EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PHENOMENAL MINT NEVER-HINGED STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.
With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $2,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is the only Mint N.H. stamp in any format to achieve this grade. SMQ value is far too low, considering it last sold for $4,500.00 hammer in 2011
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 445, WHICH IS GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE IT.
Ex "Piedmont". With 2001 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $4,900.00). This is the highest grade awarded and the only example to achieve it in any Mint N.H. format (single, pair, guide line pair)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PERFECT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1914 4-CENT PERF 10 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARKED COIL, SCOTT 446 -- GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E.
Ex Curtis. With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $4,950.00). This is the highest grade awarded to a single and the only example to achieve it
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 447 IS GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND ONLY ONE OTHER SHARES IT.
With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $1,650.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only one other shares it, a statistic that has not changed in four years. Underpriced in SMQ
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED JOINT LINE PAIR OF SCOTT 453.
The Type I rotary press stamps were produced using the same master dies as had been used for flat plate printings. However, due to the curve of the plate to fit the rotary press, the impressions lacked some of the details of the flat plate printings. New dies were made with strengthened lines, resulting in the Type II stamps. The web-fed rotary printing and perforating process made it very difficult for well-centered examples to be consistently produced.
Ex "Scarsdale" and "Hanover". With 1997 P.S.E. and 2006 P.F. certificates