Sale 1106 — 2015 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Thursday, 25 June, 2015

Category — 1867-68 Grilled Issue, 1875 Re-Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3106
 
Sale 1106, Lot 3106, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, 1875 Re-Issue2c Black, Re-Issue (103). Outstanding centering with wonderfully balanced margins, deep shade and detailed impression, lightly cancelled by duplex datestamp with "Mar. 5" date visible, two slightly shorter perfs at left not mentioned on accompanying P.F. certificate

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS OUTSTANDING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT BLACK JACK RE-ISSUE HAS BEEN GRADED XF 90 BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED. ONLY 24 USED EXAMPLES ARE CONTAINED IN OUR CENSUS AND THE EXAMPLE OFFERED HERE IS UNQUESTIONABLY ONE OF THE FINEST EXTANT.

Our Our census of Scott 103 used, available at our website at http://siegelauctions.com/ dynamic/census/103/103.pdf ,contains 24 copies. However, of these only five or six have centering we would consider Very Fine, and perhaps a couple others could be considered Extremely Fine. Several of the possibly sound examples have not been examined in decades and may in fact not be sound. The example offered here, with wide balanced margins and a relatively light cancel, is a true condition rarity and clearly among the very finest examples known.

Census No. 103-CAN-24. With 2014 P.F. certificate as sound. With 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $52,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded to a used example and one of only three to achieve this grade

15,000
27,000