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Sale 1024 — The Natalee Grace Collection of Used Stamps of the United States, Part One: 1847-1868 Issues

Sale Date — Thursday, 7 June, 2012

Category — 10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 31-35)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
76
 
Sale Number 1024, Lot Number 76, 10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 31-35)10c Green, Ty. I (31), 10c Green, Ty. I (31)10c Green, Ty. I (31). Choice centering with wide and balanced margins, bright and crisp paper, rich color and proof-like impression, neat strike of circular datestamp leaves the design clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 10-CENT TYPE I, WHICH CLEARLY SHOWS THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE TYPE.

Type I stamps are only found on the 20 stamps that comprise the bottom row of the plate. Due to narrow spacing on the plate and difficulties in aligning the perforating machine, stamps at the bottom of the plate usually have perforations cutting into the bottom portion of the design. This is a serious drawback, because Type I is defined as having the design complete at bottom. The stamp offered here, which is very well-centered and clearly shows the type characteristics, is a true condition rarity.

With 1993 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $2,950.00).

1,250
3,500
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