Lot 3083 o1861, 1¢ blue, type I, Plate 12, C Relief, extraordinary centering within unusually wide margins, the type characteristics show clearly at top and bottom, bright color with a detailed impression, waffle grid cancel, an Extremely Fine gem, ex-Kirke; with 2005 P.F., 2006 and 2012 P.S.E. certificates, latter graded (XF-Superb 95, SMQ $6,500).
Scott No. 18 $500.
A REMARKABLE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1¢ TYPE I 1857 PERFORATED ISSUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY THE P.S.E., THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.
The perforated Type I stamps were produced from C Relief positions on Plate 12. This stamp has complete plumes at bottom, yet the top right is almost completely missing. Dick Celler plated this as position 88R12 despite other examples of this position showing full the complete design.