VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.
With 2000 and 2008 P.F. certificates
EXTREMELY FINE. A GORGEOUS EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE -- ONE OF THE MORE DIFFICULT 1869 PICTORIALS TO FIND IN THIS CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.
Ex Silver Lake and Hoffman. With 1998 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.
With 1985 and 2007 P.F. certificates
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE. A WONDERFUL STAMP IN TERMS OF GUM, COLOR, CENTERING, FRESHNESS OF PAPER AND IMPRESSION.
The rarity of centered original-gum examples of the 30c 1869 with grill is somewhat obscured by the availability of off-center copies of the 30c with and without grill. If the scope were narrowed to Scott 121 only, and only grades of Very Fine or Extremely Fine were considered, we estimate that fewer than 15 examples would be counted. Among the qualifying stamps, this is without question one of the finest.
Ex Silver Lake and Hoffman. With 2001 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE FOR AN ORIGINAL-GUM SCOTT 122 TO DATE.
With 1991 P.F. and 1991 and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $66,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date. Only one other stamp has equaled this grade (from our 2006 Scarsdale sale)