FINE. A SCARCE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 10-CENT TYPE I, WHICH CLEARLY SHOWS THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE TYPE.
Type I is defined as having the design complete at bottom. The type characteristics are often obscured because the bottom margins were normally trimmed to remove the sheet margin.
Scott Retail as no gum
FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE UNUSED STRIP OF THREE OF THE 1855 10-CENT TYPE II.
Scott Retail as strip of three with original gum
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM HORIZONTAL PAIR OF THE TYPE II AND IV IMPERFORATE 10-CENT. THE TYPE IV IS EXTREMELY RARE IN UNUSED CONDITION.
This is the first unused combination multiple containing a Type IV that we have offered since keeping computerized records. We have offered only about a dozen single unused examples of the Type IV.
Scott Retail $42,500.00
FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE.
Scott Retail $45,000.00
EXTREMELY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE BISECTED USE OF THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE, ACCEPTED AS POSTAGE ON A TRANSCONTINENTAL COVER FROM SAN FRANCISCO TO ILLINOIS.
12c 1851 stamps were bisected in San Francisco when 3c stamps were in short supply. This is one of the most attractive "simple" 6-cent rate covers we have encountered.