FINE AND ESSENTIALLY SOUND. ONE OF THE HIGHEST-QUALITY USED EXAMPLES OF THE 15-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL INVERT. ONLY 97 USED COPIES ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS.
Our census of 15c 1869 Inverts, available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/119b/119b.pdf , contains 100 examples of the 15c Invert, including three unused and 97 used. Two of the used copies are in institutions -- the Tapling Collection at the British Library and the Miller Collection at the New York Public Library. Many 15c 1869 Inverts have serious faults or heavy cancels. This lightly-cancelled stamp is certainly among the top 15 used copies.
Census No. 119b-CAN-72. Ex Coulter. With 1981 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates.