Lot 1246Postage Due, 1884, 10¢ red brown, o.g., never hinged, perfectly centered amid large evenly balanced margins, rich deep color enhancing a crisp detailed impression, a Superb gem, the only example to receive this lofty P.S.E. grade with none higher; with 2013 P.F., P.S.A.G. Graded (100) certificate and 2015 P.S.E. Graded certificate (Superb 98, SMQ $8,000).
Scott No. J19 $1,450.
REGARDED AS THE FINEST NEVER HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1884 10¢ POSTAGE DUE ISSUE IN EXISTENCE.
In the P.S.E. Population Report, there is listed two never hinged examples receiving the 98 grade. However this is a duplication of this stamp (2011 P.S.E. cert #1235986 and 2015 P.S.E. cert #1302634).