Sale 1034 — The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps
Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 28-29 November, 2012
Category — 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-17)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 10-CENT TYPE I. SCARCE WITH THE SHEET MARGIN.
The 10c Type I stamps only come from the 20 bottom-row positions of Plate 1. One would expect to find more copies with the bottom sheet margin intact, but this is rarely the case. When the sheet margin is present, it usually has a corner crease or handling flaw. The example offered here, with large sheet margin in completely sound condition, is a true rarity.
With 1992 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $2,475.00 as 95, $4,800.00 as 98). Only six have graded higher and only two others shares this grade.