Sale 1212 — Superb United States Stamps and Private Die Proprietary Stamps
Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 20-21 November, 2019
Category — Special Delivery
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 10-CENT WATERMARKED SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE WITH DOTS ABOVE THE MESSENGER VARIETY. A TRUE CONDITION RARITY WITH THE LOFTY GRADE OF SUPERB 98 -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.
The Dots in Curved Frame above Messenger variety (E5a) comes only from plate 882. It is priced in Scott at approximately double the normal E5.
With 2019 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 90). The normal Scott E5 has an SMQ value of $7,000.00 for Superb 98. Given the relative rarity of Scott E5a versus E5, the SMQ value for this stamp should be well in excess of that for E5. This is the highest grade awarded for Scott E5a and it is shared by no others. The normal E5 has two at Superb 98 with none higher
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1902 SERIES SPECIAL DELIVERY STAMP, SCOTT E6.
With 2018 P.S.A.G. certificate (95J ogNH). For comparison purposes, only three in the P.S.E. Population Report grade higher and none share this grade
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1916 PERF 10 UNWATERMARKED SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE.
Ex Merlin. With 2012 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $3,600.00). This is one of only three at this desirable grade with just three graded higher
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1922 10-CENT GRAY VIOLET SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE, GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E.
The 1922 10c Motorcycle Special Delivery comes in two basic shades -- the main listing of Gray Violet (E12) offered here and a sub-listing of Deep Ultramarine (E12a). Both are rare in Mint N.H. condition at the Gem 100 grade, but the main listing Gray Violet has a population of only one graded 100, while E12a has four (including one 100J, offered in the following lot).
With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $2,250.00). This is the highest graded Scott E12 with no others equal.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1922 10-CENT SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE STANDS ALONE AS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO REACH THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE P.S.E. GRADE -- GEM 100 JUMBO.
With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 100, SMQ $2,100.00 as 100). This is the only example of either E12 or E12a at this highest of grades in the P.S.E. Population Report
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