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

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

Category — 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-480)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
248°
ogbl
Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 248, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-480)A choice bottom plate block of the $1, A choice bottom plate block of the $1A choice bottom plate block of the $1.00 Violet Black 1916 Unwatermarked Perf 10 Issue

DESCRIPTION

$1.00 Violet Black (478), bottom "BUREAU, ENGRAVING & PRINTING" imprint and plate number A 5782 block of six, five stamps Mint N.H., top center stamp hinge remnant, remarkably precise centering, bright and fresh

PROVENANCE

Dr. J. Paul Wampler, Shreves Philatelic Galleries, 4/24-25/1998, lot 252, to William H. Gross

CONDITION NOTES

Extremely Fine

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$11,000.00

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

Remarkable Centering

Plate 5782 was the only plate used to print the $1.00 Franklin (Scott 423, 460, 478 and 518). Lewis Kaufman records 13 available top plate number blocks and four bottom plate blocks of Scott 478 (there is a top position in the Miller collection owned by The New York Public Library). This bottom plate block has particularly choice centering and is one of the finest of the small number known.

E. 4,000-5,000
3,750
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