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Sale 1108 — The Robert Bowman Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 29 September, 2015

Category — 1851-56 Issue (Scott 6-17)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
15
 
Sale Number 1108, Lot Number 15, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 6-17)10c Green, Ty. IV (16), 10c Green, Ty. IV (16)10c Green, Ty. IV (16). Position 74L1, recut at top, huge margins all around including part of adjoining stamps at sides, rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, bold strikes of circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE TYPE IV 10-CENT 1855 ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

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 1985 and 1995 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $7,000.00). Only three have graded higher (two at 98 and one at 95J).

1,650
4,000
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