Sale 951 — The Tahoe Collection of Superb Used U.S. Stamps
Sale Date — Wednesday, 27 February, 2008
Category — Offices in China thru Parcel Post
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY TREASURY DEPARTMENT ISSUE. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN IN USED CONDITION, AND THIS IS LIKELY THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE.
This is the only sound and centered example we have offered since keeping computerized records. The P.F. has certified approximately ten sound examples, and this is the best-centered example we have been able to locate.
With 2003 and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90, unpriced as used in any grade in SMQ)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE ULTIMATE GRADE OF GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS ALMOST CERTAINLY THE FINEST EXAMPLE IN EXISTENCE. A PERFECT STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.
With 2004 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $370.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded by P.S.E. to any graded example, whether unused or used, and this stamp is the only example to achieve this unimprovable grade.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS THE FIRST UNITED STATES STAMP TO DEPICT AN AIRPLANE. THE EXAMPLE OFFERED HERE IS THE ONLY USED COPY TO RECEIVE THE COVETED SUPERB 98 GRADE FROM THE P.S.E.
With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $470.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date, and this stamp is the only example to achieve this lofty grade