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

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

Category — 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-179)

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Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3271
 
Sale 1032, Lot 3271, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-179)30c Gray Black (165). Almost perfect centering with wide margins, bright shade on fresh paper, beautifully complemented by red cork cancel, long and full perforations

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1873 30-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE IN THE FINEST ATTAINABLE CONDITION. THIS MAGNIFICENT STAMP IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E, THE HIGHEST AWARDED.

With 2010 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $2,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and no other examples have achieved this grade

165
3,750