EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING STAMP IN SUPERB CONDITION. ONE OF THE MOST ELUSIVE OF THE 1861-66 RE-ISSUES IN THIS QUALITY.
With 2002 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT BLACK JACK RE-ISSUE.
With 1991 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE, WHICH SO RARELY COMES WITH ORIGINAL GUM, CENTERING AND SOUNDNESS COMBINED.
With 1997 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE. SCARCE WITH SUCH WONDERFUL GUM, COLOR, IMPRESSION AND CENTERING.
With 1988 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE IN THE FINEST CONDITION ATTAINABLE. ARGUABLY THE FINEST EXTANT.
Only 451 issued. With 1985 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE.
Only 451 issued. With 1994 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A HUGE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE.
Only 451 issued. With 1986 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE.
Only 389 issued. With 1999 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR ORIGINAL-GUM 15-CENT 1866 RE-ISSUE WITH CENTERING RARELY ENCOUNTERED AMONG EXAMPLES OF THIS ISSUE.
Only 397 examples of the 15c 1866 Re-Issue were sold in 1875. Collectors have quickly learned to appreciate the rarity of 1861-66 Re-Issues in Extremely Fine original-gum condition. It is generally accepted that the 3c, 24c and 30c are the most difficult of the series to obtain in the highest grades. We would also place the 15c in that group. This stamp -- with its choice centering, original gum, intense shade and overall brilliance -- ranks among the finest examples extant.
With 2000 P.S.E. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. A WONDERFULLY CHOICE EXAMPLE OF ONE OF THE RAREST OF THE 1861-66 RE-ISSUES. THE 24-CENT IS EXCEEDINGLY DIFFICULT TO LOCATE IN THIS SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.
The quantity issued for the 24c 1861 Re-Issue (346) is close in number to several lower values, including the 12c and 15c (389 and 397, respectively). However, the 24c is scarcer and appears less frequently at auction. It is also one of the three values most difficult to obtain in choice original-gum condition (the others are the 3c and 30c).
With 2002 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE.
Only 346 issued. With 1979 and 2001 P.F. certificates
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXCEPTIONAL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE, WHICH IS ARGUABLY THE MOST CHALLENGING OF THE 1861-66 RE-ISSUES TO OBTAIN IN SUPERIOR GRADES.
Little space was left on the 30c 1861 plate for vertical rows of perforations between stamps, and the same plate was used for the 1875 Re-Issue. Therefore, well-centered copies with perforations clear at the sides are rare. When one takes into consideration the limited number sold (346) and other condition factors, such as gum and freshness of paper, the rarity of the stamp offered here can be truly appreciated.
Ex Seymour. With 1967 and 2002 P.F. certificates
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 30-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE.
Only 346 issued. With 2002 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE.
The 90c 1861 Re-Issue is the rarest denomination of the set -- only 317 were issued. The example offered here, with original-gum, sound and well-centered, is a great rarity.
Ex Drucker. With 1982 and 2003 P.F. certificates