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Sale 1219 — The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 8-9 April, 2020

Category — 3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-26A)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
108
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 108, 3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-26A)3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A)3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A). Jumbo margins and precise centering, deep rich color, neat St. Louis Mo. circular datestamp cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM USED EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1857 TYPE IV.

The ready availability of 3c 1851-57 stamps gives some collectors the false impression that superb examples, even of a better type, are easily obtainable. Yet with grading approaching its 20th year, only four used examples of Scott 26A have achieved a 95J grade or higher (highest is the Gem 100 offered in our 2019 Rarities sale).

With 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $3,150.00). One shares this grade and only two grade higher

150
2,100
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