EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS SPECTACULAR STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE ULTIMATE GRADE OF GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- ONLY THREE OTHER EXAMPLES OF SCOTT 11 OR 11A HAVE ACHIEVED THIS GRADE TO DATE.
Many collectors have a tendency to discount how difficult it is to find imperforate classics in such superb condition. The assumption is that there are multiples which can be split to "make" perfect singles. However, one would need a lightly-cancelled block of nine, with no wrinkles or other minor defects, to produce a single such as the one offered here.
With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; SMQ $450.00 as 98, unpriced in the higher grades). Only one other example of No. 11A and two of No. 11 have achieved this perfect grade