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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 — 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3500
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3500, 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)1c Panama-Pacific (397), 1c Panama-Pacific (397)1c Panama-Pacific (397). Mathematically perfect centering, wide margins and beautiful bright color, light wavy-line machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a stunning example of this issue, with 2011 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100; SMQ $300.00 as 98, unpriced in higher grades), this is one of only three examples to achieve this perfect grade with none higher

2
0
3501
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3501, 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)1c Panama-Pacific (397), 1c Panama-Pacific (397)1c Panama-Pacific (397). Jumbo margins and precise centering, rich color, neat Exposition machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge and superb stamp, with 2011 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $300.00 as 98, unpriced in higher grade), only three have graded higher and only one other shares this grade

2
225
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3502
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3502, 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)1c-2c Panama-Pacific (397-398), 1c-2c Panama-Pacific (397-398)1c-2c Panama-Pacific (397-398). Both with huge margins and precise centering, rich colors, 1c with San Juan town cancel, 2c with light Exposition machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gems, with 2011 P.F. certificates, with 2005 and 2007 P.S.E. certificates respectively (Superb 98; total SMQ $575.00)

3
225
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3503
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3503, 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)5c Panama-Pacific (399), 5c Panama-Pacific (399)5c Panama-Pacific (399). Spectacular Jumbo margins and perfect centering, deep rich color, neat wavy-line machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced above the grade of 98, SMQ $650.00 as 98), this is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only one other

10
800
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3504
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3504, 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)10c Orange Yellow, Panama-Pacific (400), 10c Orange Yellow, Panama-Pacific (400)10c Orange Yellow, Panama-Pacific (400). Vibrant color and clear impression, choice centering with Jumbo margins, Takoma Wash. circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, one of the finest examples of this issue in existence, with 2011 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $275.00 as 95, $790.00 as 98), this is the only example at this grade with only one higher (98J)

22
300
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3505
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3505, 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)10c Orange, Panama-Pacific (400A), 10c Orange, Panama-Pacific (400A)10c Orange, Panama-Pacific (400A). Mathematically perfect centering with huge Jumbo margins, bright color on fresh paper, registry double oval cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a stunning stamp and superb in every respect, with 2011 P.F. and 2002 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $750.00 as 98), only two other examples have achieved this ultimate grade

20
650
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3506
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3506, 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)1c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (401), 1c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (401)1c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (401). Fabulous Jumbo margins and perfect centering, wavy-line machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a spectacular stamp, with 2011 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $500.00 for 98, unpriced in higher grade), this is the only used example to achieve this grade with only two higher (at 100)

7
350
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3507
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3507, 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)2c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (402), 2c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (402)2c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (402). Wide and balanced margins, bright color, neat duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $150.00 as 95, unpriced as 98), this is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only one other

2
110
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3508
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3508, 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)5c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (403), 5c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (403)5c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (403). Choice wide margins and perfect centering, intense color on bright paper, neat wavy-line machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2011 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $1,000.00), this is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by no others

19
600
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3509
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3509, 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)5c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (403), 5c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (403)5c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (403). Huge Jumbo margins and choice centering, rich color on bright white paper, neat strike of boxed cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp, with 2011 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $235.00 as 95, $1,000.00 as 98), only the stamp offered in the previous lot has graded higher and no others have equaled this grade

20
275
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3510
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3510, 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404), 10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404)10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404). Vivid color on crisp paper, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, Chicago Ill. oval registry cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2008 P.F. (for block of four) and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $470.00), only two have graded higher and four others share this grade

70
475
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