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

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

Category — 1918-20 Washington-Franklin Offset Issue, Victory Issue (Scott 525-537b)

Cat./Est. Value
Sale 1032, Lot 3623, 1918-20 Washington-Franklin Offset Issue, Victory Issue (Scott 525-537b)2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533). Perfect Jumbo margins with portions of all eight adjoining stamps, vivid color, Benton Harbor Mich. circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2011 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $550.00 as 98), only one other example has achieved this ultimate grade, collectors should not confuse the wide availability of earlier engraved Washington-Franklin imperforate multiples in unused condition, many of which have been cut up to create Jumbo singles, with the availability of offset imperforates, which are scarce as large used multiples