FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 30-CENT 1861 FIRST COLOR.
Our census of Scott 61, available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/61 , contains a total of 33 examples, including one is in the Miller collection owned by The New York Public Library. Virtually all are centered to one side, and many are centered to two sides. A characteristic common to most examples of the 30c 1861 First Color is creasing, which in some cases is very severe and in others barely visible. Only six stamps with original gum are free of faults, and among those a few have a nibbed perf or two.
Census no. 61-OG-10. From our 1990 Rarities of the World sale. With 1974 and 2021 P.F. certificates