EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1861 LAKE TRIAL PRINTING WITH UNCOMMONLY WIDE MARGINS. A BEAUTIFUL STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.
With 1966 and 2007 P.F. certificates
EXTREMELY FINE. A STUNNING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1861 ISSUE.
The increased awareness of the rarity of 1847 to 1879 issues in superb original-gum condition has elevated many valuations for issues with modest Scott values. The 1861-66 issues are prime examples of this trend. This 10c 1861 has a Scott value of $1,250.00, yet one would be severely challenged to locate more than a few examples with original gum, choice centering and rich color.
With 2007 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,950.00)
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1861 ISSUE.
With 2007 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL LIGHTLY-HINGED PAIR OF THE 2-CENT BLACK JACK WITH SUPERB CENTERING. THE RIGHT STAMP IS A TRUE GEM.
With 1986 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates
EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE SOUND AND CENTERED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 3-CENT SCARLET TRIAL PRINTING WITHOUT PEN MARKS AND WITH ORIGINAL GUM. EXCEEDINGLY RARE IN SUCH CHOICE CONDITION.
The story of the 3c Scarlet was documented by the late Jerome S. Wagshal in a series of articles appearing in the Chronicle (Nos. 56, 60, 61 and 62). Wagshal quotes statements made in 1893 and 1910 by a Washington D.C. stamp dealer, Carl F. Rothfuchs, to the effect that Rothfuchs obtained a supply of the 3c Scarlet in 1893 -- probably from the Post Office Department in exchange for his assistance with the Columbian Exposition -- and sold them with pen marks and original gum. The Rothfuchs lot is not from the same supply acquired by John W. Scott in the late 1870's, from which stamps exist uncancelled and cancelled with a New York City Station D oval.
With 1953 and 2002 P.F. certificates.
EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1863 5-CENT BROWN SHADE.
With 2000 P.F. certificate