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Sale 1024 — The Natalee Grace Collection of Used Stamps of the United States, Part One: 1847-1868 Issues

Sale Date — Thursday, 7 June, 2012

Category — 10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 31-35)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
76
 
Sale Number 1024, Lot Number 76, 10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 31-35)10c Green, Ty. I (31), 10c Green, Ty. I (31)10c Green, Ty. I (31). Choice centering with wide and balanced margins, bright and crisp paper, rich color and proof-like impression, neat strike of circular datestamp leaves the design clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 10-CENT TYPE I, WHICH CLEARLY SHOWS THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE TYPE.

Type I stamps are only found on the 20 stamps that comprise the bottom row of the plate. Due to narrow spacing on the plate and difficulties in aligning the perforating machine, stamps at the bottom of the plate usually have perforations cutting into the bottom portion of the design. This is a serious drawback, because Type I is defined as having the design complete at bottom. The stamp offered here, which is very well-centered and clearly shows the type characteristics, is a true condition rarity.

With 1993 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $2,950.00).

1,250
3,500
77
 
Sale Number 1024, Lot Number 77, 10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 31-35)10c Green, Ty. II (32), 10c Green, Ty. II (32)10c Green, Ty. II (32). Unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins, also with selvage at left, rich color on post-office fresh paper, neat strike of "S Centre" circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 10-CENT TYPE II WITH SELVAGE AT LEFT, WIDE MARGINS AND A NEAT CANCEL.

With 1994 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,100.00). Only two have graded higher to date, and they are not sheet-selvage copies. Our computerized records contain less than a half-dozen copies with sheet selvage in any condition.

225
2,400
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78
 
Sale Number 1024, Lot Number 78, 10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 31-35)10c Green, Ty. III (33), 10c Green, Ty. III (33)10c Green, Ty. III (33). Perfectly centered with wide and well-balanced margins, deep rich color, long and full perforations all around, face-free strike of circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST USED EXAMPLES OF THE 1857 PERFORATED 10-CENT TYPE III IN EXISTENCE. THIS STUNNING STAMP IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

The first perforated 10c stamps produced by Toppan Carpenter from sheets printed from Plate 1 are notorious among collectors for their poor centering. The example offered here, with unusually wide margins on all sides, bright color, a face-free cancel and in pristine condition, is the finest we have ever encountered.

With 1999 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $7,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date and the only example to achieve this grade.

225
7,500
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79
 
Sale Number 1024, Lot Number 79, 10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 31-35)10c Green, Ty. IV (34), 10c Green, Ty. IV (34)10c Green, Ty. IV (34). Position 86L1, recut at top, beautiful centering with unusually wide and balanced margins, wonderful deep shade and early impression, bold New York Ocean Mail circular datestamp with integral grid cancel leaves the type characteristics clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A TRULY REMARKABLE EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 10-CENT TYPE IV, COMBINING SUPERB CENTERING, LONG AND FULL PERFORATIONS, AMAZING COLOR AND A RARE NEW YORK OCEAN MAIL CANCELLATION. EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST WE HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED.

The 1857 10c Type IV stamps come from eight positions scattered throughout Plate 1 that have the top, bottom or both lines recut. Only 4% of all 10c Plate 1 stamps produced were Type IV's, and an even smaller percentage were issued with perforations. They are scarce in such choice condition.

Ex Welling, Dr. Morris and Lyons. With 1986 P.F. certificate. Unlisted in Scott with the rare N.Y. Ocean Mail cancel. Scott Retail as with normal cancel.

2,500
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80
 
Sale Number 1024, Lot Number 80, 10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 31-35)10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Position 60R2, absolutely enormous margins with captured "n, Carpenter & Co. BANK NOTE E" portion of imprint at right which is completely clear of the perforations, rich color, neat strike of New York circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1859 10-CENT TYPE V WITH A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF THE IMPRINT CAPTURED AT RIGHT AND WITH ENORMOUS MARGINS ON ALL OTHER SIDES.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo). We submitted this stamp for grading to see how P.S.E. factored the captured imprint into the equation. William A. Litle included a note stating that "Grading this one is completely subjective." Agreed. This is the finest example with captured imprint we have ever encountered, and for a stamp like this SMQ is not an accurate guide.

65
2,000
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