Lot 21361861, 1¢ blue, type I, immaculate Post Office fresh original gum which is lightly hinged, remarkably well centered clearly showing full scrolls at top and bottom, strong bright color, wonderful freshness, Extremely Fine and choice; with photocopy of 1989 P.F. certificate for block.
Scott No. 18 $2,100.
A RARE MINT STAMP IN SUCH EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION.
Lot 21371857, 1¢ blue, type Ia, position 92L4, fine centering and sharp detailed impression, tied by "New York, Oct 8" cds on folded printed merchant advertising notice to Pennington N.J., F.-V.F., ex-Gorham; with 1984 and 2007 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 19 $10,500.
AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE ON COVER SINGLE FRANKING USAGE OF THE 1857, 1¢ BLUE TYPE IA.
Lot 2138 o1857, 1¢ blue, type II, plate 12, relief B, neat target cancel, exceptional centering all around with design free from perfs impinging, rich bold color, Extremely Fine and choice, a lovely used gem; with 2022 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 20 $325.
Lot 21391857, 1¢ blue, type V, top margin single, o.g., never hinged, exceptional centering amid uncommonly wide margins, especially at top and bottom which normally impinges on design, rich vivid color and very fresh, an Extremely Fine to Superb jumbo, the only example to receive this jumbo grade by the P.S.E. with only two example higher (both 98); with 2014 & 2020 P.S.E. certificates, both Graded (XF-Sup 95J, SMQ $2,250).
Scott No. 24 $140 for hinged.
A TRULY OUTSTANDING NEVER HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 1¢ TYPE V PERFORATED ISSUE.
It is interesting to note that no other never hinged example has ever receive a jumbo designation in any other grade except this one.
Lot 2140 /1857, 1¢ blue, type V, block of 9, o.g., some hinge reinforcements, center stamps never hinged, attractively centered, strong vibrant color, top left stamp with gum inclusion (not detracting) and a couple minute separation tears in top right stamp, Very Fine and attractive, ex-Caspary & Lehman; with 2022 M. Eichele certificate.
Scott No. 24 $1,575 for hinged.
Lot 21411857, 1¢ blue, type V, right margin plate "No. 10.P." block of 8 with imprint, o.g., never hinged, beautifully centered, rich vibrant color and remarkably fresh, Extremely Fine; with 1987 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 24 $4,500 for hinged.
A WONDERFUL PLATE BLOCK IN CHOICE NEVER HINGED CONDITION, POSSIBLY THE FINEST KNOWN EXAMPLE.
Lot 2142 o1857, 1¢ blue, type Va, plate 5, grid of dots cancel, choice centering and margins, strong bold color, Extremely Fine and choice, a very difficult 1¢ type Va issue to obtain in exceptional condition; with 1978, 1993 P.F. & 2004 P.S.E. certificates, the latter Graded (XF 90, SMQ $725).
Scott No. 24 $300.
Lot 21431857, 1¢ blue, type V, used with three 1¢ blue (63) singles, two with nat. s.e. at left, tied by two bold strikes of "New-York, May 21, 1863" duplex with geometric fancy on cover to New Haven Ct., one #63 small tear, otherwise Very Fine and rare combination franking prepaying the 3¢ letter rate plus 1¢ carrier fee.
Scott No. 24 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 21441857, 1¢ blue, type V, three singles, tied by "Stauton, Va., Apr 2, 1860" cds's on cover with allover shaded advertising design for "Virginia Female Institute, Stauton, Va." in orange yellow, addressed to Williamsborough, N.C., Very Fine.
Scott No. 24 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 2145 o1857, 3¢ claret, type I, horizontal pair, blue Waukesha, Wis. town cancel, wide margins and remarkably and well centered for this notorious tight margin issue, strong bright color, Very Fine to Extremely Fine; with 2006 & 2022 P.F. certificates, the latter Graded (VF-XF 85, SMQ $1,200 for singles).
Scott No. 25 $400.
A STUNNING PAIR COMPLIMENTED BY CENTRAL BLUE POSTMARK, WHICH IS UNDERGRADED IN OUR OPINION.