EXTREMELY FINE GEM USED EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.
With 1996 and 2015 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS EASILY THE FINEST 6-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL BEARING THE HIOGO, JAPAN U.S. POST OFFICE CANCEL.
The 6c 1869 Pictorial is rarely found with the Hiogo, Japan U.S. Post Office cancel. 6c paid the interconsular rate, which is far less frequently encountered than the 10c rate to the United States. We have offered only five unduplicated examples of the 6c with a Hiogo cancel since keeping computerized records. All were either off-center, faulty or both. This superb stamp stands far above any other we have encountered.
Ex Zoellner and Rose. With 1991 P.F. certificate