A FRESH AND EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT STEEL BLUE.
Despite this stamp's small unobtrusive flaws, it should draw considerable attention, inasmuch as original-gum examples of the 24c 1861 Steel Blue are exceedingly rare.
EXTREMELY FINE. A MAGNIFICENT EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1861 STEEL BLUE WITH CLEAR STRIKE OF THE SAN FRANCISCO COGWHEEL CANCEL.
With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $2,400.00). Only one has graded higher (at 95)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A TRULY OUTSTANDING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 90-CENT BLUE WITH EXCEPTIONALLY WIDE MARGINS. THIS IS THE ONLY 90-CENT 1861 GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E.
Ex Hinrichs and Dauer. 1991 and 2004 P.F. certificates no longer accompany. With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $14,000.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded to this Scott number in any category (OG, used etc.) and it is the only example to achieve this grade.