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24c Lilac (78). Huge Jumbo margins and outstanding centering, pretty shade nicely complemented by blue target cancel
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS BEAUTIFUL STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE RECORDED IN THE P.S.E. POPULATION REPORT FOR ANY USED 1861-63 24-CENT STAMP, ENCOMPASSING ALL NINE LISTED SHADES. A SUPERB STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.
With 1998 and 2004 P.F. certificates. With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $7,150.00 as 98). The only other 1861 Issue 24c used stamp that has achieved at least a Superb 98 grade is the Brown Lilac No. 70a offered in lot 3126.
24c Lilac (78). Brilliant color and crisp impression, well-struck blue circle of wedges cancel, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, ex Dr. Morris and Collier, with 1996 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $1,000.00 as 90, $3,500.00 as 95)
24c Dark Lilac (78). Choice centering with well-proportioned margins, strong color, neat target cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,000.00 as Lilac shade)
24c Lilac (78). Jumbo margins and choice centering, pastel shade complemented by bold blue target cancel and Baltimore Md. circular datestamp from a duplex device, an Extremely Fine Gem example of the Lilac shade (Scott 78) despite its conservative grade and incorrect identification as Scott 70, with 2020 P.S.E. certificate as No. 70, which it is not (VF 80 Jumbo), accompanied by the Dec. 1864 cover to England from which this stamp originates (and 2000 P.S.E. certificate for on-cover), the shade, paper and use in Dec. 1864 all point to Lilac, Scott 78