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Sale 1228 — The William H. Gross Collection: United States 1847 First Issue

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 27-29 October, 2020

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Category — Used Blocks and Multiples

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
95°
 
Sale Number 1228, Lot Number 95, Used Blocks and Multiples, 5¢ Orange Brown (1b), reconstructed block of four consisting of two horizontal pairs reattached with hinge, brilliant color, impression is strong for an Orange Brown from the plate before it was cleaned, large margins to just in at bottom including part of adjoining stamps at top, red grid cancels, manuscript docketing from recipient indicates these came from the same correspondence, top pair received January 5, 1850, bottom pair received January 1, 1850--these predate the 4th Delivery printing, which specialists believe was made from the cleaned plate--top pair faint corner crease at top left, Very Fine appearance, an excellent alternative to a block, ex Stollnitz and Saadi, Scott value as pairs $4,000.00 compares favorably to the block price in the Red Brown shade of $27,500.00

E. 1,500-2,000
2,500
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