EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A SPECTACULAR ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF TEN OF THE 10-CENT ROSE LITHOGRAPH ISSUE -- THE LARGEST RECORDED MULTIPLE.
The rarity of this block of ten cannot be overstated. There exists a block of eight, without gum, and with large portions of two additional adjoining stamps (ex Murphy). It has faults which are more severe than on the block offered here. We sold a different block of eight in our 1982 Rarities sale, with original gum and two stamps cut-in at the right. This block of ten is the largest recorded multiple and has no equals.
Ex Weatherly (acquired by the Kilbournes privately in 1963). Illustrated in 1986 Dietz catalog (p. 152). Scott Retail $24,000.00 as two blocks of four
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL AND VERY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 10-CENT LITHOGRAPH IN AN EXCEPTIONALLY RICH SHADE.
Acquired by the Kilbournes in 1965 (Siegel Sale 288, lot 674). Scott Retail $12,000.00 as normal Rose block of four
VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A FRESH AND RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 10-CENT ROSE LITHOGRAPH.
We have not offered an original-gum block of this issue in any condition since 2006.
EXTREMELY FINE APPEARING BLOCK OF THE 10-CENT ROSE, CONTAINING THE "ZEN" FLAW. EXTREMELY RARE AND DESIRABLE.
Scott Retail for normal block