10¢ Green, Type II (32), horizontal strip of six, extraordinarily choice centering for a multiple of this size, bright color, tied by three bold strikes of "New Orleans La. Feb. 15, 1858" circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Vera Cruz, Mexico, from the Hargous correspondence, bold "7" reales due handstamp, fifth stamp with trivial small sealed tear at bottom, Extremely Fine, a rare multiple franking to Mexico paying the six-times rate, ex Caspary, Rust and Klein, from our 1981 and 1996 Rarities of the World sales, with 1988 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 10-CENT TYPE II WITH A PROMINENT DOUBLE TRANSFER.
With 1968, 1994 and 2008 P.F. certificates
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PHENOMENAL EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 10-CENT TYPE II, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.
Ex Dauer and Merlin. With 2004 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $11,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only one other shares it, a statistic that has not changed in a decade.
VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 10-CENT TYPE II.
With 1997 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 10-CENT PERFORATED TYPE II.
With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,050.00). Only two stamps have been graded higher (at 98)