10¢ Green, Types IV-II-IV (16-14-16), Positions 74-76L1, horizontal strip of three, left and right stamps both Type IV--recut at top and bottom, respectively--center stamp Type II, three large margins, clear to barely touched at left, deep rich color, tied by "New Orleans La. Apr. 8, 1857" circular datestamps on address panel to Bordeaux, France, with one full back panel bearing all backstamps, sender's directive "pr st. ship of 15th", red "New York Paid 12 Apr. 18" 12¢ credit datestamp--missed the intended sailing of the Cunarder Asia on the 15th and carried on the Ocean Line's Washington, departing New York on April 18, 1857, and arriving at Southampton May 3--red "P.D." framed handstamp, French transit datestamp (May 4), "Paris a Bordeaux 5 Mai 57" and "Bordeaux 5 Mai 57" circular datestamps on back
Very Fine-Extremely Fine and rare combination strip with two Type IV stamps--a very attractive use to France.
The 1857 U.S.-France treaty set a fully prepaid rate of 15¢ per quarter-ounce, effective April 1, shortly before this was sent. The amount credited to other countries varied according to the ship used to convey the mail. In this case, the British Cunard steamer had already departed, so it was put on an American vessel; therefore, the credit was 6¢ of the 15¢, or in this case, a double credit of 12¢.
Ex Ryohei Ishikawa and Joseph Hackmey.
10¢ Green, Type IV (16), Position 74L1, recut at top, full margins to well clear at left, double-rate usage with 10¢ Green, Type III (15) at left, three large margins, cut in at left, tied by two strikes of "San Francisco Cal. 16 Jul." circular datestamp on buff cover to Brunswick Maine, beautiful bold strike of green "From Noisy Carriers. Mail. 77 Long Wharf S.F. Cal." in ornamental framed handstamp, small piece of backflap missing and minor wrinkles, still Very Fine, a magnificent strike of the scarce Noisy Carriers handstamp in green and a very rare use with the 1855 10¢ Type IV, one of only two examples of the recut 10¢ 1855 on a cover with the Noisy Carriers handstamp in our Levi records, Noisy Carriers Publishing Hall was operated by Charles P. Kimball, one of its services was the delivery of letter bags to steamers departing for Nicaragua or Panama, the markings were applied to indicate (or advertise) the source of the mail, ex Jessup, Pearce, Grunin and Hackmey, with 2005 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 10-CENT TYPE IV ON A FRESH WELLS FARGO FRANKED 3-CENT NESBITT PIECE.
With 2013 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PHENOMENAL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 10-CENT IMPERFORATE TYPE IV FROM POSITION 64L1 -- THE ONLY POSITION RECUT AT BOTH TOP AND BOTTOM -- GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. A WONDERFUL CONDITION RARITY IN THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.
10c 1855 Type IV stamps are defined by the recut of one or both outer lines at the top or bottom of the design. Type IV stamps come from only seven scattered positions on the left pane and one position on the right pane of Plate 1. Therefore, only 4% of the stamps from Plate 1 are Type IV. Of these eight positions, this is the only one with recut lines at both top and bottom.
Ex Saadi. With 1989 P.F. and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $13,750.00). This is the highest grade and only one other shares it (ex Kirke, from Position 65L1).
EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE 10-CENT TYPE IV FROM THE ONLY POSITION ON THE PLATE RECUT AT BOTH TOP AND BOTTOM.
With 2000 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 10-CENT TYPE IV IMPERFORATE, CANCELLED IN RED.
With 2019 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $4,650.00)
VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE 10-CENT TYPE IV FROM THE ONLY POSITION ON THE PLATE RECUT AT BOTH TOP AND BOTTOM.
Ex Koppersmith and Barwis. Signed Ashbrook. With 1987 and 2008 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85)