Sale 913 — 2006 Rarities of the World
Sale Date — Saturday, 13 May, 2006
Category — 3c-5c 1857-60 Issue
FINE-VERY FINE. A SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1857 PERFORATED 3-CENT FROM PLATE 23.
This is only the second plate block of eight or larger from Plate 23 we have offered since keeping computerized records. Scott Retail as imprint and plate no. block of eight and two blocks of four
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1857 ISSUE IN THE DISTINCTIVE BRICK RED COLOR. EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST USED EXAMPLES OF THIS STAMP IN EXISTENCE.
With 2003 P.F. certificate
FINE AND RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 5-CENT RED BROWN 1857 ISSUE. THIS IS PROBABLY THE FINEST BLOCK IN EXISTENCE.
Most blocks of this issue are without gum. The block of nine with no gum illustrated in the Hill book was later split into two blocks of four. Caspary owned a block of six with original gum, also with perfs scissors-trimmed, but its whereabouts are unknown. The Zoellner collection contained a block of Scott 29, but none of the Red Brown shade. This is the 1856 Red Brown, making this block the equivalent to a block of Scott 23 or 25 (perforated stamps from earlier imperforate sheets).
Ex Hind and Klein. With 1988 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE FOR THIS DIFFICULT ISSUE. A STAMP OF REMARKABLE COLOR AND FRESHNESS.
The blue paper provides a striking background for the Indian Red color.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT TYPE I PERFORATED ISSUE IN THE RICH 1858 SHADE.
With 1986 P.F. certificate