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Sale 1037 — United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Monday-Friday, 10-14 December, 2012

Category — 3c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-17)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1424°
nh
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1424, 3c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-17)3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11). Mint N.H, 3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11). Mint N.H3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11). Mint N.H., huge margins all around, including parts of all eight adjoining stamps, brilliant color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ABSOLUTELY SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 3-CENT DULL RED TYPE I IMPERFORATE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE POSSIBLE.

?The SMQ value for Scott 26 in Mint N.H. Superb 98 grade is a six-times multiple of the same grade in hinged condition. We have offered only two Mint N.H. high-grade examples since 2004.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Mint NH Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ as Mint NH; unpriced above the grade of 98, SMQ $2,550.00 as 98 hinged). This is the highest grade possible on the grading chart, and only one other has achieved it.

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5,500
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