Lot 1960 o1851, 1¢ blue, type Ia, three nice margins including at the bottom where the complete ornaments are clearly visible, but just in at top; fresh color and a neat partial Mobile, Ala. cds, pressed horizontal crease, repaired tear and slightly rounded upper left corner, F.-V.F. appearance. An attractive example of the rare 1¢ type Ia.; with 1992 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott Nos. 6 $9,250.
Lot 19611851, 1¢ blue, type II, o.g., margins full to clear at lower left, strong bright color, Very Fine; with 1984 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 7 $1,000.
Lot 1962 o1851, 1¢ blue, type II, Pos. 4R1L, light strike of green town cancel, large margins including sheet margin at top and large part of next stamp at left, just shaved at bottom, fresh color, Very Fine, a wonderful example of the only Type II on the Plate 1 Late, complimented by this scarce green postmark; with 1983, 2008 & 2022 P.F. certificates.
Scott Nos. 7 $760.
Lot 1963 o1851, 1¢ blue, type IIIa, position 72R1E, bright color and light New York cds cancel, three good margins, just in at right, F.-V.F.; with 1978 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 8A $800.
Lot 19641852, 1¢ blue, type IV, top margin single, full o.g., margins large to touching scroll at upper right, bold color, Very Fine; with photocopy of 1995 P.F. certificate for strip.
Scott Nos. 9 $725.
Lot 19651851, 3¢ orange brown, type II, right margins vertical pair with part imprint (positions 50/60R5E) showing the absence of plate "No. 5" number during the early state of plate 5, o.g., margins large to just touching frameline, full wide sheet margin, rich vibrant color, small scissor cut at upper left in bottom stamp, otherwise Very Fine, a great and important 3¢ orange brown issue rarity, illustrated in T. Alexander article 3¢ 1851, Plate 5 Early (The Chronicle 104, page 256), ex-Piller & Chapin; with 2000 & 2023 P.F. certificates.
Scott Nos. 10A $6,750 for pair without imprint.
THE UNIQUE MINT PLATE 5 IMPRINT PAIR OF THE 1851 3¢ ORANGE BROWN TYPE I SHOWING THE ABSENCE OF THE PLATE NUMBER.
Lot 1966 o1851, 3¢ orange brown, type II, large margins with staddle margin at right showing guide line, lovely rich color with neat grid cancel, Extremely Fine to Superb, a rare stamp in this gem condition; with 2023 P.F. certificate Graded XF-SUP 95 XQ.
Scott Nos. 10A $150.
Lot 1967 o1851, 3¢ orange brown, type II, horizontal pair, complete central strike of blue 1851 Sonora, Cal. two-line town cancel, tear and scuffs, Fine appearance, still a nice strike of this rare early California postmark; with 2013 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 10A Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1968 E1851, 3¢ Washington essay, by Gavit & Co., die on bond paper, two different colors: brown & green, each with well balanced margins, rich colors, Very Fine. Brazer Nos. 33E-Dc.
Scott Nos. 11-E4c $800.
Lot 1969 o1857, 3¢ claret, type I, Philadelphia, Pa. town cancel, large to huge margins showing portions of adjacent stamps on three sides, rich distinctive claret color, Extremely Fine to Superb; with 2005 P.F. & 2016 P.S.E. certificates, the latter Graded (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $250 for normal dull red shade).
Scott Nos. 11 $25.