1¢ Blue, Type IV (23), Plate 1L, recut once at top and bottom, rich color nicely contrasted by vivid red "Providence R.I. Feb. 3, 1858" circular datestamp on diminutive cover to local addressee, fresh and Very Fine, a beautiful and colorful use of the perforated 1¢ 1857 from Plate 1 Late, with 1991 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 ONE-CENT PERFORATED TYPE IV. A BEAUTIFUL STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.
Most examples of this issue have perforations either touching or into the recut lines. The example offered here, with intact recut lines at top and bottom, is exceedingly rare. It also has uncharacteristically deep color and detailed impression for a Plate 1 Late printing.
Ex "Natalee Grace" and Curtis. With 1997 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $3,150.00). Only four have graded higher (all at 95).