EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAY WELL BE THE ONLY UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THIS ISSUE IN EXISTENCE. IT IS WITHOUT QUESTION THE FINEST EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT SECOND REVENUE ISSUE WITH INVERTED CENTER. A PHENOMENAL STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT, THIS RANKS AMONG THE FINEST IN TERMS OF CONDITION OF ANY INVERT.
A Power Search review and a search of older auction catalogs reveals just how rare this invert is in sound condition. Most are off-center or have faults. The stamp offered here, in unused condition and with perfect centering, is truly remarkable.
Ex Zoellner. With 2000 P.F. certificate. Unpriced in Scott as unused. Scott Retail for used
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN OUTSTANDING SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT SECOND ISSUE WITH INVERTED CENTER.
A review using Power Search reveals just how rare this invert is in sound condition with any semblance of decent centering. Each used example contained in Power Search has perfs touching on at least one side (sound or with faults). The only exception is a well-centered example with multiple pinhole cancels. The Zoellner collection contained a well-centered unused example.
Ex Matthies and Newport. With 1974 and 2007 P.F. certificates