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Nick Kirke Collection - 3rd Finest Set of All Time

1847-55 Regular Issues Complete Set (Used)

Weighted GPA : 97.93
% Complete:  94.74%
Set Rating: 81.61
% Jumbo: 61.11

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Owner's Comments:
The king of kings in this set is Sc5. Not only might this be the key stamp to this issue it is probably the key stamp to any high grade used U.S. collection. To collect it in the grade of 95 or higher - which would comply with standards I try to achieve elsewhere - is a virtual impossibility. What is the answer? Collect it in a damaged, ungradable, condition? In 95 appearance with small faults and have it graded low? Or sound, in poor appearance, with a grade to match? My 5A will only ever be a pretty substitute. Some old timers refuse to even acknowledge this as a bonafide type contending it is merely a poorly burnished Sc5 rather than a deliberate plate variation. But life would be impoverished without a dream or two. So I will dream on of one day owning a Sc5 graded 95 or higher......

Nick Kirke Collection
Item Scott No. Issue Date Denom Color PSE Grade Pop* Pop
J Pop
Condition Owner's Comments
5c 1  1847  5c  Red brown  100J  Used   
10c 2  1847  10c  Black  98J  Used   
1c     1c  type I            
1c 5A  1851  1c  Blue  98  Used   
1c 6  1851  1c  Blue  90J  Used   
1c 7  1851  1c  Blue  100J  Used   
1c 8  1851  1c  Blue  95  13  Used   
1c 8A  1851  1c  Blue  98  Used   
1c 9  1852  1c  Blue  100J  12  Used   
3c 10  1851  3c  Deep orange brown  98  Used   
3c 10A  1851  3c  Orange brown  98J  Used   
3c 11  1853-55  3c  Dull red  100J  Used   
3c 11A  1853-55  3c  Dull red  100J  Used   
5c 12  1856  5c  Red brown  98J  Used   
10c 13  1855  10c  Green  98  Used   
10c 14  1855  10c  Green  98J  Used   
10c 15  1855  10c  Green  100  Used   
10c 16  1855  10c  Green  98  Used   
12c 17  1851  12c  Black  100J  Used   

* Pop (population) values are the number of stamps graded by Scott number and condition for each item listed.
Pop Higher values represent the number of stamps which are worth more points in the Registry, taking into account bonus points for Jumbos whereas 80J = 83, 85J = 88, 90J = 93, 95J = 97, 98J = 99, 100J = 102. J Pop Higher values are the number of Jumbos graded higher for each item listed.