Sale 976 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 29 September-2 October, 2009

Category — 10c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 31-39)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1259
 
Sale 976, Lot 1259, 10c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 31-39)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Intense shade and impression, unusually choice centering for this difficult issue, neat strike of circular datestamp and also red "19" handstamp at lower right

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1857 ISSUE FROM PLATE 1. A DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,350.00). Only one has graded higher to date and only seven others share this grade. The only example graded higher (98) realized $17,000 hammer in our sale of the Dauer collection.

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1,800