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)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
133
 
Sale 1034, Lot 133, 1869 Pictorial Issue and 1875 Re-Issue (Scott 112-131)10c Yellow, Re-Issue (127). Bright color, bold strike of New York registry oval cancel, long and full perforations all around

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.

2,000
2,100