2c Carmine, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (554b). With wide selvage at bottom, stamps Mint N.H., natural short gum at right, deep rich color, centered to left
Gary Griffith states that 3 to 5 pairs are known. The most desirable (and most easily authenticated) originate from a block of twelve with plate no. 14213 which contains three examples of the variety as well as a fourth pair with part perfs. The multiple had Bureau brown paper fixing tears at left (including one in an error pair). The pair offered here is the rightmost pair in the multiple, which was offered in our 1966 Rarities sale.
Ex Griffith. With 1978 and 2001 P.F. certificates. Scott Retail as hinged