Price History for Scott 16 in OG
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EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS ARGUABLY THE FINEST ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 10-CENT TYPE IV IN EXISTENCE. ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL CLASSIC UNITED STATES UNUSED STAMPS AND IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND IN THIS SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.
The 10c 1855 Type IV stamps are defined by the recut of one or both outer lines at the top or bottom of the design. Type IV stamps come from only seven scattered positions on the left pane and one position on the right pane of Plate 1--Position 3R offered here. Therefore, only 4% of the stamps from Plate 1 are Type IV. Scott 16 is extremely rare in original-gum condition. Essentially all of the approximately seven original-gum examples we have offered since keeping computerized records in 1993 are affected by faults, only part gum, or both. One was sound and Very Fine, but has disturbed gum and smaller margins than the example offered here. The combination of original gum, large margins and completely sound condition is simply almost never encountered on the 10c 1855 Type IV.
Ex Arthur R. Brigham (1920s to 30s), Arthur C. Weil (Fifield sale, Dec. 10-12, 1947, lot 58, "superb o.g., ex Brigham"), Dr. Gleysteen and Louis Grunin. With 1971 and 2021 P.F. certificates (XF 90). With 2014 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF 90; SMQ $75,000.00). This is the only graded original-gum example of Scott 16 in the P.S.E. Population Report.