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United States Stamps and Postal History


The Mark D. Rogers Collection of the One-Cent 1851-1860
 
 
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Lot 1162
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1851, 1¢ Franklin essay, by Toppan, Carpenter, Casilear & Co., in black (5-E1a), die of vignette only, master die shortened. 32mm x 33mm, Toppan Carpenter essay. Thin. Otherwise Very Fine. Brazer 34aEa.
Scott $1,500
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Lot 1163
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1851, 1¢ Franklin essay, by Toppan, Carpenter, Casilear & Co., in black (5-E1b), die of engraved vignette only on proof paper. 21mm x 26mm, Toppan Carpenter essay. Trifling thin. Otherwise Very Fine. Brazer 34aEb.
Scott $1,500
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Lot 1164
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1857-60 (1875 Reprint), 1¢ sepia, trial color plate proof (40TC), upper left corner single in an unlisted color, large margins with full sheet margins at top and left. Full o.g.! Faint corner crease. Otherwise Extremely Fine. A scarce item.
Scott $275
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Lot 1165
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1857-60 (1875 Reprint), 1¢ bright blue, small die proof (40P2), small die proof, bit of guide line visible at upper left. Extremely Fine.
Scott $350
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Lot 1166
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1857-60 (1875 Reprint), 1¢ bright blue, small die proof (40P2), small die proof on gray card from Roosevelt album. Extremely Fine.
Scott $350
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Lot 1167
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1857-60 (1875 Reprint), 1¢ bright blue, plate proof on India (40P3), lower right corner block of 4. Huge margins including part sheet margin at right and bottom. Faint crease upper left stamp. Extremely Fine.
Scott $400
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Lot 1168
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1851, 1¢ blue, type Ib (5A), position 4-5R1E, horizontal pair, margins clear to barely touching at top but large enough to show the position dots in the top margins and to fully display the partial ball and plume ornaments at the bottom, pretty, light blue color and neat manuscript cancel. Very Fine.
Estimate 6,000 - 8,000

AN EXCEPTIONAL AND EXCEEDINGLY RARE MULTIPLE OF THE TYPE IB WHICH CAN COME FROM ONLY FIVE POSITIONS OF THE EARLY STATE OF PLATE 1.

Expertization: 1977 and 1986 P.F. Certificates.

Provenance: Grunin
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Lot 1169
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1851, 1¢ blue, type Ia (6), position 97L4 showing "curl on shoulder", ample to oversized margins especially wide at top and bottom, intense color and neat manuscript cancel. Extremely Fine.
Scott $6,000

A SUPERB 1¢ TYPE IA WITH ITS GENEROUS TOP AND BOTTOM MARGINS CLEARLY DISPLAYING THE TYPE'S DEFINING ELEMENTS, THE INCOMPLETE DESIGN AT THE TOP AND THE FULL BALL AND PLUME ORNAMENTS AT THE BOTTOM.

Expertization: 1994 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 1170
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1851, 1¢ blue, type Ic (6b), "E" relief. Position 47L4, large margins except barely in at bottom right, rich plate four color on crisp paper. Nearly Very Fine.
Scott $2,250

Expertization: 1983 P.F. Certificate as the old designation type 1c 8A.
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Lot 1171
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1851, 1¢ blue, type Ic, "F" relief (6b), position 91R4, wide symmetrical margins, deep color and light completely unobtrusive manuscript cancel. Extremely Fine and choice.
Scott $3,500

A SIMPLY SUPERB 1¢ TYPE IC FROM THE BOTTOM ROW.

Expertization: 1998 P.F. Certificate.

The best examples of type Ic came only from position 91 and 96R4. These are truly rare as plate IV was in use for a rather short time.

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Lot 1172
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II (7), position 10R1E, large margins to barely touching at bottom, red grid cancel, bright color. Fresh and Very Fine. the only type II entered from the original state of the "T" relief and thus the only one with complete top ornaments.
Scott $190+
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Lot 1173
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II (7), large balanced margins, fresh plate one early color, neat town postmarks. Fresh, Extremely Fine.
Scott $160

Expertization: 1996 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 1174
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II (7), position 56L1E, large balanced margins, deep color and crisp paper, light town c.d.s. Fresh and choice Extremely Fine.
Scott $160

Expertization: 1989 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 1175
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II (7), position 1-2R1E, upper left corner margin horizontal pair, with sheet margin at top and left, large margins to just clear at bottom, very deep plate one early color, light grid cancel and trace of manuscript marking in margin, vertical crease in right stamp. Otherwise Extremely Fine. A handsome pair.
Scott $350
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Lot 1176
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II (7), position 5-6L1E horizontal pair, large to huge margins, with sheet margin at top, bright "robin's egg blue" shade, town postmarks, tiny defects, including light offset from address on reverse (shows through slightly). Otherwise Extremely Fine and most attractive.
Scott $350

A very rare shade the robin's egg blue color was in use for only a very short period of time.

