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)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE.
With 2001 and 2006 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95). With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $3,500.00). SMQ estimates that approximately 70 used examples are known. As a P.S.E. grade of 90, only four have graded higher. The highest grade in the P.S.E. Population Report is 95, which is the grade awarded to this stamp by the P.F.