VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THE 15-CENT 1869 TYPE I IS VERY RARE IN THIS ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.
The 15c Type I comes from the first 1869 printing; in May 1869 the 15c went to press using the second frame plate, which produced Type II. In a condition census, both Type I and II would show similar numbers known in the top tier of original-gum condition -- probably 8 to 10 of each. However, Type I is generally a rarer stamp and carries a much higher Scott Catalogue value.
Ex "Laila". With 2000 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS USED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT TYPE I 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE. ONE OF THE FINEST WE HAVE ENCOUNTERED.
With 2017 P.S.A.G. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo). With 2017 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,000.00). This looks like a Jumbo to us.
VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.
The 24c 1869 Pictorial, even in original-gum condition, is not a rare stamp. However, centering and soundness are elusive qualities among examples of this issue.
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE. A RARE STAMP IN THIS CHOICE CONDITION.
With 1981, 1996 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $4,600.00). Only two unused Scott 120's have been graded higher by P.S.E. (one each no gum and original gum at 95)
VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL SET OF 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE INVERT PLATE PROOFS. ONLY ONE SHEET OF 100 OF EACH WAS PRODUCED.
All known examples of these invert proofs come from the sheets in the Earl of Crawford collection. The 30c with 1980 P.F. certificate