VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE TYPE II-Ib COMBINATION PAIR FROM PLATE ONE EARLY.
With 1972 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED CORNER-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT TYPE IV IMPERFORATE ISSUE.
With 1979 and 2004 P.F. certificates
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 3-CENT ORANGE BROWN IS ONE OF THE FINEST WE HAVE ENCOUNTERED. A TRULY SPECTACULAR STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.
With 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, $2,450.00 as 98). Only one other stamp shares this grade and one has been graded higher (this stamp should have been graded 100). The other 98J was offered in our sale of the Nick Kirke collection and, while Superb, is not as visually striking as this stamp with the red New York and French datestamps
3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Original gum, pretty pastel color, enormous margins all around including interpane margin at left with centerline and parts or traces of all five adjacent stamps on other sides
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1851 TYPE II ISSUE, WHICH HAS RECEIVED THE ULTIMATE GRADE OF GEM 100 JUMBO FROM P.S.E.
With 2013 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $2,400.00 as 98). The P.S.E. Population Report records one hinged and two Mint N.H. examples of the 3c 1851 Type I (Scott 11) graded 100J. However, the stamp offered here is the only unused example of the 3c 1851 Type II (Scott 11A) to receive this highest of grades (the highest Mint N.H. example is graded 98J).
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE AND DESIRABLE BLOCK OF FIFTEEN OF THE 1851 3-CENT FROM PLATE 3 WITH THE FULL PLATE NUMBER AND NEARLY COMPLETE IMPRINT.
Scott Retail as two blocks of four, two strips of three and a single with no premium for the plate position