FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THREE ONE-CENT TYPE Ia PERFORATED STAMPS ON COVER WITH AN EMBOSSED CORNER CARD.
With copy of 1990 P.F. certificate (stating "Genuine usage with lightly stained perforations on the stamps"). Scott Retail for used pair and single is $20,500.00
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE PERFORATED 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE IC. A SCARCE STAMP IN SUCH CHOICE CONDITION.
Due to narrow spacing on the plate, it is extremely difficult to find examples of this type with such choice centering.
With 1993 P.F. certificate.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 ONE-CENT PERFORATED TYPE III STAMP, WHICH CLEARLY SHOWS THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE TYPE.
Due to narrow spacing on the plate, examples of this type often have the perforations cutting into the outer lines at either top or bottom or both. The example offered here clearly presents the characteristics of the type.
With 2001 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM PAIR OF THE 1857 PERFORATED ONE-CENT TYPE III. EXCEEDINGLY RARE IN SUCH PERFECT CONDITION.
Although Plate 4 was designed with the introduction of perforations in mind, it was still difficult to apply the perforations without impinging on the designs. An examination of Plate 4 stamps reveals that many have perforations either touching or cutting into the design. This Plate 4 Type III-IIIa pair, with near-perfect centering that clearly displays the characteristics of the types, should be considered a condition rarity. We doubt that a finer pair exists.
With 2002 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. THE TYPE IIIA RARELY SHOWS ALL OF THE DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS OF THE TYPE.
The layout of the plate left little room for perforations. Most examples of Type IIIa are poorly centered, especially top-to-bottom. The example offered here, showing clear and unmistakable characteristics of the type, is a condition rarity.
With 1989 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT TYPE IV PERFORATED ISSUE. REMARKABLY RARE IN THIS CHOICE SOUND ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.
With 2001 P.S.E. certificate