VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE ONE-CENT 1851 STAMP FROM PLATE 3 SHOWING A PORTION OF THE IMPRINT. ONLY ONE OTHER ON-COVER EXAMPLE IS RECORDED.
Any example of a 1c stamp from Plate 3 showing a portion of the imprint is rare. The Neinken book states that only one stamp is known showing any portion of the actual “3” plate number (ex Wagshal, offered in this sale as lot 67). This on-cover part imprint example is especially rare, and is reportedly one of only two recorded.