US Stamp Values Scott 5A: 1851 1c Benjamin Franklin. Page 2

US Stamp Value Scott # 5A - 1851 1c Franklin. Regency-Superior, Nov 2014, Sale 108, Lot 39

USA (Scott 5A) 1851 FRANKLIN 1? BLUE TYPE Ib, BLUE CANCEL Genuine top margin Type 1b with partial blue town cancel. Big copy, some toning spots, tiny corner crease upper left, horizontal crease at bottom. Pencil mark ‘3R1E’ on back. Fine, Weiss Cert. Cat value $9800.

Regency-Superior, Nov 2014, Sale 108, Lot 39

US$2,500.00
Cost of US Stamp Scott Cat. #5A - 1c 1851 Franklin. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Nov 2014, Sale 1084, Lot 3031

1c Blue, Ty. Ib (Scott 5A). Position 6R1E, full to large margins on three sides including top sheet margin, just in at bottom, rich color, bold grid cancel struck at left leaves type characteristics clearly visible VERY FINE. A SCARCE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ib IMPERFORATE, FROM ONE OF THE TWO BEST POSITIONS TO FURNISH THIS TYPE. Type Ib was produced only as an imperforate stamp. Six positions on Plate 1 Early furnished stamps qualifying as Type Ib — Positions 3-6R and 8-9R — distinguished by the complete design at top and nearly complete design at bottom. When first entered on the plate, these six positions (as well as 7R1E) had the complete design at top and bottom. However, unlike 7R, small portions of the bottoms were burnished away. Positions 6R and 8R had less of the bottom erased than the other Type Ib positions, particularly in the left plume, and for this reason they are more desirable examples of the type. With 1977 and 1998 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (F-VF 75; SMQ price $6,500.00)

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Nov 2014, Sale 1084, Lot 3031

US$4,250.00
Costs of US Stamp Scott Catalog 5A: 1851 1c Franklin. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Nov 2014, Sale 1084, Lot 3032

1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A). Positions 4-6R1E, horizontal strip of three, all three stamps Type Ib, full margins on three sides, just in to clear at bottom, bright color, lightened manuscript cancel, right stamp few creases ending in small tears, center stamp tiny flaw at top, left stamp small corner crease at bottom left FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE 1851 ONE-CENT ISSUE MULTIPLE FROM THE TOP ROW OF PLATE ONE EARLY, COMPRISING THREE RARE TYPE Ib POSITIONS, INCLUDING 6R1E, ONE OF THE TWO BEST EXAMPLES OF TYPE Ib. THIS STRIP CONTAINS THE LARGEST NUMBER OF TYPE Ib POSITIONS KNOWN IN A SINGLE USED MULTIPLE. Type Ib was produced only as an imperforate stamp. Six positions on Plate 1 Early furnished stamps qualifying as Type Ib — Positions 3-6R and 8-9R — distinguished by the complete design at top and nearly complete design at bottom. When first entered on the plate, these six positions (as well as 7R1E) had the complete design at top and bottom. However, unlike 7R, small portions of the bottoms were ironed out when the entries were made below them. Positions 6R and 8R had less of the bottom erased than the other Type Ib positions, and for this reason they are more desirable examples of the type. Although Positions 3-6R1E could form a strip of four, no such multiple has been recorded in used condition. Only the original-gum block from Positions 4-9/14-15R1E (Wagshal Census 5-UNC-002) contains a larger number of Type Ib positions than this strip. Ex Geary. Scott Retail as three pen-cancelled singles does not adequately convey the rarity of this multiple.

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Nov 2014, Sale 1084, Lot 3032

US$6,500.00
US Stamp Values Scott Cat. 5A: 1c 1851 Franklin. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Nov 2014, Sale 1084, Lot 3030

1c Blue, Ty. Ib (Scott 5A). Position 5R1E, huge margins all around including top sheet margin and parts of adjoining stamps at sides, radiant Plate 1 Early shade, unobtrusive circular datestamp leaves the design and all type characteristics clearly visible, tiny thin at bottom EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL HUGE-MARGINED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ib IMPERFORATE. Type Ib was produced only as an imperforate stamp. Six positions on Plate 1 Early furnished stamps qualifying as Type Ib — Positions 3-6R and 8-9R — distinguished by the complete design at top and nearly complete design at bottom. When first entered on the plate, these six positions (as well as 7R1E) had the complete design at top and bottom. However, unlike 7R, small portions of the bottoms of 3-6R and 8-9R were ironed out when the entries were made below them. Ex Collier. With 1994 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $13,000.00 as 85, $18,000.00 as 90). This no doubt would have graded 5-10 points higher if it were completely sound.

