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Sale 1188 — United States Stamp Treasures: The William H. Gross Collection

Sale Date — Wednesday, 3 October, 2018

Category — 1c 1851-56 Issue, including Rare Types and Complete Pane

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
30°
 
Sale Number 1188, Lot Number 30, 1c 1851-56 Issue, including Rare Types and Complete Pane, A superb pair of the 1¢ 1851 Issue from Plate 1 Early, containing the rare Type I, Position 7R1E, the only imperforate Type I produced from any of the plates used to print 1¢ 1851-60 Issue stamp

DESCRIPTION

1¢ Blue, Type Ib-I Combination Pair (5A-5), Positions 6-7R1E--the sixth and seventh stamps in the top row of the right pane of Plate 1 Early, including the coveted Type I with the complete ornamentation all around--horizontal pair with huge top sheet margin and mostly large margins all around, deep Plate 1 Early shade and impression, cancelled by two strikes of blue “Nashville Te. Nov. 14” (1851) circular datestamp, bright and fresh paper and color

PROVENANCE

As a strip of three, Positions 6-8R1E:

* George H. Worthington, J. C. Morgenthau sale, 8/21-23/1917, lot 40, to Stanley B. Ashbrook

* John H. Clapp (died in 1940; collection sold to Spencer Anderson)

* Harmer, Rooke sale, 4/26/1944, lot 52

* Greg Manning sale, 9/23/1983, lot 30

Right stamp removed, sold as a pair, Positions 6-7R1E:

* James Hewitt, Steve Ivy Philatelic Auctions AMERIPEX sale, 5/26/1986, lot 93, to Allan Fox

* Allan Fox, Spink Shreves Galleries, 3/24-25/2011, lot 11, to William H. Gross

CENSUS, LITERATURE AND EXHIBITION REFERENCES

* Waghal census no. 5-MUL-063

* https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/5

CERTIFICATION

* The Philatelic Foundation (1983) for strip of three

CONDITION NOTES

* Extremely Fine

* Part of Stanley B. Ashbrook signature in pencil remains

VIEW PDF OF HISTORY AND COMMENTARY at https://siegelauctions.com/2018/1188/30.pdf

E. 75,000-100,000
135,000
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