WELL-SUITED FOR EXHIBITION TO SHOW A RARE ONE-CENT TYPE MARRED BY TOPPAN CARPENTER'S EARLY QUALITY-CONTROL PROBLEMS IN PERFORATING STAMPS.
With 1997 P.F. certificate as on cover with the address portion cut out
EXTREMELY FINE. A LOVELY EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE III, WHICH CLEARLY SHOWS THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE TYPE.
Perforated 1c Type III stamps usually come from Plate 4. Only a few positions on Plate 12 developed broken lines at top and bottom as a result of plate wear. This stamp, with the relief dot at the left of the oval, definitely comes from Plate 12, but we are unable to plate it precisely.
With 2007 P.F. certificate (XF 90)
FINE. ONE OF ONLY FOUR POSITIONS ON THIS ONE-CENT PLATE RECUT TWICE AT TOP AND ONCE AT BOTTOM, AND THE ONLY ONE OF THE FOUR WHICH IS A TRIPLE TRANSFER, ONE INVERTED. THIS VARIETY IS SIGNIFICANTLY RARER IN PERFORATED FORM.
Accompanied by a note from Richard Celler confirming the plate position.
EXTREMELY FINE. A WONDERFULLY FRESH MINT NEVER-HINGED BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1857 3-CENT TYPE III.
With 2005 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as hinged block of four