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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
1106
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1106, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6), 1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6). Plate 4 bottom row, three large to huge margins, slightly in at left, circular datestamp, repaired tears top and bottom right, corner repair at bottom left with portion of design painted in, Fine appearance, with 2008 P.F. certificate

13,000
1,600
1107
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1107, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Plate 2, huge margins all around incl. parts of adjoining stamps at all four sides, crisp impression, neat strike of blue grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE II.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,100.00 as 95, $2,450.00 as 98)

170
1,000
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1108
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1108, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Position 24L1E, large to huge margins incl. part of adjoining stamps at top and bottom, brilliant color on crisp paper, unobtrusive strike of blue circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 1992 and 2007 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

177
325
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1109
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1109, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. II, Plate 3 (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II, Plate 3 (7)1c Blue, Ty. II, Plate 3 (7). Position 94R3, ample margins essentially all around, deep rich color, light circular datestamp, Very Fine, scarce from Plate 3

600
160
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1110
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1110, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. II, Plate 2 Crack (7 var), 1c Blue, Ty. II, Plate 2 Crack (7 var)1c Blue, Ty. II, Plate 2 Crack (7 var). Reconstruction of the crack with Positions 2L, 12L, 13-14L pair and 23L, 2L appears unused but has faint ms. cancel (with 1982 P.F. certificate), margins vary and minor flaws, Fine-Very Fine appearance

1,730
550
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1111
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1111, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Plate 4, large margins to just in at top right, rich color on bright paper, neat strike of circular datestamp

VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE III.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $3,400.00)

3,500
2,000
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1112
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1112, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 4, unused (no gum), margins essentially all around, deep rich color and clear impression, Very Fine, scarce unused stamp, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

2,250
1,500
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1113
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1113, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 4, huge margins at left and bottom, full at right and mostly ample at top, intense shade and proof-like impression, neat town datestamp and trace of red cancel, this stamp was certified by P.S.E. in 2002 as a Type III but certified by the P.F. in 2009 as a Type IIIa, bottom line appears to be slightly broken but obscured by cancel, plates most closely to Position 25L4 (Type IIIa in Neinken book) and so offered as a Scott No. 8A, with 2002 P.S.E. (as Type III No. 8) and 2009 P.F. certificates

1,200
1,600
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1114
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1114, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 1E, large to huge margins except tiniest bit in partially at bottom, lovely pastel color, bold Chicago circular datestamp, Very Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

1,200
450
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1115
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1115, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 1E, horizontal pair, left stamp Ty. II, margins essentially all around, bright color and light circular datestamp, Ty. II tiny tears at top, Ty. IIIa small surface scrape, Very Fine appearance

1,350
300
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1116
og
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1116, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Original gum, large margins incl. trace of adjoining stamps at top and bottom and sheet margin at left, bright color in an unusual shade for Plate 1 Late (probably one of the early printings from the reworked plate)

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE IV IMPERFORATE.

With 2000 P.S.E. certificate

850
1,200
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1117
og
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1117, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Original gum, lightly hinged, recut once at top and bottom, full even margins, deep rich color, Very Fine and choice, a beautiful stamp, with 1988 P.F. certificate

850
750
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1118
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1118, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 94R1L, Jumbo margins showing parts of adjoining stamps on right and top, traces at left, sheet margin at bottom, deep rich color and detailed impression, blurry grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE IV WITH MARGINS LARGE ENOUGH TO ACHIEVE A P.S.E. SUPERB 98 JUMBO GRADE.

With 2006 P.F. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo) and 2006 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $1,850.00 as 98). Only five have graded higher to date

130
1,000
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1119
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1119, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Huge margins incl. part of adjoining stamp at bottom and guideline at left, bright shade, neat strike of San Francisco circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $860.00 as 95, $1,850.00 as 98)

130
650
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1120
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1120, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Huge Jumbo margins showing parts of six adjoining stamps, rich color and bold New Orleans circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $860.00 as 95, $1,850.00) as 98)

130
425
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1121
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1121, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 35L1L, large to huge margins incl. significant portions of adjoining stamps, neat strikes of circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.S.E. certificate

130
250
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1122
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1122, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Recut twice at top and once at bottom, huge margins all around incl. significant portions of adjoining stamps at top and bottom, bold strike of circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, only four positions on the plate are recut this way, with 1999 and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $310.00 as 90, $860.00 as 95)

170
150
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1123
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1123, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 79R1L, large margins to full incl. part of adjoining stamp at bottom, unobtrusive strike of blue cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2005 P.F. certificate

135
300
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1124
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1124, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)3c Claret, Ty. I (11 var), 3c Claret, Ty. I (11 var)3c Claret, Ty. I (11 var). Enormous margins all around, bright color in the distinctive Claret shade, neat strike of "Way" cancel and also light strike of circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2000 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $970.00)

31
400
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1125
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1125, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)3c Claret, Ty. I (11 var), 3c Claret, Ty. I (11 var)3c Claret, Ty. I (11 var). Huge margins all around incl. significant portions of adjoining stamps at top and bottom, deep rich color, neat strike of San Francisco circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem example of this shade variety, with 2002 P.F. certificate

