EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1857 TYPE II, GRADED XF-90.
With 2017 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF 90; SMQ $4,250.00). Only one grades higher (at 95) and six others share this grade.
VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE II FROM THE TOP ROW OF PLATE FOUR -- SHOWING THE COMPLETE DESIGN AT TOP AND A DOUBLE TRANSFER.
Ashbrook states "The lone double transfer, 10R4, is a very rare stamp, in fact, it ranks among the rarest of double transfers of the one cent 1851-1857. I have seen very few copies, and only one pair, containing 10R4." (Neinken book, p. 270).
Ex Zoellner. With 1981 P.F. certificate stating "sweated o.g." -- a totally unwarranted comment about the pristine original gum on this stamp. Scott Retail for Position 10R4
EXTREMELY FINE LIGHTLY-HINGED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1857 TYPE II.
With copy of 1980 P.F. (for a block) and 2017 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $4,250.00)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE II. THE RARITY OF THIS TYPE IS OFTEN OVERLOOKED BY COLLECTORS OF HIGH-QUALITY STAMPS. THIS STAMP IS GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND IT IS SHARED BY NO OTHER ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES.
With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $6,250.00). This is the highest grade awarded to any unused Scott 20, and it is the only original-gum example graded 95. That said, we think this stamp deserves an even higher grade -- either 95 Jumbo or Superb 98 -- to reflect its extraordinary margin width and centering