VERY FINE APPEARANCE. PROBABLY A UNIQUE DIE ESSAY FOR THE 12-CENT 1861 ISSUE.
This essay and one other (offered in our Sale 890, lot 103), each with pencil numerals, are believed to be the only examples extant.
EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE ESSAY FOR STAMP RE-USE PREVENTION IN REMARKABLY INTACT CONDITION.
Due to the nature of the prevention methods used on these designs, most surviving examples are not completely intact. Very few are known.
With 2005 P.F. certificate