Sale 1107 — United States Stamps
Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 28-29 July, 2015
Category — 1875 Reprint of 1857-60 Issue (Scott 40-47)
3c Scarlet, Reprint (41). Without gum as issued, vivid color on bright paper, well-balanced margins for this difficult issue
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL AND FRESH CENTERED EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1857 REPRINT.
The Continental Bank Note Company made a new plate for the 3c 1857 Reprint, consisting of 100 subjects. 10,000 stamps were printed (100 impressions). 479 of the 3c were sold.
The P.S.E. Population Report and SMQ prices for this issue reveal how rare it is in any kind of sound and centered condition. Only 14 stamps have been graded 80 or better. The SMQ price for an 80, which for most issues is within the range of Scott Retail value, is 1.75-times Scott for this issue.
With 2003 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $5,250.00).