1847 10c die essay to lead sale of US stamps

A US 1847 issue 10c black large die essay on proof paper is up for auction at Robert A Siegel in New York on September 30.

US 1847 black
The essay is printed on proof paper

The lot is expected to make around $10,000-15,000.

The auction house comments: "This is the only recorded essay incorporating both the vignette and frame for the 10-cent 1847 issue in private hands.

"An important and historic artifact of the first United States general stamp issue."

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