Sale 967 — Important and Superb United States Stamps
Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 16-19 December, 2008
Category — 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)
EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT BUFF 1861 ISSUE.
Due to narrow spacing on the 5c plate, it is very difficult to find centered copies with the perforations clear of the design on all sides. The stamp offered here, with its choice centering, may be considered a condition rarity.
With 2002 and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $2,500.00). Only three have graded higher to date and only eleven others share this grade
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. CERTAINLY ONE OF THE WIDEST-MARGINED AND CENTERED USED EXAMPLES OF THIS ISSUE WE HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED.
With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $880.00 as 95, $2,600.00 as 98)