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Nov 2014, Sale 1084, Lot 3030

US$6,000.00
Costs of US Stamp Scott Catalog 5A: 1851 1c Franklin. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Sep 2014, Sale 1078, Lot 72

1c Blue, Ty. Ib (Scott 5A). Position 8R1E, stitch watermark, large margins to barely in including part of top sheet margin, pretty early shade, neat strike of small Boston “Paid” grid cancel, small thins VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE AND DESIRABLE TYPE. ONE OF THE TWO BEST TYPE Ib POSITIONS ON THE PLATE. Type Ib was produced only as an imperforate stamp and does not have a perforated counterpart. Six positions on Plate 1 Early furnished stamps qualifying as Type Ib — Positions 3-6R and 8-9R — distinguished by the complete design at top and nearly complete design at bottom. When first entered on the plate, these six positions (as well as 7R1E) had the complete design at top and bottom. However, unlike 7R, small portions of the bottoms were burnished away. Positions 6R and 8R had less of the bottom erased than the other Type Ib positions, and for this reason they are more desirable examples of the type. With 2010 P.F. certificate

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Sep 2014, Sale 1078, Lot 72

US$4,500.00
Value of US Stamps Scott Catalogue 5A: 1851 1c Franklin. Spink Shreves Galleries, May 2014, Sale 148, Lot 20

Scott #5A, 1c Blue, Ty. Ib, pos. 3R1, large to huge margins on three sides, touching at right but showing virtually the full design, exceptionally rich color and detailed impression for this Plate One Early printing, bright paper and especially fresh, neat black town c.d.s., a very fine and handsome example of this exceedingly rare stamp; 1992 PF and 2004 PSE certificates.

Spink Shreves Galleries, May 2014, Sale 148, Lot 20

US$3,250.00
US Stamp Price Scott Cat. 5A: 1c 1851 Franklin. Matthew Bennett International, May 2014, Sale 350, Lot 12

o    1¢ blue, type Ib (Scott 5A), position 8R1E, large margins to just slightly in at bottom, fresh plate 1 early color, with a pretty blue grid cancel, trivial tiny thin spot and tone spot, neither readily visible and not mentioned in cert, Very Fine appearance (photo). $15,000 A FRESH AND ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE TYPE 1B, FROM POSITION 8R1E EARLY, ONE OF THE TWO POSITIONS YIELDING THE BEST EXAMPLES OF THIS TYPE. Expertization: 2013 clear P.S.E. Certificate graded F-VF 75.

Matthew Bennett International, May 2014, Sale 350, Lot 12

US$2,800.00
US Stamp Price Scott Catalogue # 5A - 1c 1851 Franklin. Matthew Bennett International, May 2014, Sale 350, Lot 13

o    1¢ blue, type Ib (Scott 5A), position 8R1E, large to huge margins with portion of adjacent stamp below, unusually rich color, town postmarks, light creases and a thin, do not detract from the choice, Extremely Fine appearance (photo). $15,000 AN EXTREMELY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE SCARCE TYPE 1B, FROM ONE OF THE TWO POSITIONS THAT BEST SHOW THE TYPE CHARACTERISTICS. Expertization: 1999 AND 2007 P.S.E. Certificates, the latter graded VG 50.

Matthew Bennett International, May 2014, Sale 350, Lot 13

US$2,900.00
US Stamps Value Scott Catalogue #5A - 1c 1851 Franklin. Matthew Bennett International, May 2014, Sale 350, Lot 11

o    1¢ blue, type Ib (Scott 5A), position 5R1E, exquisitely fresh, absolutely stunning and unusually deep color for a plate 1E stamp, large margins on three sides, allowing the type characteristics to completely show to just into ornament at upper left, finely detailed impression, crisp clean paper, light blue town postmark, Very Fine and choice (photo). $9,500 A MOST HANDSOME AND COMPLETELY SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE RARE TYPE IB IMPERFORATE. Expertization: 1998 P.F. Certificate.

Matthew Bennett International, May 2014, Sale 350, Lot 11

US$3,250.00
Costs of US Stamps Scott Catalog 5A - 1851 1c Franklin. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Mar 2014, Sale 1067, Lot 881

1c Blue, Ty. Ib (Scott 5A). Position 6R1E, margins all around, excellent color and impression, blue circular datestamp, hardly noticeable faint scuffs at right VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE ONE-CENT TYPE Ib FROM POSITION 6R1E. Type Ib was produced only as an imperforate stamp. Six positions on Plate 1 Early furnished stamps qualifying as Type Ib — Positions 3-6R and 8-9R — distinguished by the complete design at top and nearly complete design at bottom. When first entered on the plate, these six positions (as well as 7R1E) had the complete design at top and bottom. However, unlike 7R, small portions of the bottoms were burnished away. Positions 6R and 8R had less of the bottom erased than the other Type Ib positions, particularly in the left plume, and for this reason they are more desirable examples of the type. All Type Ib stamps are very scarce, and the two best examples (6R offered here and 8R) are rare. These top-row positions usually have an ample top margin, but frequently the margins are close or cutting into the bottom

