Sale 967 — Important and Superb United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 16-19 December, 2008

Category — 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-480)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4828
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Sale 967, Lot 4828, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-480)20c Light Ultramarine (476). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, perfectly centered

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST EXISTING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLES OF THE 20-CENT UNWATERMARKED PERF 10 ISSUE, SCOTT 476. THIS PHENOMENAL STAMP HAS EARNED THE LOFTY GRADE OF SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

Ex Killien and Scarsdale. With 1985 and 1999 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $11,200.00). Only one other shares this grade. This statistic has not changed since we offered this in our Scarsdale sale in March 2007.

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