Sale 962 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 24-26 September, 2008

Category — 1902-08 thru Jamestown Issues (Scott 300-330)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2642
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Sale 962, Lot 2642, 1902-08 thru Jamestown Issues (Scott 300-330)2c Jamestown (329). Mint N.H., brilliant color as fresh as the day it was printed, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT JAMESTOWN, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- ONLY TWO HAVE GRADED HIGHER TO DATE AND ONLY ONE OTHER SHARES THIS LOFTY GRADE.

The Jamestown Issue is notorious for its tight spacing and narrow margins, which causes most copies to be off-center to some degree. For example, only five examples of the 1c have graded higher than a 95 to date, and one example of the 5c has graded higher than a 95. The only Jamestown stamp to grade 100 realized $18,500 hammer in our 2008 Rarities sale

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $3,550.00)

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