EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS ONE OF THE FINEST ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES OF THE 3-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE WE HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED. THIS IS THE MOST DIFFICULT DENOMINATION TO OBTAIN IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.
Original sales figures show that among the 1869 Pictorial Re-Issues, the 3c and 90c stamps accounted for the smallest number of units sold (1,406 and 1,356, respectively). Overall, the 1869's were popular with stamp collectors, far outselling the 1851-60 and 1861-66 Re-Issue sets. However, the 90c stamp's high denomination and the availability of ordinary 3c stamps limited demand. Today, both are rare, and handling over the years has not been kind to most of the surviving examples. The stamp offered here is one of the finest we have ever encountered.
With 2016 P.F. certificate (XF 90). By way of comparison, only two stamps graded by P.S.E have been awarded a 90 grade, along with two at 95. We feel this is a very strong 90 and could have received a 95
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION.
With 2015 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95)
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE.
With 1985 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SENSATIONAL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE IN THE FINEST ATTAINABLE CONDITION, WITH WIDE MARGINS, RICH COLOR, AND A BEAUTIFULLY-PLACED CANCEL.
The Type III design of the 15c Re-Issue is similar to the Type I, except it lacks shading lines around the vignette. According to SMQ approximately 70 used examples are known. Our experience has been that most are either faulty or off-center.
Ex "Natalee Grace". With 1992 P.F. and 2015 P.S.A.G. certificates (95 used).
FRESH AND VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND SCARCE SOUND USED EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE.
SMQ estimates that approximately 40 used copies exist. Most are either off-center or have small faults. With 2008 P.S.E. certificate