Lot 1870 PState Dept., 1873, 3¢ green, die proof, on fibrous wove paper, believed to be cut down (25x31mm), impression weak, Very Fine; with 2019 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. O59P var. Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
A UNIQUE DIE PROOF OF THE 1873 3¢ STATE DEPARTMENT ISSUE.
The P.F. opinion regarding this proof states…"It is neither an O59P2a, nor an O59P2" however they do state this proof is on "fibrous wove paper". Since all large die proof of this issue were printed on India, this unclassified proof falls into a unique class.