Sale 1061 — United States Stamps
Sale Date — Tuesday, 19 November, 2013
Category — 1875 Re-Issue of 1861-66 Issue (Scott 102-106)
EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE. ONLY 37 USED EXAMPLES ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS.
The 5c Re-Issue was printed from a new plate of 100 subjects, compared to the original plate of 200 in two panes. The Re-Issue plate can be identified by a notch at bottom. 10,000 stamps were printed (100 impressions). Only 672 of the 5c were sold; the remaining 9,328 were destroyed on July 16, 1884.
Our census of Scott 105 used, available at our website at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/105/105.pdf , records only 37 examples.
Census No. 105-CAN-35. Ex Mayer as sound. See above for full certification history. Accompanied by 2007 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates as sound, the latter graded Sup-98 (unpriced in this grade in SMQ)