EXTREMELY FINE. A GORGEOUS EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT SECOND REVENUE ISSUE WITH INVERTED CENTER.
The Joyce, Zoellner and Tolman stamps are consecutively dated in manuscript by the same user (12/27/1871, 1/2/1872 and 1/4/1872, respectively).
Ex Joyce. With 1991 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAY WELL BE THE ONLY UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THIS ISSUE IN EXISTENCE. IT IS WITHOUT QUESTION THE FINEST EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT SECOND REVENUE ISSUE WITH INVERTED CENTER. A PHENOMENAL STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT, THIS RANKS AMONG THE FINEST IN TERMS OF CONDITION OF ANY INVERT.
A Power Search review and a search of older auction catalogs reveals just how rare this invert is in sound condition. Most are off-center or have faults. The stamp offered here, in unused condition and with perfect centering, is truly remarkable.
Ex Zoellner. With 2000 P.F. certificate. Unpriced in Scott as unused. Scott Retail for used
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT SECOND REVENUE ISSUE WITH INVERTED CENTER.
We have offered only three unused examples since keeping computerized records.
With 1953 A.P.S. and 2000 P.F. certificates. Scott does not price this stamp as unused. Scott Retail as used
FINE. THIS IS ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE 20-CENT SECOND REVENUE ISSUE WITH INVERTED CENTER. VERY FEW ARE RECORDED AND ONLY TWO ARE KNOWN IN SOUND CONDITION.
In his privately published census of Scott R111a, Larry Lyons notes thirteen singles and a pair. There exist a couple more outside of that census. Of these, only one single and one stamp in the pair are sound; seven have herringbone cut cancellations and the others are faulty. The stamp offered here is one of the finest extant.
Ex Lyons and Zoellner. With 1992 P.S.E. and 2000 P.F. certificates. Unlisted in Scott in unused condition. Scott Retail as used.
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. EASILY THE FINEST OF THE SIXTEEN RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE 25-CENT SECOND ISSUE WITH INVERTED CENTER. THIS IS THE ONLY SOUND UNCANCELLED EXAMPLE IN EXISTENCE.
In his privately published census, Larry Lyons records sixteen examples of the 25c Second Issue Invert. Three are unused, including one with perfs touching the design and one with thin spots. Of the sixteen in existence, ten have faults, one is noted as having a herringbone cancellation, and three have no notes as to condition (our records note that at least one is faulty). This leaves only two confirmed sound examples.
Ex Zoellner. With 1984 P.F. certificate. Unlisted in Scott as unused. Scott Retail as used
VERY FINE. A RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT SECOND REVENUE ISSUE INVERT.
We have offered only three other unused examples since keeping computerized records. The online records of The Philatelic Foundation contain only two.
With 1992 and 2002 P.F. certificates. Unlisted in Scott as unused. Scott Retail as used.
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE RARE $1.00 SECOND REVENUE ISSUE WITH INVERTED CENTER. A BEAUTIFUL STAMP.
A review using Power Search shows that most examples of this invert are either off-center or have small faults. The example offered here is a condition rarity.
Ex Zoellner. With 1987 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 SECOND ISSUE WITH INVERTED CENTER. THIS IS THE HIGHEST DENOMINATION OF ANY UNITED STATES INVERT, AND IT IS A DIFFICULT ISSUE TO OBTAIN IN SOUND CONDITION WITH NICE CENTERING.
Ex Zoellner. With 2000 P.F. certificate