Sale 1115 — A European Connoisseur's Collection of U.S. Classic Issues

Sale Date — Tuesday, 15 December, 2015

Category — 10c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 13-14)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2112
 
Sale 1115, Lot 2112, 10c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 13-14)10c Green, Ty. I (13). Position 100L1, enormous margins including right interpane margin with centerline, lightly cancelled by Philadelphia circular datestamp, bright shade and very fresh

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING SHEET-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 10-CENT TYPE I FROM THE BOTTOM RIGHT POSITION OF THE LEFT PANE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

The 10c Type I is defined as having a complete shell at bottom right and was produced only from the bottom row of the plate (20 positions). Although Type I comes from sheet-margin positions, examples almost always have the extra sheet margin cut away. This stamp could be the only centerline sheet-margin example of Scott 13 graded 95 or better (we cannot tell from the P.S.E. Population Report). A Power Search review failed to locate another centerline sheet-margin stamp of this grade or comparable quality.

With 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,600.00).

900
2,500