Sale 1021 — The Frelinghuysen Collection, Part Two
Sale Date — Thursday, 29 March, 2012
Category — 1861-66 Issue (Scott 73-78)
FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE UNUSED BLOCK OF THE 3-CENT SCARLET TRIAL PRINTING. ONE OF THE RAREST OF CLASSIC UNITED STATES BLOCKS.
A review using Power Search found only one other block of this issue, offered in our 1991 Rarities sale (ex Weill). It does not have pen marks and is in a slightly different shade than the usual 3c Scarlet, Scott 74.
"W.H.C." Colson backstamp. Scott Retail as with gum