VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 4-CENT BLUISH PAPER, WHICH IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT BLUISH PAPERS TO FIND IN SUCH PRISTINE CONDITION.
A review of our Levi records of Bluish Paper stamps shows that the 4c is much rarer than the 8c in well-centered condition.
With 1995 P.F. certificate
A FINE AND CHOICE POST-OFFICE FRESH EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 4-CENT BLUISH PAPER.
This stamp was described in a 1944 Col. Green sale as Mint Never Hinged and has been sold three times since as Never Hinged. In 1999 the Philatelic Foundation rendered its opinion "previously hinged", basing its conclusion one what we believe is a tiny natural vertical ridge in the gum at the very top of the stamp. The stamp is sold on the basis of the current certificate, because sometimes hinging is in the eye of the beholder, but we feel confident that the provenance and physical characteristics weight heavily in this stamp's favor.
With 1976 and 1999 P.F. certificates
EXTREMELY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT BLUISH PAPER.
With 1999 P.F. certificate