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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 — 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3205
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3205, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133)6c Blue, Re-Issue (126), 6c Blue, Re-Issue (126)6c Blue, Re-Issue (126). Exceptionally well-centered with extra wide margins all around, deep rich color, 1884 oval registry cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST USED EXAMPLES OF THE 6-CENT 1869 RE-ISSUE IN EXISTENCE. A SUPERB STAMP WHICH HAS RECEIVED THE GRADE OF XF-SUPERB 95 FROM P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST AWARDED.

The 6c is the one of the rarest of the set in used condition. SMQ estimates that approximately 30 exist in used condition, and our own informal count concurs. The example offered here is one of the finest in existence -- most are either off-center or have flaws.

With 2000 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $17,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and no other examples have achieved this grade

3,250
10,500
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