Sale 968 — The Alan B. Whitman Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps
Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 27-28 January, 2009
Category — 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 3-4)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION THE FINEST EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT REPRODUCTION OF THE 1847 ISSUE THAT WE HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED. THIS MAGNIFICENT SHOWPIECE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE.
Ex Morris. With 1991 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo). This is the highest grade awarded to date and the only example to achieve this grade. Sheet-margin multiples of this issue are extremely rare, and we doubt it is possible to replicate this extraordinary stamp or its grade.