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Sale 1180 — The David Wingate Collection of United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 11-12 April, 2018

Category — 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
216
ogbl
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 216, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)12c Blackish Violet (162), 12c Blackish Violet (162)12c Blackish Violet (162). Block of four, original gum, deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression on bright paper, few faults not noted on accompanying certificate

FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 12-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE PRINTING.

The largest recorded multiple of this issue is a block of six, ex Lilly, Klein and our 1990 Rarities sale. The last unused block we offered in our auctions was in 2001, when Mr. Wingate purchased the example offered here.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

12,000
2,900
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