VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE UNUSED MULTIPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE II FROM PLATE 3.
According to Ashbrook and Neinken, Plate 3 is believed to have been made in March or April 1856, possibly to replace the defective Plate 2 and/or to meet the increased demand for stamps concurrent with the April 1855 change in postal regulations requiring prepayment of postage. For an unknown reason--possibly a severe defect that arose in the plate--very few stamps were printed from the new Plate 3 before it was retired. All positions on Plate 3 are Type II and were entered from the same T-A-B Relief roller used for Plates 1 and 2. Plate 3 stamps bear a close resemblance to those from Plate 2. Surviving Plate 3 examples are rare, and unused examples or multiples of any kind are exceedingly rare.
Ex Vogel. With 2011 P.F. certificate. Unpriced in Scott as a pair or strip
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE II FROM PLATE 3.
Ex Vogel. With 2011 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as original gum