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Nick Kirke Collection - The Number One Finest Set of All Time

1861-66 Regular Issues with Varieties (Used)

Weighted GPA : 94.39
% Complete:  87.50%
Set Rating: 77.88
% Jumbo: 7.14

Registrant's Email Address: kirke@philatelist.cz

Owner's Comments:
I believe PSE is mistaken in their listing of this set for completion. To demand that one requires the three Scott listed shades of the 90c is both expensive and unnecessary in my view. These shades are all simply shades of blue and fairly uniquely in Scott are given seperate catalogue numbers 72, 72a and 72b. They all have the same catalogue value. Almost every stamp in Scott has shade varieties noted ie light and dark of one umbrella colour but these do not warrant seperate Scott catalogue numbers -- so why do they here? And why does PSE follow suit? Where shades have a sub listing suffix such as 63b 1c dark blue there is generally a distinct element of rarity according to the difference of colour. In such cases I agree such inclusion is valid. If PSE decides to follow Scott listings as they have done with this stamp they should do so universally and not just with Sc72. Who, generally and traditionally, collects three such shades of the same high value for completion of this issue? I remonstrated this point with PSE. They disgreed, making the comparison that as they listed sub divisions of the 1861 3c rose such as the pigeon blood, the rose pink and rose shades why not here? But these are distinctly different colours attracting vastly different catalogue values. The comparison is therefore misleading. I feel it is invidious that collectors are obliged to collect unnecessary high value stamps for the completion of this Registry Set.

Nick Kirke Collection
Item Scott No. Issue Date Denom Color PSE Grade Pop* Pop
Higher*
J Pop
Higher*
Condition Owner's Comments
10c 62B  1861  10c  Dark green  90  Used   
1c 63  1861  1c  Blue  98  Used   
1c     1c              
1c 63b  1861  1c  Dark blue  95  Used   
3c 64  1861  3c  Pink  95  Used   
3c 64a  1861  3c  Pigeon blood pink  90  Used   
3c 64b  1861  3c  Rose pink  85  Used   
3c 65  1861  3c  Brown red  98  12  Used   
5c 67  1861  5c  Buff  95  Used   
5c 67a  1861  5c  Brown yellow  95  Used   
5c 67b  1861  5c  Olive yellow  90  Used   
10c 68  1861  10c  Yellow green  98  Used   
10c 68a  1861  10c  Dark green  95  Used   
12c 69  1861  12c  Black  98J  Used   
24c 70  1862  24c  Red lilac  95  14  Used   
24c 70a  1862  24c  Brown lilac  98  Used   
24c 70b  1861  24c  Steel blue  95  Used   
24c 70c  1861  24c  Violet  95  Used   
24c 70d  1862  24c  Pale gray violet  90  Used   
30c 71  1861  30c  Orange  98  Used   
90c 72  1861  90c  Blue  98  Used   
90c     90c              
90c     90c              
2c 73  1863  2c  Black  98  Used   
5c 75  1862  5c  Red brown  95  Used   
5c 76  1863  5c  Brown  95  14  Used   
5c 76a  1863  5c  Black brown  98  Used   
15c 77  1866  15c  Black  95  Used   
24c 78  1863  24c  Lilac  98J  Used   
24c 78a  1863  24c  Grayish lilac  95  Used   
24c 78b  1863  24c  Gray  95  Used   
24c     24c              

* 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.