VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM PAIR OF THE 15-CENT TYPE III 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE. THIS IS THE FIRST WE HAVE OFFERED SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS.
The largest recorded multiple is a block of four with two known (one has no gum). This is the only original-gum pair of which we are aware.
With 2002 P.F. certificate.
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE WITH A RED CANCEL.
A Power Search review reveals how elusive this issue is with a red cancel. We did not find a single example in our sale records going back to 1993.
With 1981 and 2008 P.F. certificates. Scott does not price the 1869 Re-Issues with colored cancels. Scott Retail for normal black cancel
EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE.
The Type III design of the 15c Re-Issue is similar to the Type I, except it lacks shading lines around the vignette. The Rose book (p. 104) notes that essays of Type III are known from 1868, indicating this type was contemplated but never used for the original 1869 Issue.
With 2000 P.F. certificate