10¢ Yellow, Bluish (364), vibrant color on blued paper, straight edge at bottom, used with 2¢ Carmine (332), straight edge at top, tied by unusual fancy geometric crossroads cancels on small registered cover from Staten Island to Brooklyn, New York, purple "Stapleton (Sta. No. 2) N.Y. Registered Feb. 3, 1910" double-circle datestamp on back, red "New York N.Y. Rec'd (22) 2-3 1910" oval datestamp on back, red receiving double-circle datestamp of the same day
Very Fine appearance; 10¢ stamp small scrape and small crease at top left, small cover edge tears not noted on certificate.
This is the earliest documented use of the 10¢ Bluish Paper. Only three covers with this denomination on Bluish Paper are recorded.
Our census of Scott 364 used is available at our website at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/364. It contains three covers and 13 used off-cover stamps. Apart from the 1¢ and 2¢ values, which were widely distributed, the Bluish Paper stamps are extremely difficult to find on cover--one is known for the 3¢, two for the 5¢ (following the reversal of a prior certificate), and none is known for the 4¢, 6¢, 8¢ and 15¢ values.
Ex Alan Berkun ("Alpha" collection). With 1992 P.F. and 1998 A.P.S. certificates.
VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT ON BLUISH PAPER.
The plate number selvage is especially desirable, as it clearly shows the deeply blued paper. Only four plate blocks are available to collectors, and we have offered only two other items with the plate number -- both were from the bottom position, with narrow selvage showing only part of the plate number.
"D & Co." backstamp. With 1994 P.F. certificate