Sale 962 — United States Stamps
Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 24-26 September, 2008
Category — Officials, Newspapers
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM 30-CENT NAVY DEPARTMENT STAMP WE HAVE EVER SEEN.
With 1992 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $1,350.00 as 95, unpriced in this 98 grade). This is the only 98 listed in the P.S.E. Population Report for No. O44 with none higher.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. UNDOUBTEDLY ONE OF THE FINEST ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES OF THE $10.00 STATE DEPARTMENT ISSUE IN EXISTENCE.
The large format State Department dollar values are notorious for poor centering. Even well-centered stamps have slightly skewed vertical perforations which angle in toward the design at one spot or another. This stamp is perfectly "boxed" at all corners. We really see nothing to have justified anything less than a 95 grade, but we defer to the P.S.E. In any case, the other two OG stamps in the P.S.E. Population Report are graded 50 and 75!
With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 90; SMQ $12,400.00)