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Sale 1205 — 2019 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Wednesday, 26 June, 2019

Category — 1851-57 Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2023°
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Sale Number 1205, Lot Number 2023, 1851-57 Issues10c Green, Ty. II (14), 10c Green, Ty. II (14)10c Green, Ty. II (14). Original gum, hinged at top, large to enormous margins all around, deep rich color and proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT TYPE II 1855 ISSUE. A BEAUTIFUL STAMP IN TERMS OF WIDTH OF MARGINS, COLOR AND GUM -- GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION.

The prepaid transcontinental rate was raised from 6c to 10c in April 1855, which prompted the Post Office Department to add a 10c value to the current series. Toppan, Carpenter, Casilear & Company produced one plate of 200 subjects for the imperforate issue, which was also used when perforations were introduced in 1857. Although the wider spacing on the 10c plate provided more room for separation, this stamp has unusually huge margins all around.

With 1987 and 2008 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95).

5,000
16,500
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