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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2020-10-19
Outstanding United States Stamps and Gold Coins
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2192, 10c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 13-17)10c Green, Ty. I (13), 10c Green, Ty. I (13)10c Green, Ty. I (13). Position 91R1, unused (no gum), large to huge margins including left sheet margin with centerline, rich color, small corner crease at top right, lightly cleaned to remove soiling

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE UNUSED CENTERLINE MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE 1855 10-CENT TYPE I.

Ex Geisler. With 1987 P.F. certificate

8,500
2,900
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2019-06-26
2019 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1205, Lot Number 2022, 1851-57 Issues10c Green, Ty. I (13), 10c Green, Ty. I (13)10c Green, Ty. I (13). Unused, accompanying certificates state "traces" of gum but it is more than that, intense shade and early impression, full margins to large at bottom, nicely displaying the Type I characteristics (full shells at bottom)

VERY FINE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 10-CENT IMPERFORATE TYPE I.

Type I stamps come from the bottom 20 positions of the plate. They are the only stamps to show the design complete at bottom. For some reason the sheet margin at bottom was often trimmed away, leaving a dearth of quality copies. The Type IV stamps come from only eight positions, but we would rank the two types equally in terms of the rarity of sound four-margined unused copies.

With 1995 and 2008 P.F. certificates. Scott Retail as no gum

8,500
8,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2019-05-08
The William H. Gross Collection: Outstanding U.S. Stamp Multiples
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 23, 1¢-12¢ 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17), Please note that lots 23, 24 and 25 will be offered in the following order in the live auction: 25, 23, 24

The largest recorded multiple of the 10¢ Type I Imperforate

DESCRIPTION

10¢ Green, Type I (13), Positions 96-100R1, unused horizontal strip of five (no gum) from the bottom right corner of the sheet with full to large margins at top and bottom, which show the full shells at bottom (the distinguishing characteristic of Type I), Position 100R with double transfer variety, slightly in at ends, rich color and sharp impression

PROVENANCE

Discovered as part of a group of six strips of five 10¢ 1855 stamps adhering to an 1857 letter, found by Alexander Drysdale Gage and first reported in Stamps 8/30/1941

Probably sold to Philip G. Rust soon after discovery

Siegel Auction Galleries, 1987 Rarities, 5/2/1987, Sale 679, lot 108

Siegel Auction Galleries, 1989 Rarities, 4/15/1989, Sale 708, lot 85

Siegel Auction Galleries, 1992 Rarities, 10/3/1992, Sale 745, lot 364

Traded by Michael Perlman to William H. Gross

CENSUS, LITERATURE AND EXHIBITION REFERENCES

Stamps 8/30/1941 article reporting discovery

CERTIFICATION

The Philatelic Foundation (1989)

CONDITION NOTES

Very Fine-Extremely Fine; right stamp has small tear at bottom

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$42,500.00 as five singles without gum (a pair valued at $42,500.00)

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

Stuck Together in 1857

The 10¢ Type I strip offered here--the largest multiple of Scott 13--was found in 1941 in a group of six strips of five, $3 face value, cut from the same sheet and included in a letter mailed on May 30, 1857, from Sacramento to an eastern publisher to pay for a subscription. When the publisher received them, the stamps had become stuck down, so he wrote a note on the letter and returned it with the unusable stamps, asking the sender to replace them with currency. About 84 years after these events, the letter with the stamps still attached was found by Alexander D. Gage (1905-1986), of Pasadena, a stamp dealer and partner in Higgins & Gage. The stamps were plated by Stanley B. Ashbrook, and the discovery was reported in the 8/30/1941 Stamps magazine.

Following their discovery, at least three were eventually acquired by Philip G. Rust, a chemical engineer by training and the husband of Eleanor Francis du Pont, a fifth generation heiress to the family fortune. On his farm in Georgia, Rust quietly formed a spectacular collection of classic U.S. stamps and covers, buying in sales throughout the 1940s, 50s and 60s. It is believed that he consigned three strips (61-65R, 76-80R and 96-100R) to the 1987 Rarities of the World sale. The Type I strip remained intact and was eventually sold again in the 1992 Rarities of the World sale, where it was acquired by Michael Perlman. Prior to the Washington 2006 exhibition, Mr. Gross traded a cover for the strip, so it could be shown among other largest known multiples.

