EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT IMPERFORATE TYPE IIIA FROM PLATE 4. AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND WITH SUCH HUGE MARGINS.
Stamps printed from Plate 4 were issued in April-June 1857 before perforations were introduced. The relatively small number of imperforate Plate 4 stamps issued during this period explains the rarity and desirability of any of the imperforate stamp types produced from this plate.
With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,500.00)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE IIIa. PARTICULARLY DESIRABLE FROM PLATE 4.
With 1987 and 2004 P.F. certificates. With 2003 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98). We feel this is a bit overzealously graded and using today's standards it would be more likely to receive a 95