Sale 1032 — The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 23-24 October, 2012
Category — 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-320c)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1902 ISSUE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE ULTIMATE GRADE OF GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E.
With 2011 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $700.00 as 98). This is the highest grade possible on the grading chart and it is shared by only one other
EXTRMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1902 ISSUE STANDS ALONE AS THE ONLY USED STAMP TO BE GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.
With 2011 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $960.00 as 98, unpriced in higher grade). This is the only example to achieve this desirable grade
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS SPECTACULAR USED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 1902 ISSUE IS THE ONLY ONE GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO IN THE P.S.E. POPULATION REPORT. AN EXCEPTIONAL STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.
With 2011 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $3,500.00 as 98). This is the only example to achieve this grade, which is the highest awarded. The next highest is a 95J, which was offered in our 2008 Dauer sale
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 1902 ISSUE IN THE FINEST CONDITION OBTAINABLE.
With 1994, 2004 and 2006 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95). With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,600.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only two others share this grade.
EXTREMELY FINE. THE 1908 5-CENT IMPERFORATE IS EXTREMELY RARE IN USED CONDITION, ESPECIALLY AS A MULTIPLE.
According to Johl, only 29 sheets of 400 of the 5c imperforate were issued. Most were sent to Indianapolis and the majority was used by manufacturers of private coils. Some unused were no doubt kept by collectors -- 825 copies were distributed to members of the Detroit Philatelic Society. It is possible that most of the used copies originate from this supply.
We have offered only four used pairs since 1999. With 1988 and 2003 P.F. certificates