FINE. THIS IS THE EARLIEST DOCUMENTED USE OF THE 5-CENT 1861 OLIVE YELLOW, ACCORDING TO THE U.S. PHILATELIC CLASSICS SOCIETY LISTINGS.
With 2001 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1861 ISSUE WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.
Despite the high production numbers for the 10c Ty. II issue, this is a very difficult denomination to obtain in superb quality. Of the 160 used copies sent to P.S.E. for grading, only four have graded 98 or above: the stamp offered here, one other at 98 and two at 100J including one from our Natalie Grace sale (Sale 1024, lot 112, realized $7,500 hammer).
With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,500.00)