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Sale 1150 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 1 March, 2017

Category — 3c-5c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 11-12)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
564°
nh
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 564, 3c-5c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 11-12)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 top sheet margin and parts of five surrounding stamps, radiant color on bright paper, crisp impression

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

With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Mint N.H. Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 100 or as Mint NH; SMQ $5,000.00 as a hinged stamp graded 100). This is the highest grade possible on the grading chart. For all of the imperforate issues (Scott 1-17), only four stamps in total have achieved this ultimate grade in Mint N.H. condition -- two of Scott 9 and two of Scott 11. Scott Retail as hinged

275
5,750
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