12c Black (17).
Vertical pair, huge margins including right sheet margin,
intense shade and proof-like impression on bright paper, top stamp cancelled by vivid red
grid, bottom stamp has face-free red cancel, sharp part strike of "America" transit datestamp in blue, tiny trivial corner crease at top left
EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST KNOWN PAIRS OF THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE.
Vertical multiples of the 12c 1851 are far scarcer than horizontal pairs. The vertical format, intensity of impression, margins and colorful cancels leave nothing to be desired in this pair.
Ex Zoellner and Geary. With 1998 and 2009 P.F. certificates
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