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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 (Scott 13-14)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2111
ng
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2111, 10c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 13-14)10c Green, Ty. I (13), 10c Green, Ty. I (13)10c Green, Ty. I (13). Bottom row of Plate 1, unused (no gum), large margins including bottom sheet margin, dark shade and intense impression

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN OUTSTANDING UNUSED SHEET-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 IMPERFORATE 10-CENT TYPE I. RARE IN THIS HIGH-QUALITY UNUSED CONDITION.

10c 1855-57 Type I stamps come from the bottom 20 positions of the plate, and they are the only stamps to show the complete right shell and nearly complete left shell. For some reason the sheet margin at bottom was often trimmed away. This bottom sheet-margin unused copy is comparable to one we sold in our 2007 Rarities sale for $21,000 versus $7,750 Scott value at the time.

With 2015 P.F. certificate

8,500
9,500
2112
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2112, 10c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 13-14)10c Green, Ty. I (13), 10c Green, Ty. I (13)10c Green, Ty. I (13). Position 100L1, enormous margins including right interpane margin with centerline, lightly cancelled by Philadelphia circular datestamp, bright shade and very fresh

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING SHEET-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 10-CENT TYPE I FROM THE BOTTOM RIGHT POSITION OF THE LEFT PANE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

The 10c Type I is defined as having a complete shell at bottom right and was produced only from the bottom row of the plate (20 positions). Although Type I comes from sheet-margin positions, examples almost always have the extra sheet margin cut away. This stamp could be the only centerline sheet-margin example of Scott 13 graded 95 or better (we cannot tell from the P.S.E. Population Report). A Power Search review failed to locate another centerline sheet-margin stamp of this grade or comparable quality.

With 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,600.00).

900
2,500
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2113
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2113, 10c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 13-14)10c Green, Ty. I (13), 10c Green, Ty. I (13)10c Green, Ty. I (13). Position 100L1, huge margins including right interpane margin, deep rich color, lovely impression, cancelled by red Providence R.I. circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A COLORFUL AND SUPERB SHEET-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 10-CENT TYPE I IMPERFORATE.

The 10c Type I stamps have complete or nearly complete shells at bottom. They are only found on the bottom row of the plate (20 positions).

Ex Newbury (accompanied by our original lot sheet showing Weill as agent for the buyer at $325 in 1961). With 2015 P.F. certificate graded XF-Superb 95

1,000
3,750
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2114
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2114, 10c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 13-14)10c Green, Ty. I (13), 10c Green, Ty. I (13)10c Green, Ty. I (13). Bottom row of Plate 1, large margins including bottom sheet margin, bright color, cancelled by clear strike of Stockton Cal. circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL SHEET-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 10-CENT TYPE I.

The 10c Type I stamps have complete or nearly complete shells at bottom. They are only found on the bottom row of the plate (20 positions). For some reason, stamps from these positions were usually trimmed at bottom when they were separated, leaving a dearth of sheet-margin copies. This example, with its large bottom margin, is an extreme exception to the rule.

Ex Caspary (lot 459 -- margins trimmed slightly since that 1956 sale)

900
1,400
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2115
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2115, 10c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 13-14)10c Green, Ty. II (14), 10c Green, Ty. II (14)10c Green, Ty. II (14). Enormous margins all around including part of adjoining stamp below, rich color, light face-free town datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, remarkable margins and quality, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,250.00)

160
2,600
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2116
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2116, 10c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 13-14)10c Green, Ty. II (14), 10c Green, Ty. II (14)10c Green, Ty. II (14). Position 80L1, enormous margins including right interpane margin, deep shade, lightly cancelled by San Francisco circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Caspary (lot 483, accompanied by original cover), with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $950.00)

160
2,000
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2117
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2117, 10c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 13-14)10c Green, Ty. II (14), 10c Green, Ty. II (14)10c Green, Ty. II (14). Large margins including left interpane margin and centerline, bright shade, lightly cancelled by blue circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, ex Newbury

170
1,700
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2118
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2118, 10c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 13-14)10c Green, Ty. II (14), 10c Green, Ty. II (14)10c Green, Ty. II (14). Large margins including right sheet margin, lightly cancelled by town circular datestamp, Extremely Fine

160
200
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2119
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2119, 10c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 13-14)10c Green, Ty. II (14), 10c Green, Ty. II (14)10c Green, Ty. II (14). Three huge margins and large at bottom, beautiful dark color and sharp impression, lightly struck town circular datestamp, Extremely Fine

160
140
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2120
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2120, 10c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 13-14)10c Green, Ty. II (14), 10c Green, Ty. II (14)10c Green, Ty. II (14). Large to huge margins including part of adjoining stamp above, intense shade and impression, lightly cancelled by blue circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, accompanied by original H. R. Harmer lot sheet from a 1972 sale where it brought $300

170
1,200
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2121
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2121, 10c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 13-14)10c Green, Ty. II (14), 10c Green, Ty. II (14)10c Green, Ty. II (14). Large margins all around, rich color, face-free blue circular datestamp struck neatly across upper right, natural coal speck inclusion, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp

170
200
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2122
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2122, 10c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 13-14)10c Green, Ty. II (14), 10c Green, Ty. II (14)10c Green, Ty. II (14). Full to large margins, bright shade, lightly cancelled by blue circular datestamp, natural coal speck inclusion, Very Fine and choice

