EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A HUGE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT ON BLUISH PAPER, GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY BOTH P.S.E. AND THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION.
With 1984, 1998 and 2006 P.F. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo). With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $4,500.00). While there are two examples of Scott 358 that grade higher (at 100) in the P.S.E. Population Report, this is the only stamp with the Jumbo appellation in the entire P.S.E. graded population. The margin width and centering make this a truly extraordinary example from the popular Bluish Paper issue
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. WITHOUT QUESTION, THIS IS ONE OF THE FINEST MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLES OF THE 2-CENT BLUISH PAPER IN EXISTENCE. THIS MARVELOUS STAMP IS GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST AWARDED.
The Bluish paper stamps were made as part of an experiment to correct problems with paper shrinkage and spoilage. The existence of this stamp with such superb centering and huge margins is truly remarkable.
Ex Merlin. With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $7,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded (one other shares this grade, we have never offered it).
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PARTICULARLY DESIRABLE AND EYE-APPEALING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT ON BLUISH PAPER.
With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $3,400.00). This is the only example to grade Superb 98 with only three higher