EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL 3-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL WITH NEAR PERFECT CENTERING AND A VIVID RED CANCEL.
Despite the 3c 1869 stamp's status as the most common denomination, used examples in the highest grades with colored cancels are very rare. A review using Power Search located only one other example graded at least 95 with a red cancel.
Ex Dr. Morris and "Natalee Grace". With 1996 and 2019 P.F. certificates. With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,200.00 for normal cancel).