EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1894 UNWATERMARKED NEWSPAPER ISSUE. AN ASTONISHING STAMP FROM ONE OF THE RAREST NEWSPAPER ISSUES.
This is the finest example of the 1894 12c Newspaper Issue we have offered since our 2001 Rarities sale -- a comparable stamp in that sale realized $10,500 hammer. As a further indication of rarity, the highest grade contained in the P.S.E. Population Report is Fine 70.
With 2013 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95).
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 PARCEL POST, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E..
With 1990 and 1993 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $8,250.00). Only two have graded higher (both 98J) and only four others share this grade.