Sale 1242 — The Gordon Eubanks Collection: United States 1851 to 1856 Imperforate Issue

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 12-13 October, 2021

Category — Ten-Cent: Essays and Proofs

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
328
TC
Sale 1242, Lot 328, Ten-Cent: Essays and Proofs10c Black, Type III, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove Stamp Paper (15TC5). Mounted on thin card, horizontal and vertical manuscript pen lines, large margins

VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE BLACK TRIAL COLOR PLATE PROOF OF THE 10-CENT 1855 ISSUE. ONLY TWO ARE REPORTED TO EXIST.

This exact proof is illustrated in the Neinken book (Fig.6-K), where the origin of 1851 Issue plate proofs in Black on regular paper is discussed. It is believed that these proofs, with and without ruled lines, were produced in 1856. The other example (ex Dr. Chase) was offered in our 2006 Rarities of the World auction.

Ex Neinken and Wagshal. With 2010 P.F. certificate. Scott value $5,000.00

E. 2,000-3,000
1,600