Sale 961 — The Dr. Edward and Joanne Dauer Collection of Superb Used U.S.

Sale Date — Tuesday, 23 September, 2008

Category — 1851-56 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
14
 
Sale 961, Lot 14, 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Ty. III (15). Phenomenal Jumbo margins all around incl. sheet margin at left, "New-York Oct. 15" circular datestamp, rich color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MASSIVE SHEET-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 10-CENT IMPERFORATE TYPE III.

In recent years it has become fashionable to cut down imperforate multiples into enormous singles with parts of adjoining stamps attached. This stamp is what we might call a "natural" beauty. The "New-York" circular datestamp was not normally used to cancel stamps on foreign-bound covers, so this single was probably used alone on a trans-continental rate cover. Although it does not have parts of adjoining stamps all around, its margins extend to the limit, creating a "small die proof" effect. In a collection filled with great stamps, this is one we particularly admire.

With 1989 and 2004 P.F. certificates. With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $1,450.00 as 98). Only three have graded higher to date.

200
2,900