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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 3 October, 2018

Category — 1861-66 Issue, including Lincoln-Related, Sanitary Fair and Adams Express

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
56°
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Sale Number 1188, Lot Number 56, 1861-66 Issue, including Lincoln-Related, Sanitary Fair and Adams Express, This magnificent pair of the rare 24¢ 1861 Steel Blue with full corner sheet selvage and original gum is so extraordinarily fresh and of such superb quality, it has often been used as the gold standard for the shade and issue

DESCRIPTION

24¢ Steel Blue (70b), Positions 1-2L6, horizontal pair with full top left corner sheet selvage, original gum, very lightly hinged, incredibly deep rich color and proof-like impression, each stamp perfectly centered with wide and well-balanced margins

PROVENANCE

* Siegel Auction Galleries, 1982 Rarities of the World, 4/24/1982, Sale 596, lot 210, to Robinson as agent for Klein

* Walter C. Klein, Christie’s Robson Lowe sale, 6/15-16/1988, lot 48, to Chang as agent for Drucker

* Drucker Family, Siegel Auction Galleries, 10/9/2002, Sale 851, lot 79, to William H. Gross

CENSUS, LITERATURE AND EXHIBITION REFERENCES

* World Stamp Show 2016 Court of Honor (Gross)

CERTIFICATION

* British Philatelic Association (1962--no longer accompanies)

* Giulio Bolaffi (3/21/1966)

* The Philatelic Foundation (1982 and 2002)

CONDITION NOTES

* Extremely Fine Gem pair--superb and flawless

VIEW PDF OF HISTORY AND COMMENTARY at https://siegelauctions.com/2018/1188/56.pdf

E. 50,000-75,000
62,500
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