Sale 1024 — The Natalee Grace Collection of Used Stamps of the United States, Part One: 1847-1868 Issues

Sale Date — Thursday, 7 June, 2012

Category — 10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 31-35)

Lot
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Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
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Sale 1024, Lot 80, 10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 31-35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Position 60R2, absolutely enormous margins with captured "n, Carpenter & Co. BANK NOTE E" portion of imprint at right which is completely clear of the perforations, rich color, neat strike of New York circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1859 10-CENT TYPE V WITH A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF THE IMPRINT CAPTURED AT RIGHT AND WITH ENORMOUS MARGINS ON ALL OTHER SIDES.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo). We submitted this stamp for grading to see how P.S.E. factored the captured imprint into the equation. William A. Litle included a note stating that "Grading this one is completely subjective." Agreed. This is the finest example with captured imprint we have ever encountered, and for a stamp like this SMQ is not an accurate guide.

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