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Sale 973 — 2009 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 13 June, 2009

Category — 1851-56 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
30°
 
Sale Number 973, Lot Number 30, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Plate 1E, enormous margins all around incl. significant portion of four adjoining stamps, radiant color nicely complemented by blue circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING STAMP, WITH MASSIVE MARGINS ON ALL SIDES, BRILLIANT COLOR AND A BLUE CANCEL, HAS BEEN GRADED GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE.

With 1995 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $2,450.00 as 98). This is the highest grade possible and the only example to achieve this grade. Only one has been graded 100, which is an excellent indication of how rare it is to find this imperforate issue in such perfect condition.

170
10,500
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