EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL SHEET-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 10-CENT TYPE I.
The 10c Type I stamps are defined as having complete scrolls at bottom. They are only found on the bottom row of the plate (20 positions). For some reason, they were usually trimmed at bottom when they were separated, leaving a dearth of quality copies. This example, with its large bottom margin, is an extreme exception to the rule.
With 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $1,450.00 as 90, $2,475.00 as 95). We have no idea why this stamp did not receive the well-deserved grade of 95 (or 95J).
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING PAIR OF THE 1855 10-CENT TYPE II IMPERFORATE.
Ex Sevenoaks, Twigg-Smith and Mayer. With 2002 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PHENOMENAL INTERPANE-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 10-CENT TYPE III IMPERFORATE.
A wonderful stamp in every respect.
VERY FINE. A SCARCE AND HANDSOME COMBINATION PAIR OF 1855 10-CENT TYPES III AND IV.
Ex Chapin and Hansen. With 1961 and 2003 P.F. certificates
FRESH AND EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED PAIR OF THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE ON VERY THIN PAPER.
The thin papers are often associated with Part India. The Part India is described by Ashbrook as "undoubtedly from the very first impressions from the Twelve Cent plate. The engravings are very sharp and resemble die proofs or plate proofs on India."
Ex Waterhouse, Meyersburg, Koppersmith and Mayer. With 1979 and 2002 P.F. certificates. Scott Catalogue has just listed this variety for the first time, starting with the 2012 U.S. Specialized Catalogue. Scott Retail as singles.