EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE SECOND HUNTING PERMIT ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E.
With 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $7,350.00). Only two grade higher (at 100) and three share this lofty grade.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAY WELL BE THE FINEST MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE SECOND HUNTING PERMIT ISSUE IN EXISTENCE. THIS STAMP IS GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED. ONLY ONE OTHER SHARES THIS PERFECT GRADE.
With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $10,400.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only one other shares it. This is also the only example graded higher than a 95 that we have offered in one of our auctions.
EXTREMELY FINE AND RARE FULL-SIZE SIGNED PRINT FOR THE SECOND FEDERAL HUNTING PERMIT ISSUE.
This was produced as an unnumbered edition of 100 and is the rarest design-different duck stamp print. We have offered only a handful of examples over the years and all were cut down to a smaller size than this example and had condition problems. This unframed print in pristine condition is surely among the finest examples extant.
Stearns and Fink value $9,500.00
EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE SECOND FEDERAL DUCK ISSUE.
Designed by Frank Weston Benson, this issue shows Canvasback Ducks taking flight. These ducks are a diving species which are highly migratory in the United States.