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Lot 1177
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1851, 1¢ blue, types II and IIIa (7, 8A), position 99-100R1E, horizontal pair, wide margins to barely touching at upper right, light blue grid cancel, slight staining which has been lightened by bleaching. Otherwise a Very Fine pair.
Scott $1,250

Expertization: 1992 P.S.E. Certificate.
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Lot 1178

1851, 1¢ blue, type II (7), position 61L1E, intense color, mainly large to clear margins with portion of adjoining stamp (position 71L1E, inverted transfer) at bottom, just touched at lower right, neatly tied by "Boston Paid/Nov 21" c.d.s. in red on local envelope, reverse has unusual embossed "Post Office Address, Shaker Village P.O., Merrimack Co., N.H." label, Very Fine.
Estimate 500 - 750

Expertization: 1990 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 1179

1851, 1¢ blue, type II (7, 11), position 90R1E, used with 3¢ dull red (11) plate I, late horizontal strip of three tied by "New-York Br. Pkt./Jul 20" c.d.s. in red on 1859 (July 8) folded letter originating in Havana, Cuba to Brussels (Aug. 2) via London (Aug.), manuscript "10" and "12" (décimes) rating, the 1¢ has surface damage at left and the 3¢ is affected by aging, unusual origin and destination with 10 cents postage being pre-paid ship rate to New York, but unpaid to Europe.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 1180

1851, 1¢ blue, type II (7), position 91 L1E, triple transfer, one inverted, with sheet margins at left and bottom, a few ornaments just touched on other two sides, tied by "Boston Paid/Jan." c.d.s. on 1852 (Jan. 1) printed circular to Danville, N.H., a fine example of this important corner position.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 1181

1851, 1¢ blue, type II (7), plate 1 early, three singles, large to touched margins, tied by grids and one stamp additionally by "Buffalo NY/Feb 24" c.d.s. in blue on Piano Forte and Music Store advertising cover to Syracuse readdressed to Cortland, "Syracuse N.Y./Mar. 1" c.d.s. in blue with matching "forwarded" and "5" handstamps, Very Fine cover.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

A HANDSOME ADVERTISING COVER AND A STRIKING USAGE.
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Lot 1182

1851, 1¢ blue, type II (7), position 14/24/34 R1E vertical strip of three, bright color, large margins on three sides, touched or just in at bottom, small scissors cut in margin between lower pair, cancelled by distinctive red segmented circular grids on 1851 folded letter to Richmond, matching "Wheeling Va./Aug. 21" c.d.s., strip crossed by lightly ironed vertical filing crease and small part of address scraped away, otherwise Very Fine and a lovely cover.
Estimate 500 - 750

Expertization: signed Ashbrook, 2002 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Emerson, Caspary, Krug, Grunin
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Lot 1183

1851, 1¢ blue, types II, IIIA (7, 8A), position 82-83L1E, horizontal pair and single with 10½mm. sheet margin at left, type IIIA, position 81 L1E, inverted transfer, mainly large margins to touching in places, cancelled or tied by blue grids on folded letter to Knoxville, matching "Ottawa Ill./20 Oct." c.d.s., the type IIIA which appears to have been lifted and inverted, creased and a few surface scrapes, Fine appearance.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 1184

1851, 1¢ blue, types II, IIIa, II (7, 8A), position 88R1E, 100R1E, unplated, bright colors, all with huge to large margins on three sides, touched or just in at top, cancelled by grids on 1852 folded letter to New York, matching "Wilmington, N.C./Feb. 13" c.d.s., rather heavy central vertical filing crease, piece at back detached but still existent, stamps lifted and hinged back, fine franking.
Estimate 750 - 1,000
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Lot 1185

1851, 1¢ blue, types IIIA, II, IIIA (7, 8A), three singles, pastel-like shade, mainly large to ample margins, one type IIIA just in at top, tied by "New York 10" ocean mail c.d.s. on 1851 (Oct. 20) folded flax circular letter originating in Rotterdam, Netherlands to Andover, Mass., missent to Auburn, N.Y. with corresponding c.d.s. (Nov. 11) in red and manuscript "Missent" endorsement, Fine and unusual.
Estimate 400 - 500

Expertization: 1986 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 1186

1851, 1¢ blue, types II, II, IIIa (7, 8A), position 98-100R1E, horizontal strip of three, vividly characteristic plate 1E color, tied by red grid cancellation on 1851 folded letter to New York, matching "Cleveland O/Jul.16" c.d.s., position 100 crossed by neat vertical filing crease, Very Fine appearance.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

A KEY POSITIONAL PIECE AND EXCEPTIONALLY EARLY USAGE.

