp - Position 99R2 - has full margins all around at top and bottom framing the key elements of the Type III design (the wide breaks in outer lines), left stamps with large to just touched margins, strong shade on crisp paper, tied by two strikes of "Hartford Ct., Dec 4, 1857" cds on cover to Worcester Mass.; strip with crease at top and tiny tear in each stamp, Very Fine appearance; with 2019 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 8    $16,500.

A NEW DISCOVERY OF THE EXCEPTIONALLY RARE 1851 1¢ IMPERFORATE TYPE III FROM POSITION 99R2 IN A STRIP OF THREE. THE 99R2 IS THE BEST EXAMPLE OF TYPE III, WITH THE WIDEST BREAKS AT TOP AND BOTTOM.

Type III is defined by breaks in the outer lines at both top and bottom. Many Type III stamps have breaks that were created or enlarged by plate wear. Since the wear occurred over a period of time, the majority of stamps of this type (both unused and used) has small breaks in at least one line. The most notable exception is Position 99R2. According to the Neinken book, "The 99R2 stamp is a fresh entry, that was short transferred both at top and bottom, over an original entry that had been erased… The reason that 99R2 is the finest example of Type III is because of its very short transfer at top and at bottom, giving us the wide breaks in these lines." (p. 184).

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Current Opening Bid: $1,600

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Lot 3041 o   

1851, 1¢ blue, type IIIa, Plate 4, huge margins including sheet margin at left, detailed impression clearly showing wide break in top outer line, deep rich color on bright paper, light unobtrusive strike of New Orleans cds leaves entire design clearly visible, a Superb jumbo, ex-Collier, Merlin; with 1996 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates, latter graded (Superb 98 Jumbo, SMQ $16,250).
Scott No. 8A    $800.

A REMARKABLE SHEET-MARGIN USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1¢ 1851 TYPE IIIA IMPERFORATE GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY THE PSE - THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

Type IIIa is defined as having a break in the outer line at either top or bottom. The stamp offered here is a superb example of this type, which clearly shows the wide break at top and the complete bottom line. Plate 4 imperforate stamps are desirable and rare since they were issued in April-June 1857 shortly before perforations were introduced.

Only three stamps have been graded by the PSE in the lofty grade of Superb 98 Jumbo.

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Current Opening Bid: $4,750

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Lot 3042 o   

1852, 1¢ blue, type IV, jumbo margins all around including significant portions of all eight adjoining stamps, deep rich color and strong impression, Iowa City cds cancels, a Superb jumbo; with 2011 P.S.E. certificate graded (Gem 100 Jumbo, SMQ $2,750 as 100, unpriced as 100J).
Scott No. 9    $100.

A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1¢ 1851 TYPE IV IMPERFORATE, WHICH HAS BEEN AWARDED THE ULTIMATE GRADE OF 100 JUMBO BY THE P.S.E.

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Current Opening Bid: $575

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Lot 3043 o   

1852, 1¢ blue, type IV, horizontal pair, huge margins all around including significant portions of nine adjacent stamps, beautiful bright shade, canceled by two strikes of "San Francisco Cal., 18 Aug" cds and matching "Paid" straightline, a Superb gem pair; with 1998 P.F. and 2014 P.S.E. certificates, latter graded (Gem 100 Jumbo, SMQ unpriced).
Scott No. 9    $210.

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Current Opening Bid: $950

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Lot 3044    

1852, 1¢ blue, type IV, margins large to just in, in combination with 1851, 3¢ dull red, vertical strip of three (11A), all tied by grid handstamps, bold red "New Orleans, La., May 1" balloon cds on folded letter sheet to Tampico, Mexico, oval "Veracruz, 1 Mayo, 1855" entry date stamp and matching "4" reales rate handstamp; cover file fold affecting bottom stamp in 3¢ strip, otherwise Very Fine and scarce franking, Illustrated in Simpson and Alexander on page 276., ex-Neinken, Wagshal; signed Ashbrook, with 1973 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 9    Estimate $500 - 750.

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Current Opening Bid: $240

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