21
375
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1126
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1126, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)3c Claret, Ty. I (11), 3c Claret, Ty. I (11)3c Claret, Ty. I (11). Large to huge margins showing parts of two adjoining stamps and part sheet margin at top, marvelous strong color, bold circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $425.00)

21
160
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1127
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1127, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)3c Deep Claret, Ty. I (11 var), 3c Deep Claret, Ty. I (11 var)3c Deep Claret, Ty. I (11 var). Large even margins incl. part of adjoining stamps at top and bottom, deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, bold strike of grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a stunning stamp, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $425.00)

25
225
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1128
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1128, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)3c Rose Red, Ty. I (11 var), 3c Rose Red, Ty. I (11 var)3c Rose Red, Ty. I (11 var). Brilliant color, huge margins incl. part of adjoining stamp at top, unobtrusive blue circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $325.00)

16
200
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1129
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1129, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11), 3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11)3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11). Large even margins all around, brilliant color nicely complemented by blue circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $325.00)

16
150
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1130
 
3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11). Approximately 250 stamps neatly arranged in stock pages, each stamp plated by Dr. Chase and with his plating note on back, wide range of shades, arranged by cancellation and incl. blue, red and black grids, nice group of "Paid" with many large Boston grid type, few better incl. "Free", Pacific Express, Steamboat, "Way", four N.Y. Ocean Mail, few railroads, geometrics, few other interesting, most have decent margins, small flaws to be expected but better appearing than most groups, overall a fresh and Very Fine assemblage

E. 2,000-3,000
1,000
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1131
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1131, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Position 41L2L, huge margins all around incl. parts of four adjoining stamps, bright color, black grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1991 and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $750.00 as 98), only five Ty. II examples have graded higher to date

15
0
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1132
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1132, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Large to huge margins incl. part of three adjoining stamps, also with part imprint and "No." of the plate no. selvage at left, radiant color, neat strike of blue circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, very desirable with the imprint (these never seem to grade as high as they should), with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $325.00 as 95, $750.00 as 98)

15
1,700
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1133
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1133, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A), 3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A). Huge Jumbo margins incl. parts of five adjoining stamps, blue circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $375.00 as 95, $860.00 as 98)

15
225
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1134
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1134, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Large to huge Jumbo margins, almost surely a corner position, neat Syracuse N.Y. circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $325.00 as 95, $750.00 as 98)

15
150
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1135
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1135, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)3c Plum, Ty. II (11A var), 3c Plum, Ty. II (11A var)3c Plum, Ty. II (11A var). Position 74R3, large margins to barely in, deep rich color, bold strike of circular datestamp, couple small faults and portion of postmark drawn in, still a Fine appearing example of this rare shade, for some reason the newly expanded Scott Catalogue does not list the Plum shade in the Type II, Scott Retail for No. 11 (Type I) is $2,000.00, with 2009 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
800
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1136
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1136, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Large even margins, bright shade and crisp impression, face-free strike of circular datestamp leaves entire design clearly visible, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 1989 and 2007 P.F. certificates

900
1,200
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1137
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1137, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Well-proportioned margins, neat New Orleans circular datestamp, fresh color, Very Fine, P.S.E. encapsulated (VF 80; SMQ $760.00)

900
400
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1138
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1138, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Large even margins, rich color, face-free strike of circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, ex Mayer

900
1,000
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1139
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1139, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Large even margins, crisp impression, neat strikes of circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, ex Mayer

900
750
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1140
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1140, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Large margins to full, bright color, neat strike of New Orleans circular datestamp, fresh and Very Fine, ex Mayer

900
300
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1141
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1141, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Large margins to clear incl. trace of adjoining stamp at right, bright color, neat strike of large Boston "Paid" grid, Very Fine, small purple backstamp

1,100
300
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1142
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1142, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Large margins to full, bright shade on crisp paper, unobtrusive circular datestamp, Very Fine, small backstamp, with 1998 P.F. certificate

900
400
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1143
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1143, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)5c Red Brown, Defective Transfer (12), 5c Red Brown, Defective Transfer (12)5c Red Brown, Defective Transfer (12). Position 23R showing distinctive white "cloud" to right of portrait, full margins to just touched, tied on small orange piece by "Boston Paid 18 Feb." circular datestamp, Very Fine, in our opinion this variety is undercatalogued in Scott, ex Mayer

1,400
750
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1144
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1144, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Horizontal pair, A Relief from the top row of the plate, large margins to just in at bottom left and with part of sheet margin at top, single strike of circular datestamp, Fine-Very Fine, ex Rust and Mayer, with 1983 P.F. certificate

2,100
600
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1145
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1145, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Vertical strip of three, Reliefs C/D/E, large margins, bright color, neat strikes of circular datestamp cancels (not New Orleans, possibly Cleveland), light creases, Very Fine appearance, a scarce multiple, ex Mayer

