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Sale 1032 — The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 23-24 October, 2012

Category — 5c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 12-17)

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Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3053, 5c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 12-17)10c Green, Ty. IV (16), 10c Green, Ty. IV (16)10c Green, Ty. IV (16). Position 65L1, recut at top, enormous margins all around, beautiful rich color and proof-like impression, fresh paper, neat strike of 1857 year-dated cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 10-CENT IMPERFORATE TYPE IV WHICH HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. AN OUTSTANDING CONDITION RARITY AND THE HIGHEST GRADED EXAMPLE.

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.

With 1998 and 2004 P.F. certificates. With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $12,200.00). This is the highest grade awarded and no other example has achieved it.

1,650
8,000
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