Lot 283 oRevenue, 1863, First Issue, 3¢ Playing Cards, imperf, neat April manuscript cancel, large margins, strong color with slight dry print at top, Extremely Fine; with 1986, 2003 P.F. and 2015 P.S.E. certificates, the latter Graded (VF-XF 85).
Scott No. R17a $40,000.
A CHOICE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE EXTREMELY RARE 3¢ PLAYING CARD IMPERFORATE ISSUE.
This issue, both perforated and imperforate, saw comparatively little use as the total issued was only 368,106. There is evidence that a mere 7,000 out of the total issued where in imperforate format.