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

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

Category — 1861-66 Issue (Scott 68-78b)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3128
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3128, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 68-78b)24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c), 24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c)24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c). Deep rich color and proof-like impression, essentially perfect centering with wide margins on all sides, well-struck large Boston "Paid" grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1861 ISSUE IN THE VIOLET SHADE ON THIN PAPER. A DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.

The 24c 1861 exists in four basic shades of Violet: Dark Violet (August 1861 trial printing, formerly Scott 60); Violet on Thin Paper (August-September 1861 regular issue, Scott 70c -- the shade offered here); Pale Gray Violet (1861 regular issue, Scott 70d) and Blackish Violet (ca. 1863 printing, Scott 78c).

Ex Scarsdale. With 2001 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $14,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only three other examples have achieved this grade

2,250
7,000
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