EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION THE FINEST CORNER-MARGIN COPY OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE ON COVER. FROM A RELATIVELY RECENT DISCOVERY, WHICH WAS OFFERED TO THE MARKET FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OUR 2006 RARITIES SALE.
In his extensive census of the 10c 1847 issue with corner sheet margins, Philip T. Wall records a total of sixteen used stamps on or off cover (another three or four covers have since been recorded). Others can be plated as corner margin positions but do not show significant sheet margins. Many of these have faults, the most common being creases in the selvage.
This cover was part of a find of eleven 5c and 10c 1847 covers, which were discovered in 2004 in Geneva, New York. Nine of the eleven are addressed to Samuel Baldwin.
USPCS census no. 7910. With 2006 P.F. certificate.