Sale 1032 — The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 23-24 October, 2012
Category — 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)
EXTREMELY FINE PAIR OF THE 3-CENT 1851 ORANGE BROWN FROM TWO POSITIONS ON PLATE ONE EARLY SHOWING A COMBINATION OF TYPES I AND II. THIS WONDERFUL 1851 ISSUE MULTIPLE HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.
The bottom stamp is an Extremely Fine Gem with corner sheet margins. With 2012 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; pairs not priced in SMQ)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT ORANGE BROWN 1851 ISSUE GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.
With 1987 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; unlisted in grades higher than 95 for No. 10A, SMQ $2,600.00 as 98 for No. 10). Only two Type I or II stamps have received this lofty grade with none higher.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1851 ISSUE IN THE DEEP ORANGE BROWN SHADE. THIS BEAUTIFUL STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.
With 2010 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $2,600.00 as No. 10 in normal Orange Brown shade, unlisted in 98 grade as No. 10A). Only two Type I or II stamps have received this desirable grade with only two higher (at 98J)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN INCREDIBLY RARE SOUND, MINT NEVER-HINGED BLOCK OF THE 3-CENT 1851 TYPE I IN THE BROWNISH CARMINE SHADE. A SPECTACULAR SHOWPIECE.
A Power Search review found one irregular block of five that is never-hinged but with small gum disturbance spots. It is also cut into in several places. Other than that block we have sold no Mint N.H. blocks of Types I or II since keeping computerized records.
With 2011 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; blocks unpriced in SMQ). Scott Retail of $2,100.00 for a hinged block of four does not remotely convey the rarity of this Mint N.H. block.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1851 ISSUE. THIS IS THE TEXTBOOK EXAMPLE OF A GEM 100 JUMBO.
With 1983 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $475.00 as 98)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1851 ISSUE IN THE CLARET SHADE WHICH HAS RECEIVED THE PERFECT GRADE OF GEM 100 FROM P.S.E.
With 2010 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $475.00 as 98 Dull Red)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS GORGEOUS STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- ONLY THREE EXAMPLES OF THE 3-CENT 1851 TYPE II HAVE ACHIEVED THIS GRADE.
With 2005 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $550.00 as 98), Only two other Type II's and five Type I's have achieved this perfect grade