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Sale 1034 — The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps

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

Category — 1857-60 Issue and 1875 Reprint (Scott 18-47)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
48
 
Sale Number 1034, Lot Number 48, 1857-60 Issue and 1875 Reprint (Scott 18-47)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (23)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23). Recut once at top and twice at bottom, deep rich color and detailed impression on bright paper, nicely complemented by red New York Carrier cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 ONE-CENT PERFORATED TYPE IV WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

Most examples of this issue have perforations either touching or cutting into the recut lines. The example offered here, with intact recut lines at top and bottom, is the rare exception to that rule.

With 1990 P.F. and 2003 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $7,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only two others share it (one offered in the Kirke sale).

1,030
4,750
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