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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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*A buyer’s premium of 18% of the winning bid was added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers were responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid, bidders agreed to the terms and conditions in effect at the time of the sale.

Category — Used Blocks and Multiples

Cat./Est. Value
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
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