Three things to keep in mind when looking at the above results (unsolds are not included):
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EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT TYPE II 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE WITH WONDERFUL COLOR, CENTERING AND OVERALL FRESHNESS. THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE OF THIS ISSUE TO OBTAIN THE GRADE OF 90 FROM P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.
Even though the supply of Type II stamps is more plentiful than its Type I counterpart, we have found that is at least as difficult (if not more so) to find in such superb condition. This superb stamp has the brilliance of its re-issue counterpart, Scott 129, which is rarely encountered in stamps from the 1869 Type II printing.
With 1999 P.F. certificate. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $8,050.00)
EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT TYPE II 1869 PICTORIAL.
With 2000 and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (OGh, VF-XF 85; SMQ $5,250.00)