A SPECTACULAR COMPLETE SET OF 3-CENT 1851 ISSUE PLATE NUMBERS. HIGHLY EXHIBITABLE AND EXCEEDINGLY RARE.
This set was built by Dr. Wilbur F. Amonette and we believe it to be the finest showing of plate number copies ever assembled, with all the numerals complete. Since the plate number portion of the imprint -- "No. X" -- straddled two stamps, some singles show plate numbers that are only partially complete. This set shows complete numbers and two stamps with complete "No." as well (Plates 1 and 7). Plate 7 is very rare by itself, with only a few known, so any attempt to duplicate or improve upon this set would be extremely difficult, if not futile.
Ex Dr. Amonette and accompanied by a letter from him about the set
VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1851 PINKISH SHADE, AS CLASSIFIED BY DR. AMONETTE.
Accompanied by signed note card from Dr. Amonette stating "95R7 -- VF example of the rare 'Pink' shade that matches exactly the 'Pink' shade in the Chase Master Color Chart"
EXTREMELY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 3-CENT PLUM SHADE.
Signed Dr. Amonette who states "Pale Plum".
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1851 ISSUE.
Ex Kirke. With 1983 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 100, SMQ $1,000.00 as 100). This is the highest grade possible and it is shared by only five others.