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Sale 1115 — A European Connoisseur's Collection of U.S. Classic Issues

Sale Date — Tuesday, 15 December, 2015

Category — 10c 1847 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 2)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2027
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2027, 10c 1847 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Position 21R1, large to huge margins including left interpane margin, bold blue grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN IMPRESSIVE SHEET-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE.

With 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,700.00), but we feel that this sheet-margin stamp far exceeds the typical appearance of other 10c 1847's graded 90.

900
1,600
2028
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2028, 10c 1847 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large to huge margins, beautiful crisp shade and impression, vivid red square grid cancel of New York City

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT LARGE-MARGINED 10-CENT 1847 GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

With 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,800.00)

850
2,200
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2029
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2029, 10c 1847 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large to huge margins all around, crisp shade and impression, cancelled by black town datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING QUALITY 10-CENT 1847 STAMP AND VERY SCARCE WITH A BLACK CANCELLATION.

With 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,800.00). We do not know how many 10c 1847's graded 95 are cancelled in black, which commands a $350.00 premium over the standard $850.00 Scott value.

1,200
1,900
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2030
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2030, 10c 1847 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large even margins all around, deep shade and proof-like impression, lightly cancelled by clear strike of blue "10" numeral handstamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE WITH LARGE MARGINS AND A BLUE "10" NUMERAL CANCELLATION. PERFECTION.

Plated as Position 97L1. Ex Newbury (on small piece; accompanied by the piece -- we removed the stamp). With original Newbury lot sheet from our firm, showing it sold to Raymond Weill as agent for $250 in 1961

1,100
2,000
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2031
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2031, 10c 1847 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large even margins all around, sharp impression, cancelled by blue Philadelphia "10 cts" integral-rate circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, ex Newbury, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,700.00)

900
1,900
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2032
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2032, 10c 1847 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large even margins all around, beautiful crisp shade and impression, lightly cancelled by black grid, Extremely Fine, a marvelous stamp that we feel deserved better than the XF 90 P.S.E. grade it just received, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,700.00)

1,200
2,600
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2033
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2033, 10c 1847 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large to huge margins, beautiful crisp shade and impression, cancelled by blue circular datestamp, Extremely Fine

900
1,300
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2034
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2034, 10c 1847 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large even margins, crisp shade and impression, tied by vivid red "St. Louis Mo. 10 May 30" integral-rate circular datestamp on small piece, Extremely Fine, a remarkably beautiful high-quality 10c 1847, ex Caspary

850
1,700
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2035
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2035, 10c 1847 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large to huge margins including part of bottom sheet margin, neatly cancelled by red grid, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,700.00)

850
1,200
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2036
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2036, 10c 1847 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Three huge margins including part of adjoining stamp above, full at left, gorgeous shade and impression, blue grid cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,700.00)

900
1,500
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2037
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2037, 10c 1847 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Full to large margins showing frameline of adjoining stamp at bottom, cancelled by blue Philadelphia integral-rate circular datestamp with "10" on stamp, Extremely Fine, ex Klep

900
1,000
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2038
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2038, 10c 1847 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large to huge margins, beautiful shade and impression, bright red grid cancel, Extremely Fine, a lovely 10c 1847 stamp

925
950
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2039
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2039, 10c 1847 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Full to large margins showing frameline of adjoining stamp below, sharp impression, New York City red square grid cancel, Extremely Fine, small backstamp

850
700
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2040
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2040, 10c 1847 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large to huge margins including trace of adjoining stamp above, lightly cancelled by black grid, fresh and Extremely Fine, this position shows several plate scratches at lower right

1,200
850
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2041
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2041, 10c 1847 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Full to large margins, proof-like impression, cancelled by clear strike of blue Troy N.Y. circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice

900
1,900
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2042
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2042, 10c 1847 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Full even margins, crisp shade, blue grid cancel, Very Fine and choice, Hunziker backstamp and certificate

900
750
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2043
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2043, 10c 1847 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Full margins to huge at bottom and right with small part of adjoining stamp showing, intense shade and impression, cancelled by bright red grid, Very Fine and choice

850
850
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2044
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2044, 10c 1847 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Huge even margins, intense shade and impression, cancelled by perfectly struck red grid, only close examination and fluid reveals a faint crease, Extremely Fine Gem appearance

925
1,800
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2045
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2045, 10c 1847 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Full to large margins, detailed impression, red square grid cancel, faint creases in both bottom corners, Very Fine appearance, with 1952 Royal Philatelic Society of London certificate for the stamp on piece, which of course does not mention corner creases

850
700
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2046
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2046, 10c 1847 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Full to large margins, beautiful shade and impression, blue grid cancel, trivial corner crease at top left, Very Fine appearance

900
700
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2047
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2047, 10c 1847 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 2)10c Black, 1847 Sperati Reproduction, 10c Black, 1847 Sperati Reproduction10c Black, 1847 Sperati Reproduction. A gorgeous right sheet-margin example with Sperati's red New York integral-rate circular datestamp, signed by A. Diena as a genuine stamp, which shows how brilliant Sperati's work is, very scarce

E. 300-400
650
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