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EXTREMELY FINE. A STUNNING ORIGINAL-GUM SHEET-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE.
With 2015 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85 XQ). The "XQ" in the grade is used for stamps of extraordinary quality.
VERY FINE LIGHTLY HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE.
With copy of 1994 P.F. certificate for a block of six
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE. SCARCE IN SUCH WONDERFUL CONDITION.
As multiples demonstrate, the spacing between stamps on the 12c plate was very narrow. Sound original-gum examples with four margins are great rarities, and most have been harvested from larger multiples.
Ex Hansen. With 2002 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM PAIR. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM HORIZONTAL PAIR OF THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE WITH COLOSSAL MARGINS AND EXTRAORDINARY FRESHNESS.
As this pair amply demonstrates, the spacing between stamps on the plate is very narrow. Most examples (unused and used) have either narrow margins or are cutting into the framelines. This pair, with full original gum and with such large margins, is a remarkable rarity.
2000 P.F. certificate no longer accompanies. With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ as a pair, SMQ $65,000.00 as a single). Scott Retail for a pair is $17,500.00