Sale 1166 — United States Stamps
Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 24-26 October, 2017
Category — 1875 Reprint of 1857-60 Issue (Scott 40-47)
3c Scarlet, Reprint (41). Without gum as issued, vivid color on bright paper, exceptionally well-centered for this difficult issue
EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING 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 reveals how rare it is in any kind of sound and centered condition. Only three stamps are graded 90 and only three are graded above 90, with the highest graded 95J (Siegel Sale 973, lot 62).
With 1990, 2000 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $9,500.00)