1c Blue (247).
Mint N.H. with top plate no. 102 selvage,
deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression, choice centering with huge margins all around, Extremely Fine Gem, ex "Scarsdale" -- this stamp has contradictory certification history; when offered in our "Scarsdale" sale (Sale 924, lot 73) it had 1987 and 2000 P.F. certificates as Mint N.H. and a 2004 P.S.E. certificate as Mint N.H. (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo), the older P.F. certificates no longer accompany and it now has a 2018 P.F. certificate as Mint N.H. (XF 90 XQ), the 2004 P.S.E. certificate also no longer accompanies and it now has a 2010 P.S.E. certificate as hinged (OGph, XF-Superb 95), but we and the P.F. see no trace whatsoever of hinging -- Scott Retail as Mint N.H.
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