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    THE EXCEEDINGLY RARE 1¢ 1851 TYPE I

    1c Blue, Type I (5), position 7R1E, the only position to produce the true type I, bright and fresh with a neat blue Philadelphia town cancel, which allows the strong double transfer that characterizes the position to show plainly; just touching or a bit in on all sides but completely sound and an attractive example of this classic U.S. Rarity. Scott $85,000.

    SMQ $90,000


    Expertization: PSE Encapsulated graded 70

    A FRESH AND ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THIS GREAT CLASSIC RARITY- TO DATE THE PSE HAS ONLY GRADED A TOTAL OF 7 EXAMPLES, OF WHICH ONLY 3 ARE GRADED HIGHER.

    Five plates were employed to print the imperforate 1¢ stamp of 1851-1857. Only one position of the 1000 produced type 1 stamps, hence the great rarity. There are approximately 100 known #5's of which only 3 are unused. The example offered here is quite attractive with its complimentary blue town postmark and will allow a serious collector to complete his 1851's, a feat few can ever hope to do.


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    August, 2009
    7th-11th Friday-Tuesday
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