Cost of US Stamp Scott 5A: 1851 1c Benjamin Franklin. Page 3

US Stamps Prices Scott Catalogue #5A: 1c 1851 Franklin. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Mar 2013, Sale 1040, Lot 1182

1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A). Position 8R1E, large margins to clear, rich color on bright paper, neat strike of blue circular datestamp VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ib FROM PLATE ONE EARLY, FROM ONE OF THE TWO POSITIONS THAT FURNISHED THE BEST TYPE Ib EXAMPLES. Type Ib was produced only as an imperforate stamp from Plate 1 Early. Six positions on Plate 1E 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. With 1988 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80, SMQ only prices the less distinct positions for type, at $9,750.00. Scott Catalogue applies a 50% premium for the two better positions)

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Mar 2013, Sale 1040, Lot 1182

US$6,500.00
Price of US Stamp Scott Catalogue 5A - 1851 1c Franklin. Daniel Kelleher Auctions, Feb 2013, Sale 634, Lot 6

1851, 1¢ blue, type Ib (Scott 5A), position 5R1E, light black grid cancellation, completely sound example of this scarce type Ib stamp, with dazzling rich color; margins slightly cut into design, otherwise a flawless copy, Fine for the issue, 1987 P.F. certificate. Scott $10,000. Estimate value $3,000 – 4,000.

Daniel Kelleher Auctions, Feb 2013, Sale 634, Lot 6

US$3,250.00
Price of US Stamp Scott Cat. 5A: 1851 1c Franklin. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Dec 2012, Sale 1037, Lot 1396

1c Blue, Ty. Ib (Scott 5A). Position 8R1E, large margins to barely in at bottom, pretty shade nicely complemented by blue grid cancel, tiny thin speck at bottom, tiny toned spot FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ib FROM PLATE ONE EARLY, FROM ONE OF THE TWO POSITIONS THAT FURNISHED THE BEST TYPE Ib EXAMPLES. Type Ib was produced only as an imperforate stamp from Plate 1 Early. Six positions on Plate 1E 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.

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Dec 2012, Sale 1037, Lot 1396

US$3,000.00
Costs of US Stamps Scott Cat. 5A: 1c 1851 Franklin. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Dec 2012, Sale 1037, Lot 1395

1c Blue, Ty. Ib (Scott 5A). Position 9R1E, full margins to barely touched, beautiful Plate 1 Early color, light strike of blue circular datestamp FRESH AND FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE SOUND 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, Dec 2012, Sale 1037, Lot 1395

US$4,000.00
Value of US Stamp Scott Catalogue 5A - 1851 1c Franklin. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Dec 2012, Sale 1037, Lot 1393

1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A). Positions 4-6R1E, horizontal strip of three contiguous Type Ib positions, large top sheet margin, other sides full to just in, wonderful bright Plate 1 Early color, neat strikes of “New Haven Ct. — Nov.” circular datestamp, vertical crease and scissors-cuts mostly between right stamps, left stamp thin spots and faint vertical crease FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN IMPORTANT 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. Scott Retail as pair and single.

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Dec 2012, Sale 1037, Lot 1393

US$6,500.00
US Stamps Prices Scott Catalog # 5A - 1851 1c Franklin. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Nov 2012, Sale 1034, Lot 10

1c Blue, Ty. Ib (Scott 5A). Position 3R1E, large margins to full all around, beautiful bright Plate 1 Early color, neat strike of large Boston “Paid” grid cancel EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 IMPERFORATE TYPE Ib, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. — A REMARKABLE STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT. Type Ib was produced only as an imperforate stamp from Plate 1 Early. Six positions on Plate 1E 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. These top-row positions usually have an ample top margin, but frequently the margins are close or cutting into the sides or bottom. A Type Ib stamp with large margins all around is a great rarity, particularly in sound condition. With 1989 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95, SMQ price $32,300.00). Only one has graded higher (offered in our Kirke sale) and two others share this grade.

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Nov 2012, Sale 1034, Lot 10

US$13,000.00
Value of US Stamp Scott Catalogue #5A: 1851 1c Franklin. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Oct 2012, Sale 1032, Lot 3012

1c Blue, Ty. Ib (Scott 5A). Position 3R1E, huge margins all around perfectly framing the key type characteristics, beautiful bright Plate 1 Early color, Cincinnati circular datestamp cancel EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS SPECTACULAR EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ib FROM PLATE ONE EARLY HAS ACHIEVED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 FROM P.S.E. THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO RECEIVE THIS EXALTED GRADE, WHICH IS THE HIGHEST AWARDED. Type Ib was produced only as an imperforate stamp from Plate 1 Early. Six positions on Plate 1E 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. These top-row positions usually have an ample top margin, but frequently the margins are close or cutting into the sides or bottom. A Type Ib stamp with large margins all around is a great rarity, particularly in sound condition. With 1975 and 1985 P.F. certificates, the former as a rejoined pair with Position 4R1E. With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98, unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 95, SMQ $32,300.00 as 95). This is the highest grade awarded and no other examples have achieved this grade.

