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Sale 973 — 2009 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 13 June, 2009

Category — Trans-Mississippi Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
173
og
Sale Number 973, Lot Number 173, Trans-Mississippi Issue8c Trans-Mississippi (289), 8c Trans-Mississippi (289)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Original gum, rich color and detailed impression, mathematically perfect centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 8-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE HAS BEEN GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE, WHICH IS THE HIGHEST AWARDED TO DATE.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $1,450.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded to date and the only example to achieve this grade. One other, in Mint N.H. condition, has also been awarded this grade.

190
6,250
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