Contact Siegel
6 West 48th Street
9th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Contact by phone:
New York: (212) 753-6421
Dallas: (214) 754-5991

Sale 989 — 2010 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 19 June, 2010

Category — 1851-56 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
59
 
Sale Number 989, Lot Number 59, 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Ty. IV (16), 10c Green, Ty. IV (16)10c Green, Ty. IV (16). Recut at top, Position 3R, the so-called Misplaced Relief, showing breaks in lines above each "X", huge margins all around, neat strike "New Orleans La. Jul. 5" circular datestamp, bright shade and crisp impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE TYPE IV 10-CENT 1855 ISSUE FROM THE MISPLACED RELIEF POSITION -- THE ONLY RECUT POSITION ON THE RIGHT PANE OF THE PLATE.

When the plate was being entered from the transfer roll (or rolls), three vertical rows were started with the B relief instead of the A relief. These were the first two rows of the left pane and the third row of the right pane. Only the first position in each vertical row is misplaced -- the rest of the sheet was laid out with the A Relief used for the top two rows. Position 3R1, one of the three misplaced relief positions on the plate, also bears the distinction of being one of the eight recut positions and the only position recut on the entire right pane of the plate.

With 1973 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,850.00)

1,700
4,250
Copyright 2020. All rights reserved by Siegel Auction Galleries Inc. Information and images may be used with credit to Siegel Auction Galleries or siegelauctions.com subject to guidelines and restrictions.
Website Terms of Use and Privacy Policy