VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE. AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT ISSUE TO OBTAIN IN SOUND, CENTERED ORIGINAL-GUM 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.
With 1993 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. A STUNNING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE.
With 2000 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $4,750.00).
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY THE THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION.
With 2007 P.F. certificate (OG, XF-Superb 95).
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE IN A REMARKABLE STATE OF FRESHNESS.
Ex Whitman. With 1993 P.S.E. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE.
With 2000 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A TRULY SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 1881 RE-ISSUE OF THE ONE-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE. THIS STAMP HAS RECEIVED THE ULTIMATE GRADE OF GEM 100 JUMBO FROM P.S.E.
With 2009 and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (both NGAI, Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in the 100J grade, SMQ $3,250.00 as 100). This is one of only two examples to achieve this ultimate grade. The next highest is graded 95