Lot 2051912, $1 violet brown, o.g., never hinged, large evenly balanced margins and precise centering, intensely rich color and pristine Post Office freshness, a Superb jumbo; with 2015 P.S.A.G. and 2015 P.S.E. Graded certificates, both (Superb 98J, SMQ $17,500 for a 98), the highest grade awarded to this rare stamp and the sole example to achieve this grade.
Scott No. 423 $1,000.
A PHENOMENAL NEVER HINGED GEM EXAMPLE OF THE 1912 $1 WASHINGTON HIGH VALUE - WITHOUT QUESTION THE FINEST EXAMPLE IN EXISTENCE.
Only one other never hinged stamp comes close to this grade at a 95 and the next highest jumbo grade coming in at a modest 80J.