Prices of US Stamps Scott #5A: 1851 1c Benjamin Franklin. Page 4

Costs of US Stamps Scott Catalog # 5A: 1851 1c Franklin. Harmer-Schau Auction Galleries, Feb 2012, Sale 92, Lot 767

o U.S.; General Issues, 1851, 1¢ Blue, Type Ib, #5A. Pos. 5R1E, light cds, margins to just touching, “tear and horiz. crease at top”, Very Fine appearance, PF (1981) cert. Scott $10,000. Estimate price $1,500-1,800.

Harmer-Schau Auction Galleries, Feb 2012, Sale 92, Lot 767

US$2,243.00
US Stamp Prices Scott Cat. #5A - 1851 1c Franklin. Harmer-Schau Auction Galleries, Feb 2012, Sale 92, Lot 766

o U.S.; General Issues, 1851, 1¢ Blue, Type Ib, #5A. Pos. 6R1E, FEB 10 cancel, 3 margins, scarce item, Fine to Very Fine, PF (1993) cert. Scott $15,000. Estimate value $5,000-6,000.

Harmer-Schau Auction Galleries, Feb 2012, Sale 92, Lot 766

US$4,485.00
Cost of US Stamp Scott Cat. 5A: 1851 1c Franklin. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Oct 2011, Sale 1014, Lot 1036

1c Blue, Ty. Ib (Scott 5A). Position 6R1E, three ample to large margins, slightly in at bottom, distinctive plate one early color, neat circular datestamp FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE AND DESIRABLE EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE TYPE. OF THE EIGHT TYPE 1b POSITIONS ON THE PLATE, THIS AND POSITION 8R1E ARE THE TWO BEST EXAMPLES. With 1993 P.F. certificate

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Oct 2011, Sale 1014, Lot 1036

US$4,250.00
US Stamps Value Scott Cat. #5A - 1c 1851 Franklin. Matthew Bennett International, Sep 2011, Sale 338, Lot 1669

o 1851, 1¢ blue, type Ib (5A), position 5R1E with partia sheet margin at top, faintly canceled cut in at upper left with small edge tear Fine appearance. Scott $10,000 Expertization: 1989 PF Certificate identifying the position.

Matthew Bennett International, Sep 2011, Sale 338, Lot 1669

US$2,200.00
US Stamps Values Scott # 5A - 1c 1851 Franklin. Harmer-Schau Auction Galleries, Aug 2011, Sale 90, Lot 1057

U.S.; General Issues, 1851, 1¢ Blue, Type Ib, #5A. O.g. top margin copy, pos. 6R1E, “creases sealed at top and bottom and other faults”, margins around, still attractive example of this elusive stamp, missing from most collections, Fine to Very Fine appearance, one of the best examples of Type Ib, PSAG (2011) cert. Scott $45,000. Estimate value $4,000-5,000.

Harmer-Schau Auction Galleries, Aug 2011, Sale 90, Lot 1057

US$9,200.00
Price of US Stamp Scott # 5A - 1c 1851 Franklin. Matthew Bennett International, Mar 2011, Sale 337, Lot 2444

o 1851, 1¢ blue, type Ib (5A), position 9R1E, partial top sheet margin, barely touching at upper right and lower left, light SEP 23 town cancel, tiny abrasion below the P of POSTAGE, otherwise Fine and attractive. Scott value $10,000 Expertization: 1991 APS Certificate.

Matthew Bennett International, Mar 2011, Sale 337, Lot 2444

US$2,600.00
US Stamps Price Scott Cat. # 5A: 1851 1c Franklin. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Dec 2010, Sale 1000, Lot 1005

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 price $13,800.00 for 80, $21,200.00 for 85).

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Dec 2010, Sale 1000, Lot 1005

US$7,500.00
Values of US Stamps Scott Catalogue # 5A - 1c 1851 Franklin. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Dec 2010, Sale 998, Lot 2

1c Blue, Ty. Ib (Scott 5A). Position 8R1E, large margins all around including top sheet margin, splendid bright Plate 1 Early shade and sharp impression, neatly cancelled by town datestamp with all of the essential elements of Type Ib unobscured by cancel, exceptionally fresh, short crease in top sheet margin well clear of printed design, small sealed tear at bottom left just touches scroll EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A SUPERB-LOOKING USED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 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 2010, Sale 998, Lot 2

US$6,750.00
Price of US Stamps Scott Catalog #5A: 1c 1851 Franklin. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Oct 2010, Sale 997, Lot 5117

1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A). Position 6R1E, large margins all around incl. part of adjoining stamp at right, brilliant color on crisp paper, bold strike of square grid cancel EXTREMELY FINE. A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 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 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90, SMQ $30,300.00). For Positions 6R1E and 8R1E (the better positions, which catalogue more than 50% higher than other positions in both Scott and SMQ), none has graded higher. This is the highest grade awarded to this position.

