Sale 1262 — United States Stamps and Postal History
Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 26-28 July, 2022
Category — 1851-60 Issues
VERY FINE. THE 1857 PERFORATED 3-CENT TYPE I IS RARELY FOUND IN CENTERED ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.
This stamp is extremely difficult to obtain with superior margins and centering, due to the narrow spacing on the plate, which was laid out prior to the introduction of perforations in 1857. Finding such an example in unused condition with original gum adds considerably to the difficulty. Even superb copies will show perforations impinging on at least one frameline.
Ex Curtis. 1989 P.F. certificate no longer accompanies. With 2014 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85). With 2022 P.S.E. certificate.
FINE APPEARING AND SCARCE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1860 ISSUE.
With 2008 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1860 REPRINT.
The Continental Bank Note Company reprinted the 24c stamp from the original plate of 200 subjects. 10,000 were printed (50 impressions). Only 479 were sold; the remaining 9,521 were destroyed on July 23, 1884. Due to the narrow spacing between subjects, most have perforations touching or into the design.
With 1978 P.F. certificate