Sale 1034 — The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps
Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 28-29 November, 2012
Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue and 1875 Re-Issue (Scott 112-131)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE IS EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE.
SMQ estimates that approximately 30 used examples are known. We estimate that between 30 and 50 are known used. However, it is surprisingly difficult to obtain in such superb condition.
Ex Saadi. With 1984, 1989 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $6,250.00 as 90, unpriced in SMQ as 95). This is the highest grade awarded and it is the only example to achieve this grade.