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

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

Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
96°
ngbl
Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 96, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)The only recorded "No, The only recorded "NoThe only recorded "No. 1" plate block of the 1¢ 1869 Pictorial Issue--only one other plate block is in private hands

DESCRIPTION

1¢ Buff (112), unused block of four (no gum) with "No. 1" plate number in top selvage, bright shade, centered to left

PROVENANCE

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

CENSUS

Not listed in Chapin book or supplements; no. 313 is a plate block of four with "No. 2" (ex Wunderlich), and no. 313A is a block of 25 with "No. 2" in the Hirzel collection, currently in the Swiss Museum of Communications--therefore, this is the only block from Plate 1 and one of two Scott 112 plate blocks in private hands (both blocks of four)

CONDITION NOTES

Fine appearance; thin spot in bottom left stamp and slight crease in selvage

E. 2,000-3,000
2,600
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