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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2020-02-25
The Ambassador J. William Middendorf II Collection
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Sale Number 1216, Lot Number 94, 3c-10c 1851 Imperforate Issue10c Green, Ty. I (13), 10c Green, Ty. I (13)10c Green, Ty. I (13). Horizontal pair, large margins to just in at bottom, rich color, tied by blue large segmented grid cancel, matching “Marysville Cal. Paid By Stamps Oct. 4” circular datestamp on cover to York Pa., Fine and scarce pair of the imperforate 10c Type I on cover, ex Gehrmann (1926 Doane sale), with 2017 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as a pair off cover is $1,800.00

E. 400-500
325
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2019-10-29
The William H. Gross Collection: United States Postal History
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Sale Number 1211, Lot Number 247, 1855 10¢ Green—Corner Margin Positions, A phenomenal corner sheet-margin single of the imperforate 1855 10¢ Type I-- probably the finest single on cover extant

10¢ Green, Type I (13), Position 91R1, bottom left corner position with interpane margin at left and sheet margin at bottom, rich color, detailed impression, tied by lightly struck "Milford Conn. Nov. 20" circular datestamp on buff cover to San Francisco

Extremely Fine Gem--an extraordinary full corner-margin stamp from the bottom left of the right pane of Plate 1, neatly tied on a transcontinental cover.

The 10¢ Type I stamps only come from the 20 bottom-row positions of Plate 1. One would expect to find more copies with the bottom sheet margin intact, but this is rarely the case. When the sheet margin is present, it usually has a corner crease or handling flaw. The example offered here, with large corner margins and in completely sound condition, is a spectacular exception to the rule.

Ex Marc Haas, Louis Grunin and Robert Zoellner. Signed by Stanley B. Ashbrook.

E. 5,000-7,500
4,750
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2019-10-29
The William H. Gross Collection: United States Postal History
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Sale Number 1211, Lot Number 250, 1855 10¢ Green—Scarce Types I and IV, Vertical strip of four on cover to Mexico with superb examples of the 10¢ Types I, II and III stamps

10¢ Green, Types III/II/III/I (15/14/15/13), Positions 69/79/89/99R1, very rare vertical combination strip of four including bottom-row Type I, three huge margins, in at top, tied by neat strikes of "New Orleans La. Sep. 15, 1857" circular datestamps on blue folded cover to Vera Cruz, Mexico, bold "5" reales due handstamp, some ink erosion in the address, three of the stamps are Extremely Fine, vertical strips containing the scarcer types, such as Type I, are rare, ex Koppersmith and Hackmey, with 1983 Alcuri and 1988 P.F. certificates

E. 1,500-2,000
2,300
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19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2019-10-29
The William H. Gross Collection: United States Postal History
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Sale Number 1211, Lot Number 251, 1855 10¢ Green—Scarce Types I and IV, Horizontal pair of the imperforate 1855 10¢ Type I used with a Perforated 1857 1¢ Type IIIa

10¢ Green, Type I (13), horizontal pair, large margins to just in, used with 1¢ Blue, Type IIIa (22), tiny tear at top center, tied by blue "Memphis Ten. Sep. 7, 1857" circular datestamp on blue cover to Genoa, Italy, red "New York Paid 18 Sep. 16" 18¢ credit datestamp--carried on the Cunarder Asia, departing New York September 16, 1857, arriving Liverpool September 27--red "P.D." framed handstamp, light strike of red French transit datestamp, Paris (September 29) and Genoa (October 1) backstamps, cover refolded and reshaped, diagonal crease, Fine and scarce mixed-issue franking, ex Kapiloff and Hackmey, with 2003 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
325
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1851-56 Issue
2019-10-29
The William H. Gross Collection: United States Postal History
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Sale Number 1211, Lot Number 252, 1855 10¢ Green—Scarce Types I and IV, A phenomenal 10¢ 1855 Issue combination block of six, comprising Types I and III, from the bottom right corner of the right pane of Plate 1

10¢ Green, Types III/I (15/13), Positions 88-90R/98-100R1, top stamps Type III, bottom stamps Type I, large margins to clear all around including bottom right corner sheet margins, tied by bold strikes of "San Francisco Cal. 21 Apr." circular datestamp on blue linen-lined envelope to Bersenbruck, Hanover, Germany, sender's directive "Per Prussian Closed Mail", manuscript magenta "60" at top was applied in San Francisco to indicate double 30¢ Prussian Closed Mail rate, partly readable red New York 14¢ credit datestamp struck on block, red "AACHEN 3/6 FRANCO" (June 3) framed datestamp--based on the dated markings, this was carried from San Francisco to Panama on the Pacific Mail Steamship Co. Sonora, departing April 21, 1856, and arriving May 5; the mail crossed the isthmus and was carried from Panama to New York on the U.S. Mail Steamship Co. George Law, departing May 7 and arriving May 16, too late for the May 14 Cunard sailing from New York, so it was sent to Boston for the May 21 departure of the Cunarder America, which arrived at Liverpool on June 1; from Great Britain it was sent to Aachen and entered the Prussian mail system--there are no backstamps

Very Fine; top stamps in block (Type III) slightly affected by envelope creasing caused by thick contents (which no longer accompany), and top right stamp small toned spot--utterly trivial flaws which actually serve to confirm the pristine nature of this recent discovery.

