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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
65
 
Sale Number 1034, Lot Number 65, 1857-60 Issue and 1875 Reprint (Scott 18-47)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B), 12c Black, Plate 3 (36B)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Intense shade and impression, unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins, bold strike of circular datestamp and red transit cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1860 ISSUE FROM PLATE 3, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,950.00). Only one has graded higher (at 98, offered in our Natalee Grace sale).

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