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Sale 1034 — The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 28-29 November, 2012

Category — 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
103
 
Sale Number 1034, Lot Number 103, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)1c Blue, F. Grill (92), 1c Blue, F. Grill (92)1c Blue, F. Grill (92). Bright color and detailed impression, clear grill points, phenomenal centering with Jumbo margins, neat strike of circle of wedges cancel and part of circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MASSIVE EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 ONE-CENT F GRILL HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE IT.

Ex Tahoe. With 1983, 2003 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $12,800.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded and the only example to achieve it.

475
10,000
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