Sale 1024 — The Natalee Grace Collection of Used Stamps of the United States, Part One: 1847-1868 Issues
Sale Date — Thursday, 7 June, 2012
Category — 1c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-24)
1c Blue, Ty. III (21). Position 66L4, rich Plate 4 color on bright paper, incredibly choice centering with perforations clear of design on all sides, showing clear breaks at both top and bottom (the defining characteristic of the type), very light strike of black town datestamp
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 PERFORATED ONE-CENT TYPE III. QUITE SIMPLY A SUPERB STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.
The example of the perforated Type III offered here, with the perforations clear of design on all four sides and showing all of the characteristics of the type, is truly a remarkable stamp.
With 1997 and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $5,100.00).