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).