Sale 1032 — The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 23-24 October, 2012
Category — 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN INCREDIBLY RARE SOUND, MINT NEVER-HINGED BLOCK OF THE 3-CENT 1851 TYPE I IN THE BROWNISH CARMINE SHADE. A SPECTACULAR SHOWPIECE.
A Power Search review found one irregular block of five that is never-hinged but with small gum disturbance spots. It is also cut into in several places. Other than that block we have sold no Mint N.H. blocks of Types I or II since keeping computerized records.
With 2011 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; blocks unpriced in SMQ). Scott Retail of $2,100.00 for a hinged block of four does not remotely convey the rarity of this Mint N.H. block.