Sale 1254 — United States Stamps
Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 6-7 April, 2022
Category — 1875 Re-Issue of 1861-66 Issue
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE.
The 5c Re-Issue was printed from a new plate of 100 subjects, compared to the original plate of 200 in two panes. The Re-Issue plate can be identified by a notch at bottom. 10,000 stamps were printed (100 impressions). Only 672 of the 5c were sold; the remaining 9,328 were destroyed on July 16, 1884.
Our census of Scott 105 used, available at our website at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/105 , records only 38 examples. This is the second most common of any denomination after the 1c, but it is still difficult to find in sound and centered condition. The example offered here is one of the finest in existence.
Census no. 105-CAN-30. Ex "Tahoe" and Kirke. With 2002 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $20,000.00). Only one grades higher (at 95J) and two others share this grade.