EXTREMELY FINE. A GORGEOUS USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 5-CENT BROWN YELLOW, CANCELLED IN RED.
With 2018 P.F. certificate (XF 90)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST USED EXAMPLES OF THE 1861 5-CENT BROWN YELLOW IN EXISTENCE. A REMARKABLE STAMP AND TRULY RARE IN THIS SUPERB CONDITION.
Due to narrow spacing on the 5c plate, it is very difficult to find centered copies with the perforations clear of the design on all sides. The town datestamp on this 5c Brown Yellow is also very unusual -- most examples come with cancellations from the larger post offices (Boston, New York, etc.).
With 2014 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 5-CENT BROWN YELLOW, SCOTT 67a.
With 2000 P.F. certificate
FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED BLOCK, EITHER UNUSED OR USED, OF THE 1861 5-CENT IN THE BROWN YELLOW COLOR. ONLY THREE BLOCKS OF FOUR ARE KNOWN FOR BOTH THE BUFF AND BROWN YELLOW SHADES, AND NONE ARE SOUND. A GREAT RARITY OF THE ISSUE.
We are aware of three blocks of four of either Scott 67 or 67a. None are known for Scott 67b. The blocks are: 1) Scott 67 with original gum, bottom stamps with crease and one stamp small repair, ex Ishikawa; 2) Scott 67 with blue grid cancels, perfs expertly rejoined, ex Zoellner; and 3) Scott 67a, pen cancels, small faults, ex Klein, the block offered here. The Philatelic Foundation has only certified the one unused block.
Ex Klein. Scott Catalogue does not list a block in the Brown Yellow shade. Scott Retail as Scott 67