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

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

Category — 1c-3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-26A)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3059
 
Sale 1032, Lot 3059, 1c-3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-26A)1c Blue, Ty. III (21). Plate 4, beautifully balanced margins and proof-like impression, deep rich color, barely cancelled in top perfs, appears unused at a glance

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE III, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

Due to the narrow vertical spacing on this plate, stamps are most typically found with the perforations impinging on a portion of the design. The example offered here is centered so that the breaks in both the bottom and top lines are clearly visible.

With 1994 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $10,000.00). None has graded higher.

2,750
6,750