Census of 30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Center Inverted (Scott 121b)

121b-UNC-03

121b-UNC-03
Fault

Notes:
  • Unused (no gum)
  • Tiny wrinkling at top left corner
Provenance:
  • c. 1900-16 Sold to Arthur Hind (possibly the Sir William B. Avery copy discovered by Charles J. Phillips; the Avery Collection, was sold privately in 1909)
  • 1933 Nov. 20 Hind sale, Phillips-Kennett, $2,500 to Scott Stamp & Co. (either as agent for or later sold to Philip H. Ward Jr.), Lot 399
  • 1963 Ward stock and personal Collection, acquired by Weills for $1.1 million
  • 1964 Sold to Benjamin D. Phillips for $9,400 by Weills (Phillips bought a large number of items from the Ward collection)
  • 1968 Oct. Phillips Collection, sold privately to Weills for $4.07 million
  • 1979 Reported sold to Weills by Texas collector
  • 1987 Sold to Ryohei Ishikawa in private transaction brokered by Harvey R. Warm (source unknown)
  • 1993 Sep. 29 Ishikawa sale, Christie’s NY, $105,000 hammer to William H. Gross (Charles and Tracy Shreve as agents), Lot 742
  • 8/23/1963, 1940’s-1963 Retained by Ward for his personal Collection, of Inverts until his death on
  • 3/24/1970, Siegel Auction Galleries, 1970 Rarities of the World, Sale 371, Lot 86, Realized $32,000, 1970 Mar. 24 , $32,000, reported sold to a Texas collector
  • 4/29/1981, Siegel Auction Galleries, 1981 Rarities of the World, Sale 579, Lot 173, Realized $125,000, 1981 Apr. 29
Certificates:
  • PF 276522 (1993) Genuine with light wrinkling at bottom left center