Sale 863 — 2003 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 31 May, 2003

Category — 10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 33 to 35)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
277
og
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 277, 10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 33 to 35)10c Green, Ty. III (33), 10c Green, Ty. III (33)10c Green, Ty. III (33). Original gum, lightly hinged, wonderful centering with wide even margins, rich color on bright fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. ONE OF THE FINEST KNOWN EXAMPLES OF THE 1857 10-CENT GREEN FROM PLATE 1. A SPECTACULAR STAMP IN TERMS OF CENTERING, COLOR, IMPRESSION AND ORIGINAL GUM.

The first perforated 10c stamps produced by Toppan, Carpenter from sheets printed from Plate 1 are notorious among collectors for their poor centering. They are also very scarce in original-gum condition because, unlike 10c Plate 2 stamps (Scott 35), there were no supplies on hand in 1861 when the issue was demonetized due to the outbreak of the Civil War.

With 2002 P.F. certificate

5,250
11,500
278
og
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 278, 10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 33 to 35)10c Green, Ty. III (33), 10c Green, Ty. III (33)10c Green, Ty. III (33). Original gum, lightly hinged, incredibly rich color and sharp proof-like impression, beautifully centered

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE PERFORATED 10-CENT TYPE III 1857 ISSUE.

An original-gum 10c 1857 stamp -- Type I, II, III or IV (all on Plate 1) -- in this choice condition is a rarity.

With 1990 P.F. certificate

5,250
6,500
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279
 
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 279, 10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 33 to 35)10c Green, Ty. IV (34), 10c Green, Ty. IV (34)10c Green, Ty. IV (34). Recut at bottom, rich color on bright paper, light blue town cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE TYPE IV PERFORATED 10-CENT 1857 ISSUE.

With 1999 P.F. certificate

2,290
2,900
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280
c
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 280, 10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 33 to 35)10c Green, Ty. IV (34), 10c Green, Ty. IV (34)10c Green, Ty. IV (34). Position 64L1, recut at top and bottom, deep rich color, tied by "New-York May 28" circular datestamp on 1859 folded cover to Kingston, Canada West, neat "Kingston MY 21, 1859" receiving backstamp, light horizontal file fold at bottom far from stamp, Very Fine, the only position recut at both top and bottom, with 1983 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
1,800
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281
c
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 281, 10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 33 to 35)10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Horizontal strip of three, s.e. at left into design, used with 3c Dull Red (26) and tied by well-struck red criss-cross grids, matching "Deep River Ct. Sep. 17" circular datestamp and "Paid" in circle, on 1860 cover to Melbourne, Australia, red "New-York Br. Pkt. Sep. 18" circular datestamp, Victoria and receiving backstamps, red "28" credit, London transit, cover slightly reduced at left and trivial edge wear, otherwise Very Fine and rare usage paying the 33c rate by British Mails via Southampton, ex Sevenoaks, with 2001 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
1,050
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