EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A FAMOUS AND EXTRAORDINARY 1851 ONE-CENT PLATE 3 IMPRINT COPY.
This remarkable stamp is illustrated and described in the Neinken book (Fig. 14-D, pages 221-222). Ashbrook described Position 31L3 as "the finest example of these left edge cracks" (Vol. I, page 224).
Ex Emerson, Neinken, Wagshal and Sharrer. With 2010 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM BOTTOM MARGIN STRIP OF THREE OF THE ONE-CENT 1851 ISSUE FROM PLATE 3. THIS IS THE FAMOUS "WARNER" STRIP, CALLED BY NEINKEN "A BEAUTIFUL AND EXTREMELY RARE PIECE, PERHAPS THE MOST VALUABLE STRIP OF SURFACE CRACKS FROM THIS PLATE."
This strip is illustrated and described in detail in the Neinken book on pages 224-225. It is without question one of the most outstanding pieces from the elusive Plate 3. Ex Warner, Ashbrook, Ward, B. D. Phillips, Cowitt and Allan Fox and from our 1985 Rarities sale. Signed Ashbrook