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Sale 1034 — The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps

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

Category — 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
211
nh
Sale Number 1034, Lot Number 211, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)3c Columbian (232), 3c Columbian (232)3c Columbian (232). Mint N.H., intense shade and detailed impression, mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PHENOMENAL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT COLUMBIAN WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $2,100.00 as 98). This is the highest grade possible and only one other shares this grade. Only four denominations (2c, 3c, 4c and 8c) and a total of five stamps for the entire Columbian issue have achieved this perfect grade.

110
10,500
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