Sale 1032 — The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 23-24 October, 2012
Category — 1914-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 441-480)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING USED PAIR OF THE 3-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 445.
With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,700.00). This is one of only three pairs to achieve this grade with only one higher (at 98)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1915 2-CENT TYPE I VERTICAL COIL, SCOTT 449, IN PRISTINE CONDITION.
With 2011 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,850.00). Only four have been awarded this grade and only four have graded higher (highest is 98).
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 1915 ISSUE, SCOTT 460, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE ONLY STAMP TO RECEIVE THIS GRADE WITH NONE HIGHER.
With 1980 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $2,300.00). This is the highest grade awarded and no other examples have achieved this grade. The next highest grade for a used stamp is XF 90.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1917 $5.00 MARSHALL PERF 10, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.
With 2012 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $780.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only one other example has achieved this grade (offered in our Tahoe sale). We are surprised SMQ is so low given its rarity in this high grade.