Sale 1032 — The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 23-24 October, 2012
Category — 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5A-9)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING AND MASSIVE STAMP, WHICH HAS RECEIVED THE ULTIMATE GRADE FROM P.S.E. -- GEM 100 JUMBO.
With 1969 and 2010 P.F. certificates as a strip of three, this being the middle stamp. With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $1,850.00 as 98). This is the highest grade possible and one of only three to achieve this grade. In addition, only one has been graded 100, which is an excellent indication of how rare this stamp is in such perfect condition.