Lot 18581861, 30¢ red orange, First Design, part o.g. (light natural gum bend), intense and radiantly rich color, very well centered for this notoriously off-centered issue, faintest trace of a diagonal crease at lower right, not noted on certificate, which is a normal characteristic of the first designs, Very Fine and choice, extremely rare with less than 35 examples known, ex-Zoellner; with 1958 and 2016 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 61 $45,000 for the grade of fine.
ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE 1861 30¢ FIRST DESIGN ISSUE.