EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS 3-CENT KANSAS OVERPRINT, GRADED GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E., IS THE FINEST RECORDED STAMP OF THE ENTIRE KANSAS SET.
With 2018 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo: unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 100, SMQ $1,600.00 for 100). This is the only stamp among the entire Kansas set (1c-10c) to achieve this ultimate grade from P.S.E. The next highest 3c is graded 98J
EXTREMELY FINE GEMS. A SUPERB SET OF 1939 PRESIDENTIAL COIL PAIRS, EACH GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.
Each with P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; total SMQ $2,875.00)
VERY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THIS POPULAR MODERN ERROR -- THE C.I.A. INVERT.
Popularly called the "C.I.A. Invert", a single pane of 100 stamps was purchased at the McLean Va. Post Office by employees of the C.I.A., for use on mail from the agency. They noticed the error, pooled together funds to buy a replacement sheet and kept the pane for themselves. When it was discovered who had purchased the stamps, a scandal ensued over who actually owned the stamps. Of the pane of 100, only 93 sound examples reached collectors.