Sale 958 — 2008 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 7 June, 2008

Category — Columbian Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
619
nh
Sale 958, Lot 619, Columbian Issue2c Columbian (231). Mint N.H. with part imprint selvage at top, rich color and proof-like impression, mathematically perfect centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE IN THE FINEST CONDITION ATTAINABLE. THIS REMARKABLE STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED GEM 100 BY PROFESSIONAL STAMP EXPERTS -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE, AND THIS STAMP STANDS ALONE IN HAVING ACHIEVED THIS COVETED GRADE.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98; SMQ $2,900.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded to date, and this stamp is the only example to achieve this perfect score.

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