Sale 1040 — Outstanding United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 26-28 March, 2013

Category — 1c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5A-17)

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Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1202
 
Sale 1040, Lot 1202, 1c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5A-17)10c Green, Ty. I (13). Large even margins all around, intense shade and impression, neat strike of circular datestamp at top leaves the type characteristics clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 10-CENT TYPE I IN THE FINEST CONDITION POSSIBLE.

The 10c Type I stamps are defined as having complete scrolls at bottom. They are only found on the bottom row of the plate (20 positions). For some reason, they were usually trimmed at bottom when they were separated, leaving a dearth of quality copies. This example, with its enormous margins, is an extreme exception to the rule.

With 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,475.00)

900
1,800