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Sale 1032 — The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 23-24 October, 2012

Category — 1909 Commemoratives and 1908-12 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 367-396)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3479
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3479, 1909 Commemoratives and 1908-12 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 367-396)1909 Commemorative Issues (367/373), 1909 Commemorative Issues (367/373)1909 Commemorative Issues (367/373). Five P.S.E. graded stamps, each with outstanding margins and centering, fresh colors and paper, including two of No. 367 (XF-Superb 95 and XF 90 Jumbo), 368 (Superb 98, highest graded), 372 (XF-Superb 95, second highest graded) and 373 (Superb 98 Jumbo, second highest graded), Extremely Fine Gems, each accompanied by P.F. certificate as well, total SMQ without premium for the Jumbo appellations $615.00

58
450
3480
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3480, 1909 Commemoratives and 1908-12 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 367-396)2c Lincoln, Bluish (369), 2c Lincoln, Bluish (369)2c Lincoln, Bluish (369). Wide and well-balanced margins, fresh color, light strike of oval registry cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.F. and 2003 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,000.00), only one stamp has graded higher (at 98) and only three others share this grade

275
450
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3481
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3481, 1909 Commemoratives and 1908-12 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 367-396)2c Alaska-Yukon (370), 2c Alaska-Yukon (370)2c Alaska-Yukon (370). Beautifully balanced wide margins, vivid color, light unobtrusive cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $350.00), only one has graded higher

2
200
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3482
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3482, 1909 Commemoratives and 1908-12 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 367-396)2c Alaska-Yukon, Imperforate (371), 2c Alaska-Yukon, Imperforate (371)2c Alaska-Yukon, Imperforate (371). Massive Jumbo margins showing portions or traces of all five adjoining stamps, sheet margin at right, bright color, neat wavy-line machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2004 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100 Jumbo; SMQ $190.00 as 98, unpriced in higher grades), collectors who assume the imperforate 1909 Commemoratives in Gem 100 grade are in abundant supply because of the high number available in unused condition would do well to note the extreme rarity of such stamps in used condition, since this stamp was graded seven years ago it has remained the sole example in the 100J grade (two regular 100's recorded)

24
200
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3483
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3483, 1909 Commemoratives and 1908-12 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 367-396)1c Green (374), 1c Green (374)1c Green (374). Mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins, rich color, light cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2011 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100 Jumbo; SMQ $140.00 as 98, unpriced in higher grades), this is one of only two examples to achieve this ultimate grade

0
275
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3484
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3484, 1909 Commemoratives and 1908-12 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 367-396)2c Carmine (375), 2c Carmine (375)2c Carmine (375). Mathematically precise centering with Jumbo margins, brilliant color on fresh paper, neat wavy-line machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge and stunning stamp, with 2011 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $150.00 as 98), this is one of only four examples to achieve this highest possible grade

0
250
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3485
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3485, 1909 Commemoratives and 1908-12 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 367-396)3c Deep Violet (376), 3c Deep Violet (376)3c Deep Violet (376). Wide margins and precise centering, bright color, neat oval cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $365.00), only one has graded higher (at 98J) and this is the sole example graded 98

2
325
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3486
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3486, 1909 Commemoratives and 1908-12 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 367-396)4c Brown (377), 4c Brown (377)4c Brown (377). Mathematically precise centering with wide margins, deep rich color, virtually face-free strike of oval cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a stunning stamp, with 2011 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $300.00 as 98), only one has graded higher and this is the sole example graded 100

1
375
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3487
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3487, 1909 Commemoratives and 1908-12 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 367-396)4c Brown (377), 4c Brown (377)4c Brown (377). Huge Jumbo margins, perfectly centered, oval registry cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $300.00 as 98), only two have graded higher

1
800
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3488
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3488, 1909 Commemoratives and 1908-12 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 367-396)5c Blue (378), 5c Blue (378)5c Blue (378). Huge margins and perfect centering, deep rich color on bright paper, unobtrusive strike of barred oval cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a gorgeous stamp, with 2011 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $290.00 as 98, unpriced in higher grade), only one other stamp has achieved this grade, with only one higher