170
140
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2123
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2123, 10c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 13-14)10c Green, Ty. II (14), 10c Green, Ty. II (14)10c Green, Ty. II (14). Huge margins all around, bright shade, blue circular datestamp of Claremont N.H., this was originally on piece in the Caspary sale, we removed it (piece accompanies) and found a faint previously undescribed corner margin crease at top right, Extremely Fine Gem appearance, ex Caspary

170
275
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2124
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2124, 10c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 13-14)10c Green, Ty. II (14), 10c Green, Ty. II (14)10c Green, Ty. II (14). Enormous margins including left interpane margin with traces of centerline and parts of stamps above and at right, neat strike of New York circular datestamp, rich color, negligible crease at bottom and top left margin, Extremely Fine appearance

160
160
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2125
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2125, 10c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 13-14)10c Green, Ty. II (14), 10c Green, Ty. II (14)10c Green, Ty. II (14). Huge margins including part of adjoining stamp at right, gorgeous "grass green" shade, tied by bold "New Orleans La. May 1" circular datestamp on piece of cover with Tepic, Mexico, address, Vera Cruz May 4, 1856 oval datestamp and "4" reales due handstamp, Extremely Fine Gem stamp and attractive piece

160
550
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2126
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2126, 10c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 13-14)10c Green, Ty. II (14), 10c Green, Ty. II (14)10c Green, Ty. II (14). Horizontal pair, enormous margins all around, intense shade and impression, neatly cancelled by two strikes of black grid, natural coal speck inclusion at left, fresh and Extremely Fine Gem pair of the 1855 10c Type II, truly outstanding quality, ex Waterhouse

350
1,100
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2127
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2127, 10c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 13-14)10c Green, Ty. III/II (15/14), 10c Green, Ty. III/II (15/14)10c Green, Ty. III/II (15/14). Vertical pair with Type III at top and Type II at bottom, large to enormous margins including a large part of adjoining stamp above and traces of another at lower left, intense shade and proof-like impression, lightly cancelled by New Orleans circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem pair, this was originally part of a strip of three on cover in the Caspary sale, someone later trimmed off the top stamp and turned it into a piece, we soaked off the pair to ascertain condition

350
2,500
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2128
c
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2128, 10c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 13-14)10c Green, Ty. II (14), 10c Green, Ty. II (14)10c Green, Ty. II (14). Large even margins, deep shade, tied by red "Providence R.I. Dec. 25" Christmas Day circular datestamp on bright buff cover to Niagara, Canada, with Davis's Pain Killers patent medicine manufacturer's embossed advertisement across the top, elaborate design with Eagle, globe, ribbons and "Joy to the World" slogan (appropriate for both the Christmas season and the product sold), red "Paid" handstamp and "U.States Paid 6d" cross-border handstamp, receiving backstamp (Dec. 28, 1855), Extremely Fine, a remarkable 1851-56 Issue advertising cover, ex Emerson and Knapp (Part I, lot 2504)

E. 1,000-1,500
6,250
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2129
c
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2129, 10c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 13-14)10c Green, Ty. II (14), 10c Green, Ty. II (14)10c Green, Ty. II (14). Large margins all around, intense shade and sharp impression -- perfection -- tied by clear strike of "Biddeford Me. Jan. 31" circular datestamp on small cover to Yankee Jim's, Cal., two small faint stain spots at lower right which we ordinarily would not mention but do so here to emphasize the extraordinary quality of this cover, Extremely Fine Gem stamp on a pristine cover, "W.H.C." (Colson) handstamp and notation on back that this cover was acquired from Colson in 1956 for $125, a measure of its quality and value more than a half-century ago

E. 400-500
1,100
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2130
c
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2130, 10c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 13-14)10c Green, Ty. II (14), 10c Green, Ty. II (14)10c Green, Ty. II (14). Large margins including left sheet margin, tied by "Seneca Falls N.Y. Sep. 21" (1857) circular datestamp on small cover to Montreal, Canada, "U. States" in framed arc handstamp, red "Paid 10" handstamp, Montreal receiving backstamp, Extremely Fine, signed Ashbrook

E. 300-400
375
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2131
c
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2131, 10c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 13-14)10c Green, Ty. II (14), 10c Green, Ty. II (14)10c Green, Ty. II (14). Large margins showing part of adjoining stamp at right, full at top, beautiful brilliant color, tied by clear strike of "Batavia N.Y. Feb. 4" circular datestamp with matching "Paid" and "10" handstamps on light buff cover to East Williamsburgh, Canada, sender's directive "via Kingston", red "U. STATES" straightline handstamp, Montreal & Kingston Railway Post Office datestamp struck twice on back (Feb. 6, 1857), red receiving backstamps, light vertical fold at left, Extremely Fine

E. 300-400
375
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2132
c
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2132, 10c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 13-14)10c Green, Ty. II (14), 10c Green, Ty. II (14)10c Green, Ty. II (14). Large even margins, deep shade, tied by "Washington City D.C. May 23, 1857" circular datestamp on cover to Mexico, Vera Cruz Jun. 26 oval receiving datestamp and "2" reales due handstamp, Extremely Fine

E. 400-500
475
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