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Sale 1188 — United States Stamp Treasures: The William H. Gross Collection

Sale Date — Wednesday, 3 October, 2018

Category — Unique Plate Blocks of the 15c Lincoln and 24c Washington

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
84°
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Sale Number 1188, Lot Number 84, Unique Plate Blocks of the 15c Lincoln and 24c Washington, The unique 15¢ Lincoln plate block

DESCRIPTION

15¢ Black, F. Grill (98), Positions 84-87/94-97L41, block of eight from the left pane with “ENGRAVED BY THE NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY CITY OF NEW YORK.” imprint and “NO. 41 Plate.” in wide bottom selvage, lightly hinged original gum, tiny hinge slivers along perimeter to protect the integrity of the perforations, deep shade, fresh and exceptionally well centered for a 15¢ Lincoln multiple

PROVENANCE

* Henry C. Gibson, Sr. (bought and sold privately)

* Col. Oliver S. Picher, Philip H. Ward, Jr., sale, 10/23/1946, lot 425

* Philip H. Ward, Jr. (estate sold to Weills, 1963)

* Benjamin D. Phillips (bought from Weills out of Ward estate, 1964)

* Siegel Auction Galleries, 1975 Rarities of the World, 3/25/1975, Sale 468, lot 90, to Chapin

* John C. Chapin (collection sold privately to William H. Gross, 2002)

CENSUS, LITERATURE AND EXHIBITION REFERENCES

* World Stamp Show 2016 Court of Honor (Gross)

CONDITION NOTES

* Very Fine; a few negligible small stain spots; slight crease in selvage

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E. 100,000-150,000
140,000
85°
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Sale Number 1188, Lot Number 85, Unique Plate Blocks of the 15c Lincoln and 24c Washington, The unique 24¢ Washington plate block

DESCRIPTION

24¢ Gray Lilac, F. Grill (99), Positions 84-87/94-97R6, block of eight from the right pane with “ENGRAVED BY THE NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY CITY OF NEW YORK.” imprint and “NO. 6 Plate.” in bottom selvage, lightly hinged original gum with tiny hinge slivers along perimeter to protect the integrity of the perforations, a few separations in selvage, crisp shade

PROVENANCE

* George H. Worthington, J. C. Morgenthau sale, 8/21-23/1917, lot 391

* Wharton Sinkler (not in sales; Mekeel’s 1/4/1926 and 3/25/1935)

* Amos Eno, Harmer, Rooke sale, 5/18/1954, lot 33, to Weills for Phillips

* Benjamin D. Phillips (collection sold privately to Weills, 1968)

* Siegel Auction Galleries, 1983 Rarities of the World, 4/23/1983, