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:

Centering/margins: 35/60

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

Perforations: 10/10

Cancellation: 10/10


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