Lot 1356 /o1857, 1¢ blue, type II, big crack plate flaw, plate 2, complete reconstruction of the major crack plate (2L2, 12L2, 13L2, 23L2 & 33L2), all used except position 33L2 (unused, no gum), used with light town cancels, position 2L2 with manuscript cancel, rich colors throughout, position 2L2 with tiny closed tear and position 13L2 with tiny pulled perf at bottom, otherwise Very Fine, far rarer than the imperforate issue; each expect position 13L2 with 2004 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 20 var. $5,000 for used.
ONE OF THE FINEST RECONSTRUCTIONS OF THE 1857 1¢ TYPE IV SHOWING THE COMPLETE "BIG CRACK" PLATE FLAW.
Lot 1358 o1857, 1¢ blue, type IIIa, position 28L4, bold town cancel, exceptional centering with break in top frameline clearly visible, gorgeous deep rich color, Extremely Fine and choice, a gem.
Scott No. 22 $475.
Lot 1359 o1857, 1¢ blue, type IV, recut once at top and once at bottom, lovely face free town cancel, attractively centered, rich bright color, Extremely Fine and choice; with 2011 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 23 $900.
Lot 1360 o1857, 1¢ blue, type IV, positions 97-98R1L, both recut once at top, 98R1L showing double transfer, horizontal pair, light town cancel, strong bright color, Very Fine; with 1988 & 2008 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 23 $1,800.
Lot 1361 o1857, 1¢ blue, type V, horizontal pair, two neat strikes of blue circular "Balto, Paid" cancel, rich color, left stamp with small corner crease, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. 24 $83.
Lot 13621857, 3¢ rose, type I, vertical pair, tied on piece by blue Nashville, Ten. town cancel, well centered, strong bold color, Very Fine and choice.
Scott No. 25 $400.
Lot 13631857, 3¢ dull red, type III, positions 46-49L24 showing plate flaw in lower margin between positions 48-49, horizontal strip of 4, o.g., never hinged, bold color, Very Fine.
Scott No. 26 $300 for hinged pairs.
Lot 13641857, 3¢ dull red, type III, block of 4, o.g., never hinged, well centered for the issue, strong color, Very Fine, a scarce never hinged multiple.
Scott No. 26 $450 for hinged.
Lot 1365 o1857, 3¢ dull red, type IV, positions 26-27/36-37R10, block of 4, lightly canceled, deep rich color, exceptional centering, Extremely Fine and choice; with 2010 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 26A $2,500.
A CHOICE USED BLOCK OF THE 1857 3¢ TYPE IV ISSUE.