3c Claret, Ty. II, Chicago Perf 12-1/2 (11A var).
Position 35L3, perfs scissors-separated but mostly intact, rich color, tied on small piece by clear strike of "Chicago Ill. Jan. 17, 1857" circular datestamp
FINE. AN ELUSIVE CLARET SHADE VARIETY OF THE 1851 3-CENT WITH CHICAGO PERFORATIONS.
Ex Simpson and Wagshal. With copy of 1978 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as normal shade
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