Sale 1040 — Outstanding United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 26-28 March, 2013

Category — 1c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5A-17)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1203°
 
Sale 1040, Lot 1203, 1c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5A-17)10c Green, Ty. I (13). Horizontal pair from the bottom row of Plate 1, large margins, intense color and crisp impression, light strikes of grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED PAIR OF THE 1855 10-CENT TYPE I.

The 10c Type I stamps are defined as having complete scrolls at bottom. They are only found on the bottom row of the plate (20 positions). For some reason, they were usually trimmed at bottom when they were separated, leaving a dearth of quality copies. This pair, with its enormous margins, is one of the finest multiples we have encountered.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; multiples are unpriced in SMQ)

2,100
3,750