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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 — Superb Balances from the Nick Kirke Collection

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3694
 
Bank Note Issues, Superb Balance (147/226). 19 stamps ranging from No. 147 to couple Small Banknotes, nearly all graded by P.S.E. and several graded by P.F., from VF-XF 85 to XF-Superb 95J, several with Jumbo appellations, better items including Nos. 160 (XF 90), 162 and 165 (both (VF-XF 85), 183 with Patent cancel (VF-XF 85 P.S.E. and XF 90 P.F.), 186 with star in circle cancel (XF 90), 206 (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo), 208 (XF 90), 208a (VF-XF 85), 216 Deep Indigo (XF 90 Jumbo), 226 (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo), several others, bright colors and neat cancels throughout including couple N.Y. Foreign Mails fancy cancels, Extremely Fine-Extremely Fine Gem group, many extra certificates accompany, SMQ value without regard to Jumbos and not counting the couple stamps not graded approx. $2,000.00

E. 1,500-2,000
1,800
3695
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3695, Superb Balances from the Nick Kirke CollectionSuperb Used Columbian Balance (230/236), Superb Used Columbian Balance (230/236)Superb Used Columbian Balance (230/236). Five P.S.E. graded stamps, including Nos. 230 (XF-Superb 95), 232 (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo), 233 (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo), 233 var. Deep Ultramarine (XF 90), 236 (XF 90), each with fresh colors and wide to huge margins, Extremely Fine group, each stamp also with P.F. certificate, total SMQ not counting the Jumbo appellations $775.00

E. 750-1,000
425
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3696
 
1894-98 Bureau Issues, Outstanding Balance (246/282a). 15 used stamps ranging from Unwatermarked Issue through Change of Colors, many are shade varieties of the basic listings and most graded by P.S.E. from VF-XF 85 to XF-Superb 95, including Nos. 253 (XF 90), 259 Indigo (VF-XF 85), 264 (XF-Superb 95), 266-267 pair (small flaw), 268 (XF-Superb 95), 273 with inverted watermark, several others, Extremely Fine group, additional P.F. certificates accompany, SMQ value for just the graded stamps more than $700.00

E. 500-750
450
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3697
 
Washington-Franklin Perf 12 Issues, Superb Balance (332/416). Nine used stamps, each P.S.E. graded including Nos. 332 (Superb 98 Jumbo), 333 (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo), 336 (XF-Superb 95), 337 (XF-Superb 95), 338 (XF-Superb 95), 379 (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo), 414 (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo), 416 (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo), also including No. 384 (XF-Superb 95), Extremely Fine Gems, an outstanding quality used group, SMQ value not counting any of the Jumbo appellations $1,125.00

E. 1,000-1,500
1,400
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3698
 
Washington-Franklin Coil Issues, Superb Balance (385/495). 10 singles and one pair, each P.S.E. graded and most accompanied by additional P.F. certificate, including Nos. 385 (VF-XF 85), 390 (Superb 98), 390 pair (VF-XF 85), 411 (XF 90), 442 (XF-Superb 95, cert mentions shorter perf), 443 (XF-Superb 95), 447 (XF 90, P.S.E. certificate incorrectly identifies it as 458), 448 (XF-Superb 95), 487 (XF 90), 489 (XF-Superb 95), 495 (XF 90), also including No. 344 Schermack Ty. III, Extremely Fine Gems, a wonderful quality used group of coils, total SMQ not counting the No. 390 pair and without regard to Jumbo appellations $1,510.00

E. 1,500-2,000
1,200
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3699
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3699, Superb Balances from the Nick Kirke Collection1913-15 Perf 10 Watermarked Issue, Superb Balance (424/439), 1913-15 Perf 10 Watermarked Issue, Superb Balance (424/439)1913-15 Perf 10 Watermarked Issue, Superb Balance (424/439). 10 P.S.E. graded stamps, each with wide margins and outstanding centering, fresh and bright colors, including Nos. 424 (98 Jumbo), 425 (98), 426 (95), 427 (95 Jumbo), 430 (90), 431 (85), 432 (90 Jumbo, highest grade), 433 (95), 437 (95, highest grade), 439 (95), Extremely Fine Gem group, an outstanding assemblage of high grade used stamps, total SMQ $1,184.00 with no premiums for the Jumbo appellations, most also with recent P.F. certificate

45
800
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3700
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3700, Superb Balances from the Nick Kirke Collection1916-17 Perf 10 Unwatermarked Issue, Superb Balance (472/480), 1916-17 Perf 10 Unwatermarked Issue, Superb Balance (472/480)1916-17 Perf 10 Unwatermarked Issue, Superb Balance (472/480). Five P.S.E. graded stamps, including Nos. 472 (XF-Superb 95), 474 (XF-Superb 95), 476 (XF 90, highest grade awarded), 478 (XF-Superb 95) and 480 (XF-Superb 95), rich colors throughout, Extremely Fine Gems, four also accompanied by P.F. certificate, total SMQ $870.00

92
700
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3701
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3701, Superb Balances from the Nick Kirke Collection1917-19 Perf 11 Issue, Superb Balance (499/513), 1917-19 Perf 11 Issue, Superb Balance (499/513)1917-19 Perf 11 Issue, Superb Balance (499/513). Seven P.S.E. grade stamps, including Nos. 499 (Superb 98), 501 (XF-Superb 95), 502 (XF 90), 508 (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo), 508 var. Olive Green (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo), 512a (XF 90 Jumbo, highest graded) and 513 (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo), Extremely Fine Gem group, also accompanied by P.F. certificate certificates, total SMQ not counting the Jumbo appellations $610.00

9
500
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3702
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3702, Superb Balances from the Nick Kirke Collection1918-20 Offset Issues, Superb Balance (527/535), 1918-20 Offset Issues, Superb Balance (527/535)1918-20 Offset Issues, Superb Balance (527/535). Six singles and a pair, the singles P.S.E. graded, including Nos. 527 (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo), 528A (XF 90), 534 (Superb 98), 534A (Superb 98), 535 (Superb 98) and 536 (VF-XF 85, highest grade awarded), fresh colors and attractive range of cancels, Extremely Fine-Extremely Fine Gem group, most also accompanied by P.F. certificates, total SMQ $563.00 without regard to the Jumbo appellation

76
600
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3703
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3703, Superb Balances from the Nick Kirke Collection1c 1919-21, Rotary Coil Waste and Rotary Sheet Experimental Issues, Superb Balance (538, 542, 543), 1c 1919-21, Rotary Coil Waste and Rotary Sheet Experimental Issues, Superb Balance (538, 542, 543)1c 1919-21, Rotary Coil Waste and Rotary Sheet Experimental Issues, Superb Balance (538, 542, 543). Singles of each, P.S.E. graded including Nos. 538 (XF 90, highest grade awarded), 542 (XF-Superb 95, second highest recorded) and 543 (Superb 98, second highest recorded), first with face-free corner datestamp, other two with light machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gems, each also accompanied by 2011 P.F. certificate, total SMQ $350.00

10
275
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