EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS USED EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE, WHICH IS GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- ONLY ONE HAS GRADED HIGHER AND TWO OTHERS SHARE THIS GRADE.
The 1c Re-Issue was printed from a new plate of 100 subjects, compared to the original plate of 200 in two panes. 10,000 stamps were printed (100 impressions). 3,195 of the 1c were sold, by far the largest quantity of any denomination of the set. The remaining 6,805 were destroyed on July 16, 1884.
Our census of Scott 102 used, available at our website at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/102 contains 54 used examples. Census No. 102-CAN-27. With 1981 and 2002 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,100.00). Only one has graded higher (at 98) and two others share this desirable grade. This is the first in this grade we have offered since 2012.
VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT "BLACK JACK" RE-ISSUE.
Only 979 sold. With 2018 P.S.E. certificate