EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN EXCEPTIONALLY ATTRACTIVE LARGE-MARGINED USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 10-CENT TYPE IV.
With 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $2,700.00). We compared this to other examples graded 90 and 95, and we feel this surpasses almost every 90 and is the equal to several 95's.
EXTREMELY FINE. A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 10-CENT TYPE IV FROM THE TOP-ROW MISPLACED RELIEF POSITION 3R1, WITH EXCEPTIONAL COLOR AND CLARITY OF IMPRESSION.
With 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $2,700.00)
VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 10-CENT TYPE IV FROM POSITION 64L1 -- THE ONLY POSITION WITH DOUBLE RECUT LINES.
Signed in pencil by Ashbrook
EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB 1855 10-CENT TYPE IV IMPERFORATE STAMP AND VERY RARE USE ON AN INBOUND STEAMSHIP COVER VIA NEW YORK CITY. OUTSTANDING QUALITY.
Ex Brown, Moody and Jessup.
EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE 1855 10-CENT IMPERFORATE MULTIPLE CONTAINING TWO TYPE IV POSITIONS, USED TO PAY THE DOUBLE RATE TO FRANCE. MAGNIFICENT QUALITY FOR SUCH AN IMPORTANT AND RARE CLASSIC UNITED STATES COVER.
Although several covers are known with strips of three of the 10c 1855, which include one Type IV position, we are aware of only five multiples larger than a pair on cover that contain more than one Type IV (thanks to Michael Perlman for sharing his records). The superb strip on this cover is the finest of the five recorded.
Annotated and signed by Stanley B. Ashbrook in pencil on back: "In My Opinion This Cover is Genuine in Every Respect. Plate Positions 54L1-55L1-56L1. Types IV, IV, II"