EXTREMELY FINE GEM MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 10-CENT WATERMARKED SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE WITH DOTS ABOVE THE MESSENGER VARIETY. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE HUGE PART IMPRINT SELVAGE.
The Dots in Curved Frame above Messenger variety (E5a) comes only from plate 882. It is priced in Scott at nearly double the normal E5.
With 2020 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 90). Only one stamp grades higher (at 98, last offered in our Morton Sale 1219)