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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
72°
ogbl
Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 72, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-77), The finest original-gum block of the 5¢ Brown 1863 Issue known to us

DESCRIPTION

5¢ Brown (76), block of four, original gum, by far the best centering found among the blocks known with original gum, crisp shade and impression

PROVENANCE

Possibly George H. Worthington, J. C. Morgenthau sale, 8/21-23/1917, lot 309, as a block of six with straight edge at right

Alfred H. Caspary, H. R. Harmer sale, 11/19-21/1956, lot 210, to Cole (for Lilly)

Josiah K. Lilly, Jr., Siegel Auction Galleries, 2/7-8/1968, Sale 327, lot 68, to Cole

Siegel Auction Galleries, 1978 Rarities of the World, 4/11/1978, Sale 528, lot 96

Bought privately from Larry Bustillo (Suburban Stamp Co.)

CERTIFICATION

The Philatelic Foundation (1985)

CONDITION NOTES

Very Fine and choice

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$8,250.00

E. 5,000-7,500
6,250
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