VERY FINE AND RARE LARGE MULTIPLE OF THE 5-CENT BLUE LITHOGRAPH FROM STONE 2, CROSSING ALL FOUR TRANSFERS ON THE 200-SUBJECT PRINTING STONE.
This is a very rare block showing portions of all four 50-subject Stone 2 transfers on the 200-subject printing stone. The layout includes every position from Stone 2 except Position 47, as well as the gutter positions. The iconic complete sheet of 200 (less three stamps) is the most recognizable artifact from Stone 2, but this block is extraordinary in its own right. Other than the complete sheet this is the only multiple we have encountered which includes portions of all four transfers.
Scott Retail $23,675.00 as blocks, pairs and wide-spaced gutter pairs without premium for the varieties or the narrow spaced gutter pairs (which are listed but unpriced in Scott)
VERY FINE. A SPECTACULAR AND UNIQUE USE OF TWO 5-CENT BLUE LITHOGRAPHS, IN DIFFERENT SHADES, ON AN ILLUSTRATED TEMPERANCE PROPAGANDA COVER.
This is a rare example of a Confederate stamp used on this Temperance propaganda design. To find it with two different shades, one used to re-mail the cover back to its origin (not forwarded), adds to its rarity and desirability.
Ex Dr. Graves. From our 1982 Rarities sale. Raymond Weill backstamp