EXTREMELY FINE. A REMARKABLY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $12.00 1879 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY NEWSPAPER ISSUE. THIS MAY WELL BE THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE.
Power Search located only two others in Mint N.H. condition, and the online records of The Philatelic Foundation contain only four. The stamp offered here is clearly superior to the others, by virtue of margin size and balance.
With 1985 and 2007 P.F. certificates (XF 90)
EXTREMELY FINE. THE FINER OF THE TWO USED NO. PR75 CERTIFIED BY THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION.
Clearly an undercatalogued stamp, as only two used copies have been certified (the other is reperforated). With 2003 P.F. certificate