Lot 13941861, 1¢ blue, type I, most probably plate 12, fresh and fairly well centered showing type nicely, tied on drop cover by red "New York City Delivery Paid" carrier cds, additional boxed "U.S. Mail Delivery E" handstamp alongside, horizontal file fold, not detracting, Very Fine and attractive; with 1999 P.F. certificate, Described in Ashbrook, Vol. II.
Scott Nos. 18 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 13951861, 1¢ blue, type I, center stamp in combination with 1857, 1¢ blue, type II at left + 1¢ blue, type V at right (20+24) on cover to Chicago, Ill., all tied by blue "Bloomington, Ill., Aug 12, 1861" cds's; stamp with small flaws, Very Fine, a rare 1857 1¢ issue usage bearing three different types; with 2022 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 18 Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 13961857, 1¢ blue, type Ia, Position 99L4, superb centering with perfs clear on three sides and just barely in at bottom (right plume almost complete), deep Plate 4 shade and proof-like impression, tied by "Chicago Ill. Dec. 17, 1857" circular datestamp on buff cover to Exeter Ill., with original enclosure, Very Fine and choice; with 2002 A.P.S. & 2008 P.F. certificates.
Scott Nos. 19 $10,500.
A BEAUTIFUL AND PRISTINE COVER BEARING THE RARE 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE IA PERFORATED ISSUE. VERY FEW EXIST WITH A STAMP OF THIS QUALITY.
Please see Chronicle 199 (August 2003) for an article documenting the Armitage correspondence.
Lot 13971857, 1¢ blue, type II, plate 2, rich color, well centered for issue and showing type quite well, tied on cover and paying the 1¢ drop rate, postmarked "Rochester, N.Y. Aug. 6, 1861" double circle, Very Fine and attractive; with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 20 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 13981857, 1¢ blue, type III, Pos. 51L4, deep color and extremely well centered for issue showing type exceptionally well, tied on 1¢ drop rated cover by Richmond, Va. cds, Extremely Fine and choice; with 1978 P.F. & 1999 P.S.E. certificates.
Scott Nos. 21 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 13991857, 1¢ blue, type IIIa, Plate 11, extremely well centered and showing type exceptionally well, tied with 3¢ dull red (26) on cover to Cohoes, N.Y. by complete "New York Jul 26" duplex postmark, slightly reduced at left, Very Fine and attractive, signed by Ashbrook with his notes, "Rare Plate Eleven Type IIIA".
Scott Nos. 22 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 14001857, 1¢ blue, type IV, remarkable centering for issue and clearly shows recut lines at both top and bottom, tied on cover to Salem, Ill. by "Mount Carmel, Conn. 7 Nov." cds, Very Fine, ex-Newbury, Rust; with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 23 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 14011857, 1¢ blue, type V, two covers, each single usage: one with red "New York Paid 1c City Del." cds and black New York cds; other with partial "Paid" New York cds and additional boxed "US Mail Delivery", reduced at right, Very Fine pair.
Scott Nos. 24 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 14021857, 1¢ blue, type Va, Position 72R5, exceptionally centered with four clear margins, tied on 1858 printed circular to West Randolph (probably Mass.) by exceptionally bold and complete "Boston 10 Jul Paid" cds, Extremely Fine, a lovely example of this scarce Type V variety; with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 24 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 14031857, 1¢ blue, type Va, vertical strip of three, positions 15-25-35R5, well centered throughout, tied by light "Knoxville, Ten." cds's on cover to Cleveland, Tenn., reverse with "Ans 8 March, 1858" docketing, Very Fine and choice, a very scarce type Va multiple on cover, pencil plating and annotation by S. Ashbrook.
Scott Nos. 24 Estimate $400 - 600.