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

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

Category — 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-77)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
63°
ogbl
Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 63, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-77), The only recorded plate block of the 10¢ 1861 Type II, including the grilled issues, without a Specimen overprint

DESCRIPTION

10¢ Green (68), block of twelve with "ENGRAVED BY THE NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY CITY OF NEW YORK" imprint and "No. 15 Plate." plate number at bottom, original gum, centered to right, but fresh and bright

PROVENANCE

Richard Wolffers sale, 10/28/1981, lot 558

Sotheby Parke Bernet sale, 11/22/1982, lot 421

John C. Chapin (collection sold privately to Shreves and then to William H. Gross, 2002)

CENSUS

Chapin census no. 247

CONDITION NOTES

Average-Fine centering, sound and intact

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$15,100.00 as plate block of eight and pair

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

Original-gum and unused blocks of the ungrilled 10¢ 1861 Issue are extremely rare. This is the only recorded 10¢ 1861 plate block, except for the Type I plate block of four (sold in the Gross U.S. Treasures sale) and a plate block of eight of Scott 68 with "Specimen" overprint. One imprint and plate number strip of four of the 10¢ F Grill is recorded and offered in this sale as lot 88.

E. 10,000-15,000
15,500
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