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)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
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Sale 1034, Lot 32, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-17)3c Deep Claret, Ty. I (11 var). Enormous margins all around, including sheet margin at bottom and part of three adjoining stamps, intense shade and impression in the distinctive Deep Claret color, neat strike of circular datestamp cancel

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.

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