Sale 982 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 16-18 December, 2009

Category — 1893 Columbian Issue (1c thru 8c, Scott 230-236)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
5536
nh
Sale 982, Lot 5536, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c thru 8c, Scott 230-236)2c Columbian (231). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins all around, brilliant color and proof-like impression on post-office fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE POSSIBLE, AND IT IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS ULTIMATE GRADE.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $1,250.00 as 98). Of the 300 graded Mint N.H. copies this is the only example to achieve this grade, which is the highest possible grade on the grading chart. Two examples have graded just under this, at 100, including one which realized $14,500 hammer in our 2008 Rarities sale.

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13,000