FRESH COLORS WITH VERY FINE CENTERING. POSITION 99, LAST PURCHASED IN 1929 FROM H. A. ROBINETTE, IS OFFERED HERE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 65 YEARS
George Amick, in his definitive reference book on the Inverted "Jenny", refers to this stamp without knowing its position number (p. 94). It was sold in 1929 for $1,575 in the H. A. Robinette sale of the Reid S. Baker collection. The buyer was a collector named Charles L. Jackman, who assembled his United States stamp collection in 1928 and 1929. Mr. Jackman was a prominent businessman in Concord, New Hampshire, and served as Chief Executive Officer of the Jackman Group of Insurance Companies and Chairman of the Board of Page Belting Manufacturing Company for decades. Mr. Jackman also served on the boards of several area banks, the Northern Railroad and United Life, as well as holding the office of police commissioner for the city of Concord. Mr. Jackman died in 1957, leaving his collection to the late Margaret Gesen, who kept it away from public view for the duration of her life. With her passing, the long-lost Position 99 has re-entered the market.
With 1994 P.F. certificate . Ex Reid S. Baker
A VERY FINE AND EXCEPTIONALLY FRESH EXAMPLE OF THIS FAMOUS RARITY
Originally part of a vertical pair, it was first offered in Green Sale XXVII by Edson Fifield in 1946 and bought by the lengendary stamp dealer, Warren Colson. The pair remained a part of his holdings until 1960 when it was purchased by Stanley Richmond, who in turn sold to Robert A. Siegel. Some time later the pair was separated, and position 50 was acquired by the present owner.
Ex Col. Green