Lot 13481851, 1¢ blue, type Ib, Position 4R1E, clear margins all around, deep shade and sharp impression, tied by light N.Y. town datestamp on printed Temperance circular titled "The Liquor Trade by E. C. Delavan", which laments the evils of alcohol, to Ithaca N.Y., Very Fine; with 1977 P.F. & 2000 P.S.E. certificates, Ashbrook's pencil plating notes below stamp.
Scott Nos. 5A $7,250.
A LOVELY EXAMPLE OF THE RARE ONE-CENT 1851 TYPE IB USED TO PROPERLY PAY THE RATE ON A TEMPERANCE CIRCULAR. A WONDERFUL USAGE.
Type Ib was produced only as an imperforate stamp. Six positions on Plate 1 Early furnished stamps qualifying as Type Ib -- Positions 3-6R and 8-9R -- distinguished by the complete design at top and nearly complete design at bottom. When first entered on the plate, these six positions (as well as 7R1E) had the complete design at top and bottom. However, unlike 7R, small portions of the bottoms were burnished away.
Lot 13491851, 1¢ blue, type II, large margins including sheet margin at left showing "straddle line", traces of adjoining stamps at right and bottom, tied on 1852 printed circular to Vt. by attractive Nashua, N.H., Sep. 17 cds, Extremely Fine and choice, a gorgeous stamp and cover.
Scott Nos. 7 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 13501851, 1¢ blue, type II, Pos. 65-67R2, a mostly four margined strip of three, large margins to just in at top right, tied on folded cover to Bethlehem, Pa. by indistinct cds's, Very Fine and attractive.
Scott Nos. 7 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 13511851, 1¢ blue, type III, Pos. 22R4, exceptionally bright and fresh single with four wonderful margins and showing type perfectly, traces of adjoining stamp at bottom, tied on cover to Macomb, Ill. by Chicago. Ill. Aug 31, 1857 cds, Extremely Fine; with 2011 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 8 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
A PERFECT STAMP AND COVER, DESTINED FOR THE FINEST COLLECTION.
Lot 13521851, 1¢ blue, type IIIa, four large, balanced margins, lovely blue pastel shade showing type quite clearly, tied on folded cover (missing right flap) to Troy N.Y. by attractive blue "Philadelphia, Pa. Dec. 24" c.d.s., cover with vertical file fold does not detract, Very Fine and choice; with 1989 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 8A $875.
Lot 13531852, 1¢ blue, type IV, two premium covers: small ladies cover with four margin single, tied by "Paid" grid, red Boston cds; other with Boston rimless tombstone "Paid" cancel, stamp with near four margins and position. 72L1L showing major double transfer (ex-Newbury), Extremely Fine, a lovely pair of covers in choice condition.
Scott Nos. 9 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 13541852, 1¢ blue, type IV, attractive pair, both recut once at top, large margins to slightly in at top of left stamp, tied on 1853 printed circular to Ware, Mass. by two bar "New York May 13" cds, Very Fine and choice.
Scott Nos. 9 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 13551852, 1¢ blue, type IV, recut top and bottom (once ea.), four large margins, bright, fresh color, tied on cover to Boston (1¢ drop rate) by partial large Boston "Paid" grid, with red Boston, Mass 14 Aug. cds at left, Extremely Fine, ex-Emerson; with 1990 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 9 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 13561851, 3¢ orange brown, type I, exceptionally rich color, four large and well balanced margins including sheet margin at left, tied on cover to Rousses Point, New York by light blue grid and matching East Boston, Ms. 31 Jul cds with matching "Paid" straight line, Extremely Fine and choice, a stunning cover in Gem Condition; with 2004 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 10 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 13571851, 3¢ orange brown, type II, four even margins with rich color, neatly tied by lovely, bold and complete black 29mm cds of "New York & Phila R.R. Jan 16" cds on folded cover to Philadelphia, Extremely Fine and attractive, a gorgeous Railroad usage.
Scott Nos. 10A Estimate $400 - 600.