Sale 1034 — The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps
Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 28-29 November, 2012
Category — 1922-25 Issue and Later Issues (Scott 550-834)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF GEM 100 BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.
With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $1,700.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded and only two others share this desirable grade.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 8-CENT 1923 ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS PERFECT GRADE, WHICH IS THE HIGHEST AWARDED.
With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $1,400.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded in any condition category. This has always been considered the most difficult "key value" of the set to find in well-centered condition. This is supported by the low population report numbers for this stamp in the higher grades.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1928 2-CENT CARMINE TYPE II.
With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $2,250.00 as 95, $5,500.00 as 98)