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Oct 2010, Sale 997, Lot 5117

US$12,500.00
US Stamp Prices Scott Catalog # 5A: 1c 1851 Franklin. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Oct 2010, Sale 997, Lot 5118

1c Blue, Ty. Ib (Scott 5A). Position 8R1E, full to large margins clearly showing all of the Type Ib design characteristics at top and bottom, beautiful bright Plate 1 Early color, neat strike of red grid cancel, two horizontal creases at bottom and a tiny corner crease at top, the latter not mentioned on accompanying certificates EXTREMELY FINE APPEARING 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ib FROM ONE OF THE TWO POSITIONS ON PLATE ONE EARLY THAT FURNISHED THE BEST EXAMPLES OF THIS TYPE. 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 1974 and 2009 P.F. certificates

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Oct 2010, Sale 997, Lot 5118

US$4,250.00
US Stamp Value Scott Catalogue 5A: 1c 1851 Franklin. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Sep 2010, Sale 994, Lot 622

1c Blue, Ty. Ib (Scott 5A). Position 8R1E, full margins to barely touched, beautiful bright Plate 1 Early color, neat strike of blue grid cancel VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ib FROM ONE OF THE TWO POSITIONS ON PLATE ONE EARLY THAT FURNISHED THE BEST EXAMPLES OF THIS TYPE. 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. Ex Neinken

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Sep 2010, Sale 994, Lot 622

US$5,750.00
Prices of US Stamps Scott Catalog #5A - 1c 1851 Franklin. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Sep 2010, Sale 994, Lot 615

1c Blue, Ty. Ib (Scott 5A). Position 4R1E, full margins at top and right showing most of the Type Ib characteristics, gorgeous bright Plate 1 Early shade and sharp impression, blue grid cancel VERY FINE AND ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ib IMPERFORATE. 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.

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Sep 2010, Sale 994, Lot 615

US$4,250.00
US Stamp Values Scott Catalogue #5A - 1c 1851 Franklin. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Sep 2010, Sale 994, Lot 617

1c Blue, Ty. Ib (Scott 5A). Position 6R1E, full even margins, just touching upper side ornaments, bright Plate 1 Early color on crisp paper, bold strike of unusual Maltese Cross cancel, minute picked-out inclusion speck EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A STRIKING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 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. 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. All Type Ib stamps are very scarce, and the two best examples (6R and 9R) 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 full margins all around is a great rarity. This stamp has the added attraction of an unusual early type of fancy cancel.

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Sep 2010, Sale 994, Lot 617

US$6,250.00
US Stamps Prices Scott Catalog #5A: 1c 1851 Franklin. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Sep 2010, Sale 994, Lot 611

1c Blue, Ty. Ib (Scott 5A). Position 3R1E, large margins all around including sheet margin at top, pretty bright Plate 1 Early shade, grid cancel, slight crease at bottom right, also a tiny thin speck in right margin not noted on certificate EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A SPECTACULAR SHEET-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ib IMPERFORATE. 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. Position 3R1E shows a clear triple transfer in the ornaments at top left. The Neinken book refers to this position as “an exceedingly interesting study in double transfers.” (p. 60). With 1975 R.P.S. and 1975 P.F. certificates

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Sep 2010, Sale 994, Lot 611

US$4,250.00
US Stamp Values Scott Catalogue 5A: 1c 1851 Franklin. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Sep 2010, Sale 994, Lot 612

1c Blue, Ty. Ib (Scott 5A). Position 3R1E, ample side margins and clear to just touching at top, shows triple transfer at upper left, bottom margin just into left plume, beautiful bright color and impression, tied by “Boston May 21 Paid” circular datestamp on printed May 21, 1852 Boston Stock Exchange report to Whitinsville Mass. VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ib USED TO PAY THE CIRCULAR RATE. 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. Position 3R1E shows a clear triple transfer in the ornaments at top left. The Neinken book refers to this position as “an exceedingly interesting study in double transfers.” (p. 60). Ex Neinken

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Sep 2010, Sale 994, Lot 612

US$3,750.00