0
750
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3489
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3489, 1909 Commemoratives and 1908-12 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 367-396)8c Olive Green (380), 8c Olive Green (380)8c Olive Green (380). Jumbo margins and perfect centering, spectacular color on bright paper, neat wavy-line machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a gorgeous stamp, with 2011 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $650.00 as 98), this is one of only three examples to achieve this desirable grade, with none higher

15
650
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3490
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3490, 1909 Commemoratives and 1908-12 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 367-396)10c Yellow (381), 10c Yellow (381)10c Yellow (381). Perfectly centered with immense Jumbo margins, brilliant color, light machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, superb in every respect, with 2011 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $475.00 as 98, unpriced in higher grade), this is one of five to achieve this grade with none higher

6
750
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3491
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3491, 1909 Commemoratives and 1908-12 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 367-396)15c Pale Ultramarine (382), 15c Pale Ultramarine (382)15c Pale Ultramarine (382). Precise centering with wide margins, lovely bright shade, neat cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $245.00), despite the modest SMQ value this is a rare stamp in superb used condition, only one other has achieved this grade with none higher

19
275
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3492
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3492, 1909 Commemoratives and 1908-12 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 367-396)1c Green, 2c Carmine, Imperforate (383-384), 1c Green, 2c Carmine, Imperforate (383-384)1c Green, 2c Carmine, Imperforate (383-384). Jumbo margins including 1c with sheet margin at bottom, neat cancels, Extremely Fine Gems, each with 2011 P.F. and 2009-2010 P.S.E. certificate respectively (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, combined SMQ $175.00 as 98)

5
300
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3493
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3493, 1909 Commemoratives and 1908-12 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 367-396)1c Green, Coil (390), 1c Green, Coil (390)1c Green, Coil (390). Guide line pair, choice centering with wide margins, neat machine cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $280.00)

125
190
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3494
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3494, 1909 Commemoratives and 1908-12 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 367-396)2c Carmine, Coil (391), 2c Carmine, Coil (391)2c Carmine, Coil (391). Perfect centering with wide margins, brilliant color and impression, neat wavy-line machine cancel, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $580.00), this is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only one other

50
425
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3495
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3495, 1909 Commemoratives and 1908-12 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 367-396)1c Green, Coil (392), 1c Green, Coil (392)1c Green, Coil (392). Wide balanced margins, fresh color on bright white paper, face-free cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $280.00), this is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only three others

55
300
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3496
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3496, 1909 Commemoratives and 1908-12 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 367-396)2c Carmine, Coil (393), 2c Carmine, Coil (393)2c Carmine, Coil (393). Perfect centering with wide margins, vivid color on fresh paper, light wavy-line machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 2011 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $415.00), only one has graded higher (at 100) and this is the only example to achieve a 98 grade

45
375
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3497
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3497, 1909 Commemoratives and 1908-12 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 367-396)3c Deep Violet, Coil (394), 3c Deep Violet, Coil (394)3c Deep Violet, Coil (394). Outstanding margins and perfect centering, deep rich color, neat strike of numeral oval cancel, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2011 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $590.00), this is the only example to achieve this desirable grade and none has graded higher

67
400
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3498
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3498, 1909 Commemoratives and 1908-12 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 367-396)4c Brown, Coil (395), 4c Brown, Coil (395)4c Brown, Coil (395). Pair, huge margins and perfect centering, deep rich color on fresh paper, numeral oval grid cancels

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS SPECTACULAR PAIR OF THE 4-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 395, HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE HGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 2011 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $1,400.00). This is an exceedingly difficult coil to find in superb used condition. This pair is the only used example in any format to achieve a 98 grade in the P.S.E. Population Report. The highest grade for a single is 95 and the highest for a guide line pair is 90.

200
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3499
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3499, 1909 Commemoratives and 1908-12 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 367-396)5c Blue, Coil (396), 5c Blue, Coil (396)5c Blue, Coil (396). Wide beautifully balanced margins, incredible depth of color, neat oval registry cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $295.00), only one has graded higher (at 98)

67
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