10¢ Yellow, Re-Issue (127), block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, superb centering, brilliant color on fresh paper
Alfred H. Caspary, H. R. Harmer sale, 11/19-21/1956, lot 438, to Cole (for Lilly)
Josiah K. Lilly, Jr., Siegel Auction Galleries, 2/7-8/1968, Sale 327, lot 123, to Cole
Siegel Auction Galleries, 1969 Rarities of the World, 3/25/1969, Sale 350, lot 98
Stephen D. Bechtel, Sr. (collection sold privately in 1993; block sold privately to Zoellner)
Robert Zoellner, Siegel Auction Galleries, 10/8-10/1998, Sale 804, lot 304, to William H. Gross
The Philatelic Foundation (1968)
Extremely Fine; couple nibbed perfs and tiny tear in bottom margin of bottom left stamp
SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)
EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF ONLY FOUR RECORDED BLOCKS OF THE 10-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE. A REMARKABLE RARITY.
Our records (confirmed with Michael Laurence) contain four 10c Re-Issue blocks, as follows: 1) Extremely Fine centering, small margin tear, ex Worthington, Caspary, Lilly, 1969 Rarities sale (Sale 350, lot 98), Bechtel, Zoellner, currently in Gross collection; 2) Fine centering, 1972 Rarities sale (Sale 409, lot 84); 3) Extremely Fine centering, ex Lozier, Sinkler, 1974 Rarities sale (Sale 448, lot 84), 1981 Rarities sale (Sale 579, lot 184), ex Whitman (Sale 968, lot 165); and 4) Extremely Fine centering, the block offered here, 1980 Rarities sale (Sale 560, lot 150) and 1981 Rarities sale (Sale 579, lot 185), ex "Lafayette".
Ex "Lafayette". With 1974 and 2003 P.F. certificates.
EXTREMELY FINE. ONLY FOUR BLOCKS OF THE 10-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE ARE RECORDED. THIS IS ONE OF THE TWO FINEST, AND IT IS THE FIRST WE HAVE OFFERED IN MORE THAN A DECADE.
Our records (confirmed with Michael Laurence) contain four 10c Re-Issue blocks, including one other with Extremely Fine centering (ex Zoellner), one with nice centering but with a small repair, and one centered to upper left.
With 1981 and 2000 P.F. certificates
EXTREMELY FINE. THE BEST-CENTERED OF THE FOUR EXTANT BLOCKS OF THE 10-CENT 1869 RE-ISSUE.
Our records (confirmed with Michael Laurence) contain four 10c Re-issue blocks, including one Fine centered to upper left (perf separations reinforced), two blocks with Very Fine centering (one has small repair), and this block with Extremely Fine centering. Ex Worthington, Caspary, Lilly and Bechtel. With 1968 P.F. certificate