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Sale 1034 — The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps

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

Category — Louisiana Purchase and Jamestown Issues (Scott 323-330)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
315
nh
Sale Number 1034, Lot Number 315, Louisiana Purchase and Jamestown Issues (Scott 323-330)2c Jamestown (329), 2c Jamestown (329)2c Jamestown (329). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins of a size almost unheard of for this issue, choice centering, brilliant color on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT JAMESTOWN, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- ONLY ONE HAS GRADED HIGHER AND NO OTHERS SHARE THIS GRADE.

The Jamestown Issue is notorious for its tight spacing and narrow margins, which causes most copies to be off-center to some degree and nearly all to lack anything approaching Jumbo margins. Only one stamp among all three denominations has been graded 100, and this is one of only three in any condition throughout the set to achieve a 98J grade (others are Mint N.H. 1c and 5c).

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $2,500.00 as 98)

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4,250
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