VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1851 TYPE II ORANGE BROWN.
Scarce in sound original-gum condition with four margins. With 1985 P.F. certificate
3¢ Orange Brown, Type II (10A), Positions 50/60R5E, vertical pair with 13.5mm sheet margin at right showing "(Toppan, Carpen)ter, Casilear & Co. BANK NOTE ENGRAVERS. Phila. New York, Bos(ton & Cincinnati)" portion of imprint and no plate number, which was not present on Plate 5 Early, other margins large to just barely touching frameline, original gum, rich color and excellent impression
Stanley M. Piller, Siegel Auction Galleries, 3/25/1993, Sale 748, lot 71
John C. Chapin (collection sold privately to Shreves and then to Mr. Gross, 2002)
CENSUS, LITERATURE AND EXHIBITION REFERENCES
Thomas J. Alexander, "3¢ 1851, Plate 5 Early," Chronicle 104, page 256 (illustrated)
The Philatelic Foundation (2000)
Extremely Fine; small scissors cut in bottom stamp at upper left
SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)
$7,500.00 for normal pair without imprint
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL-GUM 3-CENT 1851 TYPE II ORANGE BROWN IS GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED. AN EXCEPTIONALLY DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND IN THIS CONDITION.
With 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $11,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded to an unused Scott 10A and it is shared by no other hinged stamps (one Mint N.H. grades 95). There are no unused Type I Scott 10s in the 95 grade
VERY FINE. THE 3-CENT 1851 ORANGE BROWN IS DIFFICULT TO FIND IN THIS EXCEPTIONALLY CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.
With 2009 P.S.E. certificate. There are only three original-gum examples listed in the P.S.E. Population Report (graded 85, 85J and 95)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 3-CENT IMPERFORATE ORANGE BROWN ISSUE.
Due to the narrow spacing on the plate, this issue rarely comes with margins as large as the stamp offered here. This should be considered a true condition rarity.
Ex Whitman and Hoffman. With 1993 and 2000 P.F. certificates.