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Sale 1122 — The Hanover Collection of Superb-Quality U.S. Stamps-Part One

Sale Date — Thursday, 7 April, 2016

Category — 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)

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Sale Number 1122, Lot Number 166, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (283), 10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (283)10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (283). Mint N.H. with wide top selvage, radiant color, perfectly centered with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT TYPE II 1898 ISSUE. THIS AMAZING STAMP IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE ON RECORD, SHARED BY ONLY ONE OTHER STAMP.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $14,000.00). This is the highest graded and one of only two to achieve this grade. The next-highest is a single copy at 95. The other 98 was offered in our 2007 Rarities sale where it realized $15,500 versus $15,200 SMQ at the time. The other example does not have the sheet selvage.

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