EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE III, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- PARTICULARLY DESIRABLE WITH THE RED CARRIER DATESTAMP.
Due to the narrow vertical spacing on this plate, stamps are most typically found with the perforations impinging on a portion of the design. The example offered here is centered so that the type characteristics are clearly visible.
With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $9,750.00). This is the highest grade awarded
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE III.
With 2002 P.F. certificate for pair
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. WITHOUT QUESTION THIS IS ONE OF THE FINEST USED EXAMPLES OF THE 1857 PERFORATED ONE-CENT TYPE III IN EXISTENCE, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION. A GORGEOUS STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT -- CENTERING, COLOR, IMPRESSION, PERFORATIONS AND CANCELLATION.
Ex Knapp (acquired by a previous owner in that long-ago sale and kept in the dark for a half-century, thus the incredibly rich color and freshness). With ungraded 2011 P.S.E. certificate. With 2007 and 2011 P.F. certificates (Superb 98). By way of comparison, the highest grade awarded by P.S.E. is a 95, and it is unpriced above that grade in SMQ