Sale 1032 — The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 23-24 October, 2012
Category — 5c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 12-17)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 10-CENT TYPE I IMPERFORATE.
With 2010 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $2,475.00 as 95, $4,800.00 as 98). While five stamps have graded higher at 98 (and one at 98J), this stamp, with Jumbo margins, is among the most striking we have encountered and, in our opinion, deserves a Superb 98 Jumbo grade.