Sale 1034 — The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps
Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 28-29 November, 2012
Category — 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-17)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS GORGEOUS STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- ONLY FIVE EXAMPLES HAVE ACHIEVED THIS GRADE, AND THIS IS LIKELY THE ONLY ONE IN THE MORE DESIRABLE DEEP CLARET SHADE.
With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $475.00 as 98 in the Dull Red shade). This is the highest grade possible on the grading chart and this is likely the only in the Deep Claret shade to achieve it.