United States of America #240 50c Slate Blue Recall of Columbus, 1893 Columbian Exposition Issue, a VF Used Example
A VF centered and lightly used example of this scarce higher value from the 1893 Columbian Exposition Issue. There is a natural uneven spot in the paper towards the centre of the stamp that at first looks like it might be a light thin, but upon immersing the stamp in watermark fluid, it is clear that there is no thin. The stamp is completely sound.
2008 Scott lists this stamp at $180 USD, which is approximately $225. The example offered here grades VF-75 as follows:
Paper freshness: 5/5
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5