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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
71°
og
Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 71, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-77), One of two recorded plate number multiples of the 1863 5¢ Brown without "Specimen"

DESCRIPTION

5¢ Brown (76), horizontal strip of three (left stamp rejoined) with "(ENGRAVED BY) THE NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY CITY OF NEW YORK" part imprint and "No. 17 Plate." plate number at bottom, part original gum, centered to left

PROVENANCE

Siegel Auction Galleries, 5/26-27/1977, Sale 513, lot 243

John W. Kaufmann sale, 1/21/1978, lot 207

Bought privately from Larry Bustillo (Suburban Stamp Co.)

CENSUS

Chapin census no. 274

CONDITION NOTES

Average centering; left stamp rejoined, small faults

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$15,000.00 for a full plate strip of four

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

Unused blocks of the 5¢ 1861-68 Jefferson stamps, in any shade and grilled or ungrilled, are rare. The only plate number multiples are a plate block of eight of Scott 76 with "Specimen" overprint, a Scott 76 plate strip of four (Siegel Sale 422, lot 204), and the strip offered here. The only other recorded plate number multiple is the 5¢ F Grill (Scott 95) block of six offered in this sale as lot 86.

E. 3,000-4,000
1,600
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