Expertization: signed Ashbrook.

Provenance: Ishikawa, Smith

Position 100R is the best example of a type IIIa from plate one early.

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Lot 1187
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1851, 1¢ blue, types II & IV (7,9), position 4-5R1L, horizontal combination pair with sheet margin at top. Mostly clear to large margins, characteristic plate "bruise at top of type II". Unused. Slight thins. Otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $3,900

AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE COMBINATION PAIR, POSITION 4R BEING THE ONLY ONE OF THE 200 POSITIONS ON THE LATE STATE OF PLATE 1 THAT WAS NOT RECUT.

Expertization: 1985 (for block of eight) and 1999 P.F. Certificates.

In order to extend the life of plate one, a decision was made at Toppan, Carpenter, Casilear & Co., the printer contracted to print the 1851 issue, to strengthened the top and/or bottom framelines. 199 of the 200 positions were recut with position 4 being the only position not recut.

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Lot 1188
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II (7), position 1R2, upper left corner margin single with sheet margins at top and left, huge margin at right and large at bottom, deep rich color, town postmark. Fresh and choice Extremely Fine. A choice position piece.
Scott $160

Expertization: 1999 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 1189
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II (7), position 1L2, cracked plate and a partially misplaced transfer, ample to large margins, rich color, blue c.d.s. Very Fine.
Estimate 300 - 400

The misplaced transfer results in bits of the bottom of the design being visible at the top of the stamp. For a more detailed explanation, see Neinken p. 180-181.

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Lot 1190
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II (7), position 9L2, large to huge margins, sheet margin at top, deep color on bright paper, town postmark. Fresh and choice Extremely Fine.
Scott $160

Expertization: 1998 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 1191
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II (7), position 49L2, double transfer, large margins and rich color, grid cancel. Extremely Fine.
Scott $170

Expertization: 1989 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 1192
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II (7), position 61R2, huge margins with sheet margin at left, lovely color and bright paper, brilliant red "paint" Mobile, Ala. c.d.s.s. Small unnoticeable scissor cut into bottom right plume. Otherwise Extremely Fine with tremendous eye appeal.
Scott $160

Expertization: 2002 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 1193

1851, 1¢ blue, type II (7), position 89R2, major double transfer, tied on piece with perfect strike of red New York City carrier postmark, brilliant deep color, large margins to just slightly in at bottom. Very Fine.
Scott $245

A CHOICE AND EYE APPEALING EXAMPLE OF THIS IMPORTANT DOUBLE TRANSFER.

Expertization: 1999 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Newbury, where it was still on a cover front
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Lot 1194
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II (7), position 100R2, ample to large margins except in a bit at top, deep color, 1858 year date postmark. Fresh and Fine example of this important "swing" position.
Scott $160+

Expertization: 2002 P.F. Certificate.

Coming from a relatively late printing (1858 postmark), this stamp actually has a bit of a break at bottom, but not quite enough to qualify as a type IIIa from this position is exceedingly rare.

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Lot 1195
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II (7), plate 2, margins at sides including sheet margin at left, just in at top and bottom, bright color, cancelled by light, partly legible New York "U.S.P.O. Despatch Pre-Paid One Cent" cancel (similar to the New York carrier stamp). Fine.
Estimate 400 - 500

A SCARCE CANCEL QUITE RARE WHEN USED AS A KILLER.
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Lot 1196
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II (7), position 2, 12, 13, 23, 33-5R2, a reconstruction of the big plate two flaw, fresh colors, margins to just cutting on the important positions, tiny faults. Generally Fine.
Scott $1,835

AN ABOVE AVERAGE RECONSTRUCTION OF THIS IMPORTANT AND DRAMATIC PLATE CRACK WITH EACH STAMP SHOWING IT'S PORTION OF THE FLAW QUITE WELL.

Provenance: Ishikawa
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Lot 1197
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II (7), vertical pair, position 6, 16, L2, very large balanced margins, gorgeous color and on crisp paper, town postmarks. Extremely Fine. An outstanding multiple.
Scott $350

Expertization: 1986 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 1198
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II (7), position 88-90R2 horizontal strip of three, position 89R2 major double transfer, stunning color, dark blue 1857 c.d.s., large margins on left pair, just in at top right, small sealed tear at bottom of middle stamp (virtually invisible). Otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $600

THE COMBINATION OF RICH PLATE 2 COLOR AND A DARK BLUE C.D.S. GIVE THIS STRIP TREMENDOUS EYE APPEAL.

