Contact Siegel
6 West 48th Street
9th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Contact by phone:
New York: (212) 753-6421
Dallas: (214) 754-5991

Sale 1032 — The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 23-24 October, 2012

Category — 1c-3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-26A)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3061
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3061, 1c-3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-26A)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (23)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23). Plate 1L, recut once at top and bottom, lovely rich color and proof-like impression, essentially perfect centering with margins clearly showing the recut characteristics which define the type, neat town cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 ONE-CENT PERFORATED TYPE IV WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

Most examples of this issue have perforations either touching or cutting into the recut lines. The example offered here, with intact recut lines at top and bottom, is the rare exception to that rule.

With 2010 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $7,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only two others, a population which has been unchanged for three years.

975
4,750
Copyright 2021. All rights reserved by Siegel Auction Galleries Inc. Information and images may be used with credit to Siegel Auction Galleries or siegelauctions.com subject to guidelines and restrictions.
Website Terms of Use and Privacy Policy