EXTREMELY FINE GEM. ONE OF THE FINEST KNOWN EXAMPLES OF THE 1857 10-CENT GREEN FROM PLATE 1. A SPECTACULAR STAMP IN TERMS OF CENTERING, COLOR, IMPRESSION AND ORIGINAL GUM.
The first perforated 10c stamps produced by Toppan, Carpenter from sheets printed from Plate 1 are notorious among collectors for their poor centering. They are also very scarce in original-gum condition because, unlike 10c Plate 2 stamps (Scott 35), there were no supplies on hand in 1861 when the issue was demonetized due to the outbreak of the Civil War.
With 2002 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE PERFORATED 10-CENT TYPE III 1857 ISSUE.
An original-gum 10c 1857 stamp -- Type I, II, III or IV (all on Plate 1) -- in this choice condition is a rarity.
With 1990 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE TYPE IV PERFORATED 10-CENT 1857 ISSUE.
With 1999 P.F. certificate