1c Dull Blue (219).
Perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, long and full perforations, brilliant color, neat strike of duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, according to Brookman this design was poorly received, the engraver was furnished with a portrait of Franklin facing right and had to turn it to face left, the New York Times
noted that "While Franklin looked like himself while facing to the right in the portrait, by no exertion of skill could his profile be changed to the left without entirely altering his expression and making him resemble the putty-faced personification of senility which now appears on the one cent stamp", with 2003 and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $375.00 as 98), this is the only example to achieve this perfect grade (which is the highest possible), and only one other used stamp from the entire set (a 10c) has achieved this grade
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