VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1861 PIGEON BLOOD PINK SHADE ON COVER.
With 1995 P.F. certificate
3¢ Pigeon Blood Pink (64a), color slightly adulterated but still has the bluish tint of a true Pigeon Blood Pink, superb centering and margins, tied by "Miamiville O. Nov. 9" circular datestamp on red and blue "Protect It" Waving Flag Patriotic cover to Ford P.O., Ohio, stamp has partly nibbed perf at upper right, still Very Fine and rare example of this 3¢ 1861 shade on a Patriotic cover, very few known, ex Myers and Mitchell
AN ATTRACTIVE COVER WITH THE 3-CENT 1861 ISSUE IN THE RARE PIGEON BLOOD PINK SHADE -- FINE CENTERING WITH COLOR AS RICH AND VIBRANT AS WE HAVE EVER SEEN.
The Pigeon Blood Pink shade, named for the rare ruby, is regarded as the most distinctive and rarest of the Pink shades. Unfortunately, the special bluish-pink tint of the true Pigeon Blood Pink is sensitive to light and other environmental factors. Therefore, examples kept in the dark over many years retain the true Pigeon Blood color, while others have lost it. In terms of color, the stamp on this cover is among the finest we have ever encountered. Stanley B. Ashbrook agreed and signed the cover on December 27, 1951, with the statement "The 3c 1861 on this cover is a gorgeous example of the Pigeon Blood. I doubt if a finer example could be found."
Ex Krug and Gore. Scott Retail $5,000.00
EXTREMELY FINE. A GORGEOUS USED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1861 3-CENT PIGEON BLOOD PINK WHICH IS GRADED XF 90 BY P.S.E. ONLY ONE HAS GRADED HIGHER.
Ex Klein, Sharrer and Kirke. This stamp originated on a cover to Albany N.Y. (no longer accompanies). With 1961, 2000 and 2009 P.F. certificates as on cover. With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $10,000.00). Only one example has graded higher (at 95) and this is the only example to achieve this grade
FRESH AND VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE USE OF THE 3-CENT 1861 PIGEON BLOOD PINK.
Ex DuPuy. With 1999 P.S.E. certificate.
EXTREMELY FINE STAMP AND COVER. HIDDEN FOR MORE THAN A HALF-CENTURY SINCE THE 1956 CASPARY SALE, THIS MAGNIFICENTLY PRESERVED 1861 3-CENT PIGEON BLOOD PINK IS A BEAUTIFUL REMINDER OF WHAT THIS COLOR VARIETY IS MEANT TO BE.
Ex Brown and Caspary (where it realized $975 in 1956). With 2015 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. A GORGEOUS USED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1861 3-CENT PIGEON BLOOD PINK WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF 90 BY P.S.E. ONLY ONE HAS GRADED HIGHER.
Ex Klein and Kirke. This stamp originated on a cover to Albany N.Y. and the cover accompanies. With 1961, 2000 and 2009 P.F. certificates as on cover. With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $8,500.00). Only one example has graded higher (at 95) and this is the only example to achieve this grade