EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ONE-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE IN THE FINEST CONDITION IMAGINABLE.
With 1976 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE. A SCARCE BLOCK OF THE ONE-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE IN CHOICE SOUND CONDITION.
Scott catalogue states only 3,195 were issued.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE IN EVERY RESPECT -- CENTERING AND MARGINS, COLOR, IMPRESSION, PAPER AND GUM -- AND ARGUABLY UNSURPASSED IN QUALITY.
Although the 2c Black Jack Re-Issue plate left ample space between stamps, centering and margins on this issue still present a problem, as the vast majority are off center. If we look at just the original-gum examples, very few can be placed in the same class to which this stamp belongs. Its precise centering and colossal margin width are reason enough to consider this stamp the finest Black Jack Re-Issue extant.
With 1968 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING STAMP IN SUPERB CONDITION. ONE OF THE MOST ELUSIVE OF THE 1861-66 RE-ISSUES IN THIS QUALITY.
With 1999 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT BLACK JACK RE-ISSUE.
With 1992 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE -- ONE OF THE RAREST OF THE SET IN THIS CHOICE CONDITION.
In our experience, the 3c 1861 Re-Issue has the dubious distinction of being one of the three most difficult stamps in the set to obtain in this Extremely Fine Gem original-gum condition (the others are the 24c and 30c). It is rarely found well-centered, and those in Very Fine or Extremely Fine grade usually have disturbed gum or no gum at all. In this stamp, we have the rare combination of centering and original gum, elevating it to one of the finest extant. We should note that the collector who owns this stamp flew 3,000 miles to an auction in California for the sole purpose of buying this one stamp -- today's bidders might consider doing the same.
With 1983 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. ONE OF THE WIDEST-MARGINED EXAMPLES OF THE 5-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE WE HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED.
Although the 5c Re-Issue plate left considerable space between stamps, the dimensions of this stamp are well beyond the norm. It is nothing short of mammoth.
Ex Engel. With 1961 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE.
With 1975 A.P.S. and 1988 P.F. certificates
EXTREMELY FINE AND CHOICE 10-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE WITH ORIGINAL GUM.
With 1975 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE.
With 1991 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT 12-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE WITH THE FINEST ATTAINABLE CENTERING, IMPRESSION AND STATE OF FRESHNESS.
Seeking only the finest examples of 1861 Re-Issues, the collector who consigned this stamp (and others in the sale) succeeded in locating a perfectly-centered 12c with original gum. Although wide margins are the norm for the 12c Re-Issue, this stamp's centering and freshness are the critical elements that distinguish it from virtually all others.
With 1975 P.F. certificate.
EXTREMELY FINE. AN ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1866 RE-ISSUE WITH EXCEPTIONAL CENTERING AND FRESHNESS.
With 1973 P.F. certificate