EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1861 ISSUE IN THE VIOLET SHADE ON THIN PAPER. A DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.
The 24c 1861 exists in four basic shades of Violet: Dark Violet (August 1861 trial printing, formerly Scott 60); Violet on Thin Paper (August-September 1861 regular issue, Scott 70c -- the shade offered here); Pale Gray Violet (1861 regular issue, Scott 70d) and Blackish Violet (ca. 1863 printing, Scott 78c).
Ex Scarsdale. With 2001 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $14,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only three other examples have achieved this grade