4,750
2,100
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1146
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1146, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)10c Green, Ty. I (13), 10c Green, Ty. I (13)10c Green, Ty. I (13). Large to huge margins, wonderful deep rich color, light almost face-free circular datestamp, tiny inconsequential crease, otherwise Extremely Fine

950
300
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1147
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1147, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)10c Green, Ty. I (13), 10c Green, Ty. I (13)10c Green, Ty. I (13). Large even margins, beautiful deep rich color and sharp impression, neat San Francisco datestamp, almost unnoticeable tiny laminated tear in top left corner, otherwise Extremely Fine, with clean 1986 P.F. certificate and 2008 P.S.E. certificate mentioning the very trivial tear (F 70; SMQ $445.00)

950
500
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1148
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1148, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)10c Green, Ty. I (13), 10c Green, Ty. I (13)10c Green, Ty. I (13). Ample to huge margins, lightened ms. cancel and red grid, rich color, two tiny corner creases and faint scuff, otherwise Very Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate

950
325
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1149
 
10c Green, Ty. II, III (14-15). Clear to huge margins, former with attractive light green "plate wash", latter from cleaned plate with white paper (light circular datestamp), former bold circular datestamp which is probably Murphy's Bar Cal., also incl 10c 1857 Reprint plate proof on India No. 43P3, Fine-Very Fine, No. 15 with 1981 P.F. certificate

480
130
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1150
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1150, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)10c Green, Ty. II (14), 10c Green, Ty. II (14)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
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1151
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1151, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)10c Green, Ty. III (15), 10c Green, Ty. III (15)10c Green, Ty. III (15). Unused (no gum), well-proportioned margins, crisp impression, beautiful deep color on bright paper

VERY FINE AND CHOICE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT TYPE III 1855 ISSUE.

With 1991 P.F. certificate.

2,000
1,800
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1152
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1152, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)10c Green, Ty. III (15), 10c Green, Ty. III (15)10c Green, Ty. III (15). Position 50L1, huge margins all around incl. sheet margin at right, rich color, neat strike of circular datestamp, fresh and Extremely Fine Gem, with 1984 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $700.00)

200
300
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1153
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1153, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)10c Green, Ty. III (15), 10c Green, Ty. III (15)10c Green, Ty. III (15). Huge margins to large incl. part of adjoining stamp at top, rich color on crisp paper, light strike of grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a pretty stamp, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $700.00)

200
450
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1154
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1154, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)10c Green, Ty. III (15), 10c Green, Ty. III (15)10c Green, Ty. III (15). Huge and balanced margins, rich color on bright paper, bold strike of large Boston "Paid" grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2003 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $700.00)

225
325
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1155
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1155, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)10c Green, Ty. III (15), 10c Green, Ty. III (15)10c Green, Ty. III (15). Horizontal pair, large margins, deep rich color, grid cancels, left stamp with semicircular albino scratch at bottom, otherwise Extremely Fine, backstamped Calves, with clean 1987 P.F. certificate and 2008 P.F. certificate mentioning the unobtrusive scratch

450
375
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1156
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1156, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)10c Green, Ty. IV (16), 10c Green, Ty. IV (16)10c Green, Ty. IV (16). Position 76L1, recut at bottom, full margins all around, intense shade and proof-like impression, cancelled by brown red grid, Very Fine and choice, colored cancels are rarely found on the 10c 1855 Type IV, with 2003 P.F. certificate specifically describing grid cancel as "brown red"

1,800
1,100
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1157
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1157, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)10c Green, Ty. IV (16), 10c Green, Ty. IV (16)10c Green, Ty. IV (16). Position 55L1, recut at bottom, huge margins to clear, beautiful color, neat strike of New Orleans circular datestamp, light horizontal bend described on accompanying certificate, Very Fine appearance, with 2008 P.F. certificate

1,800
600
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1158
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1158, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)10c Green, Ty. IV (16), 10c Green, Ty. IV (16)10c Green, Ty. IV (16). Position 65L1, recut at top, full to ample margins, rich color on bright paper, cancelled by perfect strike of blue rimless grid, extremely trivial tiny scuff speck at top right, otherwise Very Fine and choice, a handsome example of the 10c 1855 Type IV with a colored cancel, with clean 1986 P.F. certificate and 2008 P.F. certificate mentioning the minute flaw

1,700
950
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1159
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1159, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Huge margins all around incl. parts of adjoining stamps at top and bottom, intense shade and detailed impression, unobtrusive strike of circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $3,700.00)

350
1,800
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1160
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1160, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Large to huge margins incl. sheet margin at right and part of adjoining stamp at left, intense shade and impression, unobtrusive grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 1984 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,700.00 as 95, $3,700.00 as 98)

350
600
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1161
 
12c Black (17). Three singles, ample to huge margins, variety of cancels, one with blue circular datestamp, one with blue and brown red circular datestamps, one tiny tear, other two minor thin spots, Very Fine appearance, each with 2008 P.F. certificate and one with clean 1987 P.F. certificate

1,080
190
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