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Mar 2014, Sale 1067, Lot 881

US$4,250.00
US Stamps Price Scott Catalog #5A: 1851 1c Franklin. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Dec 2013, Sale 1062, Lot 59

1c Blue, Ty. Ib (Scott 5A). Position 3R1E, enormous margins all around including part of adjoining stamp at bottom and top sheet margin, pretty “Robin’s Egg” Blue shade characteristic of Plate 1 Early printings, neat strike of “New York Nov. 21” datestamp with four-bar slug EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB LARGE-MARGINED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ib IMPERFORATE ISSUE. Type Ib was produced only as an imperforate stamp. Six positions on Plate 1 Early furnished stamps qualifying as Type Ib — Positions 3-6R and 8-9R — distinguished by the complete design at top and nearly complete design at bottom. When first entered on the plate, these six positions (as well as 7R1E) had the complete design at top and bottom. However, unlike 7R, small portions of the bottoms of 3-6R and 8-9R were ironed out when the entries were made below them. Ex Vineyard. Signed Ashbrook. With 1986 and 2002 P.F. certificates

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Dec 2013, Sale 1062, Lot 59

US$8,000.00
Value of US Stamp Scott Catalogue # 5A - 1851 1c Franklin. Daniel Kelleher Auctions, Dec 2013, Sale 640, Lot 21

1851, 1¢ blue, type Ib (5A), position 5R1E, neat black grid cancellation, choice example of this rare stamp, gorgeous rich shade, design clearly showing type characteristics at bottom; corner thins and margin tears, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, 2000 A.P.S. certificate. Scott $9,500. Estimate value $3,500 – 5,000.

Daniel Kelleher Auctions, Dec 2013, Sale 640, Lot 21

US$3,000.00
US Stamp Values Scott Cat. # 5A - 1851 1c Franklin. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Jul 2013, Sale 1050, Lot 71

1c Blue, Ty. Ib (Scott 5A). Position 9R1E, large margins which clearly show the key design characteristics, outstanding early impression, blue cork cancel, tiny thin spot in Franklin’s hair VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1851 ONE-CENT IMPERFORATE TYPE Ib. Type Ib comes from only six positions on Plate 1E: Positions 3-6, 8 and 9R1E.

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Jul 2013, Sale 1050, Lot 71

US$3,250.00
US Stamp Price Scott Catalog # 5A - 1851 1c Franklin. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Jul 2013, Sale 1050, Lot 72

1c Blue, Ty. Ib (Scott 5A). Position 9R1E, full margins to barely touched, light strike of blue circular datestamp, certificate mentions some faint toned spots on vignette which are tiny and can be seen with the aid of a glass FRESH AND FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1851 ONE-CENT IMPERFORATE TYPE Ib. Type Ib comes from only six positions on Plate 1E: Positions 3-6, 8 and 9R1E. With 2013 P.F. certificate

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Jul 2013, Sale 1050, Lot 72

US$3,500.00
Cost of US Stamp Scott Catalogue #5A - 1851 1c Franklin. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, May 2013, Sale 1044, Lot 76

1c Blue, Ty. Ib (Scott 5A). Position 6R1E, huge margins to just in at lower left, including sheet margin at top, beautiful Plate 1 Early color, bold strike of blue Cincinnati O. circular datestamp VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF ONE OF THE TWO MOST DISTINCT TYPE Ib POSITIONS FROM PLATE ONE EARLY, SHOWING THE COMPLETE DESIGN AT TOP AND NEARLY COMPLETE DESIGN AT BOTTOM. Type Ib was produced only as an imperforate stamp. Six positions on Plate 1 Early furnished stamps qualifying as Type Ib — Positions 3-6R and 8-9R — distinguished by the complete design at top and nearly complete design at bottom. When first entered on the plate, these six positions (as well as 7R1E) had the complete design at top and bottom. However, unlike 7R, small portions of the bottoms were burnished away. Positions 6R and 8R had less of the bottom erased than the other Type Ib positions, particularly in the left plume, and for this reason they are more desirable examples of the type. All Type Ib stamps are very scarce, and the two best examples (6R and 8R) are rare. These top-row positions usually have an ample top margin, but frequently the margins are close or cutting into the bottom. A Type Ib with large margins all around is a great rarity. With its wide bottom margin and sound condition, this is an unusually choice Type Ib. With 1999 and 2006 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80 Jumbo, SMQ no longer prices Positions 6R1E and 8R1E. SMQ for the lesser Ty. Ib positions $9,750.00 for 80, $13,500.00 for 85).

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, May 2013, Sale 1044, Lot 76

US$9,000.00