EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. THE 3-CENT 1861 PINK IS EXTREMELY RARE WITH ORIGINAL GUM.
Most original-gum examples of the 3c 1861 Pink have vertical creasing and slightly brownish gum. However, very few have the centering and bright fresh color of this choice example.
With 1961 and 2005 P.F. certificates
EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1861 ISSUE. A BEAUTIFUL STAMP.
With 2000 and 2006 P.F. certificates (XF 90)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1861 ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.
With 1990 and 2000 P.F. certificates. With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (NG, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,650.00). This is one of only three XF-Superb 95 graded unused Scott 72's (one has original gum). Only one unused stamp has been graded higher (Superb 98, without gum)
VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 1863 24-CENT LILAC IN SOUND, CENTERED, ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.
Although the 24c 1861-66 Issue exists in large quantities of used stamps and a fair quantity of off-center original-gum examples, all of the shades are rare in higher grades with original gum.
With 2000 P.F. certificate