EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 13-CENT 1902 ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.
With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,700.00). Only six have graded higher to date.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT 1902 ISSUE.
The 1902-03 Regular Issue was a great improvement over the Bureau's first efforts in 1894 and 1895. Perforations tend to be cleaner, and centering better, but the large plate layout and perforation method still resulted in a large number of poorly centered stamps. Furthermore, stamps issued in choice condition seldom stayed that way, because the boom in stamp collecting that began with the Roosevelt administration caused hordes of hinge-bearing philatelists to mount stamps over and over again. For this reason, today's collectors have grown accustomed to paying many multiples of Scott value for Extremely Fine stamps in Mint Never-Hinged state. Anyone who has pursued this set can testify that the 50c is rarely encountered in such condition. Apart from the $2.00 and $5.00 values, it is more elusive than any other value of the set in superb Mint N.H. condition. This example probably ranks among the ten highest-quality examples in existence.
With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $8,750.00). Only one has graded higher to date (at 95J) and only five others share this grade
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 1902 ISSUE.
With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $9,200.00). Only three have graded higher to date while 11 others share this grade
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 1902 ISSUE IN THE FINEST CONDITION ATTAINABLE. A TRULY REMARKABLE STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT -- CENTERING, COLOR, CLARITY OF IMPRESSION, PAPER FRESHNESS AND GUM.
As discussed in the description of the 1902 50c value, collecting practices and time have left very few superb Mint N.H. examples for today's collectors. This is particularly true for the high $2.00 and $5.00 values of this series which were printed in much smaller quantities than the lower values. This stamp should be considered a true condition rarity.
Ex Scarsdale. With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $14,400.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date, and is one of only five examples to achieve XF-Superb 95 status. SMQ does not even price this stamp in any grade above a 95
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 5-CENT 1908 IMPERFORATE ISSUE.
With 1980 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE ONE-CENT 1908 HORIZONTAL COIL.
With 1966 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates