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1914 T330-2 Piedmont Art Stamp Ty Cobb PSA EX 5

Starting Bid - $700.00, Sold For - $1,840.00

Graded EX 5 by PSA. Extraordinary high grade example of the key card from one of the rarest and most condition-sensitive of all 1910 tobacco issues, the 1914 Piedmont Art Stamp series. The design of Piedmont Art Stamps is based closely on the design of T205 Gold Borders. Piedmont issued these fragile gum-backed stamps one per package. Because of their thin stock, perforated edges, and intended use (to be glued into albums), they rarely survive without serious damage, especially to their backs. Offered is the ultimate example of this issue, a gem of Ty Cobb. PSA has assigned the grade of EX 5 to the card, but the eye appeal is far better. It would be hard to imagine a finer example. The design of the issue leaves many areas for potential downgrading by PSA, especially with reference to the perforated edges. We grade this example higher, at least Ex-Mt. The colors are spectacular. The image of Cobb, of course, is very familiar, as it is identical to that used in the T205 Gold Border issue. Both the back and front are bright and clean. There is no damage to the reverse, which is rare for this issue. The blue Piedmont advertisement is bright and totally uninterrupted. An ideal prize example of this significant rarity for the type or Cobb collector. Reserve $750. Estimate $1,500/$2,500. SOLD FOR $1,840.00

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