Sale 1115 — A European Connoisseur's Collection of U.S. Classic Issues

Sale Date — Tuesday, 15 December, 2015

Category — 12c-24c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 36-37)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2183
 
Sale 1115, Lot 2183, 12c-24c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 36-37)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Superbly centered, intense shade and impression providing the background for a vivid red grid cancel, wonderfully fresh

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE PERFORATED 12-CENT STAMPS FROM PLATE 3 ARE EXCEEDINGLY DIFFICULT TO FIND IN HIGH-GRADE USED CONDITION. THIS SPECTACULAR STAMP WITH A RED CANCEL AND GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. IS ONE OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING USED EXAMPLES WE HAVE ENCOUNTERED.

With 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,000.00). There is only one graded higher (98) and ten others graded 95, but this is one of even fewer with a red cancel.

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2,400