Sale 967 — Important and Superb United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 16-19 December, 2008

Category — 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4133
 
Sale 967, Lot 4133, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30). Brilliant color on post-office fresh paper, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, face-free red grid cancels

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 5-CENT ORANGE BROWN, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

With 1983 and 1998 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $10,800.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date and only two others share this grade.

1,250
12,000