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Sale 1211 — The William H. Gross Collection: United States Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 29-30 October, 2019

Category — 1857-60 1¢ to 90¢ Perforated Issues

Cat./Est. Value
Sale Number 1211, Lot Number 322, 1857-60 1¢ to 90¢ Perforated Issues, 1857 10¢ Green Type I Perforated strip of three with wide spacing on cover to Paris

10¢ Green, Type I (31), horizontal strip of three from the bottom row of Plate 1 with extra wide-spaced perforations at bottom showing the key complete shells, perfs well clear other sides, pretty pastel color, tied by two light strikes of New Orleans circular datestamp on blue 1858 folded letter to Paris, France, red "Boston Nov. 17 Paid 24" 24¢ credit datestamp, French arrival datestamp (November 30), receiving backstamp, trace of manuscript on center stamp, Extremely Fine, a rare and choice strip of the 10¢ 1857 Type I with wide-spaced perforations--10¢ Type I stamps are found only on the 20 bottom-row positions of Plate 1; due to narrow spacing on the plate and difficulties in perforating, stamps at the bottom of the plate usually have perforations cutting into the bottom portion of the design where the Type I characteristics are located; wide-spaced bottom-row stamps showing the full shells are particularly rare and desirable--ex Haas, Grunin and "Sevenoaks"

E. 1,500-2,000
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