EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 30-CENT ORANGE, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.
The narrowly-spaced 30c 1861 plate left very little room for the 12-gauge perforations between stamps. Brookman notes "coupled with the fact it is very hard to find a well-centered copy, this color, which always cancels badly, makes a truly superb used copy almost a rarity. I consider it the most difficult stamp of the 1861 Series to obtain in choice used condition."
With 2005 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $5,550.00). Only one example grades higher (at 98J, offered in our "Natalie Grace" sale). This is one of only two to achieve this superior grade
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1861 ISSUE. THIS MARVELOUS STAMP IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.
Ex Senchuk and Kirke. With 2010 P.F. certificate. With 2009 and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $12,500.00). Only one Scott 72 grades higher (at 100, offered in Sale 1061, lot 3486) and only two others share this lofty grade.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 90-CENT ISSUE IN THE PALE BLUE SHADE.
Ex Saadi. With 1992 and 2014 P.F. certificates as on piece with San Francisco Jul. 30, 1862 double-circle datestamp (piece accompanies). With 2015 P.S.E. certificate as off piece (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,000.00). Only five grade higher
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1863 "BLACK JACK" IN THE FINEST CONDITION ATTAINABLE. THIS BEAUTIFUL STAMP IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION.
Ex Koppersmith. With 1986 and 2019 P.F. certificates (Superb 98). By way of comparison, the highest grade in the P.S.E. Population Report is also Superb 98 (three examples)
VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE SCARCE 3-CENT SCARLET TRIAL PRINTING.
As has been documented by Jerome S. Wagshal in a series of Chronicle articles (Nos. 56, 60, 61 and 62), Carl F. Rothfuchs, a Washington D.C. stamp dealer, obtained a supply of the 3c Scarlet in 1893 -- probably from the Post Office Department in exchange for his assistance with the Columbian Exposition -- and sold them with pen marks and original gum. The Rothfuchs lot is not from the same supply acquired by John W. Scott in the late 1870's, from which stamps exist uncancelled and cancelled with a New York City Station D oval.
With 1990 and 2005 P.F. certificates