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Oct 2012, Sale 1032, Lot 3012

US$22,000.00
Value of US Stamps Scott Catalogue # 5A - 1c 1851 Franklin. Daniel Kelleher Auctions, Aug 2012, Sale 631, Lot 663

1851, 1¢ blue, type Ib (Scott 5A), light black town cancellation, impressive example of this rare stamp with full sheet margin at top, incredible brilliant fresh color, an impressive appearing example of this extremely rare stamp; small filled thin spot, and two light creases, Very Fine appearance. Scott $10,000. Estimate price $4,000 – 6,000.

Daniel Kelleher Auctions, Aug 2012, Sale 631, Lot 663

US$4,000.00
US Stamp Value Scott Catalogue 5A: 1c 1851 Franklin. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Jun 2012, Sale 1026, Lot 1132

1c Blue, Ty. Ib (Scott 5A). Position 9R1E, clear to large margins incl. part of adjoining stamp at bottom, magnificent color and impression, neat three-line manuscript cancel, accompanying 1985 P.F. certificate states “thinned” (actually a small thin spot), Very Fine appearance, difficult stamp to find with four margins

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Jun 2012, Sale 1026, Lot 1132

US$3,500.00
Value of US Stamp Scott Catalogue #5A - 1851 1c Franklin. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Jun 2012, Sale 1024, Lot 18

1c Blue, Ty. Ib (Scott 5A). Position 6R1E, large part of top sheet margin, huge margins on other three sides, wonderful bright early shade and proof-like impression, blue Philadelphia circular datestamp cancel EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR COMBINATION OF CONDITION, COLOR AND RARITY. POSITIONS 6R AND 8R FURNISHED THE BEST TYPE Ib EXAMPLES, SHOWING THE COMPLETE DESIGN AT TOP AND NEARLY COMPLETE DESIGN AT BOTTOM. THIS IS EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THIS TYPE IN EXISTENCE. A REMARKABLE STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT. 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. 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 sides or bottom. A Type Ib with large margins all around is a great rarity, particularly in sound condition. Ex Zoellner. With 1987 P.F. certificate for pair from which this single originates and 2009 P.F. certificate as single.

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Jun 2012, Sale 1024, Lot 18

US$21,000.00
US Stamps Values Scott Catalogue 5A: 1c 1851 Franklin. Cherrystone Auctions, Apr 2012, Sale 201204, Lot 15

United States 1851-57 Issue 1851 1c blue, type Ib, pos.5R1e, neat red grid cancel, full margins all around including sheet margin at top, with all type distinctions clearly visible, fresh color, small tear at bottom right which in no way detracts from this rarity’s very fine appearance, with 1998 PFC

Cherrystone Auctions, Apr 2012, Sale 201204, Lot 15

US$3,500.00
US Stamps Values Scott Catalog 5A: 1c 1851 Franklin. Daniel Kelleher Auctions, Apr 2012, Sale 629, Lot 149

1851, 1¢ blue, type Ib (Scott 5A), position 9R1E, bold black town cancel, gorgeous intense rich shade, nicely balanced margins, attractive example of this scarce 1¢ 1851 issue; small thin spot at top left, otherwise Very Fine. Scott $10,000 Estimate price $2,000 – 3,000.

Daniel Kelleher Auctions, Apr 2012, Sale 629, Lot 149

US$2,600.00
Values of US Stamp Scott Catalogue 5A: 1851 1c Franklin. Matthew Bennett International, Mar 2012, Sale 344, Lot 4193

o 1851, 1¢ blue, type Ib (Scott 5A), horizontal pair, position 8-9R1E, bright plate 1 early color with large top margin clearly showing position characteristics, two closed vertical tears and cut in at bottom, slightly lightened pen cancels. A useful, affordable pair of the rare type Ib for plating. Estimate value $1,000 – 1,500

Matthew Bennett International, Mar 2012, Sale 344, Lot 4193

US$1,900.00
US Stamps Values Scott Cat. # 5A - 1c 1851 Franklin. Matthew Bennett International, Mar 2012, Sale 344, Lot 4192

o 1851, 1¢ blue, type Ib (5A), position 3R1E, three large margins (partial sheet margin at top) and light blue town cancel, pressed horizontal crease at bottom and light toning, otherwise F.-V.F. Scott price $10,000

Matthew Bennett International, Mar 2012, Sale 344, Lot 4192

US$1,700.00
Prices of US Stamps Scott Catalog #5A: 1851 1c Franklin. Matthew Bennett International, Feb 2012, Sale 340, Lot 54

o 1851, 1¢ blue, type Ib (5A), position 6R1E, bright and fresh with blue Philadelphia c.d.s.s, wide side margins, but cut in at top and bottom, small sealed tear at top, Fine appearance. Unfortunately, the type characteristics are not fully visible, but the plating was done by Ashbrook (notes included). Scott value $15,000 Expertization: 1998 APS certificate with notes on plating by Ashbrook.

Matthew Bennett International, Feb 2012, Sale 340, Lot 54

US$2,100.00