This is an extremely rare and breathtaking sheet-margin block of six of the 10¢ 1855 Issue from the bottom right corner of the right pane of Plate 1, containing three Type I positions--and its use on a cover from California to Germany is extraordinary. This cover was discovered in Europe in recent years and acquired by Mr. Gross in a 2011 auction in Europe.

E. 15,000-20,000
21,000
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2019-10-29
The William H. Gross Collection: United States Postal History
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Sale Number 1211, Lot Number 471, Fancy Cancellations (other than Waterburys), Large blue segmented grid cancel and Marysville, California, "Paid by Stamps" circular datestamp

Large Segmented Grid, Marysville, California, bold strike ties 10¢ Green, Type I (13), large margins all around, matching "Marysville Cal. Paid by Stamps Dec. 19" circular datestamp on cover to Sharon, Ohio, missing top flap, Extremely Fine, the Marysville large "killer" was originally created to cancel pairs of 3¢ stamps used for the 6¢ rate, this is a superb example on a choice 10¢ 1855 Type I stamp, ex Jennings

E. 500-750
400
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 815, 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Ty. I (13), 10c Green, Ty. I (13)10c Green, Ty. I (13). Large margins, tied by brown "North Boothbay Me. Dec. 4" circular datestamp on cover to Yankee Jims Cal., stamp with corner crease at bottom left, cover with some staining at left, still Very Fine, exceedingly rare with the brown cancel

E. 300-400
250
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2018-10-03
United States Stamp Treasures: The William H. Gross Collection
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Sale Number 1188, Lot Number 39, 10c 1855 Issue, including Unique Multiples and Covers, A unique example of the San Francisco News Letter in two significant respects--it is the only one to Panama and the only one with the 10¢ Type I stamp--which add elements of philatelic rarity to the fascinating story of its publisher

DESCRIPTION

10¢ Green Type I (13), bottom row position on Plate 1, ample margins to slightly in at bottom, but still showing the type-defining full shell at bottom right, rich color, tied by “San Francisco Cal. 20 Jun.” (1857) circular datestamp on complete illustrated San Francisco News Letter with printed dateline “Per Steamer Golden Age. A Summary of Events from the 5th to the 20th June, 1857. Number 24.”, neatly addressed to “Doctor W. S. W. Ruschenberger, U.S. Frigate Independence, Panama” with manuscript letter and writer’s dateline “Robert Nuttall, 19 June 1857”, the printed newsletter contains an illustrated “MAP OF SAN FRANCISCO SHOWING THE SUBDIVISION OF THE POTRERO VIEJO”, a notice of “Pre-paid Postage Rates for the S.F. News Letter” from Postmaster C. L. Weller (dated April 15, 1857), and paid notices from Wells, Fargo & Co., Pacific Mail Steamship Co., and Freeman & Co.; the 20¢ rate from California to Panama was underpaid, clear strike of “DUE 10” straightline handstamp applied in San Francisco

PROVENANCE

* Charles F. Meroni, John A. Fox sale, 11/10-14/1952, lot 1027, to Baker

* J. David Baker, Siegel Auction Galleries, 4/4/1978, Sale 526, lot 28, to Risvold

* Floyd E. Risvold, Spink Shreves Galleries sale, 1/27-29/2010, lot 529, to William H. Gross

CENSUS, LITERATURE AND EXHIBITION REFERENCES

* Hugh J. and J. David Baker, Bakers’ U.S. Classics, p. 123

* Jesse L. Coburn, Letters of Gold, p. 96

* Scott R. Trepel, “The San Francisco News Letter 1856-1858,” Western Express 266, December 2017

CONDITION NOTES

* Extremely Fine cover; the stamp has a small pre-use nick in top left margin not touching design

VIEW PDF OF HISTORY AND COMMENTARY at https://siegelauctions.com/2018/1188/39.pdf

E. 15,000-20,000
15,000
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2018-05-22
United States and Confederate States Postal History
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Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 69, 1851-60 Issues10c Green, Ty. I (13), 10c Green, Ty. I (13)10c Green, Ty. I (13). Used with 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9) and 10c Green, Ty. II (14), slightly overlapping and cancelled by small manuscript "X"'s on 3c Red on Buff Nesbitt entire (U10), similarly cancelled, to London, England, "Lancaster Pa. Jul. 11" circular datestamp at left, both 10c stamps tied by red July 30, 1855 London transit datestamp, red "3" credit handstamp also ties 10c Type I, docketing at left ties 1c, minor wear, Very Fine, this is the earliest documented use of the 10c Type I, ex Berkun, with 2004 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
400
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2017-11-08
United States and Confederate States Postal History
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Sale Number 1167, Lot Number 2281, 10c-12c 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Ty. I (13), 10c Green, Ty. I (13)10c Green, Ty. I (13). Horizontal pair, large margins to just in at bottom, rich color, tied by blue large segmented grid cancel, matching "Marysville Cal. Paid By Stamps Oct. 4" circular datestamp on cover to York Pa., minor edgewear, Fine and scarce pair of the imperforate 10c Type I on cover, ex Gehrmann (1926 Doane sale)

E. 300-400
425
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