Sale 913 — 2006 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 13 May, 2006

Category — 10c 1855 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
554
og
Sale 913, Lot 554, 10c 1855 Issue10c Green, Ty. II (14). Original gum, lightly hinged, large margins to full, deep rich color, two small stain marks on back only (not mentioned on accompanying certificate)

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 10-CENT TYPE II.

With 1989 P.F. certificate

5,500
3,250
555
TC
Sale 913, Lot 555, 10c 1855 Issue10c Black, Type III, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (15TC5). Horizontal and vertical pen strokes, large margins, small thin spot at bottom left

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE TRIAL COLOR PLATE PROOF OF THE 10-CENT 1855 ISSUE. ONLY TWO ARE REPORTED TO EXIST.

The Finkelburg collection contained a 5c 1856 proof with similar penstrokes, which realized $6,500 hammer (Sale 816, September 1999). The Wagshal collection contains a single 10c 1855 Black trial proof with pen lines.

With 2005 P.F. certificate. Scott catalogue only lists this trial color proof as Type I. This should be given its own catalogue listing.

E. 3,000-4,000
4,500
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556
og
Sale 913, Lot 556, 10c 1855 Issue10c Green, Ty. III (15). Original gum, large to huge margins incl. part of adjoining stamp at left, intense color, tiny gum soak at top not mentioned on accompanying certificate

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE 10-CENT TYPE III 1855 ISSUE.

With 1994 P.F. certificate

5,000
5,250
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557
c
Sale 913, Lot 557, 10c 1855 Issue10c Green, Ty. III (15). Horizontal strip of four, Positions 67-70R1, large to huge margins all around, tied by three bold strikes of "New Orleans La. Feb. 6" circular datestamps on 1856 folded cover to Vera Cruz, Mexico, bold "7" reales due marking for Mexican postage to destination, right stamp small scuffed spot at top

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE AND RARE STRIP OF FOUR OF THE 1855 IMPERFORATE 10-CENT TYPE III ON COVER TO MEXICO.

Ex White and Haas.

E. 3,000-4,000
4,000
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558
 
Sale 913, Lot 558, 10c 1855 Issue10c Green, Ty. IV (16). Recut at top, Position 3R1, the so-called Misplaced Relief, showing breaks in lines above each "X", huge and even margins all around incl. part of adjoining stamp at right, neat strike "New Orleans La. Feb. 29 (1856)" circular datestamp, deep rich color and proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL 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. AS AN ADDED BONUS, THE STAMP IS CANCELLED ON FEBRUARY 29, A LEAP YEARDATE.

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.

1,600
6,000
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559
 
Sale 913, Lot 559, 10c 1855 Issue10c Green, Ty. IV (16). Position 74L1, recut at top, full to large margins, beautiful rich color on bright crisp paper, nearly face-free circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE. A LOVELY USED EXAMPLE OF THE SCARCE 1855 10-CENT TYPE IV IMPERFORATE ISSUE.

Examples of the 10c 1855 Type IV are most desirable when the recut line (or lines) is not obscured by the cancel, as in this case.

1,600
3,500
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