Lot 1771861, 1¢ blue, types I & II, bottom margin block of 4, positions 85-86, 95-96L12, with top stamps type II (swing positions), bottom stamps type I, o.g., hinge remnants, rich bright color, F.-V.F., ex-Neinken, Wagshall.
Scott No. 18,20 $8,750.
AN EXTREMELY SCARCE MINT COMBINATION BLOCK OF THE 1857 1¢ ISSUE FROM PLATE TWELVE.
Lot 1781857, 1¢ blue, type II, position 80L12, straddle-pane single showing guideline and significant portion of adjacent stamp at right, full o.g., wide margins and exceptional centering with perfs clear of design, bold color, Extremely Fine; with 2013 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF 90).
Scott No. 20 $1,100.
A CHOICE MINT POSITION SINGLE OF THE 1857 1¢ TYPE II FROM THE SCARCE PLATE 12.
Lot 179 o1857, 1¢ blue, type II, Position 19L12, neat Dighton, Mass. town cancel, gorgeous rich vibrant color, choice centering, long full perforations, Extremely Fine and choice, a gorgeous stamp; with 2011 P.F. certificate for pair.
Scott No. 20 $300.
Lot 180 o1857, 1¢ blue, type IIIa, scarce St. Louis boxed "1ct." cancel, choice centering and margins with wide break at top clearly visible, deep intense color, Extremely Fine; with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 22 $500.
Lot 181 o1857, 1¢ blue, type IV, cracked plate variety, position 2L2 showing full vertical crack along the right side of design, light town cancel, exceptional centering, rich color and sharp detailed impression, Extremely Fine and choice.
Scott No. 23 var. $1,100.
ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE 1857 1¢ TYPE IV SHOWING THE "BIG CRACK" PLATE FLAW.
Lot 182 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, this is the only example to receive this grade with none higher, 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 1831858, 5¢ brick red, type I, full o.g., rich vibrant color, natural vertical pre-printing paper fold and some minor perforation flaws, Fine; with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 27 $80,000.
AN EXTRAORDINARILY RARE MINT EXAMPLE OF THE 1858, 5¢ TYPE I IN THE BRICK RED SHADE WITH FULL ORIGINAL GUM - ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL MINT CLASSIC ISSUES WITH FULL ORIGINAL GUM.
Although chronicled as the first of the 1858-61 5¢ Issues, the 5¢ brick red was not actually used for months after the red brown and Indian red type I shades, making it the third issue in the series. A search of the Philatelic Foundation Certificate Search revealed approximately 20 mint examples bearing original gum including the Worthington block of four which is though to be unique. Of these examples, about half bear some type of fault and all have perforations impinging on the design on one or two sides.
Lot 1841860, 5¢ brown, type II, o.g., fairly light hinging, choice centering with wide margin at left showing large part captured imprint, rich intense color and sharp early impression, remarkably fresh, Extremely Fine and choice; with 2008 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 30A $2,200.
Lot 185 o1857, 10¢ green, type I, town cancel, remarkable centering with evenly balanced margins encompassing, rich bold color, Extremely Fine, a wonderfully choice used example of the 1857 10¢ type I issue, rarely encountered so nice; with 2016 P.F. Graded certificate (XF 90, SSV $4,500).
Scott No. 31 $1,200.
Lot 186 o10¢ green, type II, light town cancel, beautifully centered amid large oversized margins, intense deep rich color, an Extremely Fine jumbo; with 1994 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates.
Scott No. 32 $200.
AN EXTRAORDINARILY CHOICE 1857 10¢ GREEN TYPE II ISSUE, WHICH IS NEVER FOUND WITH THESE LARGE MARGINS.