EXREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1861 ISSUE -- FAR RARER IN THIS CONDITION THAN SCOTT VALUE WOULD SUGGEST.
The increased awareness of the rarity of 1847 to 1879 issues in superb original-gum condition has elevated many valuations for issues with modest Scott values. The 1861-66 issues are prime examples of this trend. This 10c 1861 has a Scott value of $950.00, yet one would be challenged to locate more than a few examples with original gum, choice centering and rich color, the characteristics that make this stamp so extraordinary.
With 1999 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1861 ISSUE. A BEAUTIFUL STAMP.
With 2000 and 2006 P.F. certificates (XF 90)
VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1861 ISSUE WITH DOUBLE TRANSFER. AN EXTREMELY SCARCE STAMP IN THIS SUPERIOR GRADE.
Ex Hoffman. With 1994 P.F. certificate (not noting double transfer). Scott Retail as normal