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Sale 1200 — The William H. Gross Collection: U.S. Stamp Multiples

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 8-9 May, 2019

Category — 1894-98 Bureau Issue (Scott 246-278)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
157°
ogbl
Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 157, 1894-98  Bureau Issue (Scott 246-278), A rare wide top plate block of the 2¢ Carmine Type II 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue

DESCRIPTION

2¢ Carmine, Type II (251), wide top "BUREAU, ENGRAVING & PRINTING" imprint and plate number 126 block of six, bottom stamps Mint N.H., deep rich color

PROVENANCE

Dr. Frederick S. Fogelson, Shreves sale, 2/11/2005, lot 16, to Mr. Gross

CONDITION NOTES

Fine; thin spot in top center selvage, few perf separations in ungummed selvage sensibly reinforced, top right stamp with blue "RWB" backstamp

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$4,000.00

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

We have offered only two other wide top plate blocks since keeping computerized records. Both are hinged and have similar centering.

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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