Lot 2154 o1857, 12¢ black, plate I, neat and complimentary red grid cancel, exceptionally well centered with margins clear of framelines all around, intense shade and crisp impression, Extremely Fine to Superb, a marvelous gem; with 2001 & 2022 P.F. certificates, latter Graded (XF-S 95, SMQ $2,750).
Scott No. 36 $300.
AN GEM EXAMPLE OF THE 12¢ 1857 ISSUE FROM PLATE ONE IN OUTSTANDING CONDITION.