Sale 958 — 2008 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 7 June, 2008

Category — Washington-Franklin and Commemorative Issues

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Cat./Est. Value
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Sale 958, Lot 658, Washington-Franklin and Commemorative Issues6c Red Orange (336). Mint N.H., vibrant color as fresh as the day it was printed, mathematically precise centering with extra wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MARVELOUS STAMP, WITH PERFECT CENTERING, GORGEOUS COLOR, LONG AND FULL PERFORATIONS AND GREAT IMPRESSION, HAS BEEN GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $5,800.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded to date and the only example to achieve this grade. There is one graded 98J, and then the next-highest grade is 95. This first Washington-Franklin Issue is particularly difficult to find with such choice centering.

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