Sale 1265 — Classic United States Stamps and Covers
Sale Date — Thursday, 29 September, 2022
Category — Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 3 Perforated, Plate Proofs, Specimen Ovpts. (Scott 36BP)
FINE-VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE PLATE PROOF OF THE 12-CENT 1851 DESIGN FROM PLATE 3, WHICH WAS PRODUCED BY TOPPAN CARPENTER IN 1860 AND USED TO PRINT PERFORATED STAMPS SHORTLY BEFORE THE ISSUE WAS DEMONETIZED IN 1861.
Proofs from the 12c Plate 3 are extremely rare and were made on India paper (36BP3) and stamp paper (36BP5). Jim Allen records only two pairs on India paper.
Ex Finkelburg. Scott value $2,500.00 as two singles -- the pair is unlisted.