EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL WIDE-MARGINED USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1863 24-CENT IN THE LILAC SHADE.
With 2012 and 2015 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95 XQ). The "XQ" denotes extraordinary quality. With 2013 P.S.A.G. certificate (Superb 98)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1863 24-CENT IN THE LILAC SHADE.
With 2015 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,500.00)
EXTREMELY FINE STRIKE OF THE FAMOUS BRIDGEPORT FIREMAN FANCY CANCELLATION, WHICH WAS CREATED IN WATERBURY BY POSTMASTER JOHN W. HILL. ITS USE ON A 24-CENT STAMP IS LIKELY UNIQUE.
This cancel was inspired by the annual Bridgeport Fireman's Parade through Waterbury. It is almost always seen on 3c stamps, though a few are known on 1c stamps or on a 3c entire. This use on a 24c stamp is truly remarkable -- we can only fantasize about what the cover must have looked like.
Ex Hessel and Jennings. With 1976 P.F. and 1994 P.S.E. certificates.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 1863 24-CENT LILAC WITH A "BAT" FANCY CANCEL.
Ex Saadi. With 1990 P.F. and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $1,950.00 without premium for the fancy cancel)