Sale 918 — The Scarsdale Collection, Part 2: 1847-1869 Issues and Confederate States
Sale Date — Wednesday, 20 September, 2006
Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT TYPE II 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE WITH WONDERFUL COLOR, CENTERING AND OVERALL FRESHNESS. THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE OF THIS ISSUE TO OBTAIN THE GRADE OF 90 FROM P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.
Even though the supply of Type II stamps is more plentiful than its Type I counterpart, we have found that is at least as difficult (if not more so) to find in such superb condition. This superb stamp has the brilliance of its re-issue counterpart, Scott 129, which is rarely encountered in stamps from the 1869 Type II printing.
With 1999 P.F. certificate. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $8,050.00)