Sale 804 — The Robert Zoellner Collection of United States

Sale Date — Thursday-Saturday, 8-10 October, 1998

Category — Ten-Cent 1857-60 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
131
 
Sale 804, Lot 131, Ten-Cent 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. I (31). Absolulety perfect centering with unusually wide margins, rich color, lightly cancelled by San Francisco datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, choice example of the 10c Type I, with 1982 P.F. certificate

700
2,500
132
c
Sale 804, Lot 132, Ten-Cent 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. I (31). Position 100L1, bottom right corner position of left pane with right sheet margin showing centerline, superb centering and margins, rich color, fine impression, tied by well-struck "Iowa City Iowa. May 3, 1859" circular datestamp on small cover to Sharon, Canada, red "U. States" handstamp, Extremely Fine Gem stamp and small neat cover, ex Newbury and Grunin (where it realized $4,400 in 1987)

E. 2,000-3,000
3,500
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133
c
Sale 804, Lot 133, Ten-Cent 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. II/III/I (32/33/31). Positions 80/90/100L1, vertical strip of three with combination of types--Type I at bottom--from the lower right corner of left pane with part of sheet margin, near-perfect centering, rich color and fine impression, lightly cancelled and tied by "New Orleans La. Jul. 3, 1859" circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Nantes, France, red "New York Paid 12" credit datestamp, French transits front and back

EXTREMELY FINE GEM STRIP OF THREE ON A BEAUTIFUL DOUBLE-RATE COVER TO FRANCE. COMBINATION STRIPS CONTAINING THE SCARCE TYPE I ARE RARELY FOUND ON COVER OR IN THIS SUPERB QUALITY.

Ex Grunin. Signed Ashbrook

E. 4,000-5,000
5,250
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134
 
Sale 804, Lot 134, Ten-Cent 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. II (32). Position 3L1, beautifully centered, rich color, bright red town datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Levi

295
625
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135
 
Sale 804, Lot 135, Ten-Cent 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. III (33). Position 21R1, perfectly centered with wide margins, red New York datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, ex Levi

295
1,100
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136
 
Sale 804, Lot 136, Ten-Cent 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. IV (34). Position 65L1, recut over top label and over each "X" oval, perfectly centered, rich color, cancelled by clear strike of blue Savannah Ga. datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE 10-CENT TYPE IV PERFORATED STAMP IS EXCEEDINGLY RARE IN THIS SUPERB CONDITION.

With 1985 P.F. certificate

2,000
4,750
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137
bl
Sale 804, Lot 137, Ten-Cent 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. IV (34). Positions 53-54/63-64L1, block of four containing vertical pair of Type IV at right, Pos. 54L recut at bottom, Pos. 64L recut at top and bottom--the only double-recut position--cancelled by full clear strike of "Plainfield N.J. Oct. 10" circular datestamp in red, well-centered, rich color and proof-like impression from an early printing, sealed tear in bottom left stamp not affecting either Type IV stamp

VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE 10-CENT PERFORATED TYPE IV MULTIPLE. PROBABLY NO MORE THAN FIVE USED BLOCKS EXIST ON OR OFF COVER--THIS IS CERTAINLY THE MOST ATTRACTIVE OF ALL IN TERMS OF CENTERING, COLOR, IMPRESSION AND CANCELLATION.

This block was last offered at public auction in our 1969 Rarities of the World sale, where it realized $2,300. Ex Bechtel

E. 10,000-15,000
18,000
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138
c
Sale 804, Lot 138, Ten-Cent 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. IV (34). Position 64L1, recut at top and bottom--the only double-recut position on the plate--well-centered, tied by "San Francisco Cal. Feb. 5, 1859" circular datestamp on lavender-colored cover to Dunbarton N.H., stamp has tiny corner perf crease, still Very Fine, choice example of this rare double-recut Type IV, extremely rare in this quality, ex Grunin, Scott Retail $2,400.00 for other recut varieties on cover

