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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 15 December, 2015

Category — 10c 1851-56 Issue, cont. (Scott 15-16)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2133
c
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2133, 10c 1851-56 Issue, cont. (Scott 15-16)10c Green, Ty. III (15), 10c Green, Ty. III (15)10c Green, Ty. III (15). Large to full margins, deep rich color and impression, tied by greenish-blue "Princeton N.J. 3 Aug." circular datestamp on lady's small cover to Oregon City, Oregon Territory, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful 10c 1855 transcontinental use

E. 300-400
800
2134
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2134, 10c 1851-56 Issue, cont. (Scott 15-16)10c Green, Ty. III (15), 10c Green, Ty. III (15)10c Green, Ty. III (15). Huge margins all around including part of adjoining stamp at right and sheet margin at left, gorgeous rich color and sharp impression, Richmond Va. circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Caspary, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $950.00)

160
2,500
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2135
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2135, 10c 1851-56 Issue, cont. (Scott 15-16)10c Green, Ty. III (15), 10c Green, Ty. III (15)10c Green, Ty. III (15). Large to huge margins including left sheet margin and trace of adjoining stamp at right, rich color, lightly cancelled, Extremely Fine Gem, accompanied by original H. R. Harmer lot sheet from a 1972 sale where it brought $500

160
2,000
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2136
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2136, 10c 1851-56 Issue, cont. (Scott 15-16)10c Green, Ty. III (15), 10c Green, Ty. III (15)10c Green, Ty. III (15). Large margins all around, gorgeous rich color and sharp impression, cancelled by neatly struck blue circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, remarkably choice

170
375
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2137
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2137, 10c 1851-56 Issue, cont. (Scott 15-16)10c Green, Ty. III (15), 10c Green, Ty. III (15)10c Green, Ty. III (15). Large to huge margins including part of adjoining stamp at left, dark shade, cancelled by face-free San Francisco circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, pencil "70R1" plating notation

160
750
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2138
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2138, 10c 1851-56 Issue, cont. (Scott 15-16)10c Green, Ty. III (15), 10c Green, Ty. III (15)10c Green, Ty. III (15). Large even margins, gorgeous rich color and sharp impression, face-free red grid cancel, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, Brun backstamp and pencil initials

185
600
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2139
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2139, 10c 1851-56 Issue, cont. (Scott 15-16)10c Green, Ty. III (15), 10c Green, Ty. III (15)10c Green, Ty. III (15). Three huge margins, full at left, bright shade, tied by blue "Baltimore Md. Nov. 5" circular datestamp on piece, Extremely Fine, ex Caspary

170
325
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2140
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2140, 10c 1851-56 Issue, cont. (Scott 15-16)10c Green, Ty. III (15), 10c Green, Ty. III (15)10c Green, Ty. III (15). Huge margins including top right corner sheet margins, cancelled by Michigan town circular datestamp which is apparently the cause of a diagonal crease at lower right where rim is struck, Extremely Fine appearance

160
120
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2141
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2141, 10c 1851-56 Issue, cont. (Scott 15-16)10c Green, Ty. III (15), 10c Green, Ty. III (15)10c Green, Ty. III (15). Horizontal pair, large to huge margins including part of adjoining stamp at left, bright shade, lightly cancelled by New Orleans circular datestamp, trace of stitch watermark, fresh and Extremely Fine Gem pair, ex Charlton Henry

350
500
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2142
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2142, 10c 1851-56 Issue, cont. (Scott 15-16)10c Green, Ty. III (15), 10c Green, Ty. III (15)10c Green, Ty. III (15). Horizontal pair, large to huge margins with traces of adjoining stamp at right, lovely bright shade, cancelled by sharp strike of San Francisco circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, outstanding quality

350
850
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2143
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2143, 10c 1851-56 Issue, cont. (Scott 15-16)10c Green, Ty. IV (16), 10c Green, Ty. IV (16)10c Green, Ty. IV (16). Position 55L1, recut at bottom, large to huge margins, rich color, neatly cancelled by town datestamp

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.

1,650
4,000
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2144
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2144, 10c 1851-56 Issue, cont. (Scott 15-16)10c Green, Ty. IV (16), 10c Green, Ty. IV (16)10c Green, Ty. IV (16). Position 3R1, recut at top, the misplaced relief position showing breaks in lines above each "X", full to large margins including part of adjoining stamp at left, magnificent rich color and proof-like early impression, lightly cancelled by black town datestamp and trace of red New York datestamp (we have not added premium to Scott value)

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)

1,650
2,500
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2145
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2145, 10c 1851-56 Issue, cont. (Scott 15-16)10c Green, Ty. IV (16), 10c Green, Ty. IV (16)10c Green, Ty. IV (16). Position 76L1, recut at bottom, full to large margins, bright yellowish shade, very lightly cancelled, Very Fine and choice example of the 1855 10c Type IV

1,750
2,100
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2146
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2146, 10c 1851-56 Issue, cont. (Scott 15-16)10c Green, Ty. IV (16), 10c Green, Ty. IV (16)10c Green, Ty. IV (16). Position 64L1, recut at top and bottom, full even margins, deep shade and impression, light strike of grid cancel leaves entire design clearly visible

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

2,200
1,500
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2147
c
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2147, 10c 1851-56 Issue, cont. (Scott 15-16)10c Green, Ty. IV (16), 10c Green, Ty. IV (16)10c Green, Ty. IV (16). Position 86L1, recut at top, large even margins, bright shade, tied by clearly struck "N. York Steamship" dateless circle handstamp on inbound ship-letter rate cover to Painesville O., addressed to Mrs. A. J. Goldsmith with sender's notation at bottom "J.G.G. & D.E.G.", no indication of date or place of origin

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.

E. 2,000-3,000
3,500
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2148
c
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2148, 10c 1851-56 Issue, cont. (Scott 15-16)10c Green, Ty. IV-IV-II (16-16-14), 10c Green, Ty. IV-IV-II (16-16-14)10c Green, Ty. IV-IV-II (16-16-14). Positions 54-56L1, horizontal strip of three with two Type IV at left (both recut at bottom) and Type II at right, large to huge margins, spectacular early color and proof-like impression, tied by two clear strikes of "New Orleans La. Sep. 14, 1857" circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Bordeaux, France, sender's blue oval handstamp, red "Boston Paid 24 Sep. 23" credit datestamp, French arrival datestamp (Oct. 5), transit and receiving backstamps, lightly toned along horizontal file fold

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"

E. 7,500-10,000
16,500
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