VERY FINE. A RARE SOUND AND WELL-CENTERED EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1857 TYPE Ic.
This stamp is far scarcer than its catalogue value would suggest, especially with four margins in sound condition. It is likely that the paucity of copies trading hands has resulted in the catalogue value not being properly updated.
With 2020 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $2,750.00). Only three used examples of Scott 19b have even been deemed worthy of P.S.E. grading by their owners. Apart from this VF 80 grade, there exist a 95 and a 70
FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 10-CENT TYPE I.
Type I stamps are only found on the 20 positions that comprise the bottom row of the plate. Due to narrow spacing on the plate and difficulties in aligning the perforating machine, stamps at the bottom of the plate usually have perforations cutting into the bottom portion of the design. This is a serious drawback, because Type I is defined as having the design complete at bottom. The example offered here clearly shows the type characteristics.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1860 ISSUE.
The 90c stamp was issued in 1860 to prepay high international letter rates established by various postal treaties. The Civil War cut short the life of this issue. For this reason, genuinely cancelled copies are scarce.
With 1998 P.F. certificate