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
217
nh
Sale 1034, Lot 217, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)10c Columbian (237). Mint N.H., radiant color which is very eye-catching, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

The 10c is extremely difficult to find with wide and centered margins. For some reason, it can be found with wide margins at sides but is almost never is seen this way at top and bottom. It is easily the most difficult non-dollar-value to find in such choice condition.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $5,150.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded and only one other shares it.

300
10,000