VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1861 FIRST COLOR. A DIFFICULT ISSUE TO FIND WITH SUCH CHOICE CENTERING.
Our census of the 30c 1861 First Color, available at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/61/61.pdf , contains a total of 32 examples, including one in the Miller collection at The New York Public Library. A characteristic common to most examples of the 30c 1861 First Color is faint creasing.
Census No. 61-OG-16. This was the left stamp in the pair offered in the 1967 Lilly sale. Previous P.F. certificate as pair no longer accompanies. With 1989 P.F. certificate as single