Sale 1032 — The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 23-24 October, 2012
Category — 1867-68 Grilled Issue, E and F Grills (Scott 86-101)
12c Black, F. Grill (97). Jumbo margins and perfect centering, light strikes of blue cork and red transit cancels, bright shade on fresh paper
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR JUMBO MARGINED USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 12-CENT F GRILL WITH TWO COLORED CANCELS. A PHENOMENAL STAMP WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E.
Ex Dr. Morris. With 1994 and 2003 P.F. certificates. With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $9,000.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded and only one other example has achieved this grade