EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE III.
With 1984 and 1998 P.F. certificates
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL STAMP WITH EXCEPTIONALLY RICH COLOR. THE 5-CENT 1856 IS RARELY SEEN CANCELLED ONLY BY A RED GRID.
The majority of 5c 1856 stamps are cancelled in black, usually with New Orleans datestamps or New York grids. This is the rare (and beautiful) exception.