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Sale 1118 — The Don David Price Iconic Collection of U.S. Bicolored Issues

Sale Date — Tuesday, 15 March, 2016

Category — 1873 State Department Issued Stamps ($2.00-$5.00)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
242
og
Sale Number 1118, Lot Number 242, 1873 State Department Issued Stamps ($2.00-$5.00)$5.00 State (O69), $5.00 State (O69)$5.00 State (O69). Position 4 in the sheet of 10, top selvage with green frame plate "No. 120" and black vignette plate "No. (123)", original gum, h.r. reinforces perfs between stamp and selvage and at top of selvage, deep rich color, short perf at upper left

FINE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM $5.00 STATE DEPARTMENT WITH SHEET SELVAGE SHOWING THE FRAME PLATE NUMBER AND PART OF THE VIGNETTE PLATE NUMBER.

This stamp was mounted in the Frelinghuysen album with the two parts of the attached selvage folded underneath. A Power Search review found only a single example of the $5.00 State Department stamp with attached selvage. That stamp was a corner-margin single showing part of the imprint.

Ex Frelinghuysen.

7,500
1,900
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