Sale Number: 958
Sale Date: SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 2008
2008 Rarities of the World

1851-56 Issue (continued)
Lot Sym. Lot Description Est/Cat Realized
541 og 5c Red Brown (12). Large margins to clear of projection at right, original gum, lightly hinged, bright color and detailed impression

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE SOUND ORIGINAL-GUM AND FOUR-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1856 ISSUE.

Sound, original-gum examples of the 5c 1856 Issue are extremely rare, and probably fewer than six exist with margins around the entire design.

Ex Caspary. With 1976 and 1998 P.F. certificates. (Image Magnifier)

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20,000 17,000
542 TC 10c Black, Ty. I, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (13TC1). 42 x 49mm, showing clear layout lines all around the design, crisp impression

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE TRIAL COLOR PROOF FOR THE 10-CENT 1855 ISSUE.

We have only offered three other examples of the 10c 1855 Trial Color Large Die Proof since keeping computerized records.

With 2006 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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5,000 4,500
543   10c Green, Ty. I (13). Huge even margins all around, deep rich color on crisp paper, neat strike of circular datestamp cancel leaves design characteristics clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 10-CENT TYPE I.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $3,100.00 as 95, $5,950.00 as 98). Only two have graded higher to date, and no others share this grade. (Image Magnifier)

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PSE Population Report

950 11,000
544 og 10c Green, Ty. III (15). Original gum, large margins to full, deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper

VERY FINE. A REMARKABLY BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 10-CENT TYPE III.

With 1979 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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5,500 2,600
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