FINE-VERY FINE APPEARING BLOCK OF SIX OF THE 10-CENT PATERSON LITHOGRAPH FROM STONE Y, WITH AN EXTREMELY FINE GEM STAMP AT MIDDLE RIGHT. UNUSED EXAMPLES -- EITHER IN SINGLE OR MULTIPLE FORM -- ARE VERY RARE.
Leonard H. Hartmann, in an article on the 10c Stone Y stamps (Chronicle 186, May 2000, p. 121), stated that he had seen only two singles and a faulty block of 15 in unused condition from Stone Y. One single was from the Caspary collection and the block of 15 was in the Wickersham collection sold by Robert Laurence in 1940. That block is now part of the Hartmann collection. There is also mention in Dietz of an unused block of 10, which may in fact be referring to the defective block of 15. This block of six and the block of four from the Hall collection (offered in Kilbourne Part One, Sale 1186, lot 656) were off the market for many decades when Mr. Hartmann wrote his article and were unknown to him.
Acquired by the Kilbournes in 1966. Unused block of four is listed in Scott but unpriced. Scott Retail as singles is $7,500.00
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL AND SCARCE 10-STAR FLAG PATRIOTIC COVER WITH THE 10-CENT LITHOGRAPH FROM STONE Y.
Ex Matthies, where acquired by the Kilbournes in the 1968 sale of her Confederate Patriotics (Siegel Sale 337, lot 893)