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 HUGE AND STRIKING EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1855 TYPE II WITH A COLORFUL COMBINATION OF CANCELS. THIS BEAUTIFUL STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.
With 1982 and 2000 P.F. certificates. With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $1,250.00 as 98). This is one of six to achieve this grade with none higher. Frankly, this is a Gem 100 stamp, plain and simple (see lot 3049).