Sale 1034 — The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 28-29 November, 2012

Category — Special Delivery

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
535
og
Sale 1034, Lot 535, Special Delivery10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4). Original gum, lightly hinged, flawless centering with huge Jumbo margins, striking deep color on bright white paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN EXCEPTIONALLY BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 FIRST BUREAU UNWATERMARKED SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

With 1992 and 2002 P.F. certificates, the former as a block of four. With 2003 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $4,850.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded and only one other stamp has equaled it

900
2,800