E. 2,000-3,000
1,000
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139
c
Sale 804, Lot 139, Ten-Cent 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. IV (34). Position 74L1, recut at top, wide margins all around, beautiful dark shade and fine early impression, tied by clear strike of "Bath Me. Feb. 18" circular datestamp, repeated at left on cover to Placerville Cal., Extremely Fine Gem stamp and fresh cover, ex Grunin

2,400
2,100
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140
c
Sale 804, Lot 140, Ten-Cent 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. IV (34). Position 65L1, recut at top, perfs well clear on three sides, slightly in at right, dark shade, used with 10c Green, Ty. II (32), distinctly brighter color, well-centered, and 1c Blue, Ty. Va (24 var), Plate 5, well-centered with right sheet margin, beautiful color and impression, tied by grids and red "New York Paid 18 Nov. 30" credit datestamp, red "San Antonio Tex. Paid Nov. 8" circular datestamp on 1858 buff cover to Mons, Belgium, "P.P." in frame, French transit datestamp, receiving backstamp

VERY FINE AND COLORFUL COVER. A REMARKABLE FRANKING WITH THE SCARCE PERFORATED 10-CENT TYPE IV AND 1-CENT TYPE VA, PAYING THE 21-CENT RATE TO BELGIUM.

With 1983 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
4,000
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141
c
Sale 804, Lot 141, Ten-Cent 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. III/IV/IV (33/34/34). Positions 44/54/64L1, vertical strip of three with pair of Type IV, including the double-recut Position 64L, center stamp (Pos. 54L) recut at bottom, carefully scissors-separated leaving Type IV pair with enormous margins, intense shade and proof-like impression, tied by "New Orleans La. Jun. 27, 1859" circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Paris, France, red "New York Paid 24" credit datestamp, French transits, top stamp in strip (Ty. III) with perfs trimmed clear of design

AN EXTREMELY FINE TYPE IV MULTIPLE ON COVER, CONTAINING THE ONLY DOUBLE-RECUT POSITION ON THE PLATE. A GREAT RARITY IN THE FINEST ATTAINABLE QUALITY--QUITE REMARKABLE FOR THE PERFORATED 10-CENT 1857 ISSUE.

Ex Grunin. Scott Retail for an off-cover pair of Type IV with ordinary recuts is $5,000.00

E. 7,500-10,000
12,500
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142
 
Sale 804, Lot 142, Ten-Cent 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. V (35). Well-centered, rich color, vivid "paint" red New York credit datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Levi

72
375
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143
 
Sale 804, Lot 143, Ten-Cent 1857-60 Issue12c Black (36). A phenemonal example with perfect centering, framelines complete on all four sides, fine impression in deep shade, cancelled by blue town datestamp and vivid red Liverpool transit, Extremely Fine Gem, the spacing between stamps on the 12c Plate 1 left no room for perforations--examples such as this are incredibly rare--with 1986 P.F. certificate

185
1,000
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144
c
Sale 804, Lot 144, Ten-Cent 1857-60 Issue12c Black, Plate 3 (36b). Block of five from right pane, upper left stamp shows wide straddle margin with centerline, some minor short perfs at top right, used with 3c Dull Red (26), two, tied by "Paid" grids, red "Boston Am. Pkt." circular datestamp on back of double-rate Feb. 1861 blue folded cover to Port Elizabeth, Cape of Good Hope, red crayon "24/2" credit, red London transit datestamp, ms. "2" pence due, receiving backstamp

VERY FINE AND STRIKING COVER. USED BLOCKS OF THE 12-CENT PLATE 3 ARE EXTREMELY RARE--THIS USE OF A BLOCK TO PAY THE DOUBLE RATE TO CAPE OF GOOD HOPE IS UNIQUE.

Ex Gibson and Grunin (where it realized $13,200 in 1987)

E. 10,000-15,000
10,000
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