Sale 1032 — The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 23-24 October, 2012

Category — 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3030
 
Sale 1032, Lot 3030, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. I (11). Mint N.H. block of four, pristine gum without the tiny disturbances often encountered on otherwise Mint N.H. examples of this issue, intense color and post office fresh, large margins to clear at all points

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN INCREDIBLY RARE SOUND, MINT NEVER-HINGED BLOCK OF THE 3-CENT 1851 TYPE I IN THE BROWNISH CARMINE SHADE. A SPECTACULAR SHOWPIECE.

A Power Search review found one irregular block of five that is never-hinged but with small gum disturbance spots. It is also cut into in several places. Other than that block we have sold no Mint N.H. blocks of Types I or II since keeping computerized records.

With 2011 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; blocks unpriced in SMQ). Scott Retail of $2,100.00 for a hinged block of four does not remotely convey the rarity of this Mint N.H. block.

E. 5,000-7,500
5,750