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

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

Category — 5c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-35)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
74
og
Sale 1096, Lot 74, 5c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-35)10c Green, Ty. I (31). Position 93L1, original gum, hinge marks, deep rich color and proof-like impression, virtually intact perforations at left and bottom which preserve the full shell at bottom right (the defining charcteristic of Type I)

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE SOUND ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 10-CENT TYPE I PERFORATED ISSUE.

Type I characteristics are only found on the 20 stamps that comprise the bottom row of the plate. Due to narrow spacing on the plate and difficulties in aligning the perforating machine, stamps at the bottom of the plate usually have perforations cutting into the bottom portion of the design. This is a negative, because Type I is defined as having the design complete at bottom. The population of stamps available to collectors showing the type characteristics is extremely limited, especially when other factors such as gum and soundness are taken into consideration. The example offered here, in sound condition and showing the design characteristics, is extremely desirable.

With 1994 P.F. certificate

35,000
13,500