EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL 5-CENT TYPE I PERFORATED STAMP FROM THE 1858 PRINTING IN AN INTENSE RED BROWN SHADE WITH INCREDIBLE DEPTH OF IMPRESSION AND CHOICE CENTERING.
This stamp comes from the 1858 5c printing, which produced the deeper shades of Red Brown, Bright Red Brown and Indian Red (and probably the Brick Red as a mistake in ink mixture). We have no doubt this is Indian Red (Scott 28A), but the P.S.E. certified it as the Bright Red Brown shade (Scott 28b).
With 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $5,750.00). Only one stamp equals this grade and one grades higher (at 95, offered in our 2012 sale of the Kirke collection)
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 1858 BRIGHT RED BROWN SHADE OF THE 5-CENT TYPE I.
The 1858 Bright Red Brown is a much more vibrant color than the 1856 Red Brown or later Red Brown.