FRESH AND FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 10-CENT TYPE III.
With 1991 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THE 1860 24-CENT GRAY LILAC IS EXTREMELY RARE IN MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION. TO FIND A SOUND WELL-CENTERED EXAMPLE IS VASTLY MORE DIFFICULT.
Aside from five Mint N.H. stamps contained in the block of twelve offered in our Sevenoaks sale (Sale 831) and one single contained in another block of twelve offered in our 2010 Rarities sale, we have offered only three others in Mint N.H. condition since keeping computerized records.
With 2014 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; unpriced in SMQ in Mint N.H. condition). Unpriced in Scott as Mint N.H. Scott Retail as hinged
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1860 24-CENT GRAY LILAC.
With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $3,250.00). Only three stamps have grade higher.
FINE-VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING 24-CENT 1860 BLOCK -- ONE OF THE LARGEST AND ARGUABLY THE FINEST MULTIPLE EXTANT.
Ex Caspary, Klein, Zoellner and DuPuy. With 2011 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail for four blocks and two pairs with no premium for the Mint N.H. stamps.
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL AND REMARKABLY FRESH EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1857 REPRINT.
The Continental Bank Note Company made a new plate for the 3c 1857 Reprint, consisting of 100 subjects. 10,000 stamps were printed (100 impressions). 479 of the 3c were sold, and the remaining 9,521 were destroyed on July 23, 1884, by order of the Postmaster General.
A review using Power Search shows that virtually all are off center to some degree, and many have perforations touching on one or more sides due to the narrow spacing on the plate. The example offered here is one of the rare exceptions.
Ex Gorham. With 1998 P.F. certificate.
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1857 REPRINT.
The Continental Bank Note Company made a new plate for the 10c 1857 Reprint, consisting of 100 subjects, using an original transfer roll. 10,000 stamps were printed (100 impressions). All are Type I stamps. 516 of the 10c were sold, and the remaining 9,484 were destroyed on July 23, 1884, by order of the Postmaster General.
Ex Gorham. With 1976 and 2000 P.F. certificates.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. ONE OF THE FINEST 12-CENT 1857 REPRINTS EXTANT.
The narrow spaces between stamps on the 12c 1857 Reprint plate allowed almost no room for large 12-gauge perforations, and the Reprints were generally perforated into parts of the design. Examples such as this, with the framelines complete on all four sides, are extremely rare.
With 2004 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $11,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded by P.S.E. and it is shared by no others
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST AND WIDEST-MARGINED EXAMPLES OF THE 90-CENT 1860 REPRINT IN EXISTENCE.
The Continental Bank Note Company reprinted the 90c stamp from the original plate of 200 subjects. 10,000 were printed (50 impressions). Only 454 were sold; the remaining 9,546 were destroyed on July 23, 1884, by order of the Postmaster General.
This is one of the few 90c 1860 Reprint stamps we have seen with wide margins at the top and bottom.
Ex Gorham. With 1979, 1992 and 2004 P.F. certificates.