Sale 1242 — The Gordon Eubanks Collection: United States 1851 to 1856 Imperforate Issue

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 12-13 October, 2021

Category — Ten-Cent: Type I (Scott 13)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
330
 
Sale 1242, Lot 330, Ten-Cent: Type I (Scott 13)10c Green, Type I (13). Position 92L1, enormous margins all around including bottom sheet margin and portion of adjoining stamp at right, deep rich color, town datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 10-CENT TYPE I IN THE FINEST CONDITION POSSIBLE.

The 10c Type I stamps are defined as having complete scrolls at bottom. They are only found on the bottom row of the plate (20 positions). For some reason, they were usually trimmed at bottom when they were separated, leaving a dearth of quality copies. This example, with its enormous margins, is an extreme exception to the rule.

Ex Kirke. With 2011 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $6,250.00). Only one grades higher (at 98J) and only four others share this grade.

Scott No.
Den.
Cond.
Tot.
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
13
10c
140
1
6
8
0
4
4
0
0
1
0
0
SMQ US
Scott No.
Den.
Cond.
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
13 (type I)
10¢
Used
-
-
-
-
-
$275
-
$450
-
$600
-
$825
$975
$1,225
$1,325
$1,500
$1,850
$2,500
$3,500
$6,250
$8,000
-
-
P.S.E. Population Report and SMQ as of October 11th, 2021
750
4,250