Provenance: Ishikawa
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Lot 1199
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II (7), position 35-8/65-8R2, unused square block of 16, large margins at sides, clear to slightly in at top and bottom, bright color, stains affect three, light horizontal and vertical creases, mostly quite unnoticeable. Otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate 5,000 - 7,500

Since the plate two was cut up, this remains one of the two largest unused plate two multiples.

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Lot 1200

1851, 1¢ blue, type II (7), position 21-25R2, horizontal strip of five, position 25R2 is the double transfer, intense indigo-like color, large margins at bottom and right with portions of five adjoining stamps, three stamps just in on other sides, tied by "New Orleans La./Feb. 11" c.d.s. on 1856 folded lettersheet to Paris, "New-York Br. Pkt./Feb 20" c.d.s. in red, backstamped London transit (Mar. 3) rated "26" (décimes), double rate, left 1¢ stamp has light vertical bend, Fine and scarce 5 cents franking.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000
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Lot 1201

1851, 1¢ blue, type II (7, 13), plate 2, horizontal pair, delicate shade, right stamp has double transfer in bottom label, with 10¢ green type I (13) horizontal pair, both with large margins on three sides, touched or just in on the other, tied by "San Francisco Cal./5 May" c.d.s. on blue linen envelope to Brooklyn, light partially legible "Honolulu/U.S. Postage Paid/April 8" origin c.d.s. in red, the 1¢ has small horizontal scissors cut in margin at lower right and 10¢ has slightly faulty top right corner well clear of design both of no consequence to this rare double rate franking (2 cents ship letter and 20 cents transcontinental).
Estimate 5,000 - 7,500

AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE HAWAIIAN USAGE, PLUS THE UNIQUE USAGE OF THE 10¢ TYPE I ON A COVER ORIGINATING FROM HAWAII.

Expertization: 1999 P.F. Certificate, signed Ashbrook.

Provenance: Caspary, Honolulu Advertiser, Tito

This letter was probably carried on the "Fanny Major" from Hawaii to San Francisco.

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Lot 1202

1851, 1¢ blue, type II (7), position 2-10L2, a phenomenal horizontal strip of nine, position 2 has the major plate crack, deep color, mainly large to enormous margins which is unusual for a multiple of this size, right stamp in at top and a few tiny nicks at bottom, tied by "St. Paul M.T./Sep 7 1856" c.d.s. on legal-size envelope to Washington Court House, Ohio, a few cover faults and reduction at sides, the cover refolded for aesthetic purposes since the stamps were applied across front and back.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

A FINE AND OUTSTANDING TRIPLE RATE FRANKING FROM THE MINNESOTA TERRITORY.
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Lot 1203
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II (7), position 1R3, left margin single with centerline, large margins bottom and right, just in at top, excellent color and impression, neat pen cancels. Very Fine. Illustrated in Ashbrook Vol. 1, p. 216.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE CENTERLINE SINGLE FROM PLATE THREE.

Provenance: Ashbrook
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Lot 1204
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II (7), position 3L3, very large to huge margins, dark plate three color, faintly cancelled, small faults (couple small thins etc.). Extremely Fine appearance.
Scott $400

Expertization: 1980 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 1205
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II (7), position 5L3, "curl in S of postage", large margins three sides including sheet margin at top, in slightly at right, excellent color and impression, town postmark, tiny tear in left margin clear of design. Fine.
Scott $400
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Lot 1206
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II (7), position 8L3, margins all around including sheet margin at top, beautiful deep color, faintly cancelled (appears unused), small faults (minor creases, tiny toned spot, etc.). Otherwise Very Fine and quite presentable.
Scott $400

Expertization: 1980 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 1207
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II (7), top row single from plate three large to huge margins except just nipping plume at upper left, rich color, town postmark. Fresh and choice, Very Fine.
Scott $400

Expertization: 1989 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 1208
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II (7), position 18R3, insignificant surface plate cracks, ample to large margins, just touches at bottom right (not cut in), fine color and impression, town cancel. Fresh and Very Fine.
Scott $400

Expertization: 1982 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 1209
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II (7), position 21R3, large balanced margins, rich color and light cancel, pinpoint thin speck (truly trivial). Still Very Fine.
Scott $400

Expertization: signed and plated by Ashbrook.
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Lot 1210
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II (7), position 30R3 double transfer, large to huge margins including sheet margin at right, portion of adjoining stamp below to slightly in at top, bright color and paper, neat town postmark, tiny closed tear at right, entirely in sheet margin. Fine.
Scott $400

Expertization: signed and plated by Ashbrook.
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Lot 1211
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II (7), position 39R3, clear margins to just touching (not in) at bottom, dark shade, neat postmark. Fine.
Scott $400

Expertization: 1986 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Cipolla
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