Sale 975 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 23-25 June, 2009

Category — 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1150
 
Sale 975, Lot 1150, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)10c Green, Ty. II (14). Huge margins all around incl. sheet margin with part imprint at right, deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression, bold strike of San Francisco circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE IMPRINT COPY OF THE 1855 10-CENT TYPE II. THE NUMBER OF IMPRINT SINGLES CAN PROBABLY BE COUNTED ON ONE HAND.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $375.00 as 90, $700.00 as 95). The graders at P.S.E. traditionally do not add points for the rarity of stamps with imprints or plate numbers, and sometimes take off points because the margins do not appear balanced. Grading should be tossed out when considering the rarity of this stamp with imprint.

200
1,400