1857 letter as discovered with six 10¢ strips stuck together

Digital reconstruction of six strips in their positions in sheet

E. 20,000-30,000
25,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2018-11-14
United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii
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Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 91, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)10c Green, Ty. I (13), 10c Green, Ty. I (13)10c Green, Ty. I (13). Unused (no gum), three margins are large to clear, just in at bottom, remarkably deep rich color and detailed impression, small corner crease at bottom left, Fine appearance, scarce in unused condition, with 1990 P.F. certificate

8,500
1,800
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2018-04-11
The David Wingate Collection of United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 52, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)10c Green, Ty. I (13), 10c Green, Ty. I (13)10c Green, Ty. I (13). Unused (no gum), deep rich color, immense margins all around clearly displaying the characteristics of the type, proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE. A PARTICULARLY CHOICE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT IMPERFORATE TYPE I.

Type I stamps come from the bottom 20 positions of the plate. They are the only stamps to show the design complete at bottom. For some reason the sheet margin at bottom was often trimmed away, leaving a dearth of quality copies. The Type IV stamps come from only eight positions, but we would rank the two types equally in terms of the rarity of sound four-margined unused copies.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

8,500
6,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2017-12-19
United States Stamps and Hawaii
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Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 509, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 7-17)10c Green, Ty. I (13), 10c Green, Ty. I (13)10c Green, Ty. I (13). Unused (no gum), large to full margins, rich color, strong impression, small internal paper break to the left of Washington's face, light creasing and a couple trivial surface scrapes, otherwise Very Fine, a rare unused stamp, with 2016 P.F. certificate

8,500
625
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2017-06-27
2017 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 47, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)10c Green, Ty. I (13), 10c Green, Ty. I (13)10c Green, Ty. I (13). Unused (no gum), huge margins to clear, gorgeous color on bright white paper

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL AND FRESH UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 10-CENT TYPE I IMPERFORATE ISSUE.

The Type I stamps are defined as having complete scrolls at bottom. They are only found on the bottom row of the plate (20 positions). Unfortunately, many were trimmed at bottom when they were separated, leaving a dearth of four-margin copies.

Ex Curtis. With 2000 P.F. certificate

8,500
6,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2017-06-27
2017 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 48, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)10c Green, Ty. I (13), 10c Green, Ty. I (13)10c Green, Ty. I (13). Unused (no gum), full to large margins, dark shade, accompanying P.F. certificate states "bleached to remove staining" but the rich color and paper lead us to conclude that some brownish gum was soaked off, sharp impression clearly showing the complete design at bottom

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 10-CENT TYPE I IMPERFORATE.

With 1989 P.F. certificate

8,500
1,800
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2017-05-11
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3320, 1851-60 Issues (Scott 5-39)10c Green, Ty. I (13), 10c Green, Ty. I (13)10c Green, Ty. I (13). Unused (no gum), large even margins all around, deep rich color and proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE SUPERB UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 10-CENT TYPE I IMPERFORATE.

This scarce stamp is extremely desirable because the defining characteristic of the type -- the full bottom right shell -- is fully visible within the large bottom margin. Type I stamps come from the bottom 20 positions of the plate. They are the only stamps to show the design complete at bottom. For some reason the sheet margin at bottom was often trimmed away, leaving a dearth of quality copies. The Type IV stamps come from only eight positions, but we would rank the two types equally in terms of the rarity of sound four-margin copies.

Ex Scarsdale. With 1971, 1994 and 2004 P.F. certificates

8,500
7,000
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2017-03-01
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 574, 10c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 13-17)10c Green, Ty. I (13), 10c Green, Ty. I (13)10c Green, Ty. I (13). Unused (no gum), huge margins to barely touched at bottom left, rich color on bright paper

VERY FINE. A RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 10-CENT TYPE I.

10c 1855-57 Type I stamps come from the bottom 20 positions of the plate, and they are the only stamps to show the complete right shell and nearly complete left shell. For some reason the sheet margin at bottom was often trimmed away.

Ex Lehman (Siegel Sale 379, Sept. 1970). With 1968 P.F. certificate

8,500
2,600
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