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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 — Officials, Agriculture thru Justice

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3642
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Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3642, Officials, Agriculture thru Justice1c-30c Agriculture (O1/O9, O95), 1c-30c Agriculture (O1/O9, O95)1c-30c Agriculture (O1/O9, O95). Nine stamps, several with P.S.E. graded certificates including Nos. O1 (VF 80), O4 (VF 80), O5 and O6 (F-VF 75), O8 (F 70), O95 (VF 80), 1c submitted as O94 but with two certs as fake cancel on O1, No. O9 with small perf flaws and small thin, Very Fine group, several P.F. certificates accompany

1,475
475
3643
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3643, Officials, Agriculture thru Justice3c Agriculture (O3), 3c Agriculture (O3)3c Agriculture (O3). Essentially perfect centering, bright color, attractively cancelled by circle of wedges within circle, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb used example of this issue, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $110.00), this is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by no others

17
250
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3644
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3644, Officials, Agriculture thru Justice3c Agriculture (O3), 3c Agriculture (O3)3c Agriculture (O3). Choice centering, vivid color, beautifully struck blue tiny circle of wedges within circle cancel, Extremely Fine, a lovely stamp, with 2011 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90), only the stamp offered in the previous lot has graded higher

18
325
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3645
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3645, Officials, Agriculture thru Justice15c Agriculture (O7), 15c Agriculture (O7)15c Agriculture (O7). Well-centered with attractive margins, vibrant color, light strike of violet Star cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2011 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $200.00 for normal cancel), this is the only used example in the P.S.E. Population Report

230
650
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3646
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3646, Officials, Agriculture thru Justice1c Executive (O10), 1c Executive (O10)1c Executive (O10). Attractive centering and margins, rich color, quartered cork cancel, Very Fine, with 2011 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (F-VF 75; SMQ $325.00), this is the only used example in the P.S.E. Population Report

475
400
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3647
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3647, Officials, Agriculture thru Justice2c-3c Executive (O11-O12), 2c-3c Executive (O11-O12)2c-3c Executive (O11-O12). Both with nice margins and centering, centrally struck segmented cork cancels, Very Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificates (F-VF 75 and VF 80 respectively, total SMQ $375.00), the 3c also accompanied by 2011 P.F. certificate mentioning light diagonal crease at top left

450
500
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3648
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3648, Officials, Agriculture thru Justice6c Executive (O13), 6c Executive (O13)6c Executive (O13). Brilliant color on bright paper, choice centering, neat strike of cork cancel, fresh and crisp

EXTREMELY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT EXECUTIVE ISSUE. SCARCE IN SUCH WONDERFUL CONDITION.

With 2011 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,100.00). This is one of only two used examples in the P.S.E. Population Report, the other graded F 70

550
1,300
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3649
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3649, Officials, Agriculture thru Justice10c Executive (O14), 10c Executive (O14)10c Executive (O14). Three balanced margins, close but clear at bottom, deep rich color, segmented cork cancels, fresh and Fine, a difficult stamp to find in sound used condition with attractive centering, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (F 70; SMQ $350.00), this is the only used example in the P.S.E. Population Report

650
375
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3650
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3650, Officials, Agriculture thru Justice1c Interior (O15), 1c Interior (O15)1c Interior (O15). Almost mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins, vivid color, face-free corner strike of Washington D.C. oval cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2007 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $175.00 as 98), this is the only used example in the P.S.E. Population Report, used Official stamps are almost never encountered in this superior quality

10
550
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3651
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3651, Officials, Agriculture thru Justice10c Interior (O19), 10c Interior (O19)10c Interior (O19). Magnificent color on bright white paper, Jumbo margins which are balanced all around, bold cross cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a striking stamp, with 2011 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $120.00 as 95, unpriced in higher grade), this is the highest grade awarded and no other examples have achieved this grade

20
250
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3652
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3652, Officials, Agriculture thru Justice12c Interior (O20), 12c Interior (O20)12c Interior (O20). Jumbo margins and essentially perfect centering, spectacular color on bright paper, neat strike of segmented cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 2011 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $200.00 as 98, unpriced in higher grade), this is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by no others, the next highest is a 95

