Sale 1278 — United States Stamps
Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 21-23 March, 2023
Category — 1861 Issue (Scott 62B-78)
FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 3-CENT PINK.
The 1861 3c Pink, Scott 64, is one of the most difficult stamps of the 1861-66 Issue to find in sound, original-gum condition. As difficult as that is, finding one in Mint N.H. condition is another matter entirely.
With 2021 P.F. and 2022 P.S.E. certificates. Scott value as hinged.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 5-CENT BUFF STAMP IN TERMS OF COLOR, CENTERING, PERFORATIONS AND CANCELLATION. THIS STAMP, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E., IS EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE.
Due to narrow spacing on the 5c plate, it is very difficult to find centered copies with the perforations clear of the design on all sides. The stamp offered here, with its choice centering, fresh color and neat blue Baltimore cancel is a condition rarity.
With 1999 and 2021 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95). With 2023 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $6,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded to a Scott 67 in any condition category, and it is shared by only seven others.
VERY FINE AND CHOICE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT VIOLET, SCOTT 70c.
With 2017 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)