Sale 1096 — The Robert R. Hall Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 28-30 April, 2015

Category — 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
28
og
Sale 1096, Lot 28, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)10c Green, Ty. I (13). Original gum, three enormous margins including part of bottom sheet margin, full at top, marvelous dark shade and intense impression on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. ONE OF THE CHOICEST EXAMPLES OF THE 10-CENT TYPE I, WHICH WAS FURNISHED ONLY BY THE BOTTOM ROW OF THE PLATE. VERY FEW ORIGINAL-GUM TYPE I STAMPS EXIST, AND THIS IS CERTAINLY AMONG THE FINEST IN TERMS OF COLOR, IMPRESSION AND MARGINS.

Type I stamps come from the bottom 20 positions of the plate. They are the only stamps to show the design complete at bottom. For some reason the sheet margin at bottom was often trimmed away, leaving a dearth of quality copies. The Type IV stamps come from only eight positions, but we would rank the two types equally in terms of the rarity of sound four-margin original-gum copies.

We have offered only one other comparable example in terms of margins and condition, in the Whitman sale.

Ex Golin. "W.H.C." backstamp (Warren H. Colson). With 1985 P.F. certificate

19,000
15,000