VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE MULTIPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1857 ISSUE, CONTAINING TYPE IV AND USED ON A QUADRUPLE-RATE COVER TO MEXICO FROM THE FAMOUS HARGOUS CORRESPONDENCE.
Position 3R1 is the misplaced B Relief instead of A Relief. It is the only recut position on the right pane of Plate 1 and is very desirable as part of a large strip with other types, particularly on a foreign destination cover.
Ex Caspary, Rust, Klein and Dr. Martin. With 1989 and 2017 P.F. certificates.
VERY FINE. A RARE STRIP OF FOUR OF THE 10-CENT 1857 TYPE I ON A COVER TO VERA CRUZ.
The strip of four pays the four-times 10c rate to Mexico. Noted in The United States Ten-Cent Stamps 1855-59 on. p. 40. Ex Emerson, Knapp, Neinken, Ishikawa and "Sevenoaks". Signed Ashbrook.
10¢ Green, Type I (31), Position 100L1, bottom right corner position of left pane with perforated interpane margin at right showing centerline, superb centering and margins, rich color, proof-like impression, tied by well-struck "Iowa City Iowa. May 3, 1859" circular datestamp on small cover to Sharon, Canada, red "U.STATES" and "PAID 10" Detroit cross-border exchange office handstamps, receiving backstamps, Extremely Fine Gem stamp and attractive cover, ex Newbury, Grunin, Zoellner and "Sevenoaks"
10¢ Green, Type I (31), horizontal strip of three from the bottom row of Plate 1 with extra wide-spaced perforations at bottom showing the key complete shells, perfs well clear other sides, pretty pastel color, tied by two light strikes of New Orleans circular datestamp on blue 1858 folded letter to Paris, France, red "Boston Nov. 17 Paid 24" 24¢ credit datestamp, French arrival datestamp (November 30), receiving backstamp, trace of manuscript on center stamp, Extremely Fine, a rare and choice strip of the 10¢ 1857 Type I with wide-spaced perforations--10¢ Type I stamps are found only on the 20 bottom-row positions of Plate 1; due to narrow spacing on the plate and difficulties in perforating, stamps at the bottom of the plate usually have perforations cutting into the bottom portion of the design where the Type I characteristics are located; wide-spaced bottom-row stamps showing the full shells are particularly rare and desirable--ex Haas, Grunin and "Sevenoaks"
10¢ Green, Type IV/II/III (34/32/33), Positions 3/13/23R1, vertical strip of three with Type IV (recut at top) from the "misplaced relief" Position 3R1, showing breaks in lines above each "X", tied by neat grid cancels, "Savannah Ga. Jul. 22, 1858" circular datestamp on cover to Paris, France, red "New York Paid 24 Jun. 27" 24¢ credit datestamp, bold French arrival datestamp (August 10) and Paris receiving backstamp, minor light waterstain at top left edge, the stamps are sound and choice, Extremely Fine, a choice strip of the 10¢ 1857 containing Position 3R1, the misplaced B Relief instead of A, with 1991 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE. ONE OF THE FEW COVERS KNOWN WITH A STRIP OF FOUR OF THE 1857 10-CENT TYPE I. FROM THE FAMOUS HARGOUS CORRESPONDENCE.
The strip of four pays the quadruple 10c rate to Mexico. We know of three Hargous covers with this size multiple.