VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM PAIR OF THE 90-CENT 1861 ISSUE. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN.
As an indicator of rarity, the last block with original gum we offered was over ten years ago, in our 1998 Rarities sale. The last time we offered a pair with gum was in 1996.
Ex Hetherington. With 1961 P.F. certificate
FRESH AND FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1861 ISSUE.
With 1998 and 2009 P.S.E. certificates, the former as a block of four
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1861 ISSUE. THIS MARVELOUS STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.
With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $16,200.00). Only one has graded higher to date (at 100, which realized $62,500 hammer in our Dauer sale), and only two others share this grade.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB LIGHTLY-CANCELLED EXAMPLE OF THE 1863 24-CENT LILAC.
With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,350.00)