EXTREMELY FINE GEMS. A REMARKABLE USED SET OF THE 1930 GRAF ZEPPELIN ISSUE, EACH GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADED USED MATCHED SET.
This is only the second time we have offered a used matched set of the 1930 Graf Zeppelin Issue graded Superb 98. The rarity of high grade used examples should not be underestimated. For the 65c there are only six used stamps graded 98 with none higher (compared to 58 Mint N.H. examples graded 98 or higher). For the $1.30, only two used stamps have exceeded a 98 grade (compared to 14 Mint N.H. graded higher than 98). For the $2.60, only seven used stamps are graded 98 with only one higher (compared to 49 Mint N.H. graded 98 plus two higher). Despite these relative populations, the SMQ value for a matched Superb 98 set in Mint N.H. condition is nearly double that for a used set.
With 2016 (65c), 2009 ($1.30) and 2017 ($2.60) P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; total SMQ $6,100.00).