EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE BEST-CENTERED AND FRESHEST STAMPS FROM THE ORIGINAL SHEET OF 100. FOR THE COLLECTOR SEEKING THE FINEST QUALITY ATTAINABLE, THIS STAMP IS THE IDEAL INVERTED JENNY.
This stamp, with Positions 47-48 and 58, at one time comprised a block of four owned by Eugene Klein. After Klein's death in 1944, his daughter, Dolores Klein Hertz, was instructed to claim a sealed container held by a Philadelphia bank in accordance with his Will. Resting on top of the various stamp collections in this container was the block of inverts.
The Klein-Hertz block was sold by Mrs. Hertz to Robert A. Siegel, who in turn placed it with Raymond H. Weill Co. The block was later sold by the Weills to a collector, Mr. Phillips, whose philatelic estate they acquired in 1968 for just over $4 million. The Weills received Philatelic Foundation certificate number 10,000 prior to splitting the block into singles at their client's request.
This example comes from the position next the Zoellner copy (Position 58), which realized $192,500 in our sale last October. With 1988 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE TO EXTREMELY FINE. AN IMPORTANT AND UNIQUE POSITION PIECE OF THIS FAMOUS ERROR. ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF AMERICAN PHILATELY.
This block was one of the few position pieces retained by Colonel Edward H.R. Green from his purchase of the discovery sheet. It was likely broken into two part arrow pairs by Col. Green. The block was offered in the Green sale of March 25, 1946, where it was purchased by New York dealer Y. Souren. Souren rejoined the block and sold it to a New York collector, L.D. White, in 1947. White sold it to New Orleans dealers Raymond and Roger Weill in 1950. The Weill Brothers placed the block with a collector, Mr. Phillips, in November 1950. In 1968, the Weills purchased the block from the estate of Mr. Phillips. The block was sold again by the Weill Brothers in 1970, to a Western collector, Mr. P. The block was repurchased in 1984 from the heirs of Mr. P.
Ex Green, White, Phillips, "Mr. P.". With 1989 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as a block of four
EXTREMELY FINE AND CHOICE. THE UNIQUE ASSEMBLY OF MATCHED PLATE BLOCKS OF THE 1930 GRAF ZEPPELIN ISSUE. VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO DUPLICATE, ESPECIALLY IN SUCH OUTSTANDING CONDITION.
Accompanied by our detailed analysis of each plate block
FRESH AND VERY FINE SET OF GRAF ZEPPELIN PLATE BLOCKS.
The gum is remarkably fresh and free of characteristic flaws