Lot 3083 o1861, 1¢ blue, type I, Plate 12, C Relief, extraordinary centering within unusually wide margins, the type characteristics show clearly at top and bottom, bright color with a detailed impression, waffle grid cancel, an Extremely Fine gem, ex-Kirke; with 2005 P.F., 2006 and 2012 P.S.E. certificates, latter graded (XF-Superb 95, SMQ $6,500).
Scott No. 18 $500.
A REMARKABLE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1¢ TYPE I 1857 PERFORATED ISSUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY THE P.S.E., THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.
The perforated Type I stamps were produced from C Relief positions on Plate 12. This stamp has complete plumes at bottom, yet the top right is almost completely missing. Dick Celler plated this as position 88R12 despite other examples of this position showing full the complete design.
Lot 30841857, 1¢ blue, type Ia, position 100L4 with bottom sheet margin, perfs trimmed at top, gum soak bottom left, tied by "Albany N.Y., Paid" circular handstamp on unsealed light buff cover to Chaumont N.Y., Fine appearing stamp, desirable with bottom sheet margin, ex-"Lake Shore"; signed Ashbook "Type IA - From The Bottom Row of Plate Four", with 2019 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 19 $10,500.
Lot 3085 o1857, 1¢ blue, type II, plate 2, extraordinarily well centered, deep rich color with a proof-like impression on fresh paper, canceled by town cds, an Extremely Fine gem, ex-Kirke; with 1980 P.F., 2004 and 2012 P.S.E. certificates. latter graded (XF-Superb 95, SMQ $2,500).
Scott No. 20 $275.
A GEM USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1¢ TYPE II 1857 ISSUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY THE P.S.E. - THE HIGHEST GRADED AWARDED SHARED BY ONLY TWO OTHERS.
The 1¢ type II 1857 issue is a surprisingly difficult stamp to find in superb condition. The highest grade awarded by the P.S.E. in mint or used condition is XF-Superb 95, with only five total examples (3 used, 2 mint). For the second most common stamp after the Type V, this shows how difficult it is to find this stamp in truly outstanding condition.
Lot 3086 o1857, 1¢ blue, type III, Plate 4, exceptionally well centered within beautiful large margins, intense color and impression on bright paper, neatly canceled by two partial New Orleans town cds, fresh and Extremely Fine gem, ex-Merlin; with 2011 P.S.E. certificate graded (XF-Superb 95, SMQ $9,750).
Scott No. 21 $1,500.
A STUNNING GEM USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1¢ TYPE III 1857 ISSUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY THE P.S.E. - THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.
Vertical spacing on plate 4 normally yields stamps with perforations cutting into the design. This stamp has such extraordinarily wide margins that type characteristic breaks at both top and bottom are clearly visible.
Lot 30871857, 1¢ blue, type III, position 67R4, C relief, well centered single just barely in at bottom with margins around, tied by neat "Hartford, Ct., Mar 1858" cds on printed merchant circular notice to Suffield, Conn., Very Fine and choice; with 2004 P.S.E. and 2012 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 21 $3,000.
A GEM 1¢ 1857 TYPE III CIRCULAR RATE USE IN SUCH EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION.
Lot 3088 o1857, 1¢ blue, type IIIa, Plate 11, exceptionally well centered within large margins leaving design characteristics clearly visible, rich color with sharp impression on bright paper, canceled by New York City town cds, Extremely Fine and choice; with 1984 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates, latter graded (XF-Superb 95, SMQ $5,550).
Scott No. 22 $500.
A REMARKABLE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1¢ TYPE IIIA 1857 PERFORATE ISSUE FROM PLATE 11, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY THE P.S.E.
The 1¢ type IIIa design is characterized by the outer line broken at top or rarely at bottom, but not both. Side ornaments are substantially complete. There are only two examples graded higher by the P.S.E. at XF-S 95 Jumbo.
Lot 3089 o1857, 1¢ blue, type IV, Plate 1L, recut once at top and bottom, exceptionally well centered with wide margins clearly showing design characteristic recut lines, beautiful rich color with proof-like impression on fresh paper, neat town cancel, Extremely Fine to Superb, ex-Kirke; with 2010 P.F., 2006 and 2012 P.S.E. certificates, both P.S.E. graded (XF-Superb 95, SMQ $8000).
Scott No. 23 $525.
A GEM USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1¢ TYPE IV 1857 PERFORATED ISSUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY THE P.S.E., THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED SHARED WITH ONLY THREE OTHERS.
The 1¢ type IV 1857 perforated issue is rarely found with intact recut lines at both top and bottom as in the example offered here. Most examples have perforations either touching or cutting into the recut lines.
Lot 30901857, 1¢ blue, type IV, Position 84R1L, recut once at top and twice at bottom, tied by red "U.S. Mail, City Delivery, 1, Paid" New York City carrier cds on small cover to local street address, small piece of flap missing, Very Fine, ex-Dr. Graves ("Argentum"), Vogel, Middendorf.
Scott No. 23 $1,000.
Lot 3091 o1857, 1¢ blue, type V, position 95R7, light unobtrusive town cancel, perfect centering and encompassed by huge balanced margins, rich vivid color, a Superb jumbo, ex-Wagshal, Kirke; with 2011 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates, the latter Graded (Superb 98J, SMQ $4,000).
Scott No. 24 $40.
WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE 1857 1¢ TYPE V ISSUES IN EXISTENCE.
Lot 3092 o1857, 1¢ blue, type V, socked-on-the-nose strike of blue circular "Balto. Paid" cancel, wide margins and strong color, an Extremely Fine and choice strike; with 2013 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott No. 24 $40.