12
475
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3653
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3653, Officials, Agriculture thru Justice24c Interior (O22), 24c Interior (O22)24c Interior (O22). Precise centering, fresh color, neat strike of purple Star in circle cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $120.00 as normal cancel), this is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only one other

20
300
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3654
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3654, Officials, Agriculture thru Justice30c Interior (O23), 30c Interior (O23)30c Interior (O23). Jumbo margins, outstanding centering and overall freshness, long and full perforations, neat central strike of grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2011 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $120.00 as 95, unpriced in higher grade), this is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by no others

20
275
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3655
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3655, Officials, Agriculture thru Justice30c Interior (O23), 30c Interior (O23)30c Interior (O23). Wide and balanced margins, bright color, central strike of grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $120.00), only the stamp offered in the previous lot has graded higher

20
160
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3656
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3656, Officials, Agriculture thru Justice90c Interior (O24), 90c Interior (O24)90c Interior (O24). Outstanding centering with wide and balanced margins, rich color, circle of V's cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $270.00), this is the highest grade awarded and no other examples have achieved this grade

50
275
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3657
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3657, Officials, Agriculture thru Justice2c-30c Interior (O16/O23, O97/O102), 2c-30c Interior (O16/O23, O97/O102)2c-30c Interior (O16/O23, O97/O102). 12 stamps including both Hard and Soft Paper issues, several P.S.E. graded including Nos. O16 (XF-Superb 95), O17 (XF 90), O18 (XF 90 Jumbo), O21 (XF 90), O23 (XF-Superb 95), O97 with Maltese Cross cancel (VG-F 60, corner crease), O98 (XF 90 Jumbo), O99 (XF 90), fresh colors, several with attractive cancels, one or two small flaws on the non-certified stamps including 15c Soft Paper light crease, overall Very Fine-Extremely Fine, a high quality group, several also with P.F. certificates

426
700
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3658
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3658, Officials, Agriculture thru Justice1c Justice (O25), 1c Justice (O25)1c Justice (O25). Choice margins and centering, bright color, face-free cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $200.00), this is the only used example in the P.S.E. Population Report

100
275
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3659
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3659, Officials, Agriculture thru Justice12c Justice (O30), 12c Justice (O30)12c Justice (O30). Well-centered with wide margins, fresh color and paper, cork cancel, Extremely Fine, a very scarce used stamp in the higher grades, with 2008 P.F. certificate (XF 90), as a point of comparison, the highest grade contained in the P.S.E. Population Report is a 70

75
925
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3660
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3660, Officials, Agriculture thru Justice24c Justice (O32), 24c Justice (O32)24c Justice (O32). Clear margins all around, cork cancel, Very Fine example of this elusive stamp, with 2011 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $410.00), this is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only one other

425
425
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3661
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3661, Officials, Agriculture thru Justice30c Justice (O33), 30c Justice (O33)30c Justice (O33). Jumbo margins and well-centered, indistinct cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $450.00 as 85, $700.00 as 90), this is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by no others, the next highest grade for a used stamp is a 60

350
750
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3662
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3662, Officials, Agriculture thru Justice90c Justice (O34), 90c Justice (O34)90c Justice (O34). Wide beautifully balanced margins, fresh color, bold cancel, light corner crease, appears Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates (F 70 Jumbo; SMQ 480.00 as 70, $650.00 as 75), this choice appearing stamp would have graded 85J or 90J without the minor fault, still this is the second highest grade awarded and the highest is only a 75

900
1,200
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3663
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3663, Officials, Agriculture thru Justice2c-15c Justice (O26/O31, O106-O107), 2c-15c Justice (O26/O31, O106-O107)2c-15c Justice (O26/O31, O106-O107). Seven stamps, several P.S.E. graded including Nos. O26 (VF-XF 85J), O27 (F 70), O28 (VF-XF 85), O31 (F 70), nice colors and centering throughout, No. O106 cleaned to remove toning, overall Fine-Extremely Fine group, several P.F. certificates accompany

915
650
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