EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES OF THE ONE-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE IN EXISTENCE. IT IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.
The 1c Re-Issue was printed from a new plate of 100 subjects, compared to the original plate of 200 in two panes. 10,000 stamps were printed (100 impressions). 3,195 of the 1c were sold, by far the largest quantity of any denomination of the set. However, almost none would grade as highly as the example offered here, which is lightly hinged and with wide balanced margins all around. The remaining 6,805 were destroyed on July 16, 1884.
Ex "Hanover". With 2009 and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $5,750.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only three others share it.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE SPECIAL PRINTING FROM THE 1900 PARIS INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION IN PRIVATE HANDS.
Research begun by Robert Meyersburg and continued by Michael Plett, Richard Drews and others has demonstrated that this item is not a proof "on thick India paper," as the P.F. opined in 2000. Comparisons were made between this stamp and items at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum from the 1900 Paris International Exhibition. This stamp was found to be an exact match for those items. The research was submitted to the A.P.S. in 2011 and the stamp received a new A.P.S. certificate in 2012. See Evans book pp. 82-83 for a summary of the philatelic aspects of the 1900 Paris Exhibition and this 1c Special Printing.
With 2000 P.F. certificate as "No. 63P3 on thick India paper". With 2012 A.P.S. certificate stating "Scott No. 102 variety, special printing from the 1900 Paris International Exhibition, genuine, UR corner crease". Also accompanied by a note from A.P.S. stating "the committee reports this should be listed as a a variety of Scott 102, not No. 63. If a proof was made after 1876, as this was, it should be listed under the re-issue numbers". With 1994 note from Robert Meyersburg stating this was salvaged by him from material recovered from the USPOD exhibit at the 1900 Exhibition
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.
The 1c Re-Issue was printed from a new plate of 100 subjects, compared to the original plate of 200 in two panes. 10,000 stamps were printed (100 impressions). 3,195 of the 1c were sold, by far the largest quantity of any denomination of the set. However, few would grade as highly as the example offered here. The remaining 6,805 were destroyed on July 16, 1884.
With 1997 P.F. and 2003 P.S.E. certificates (OG, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,750.00)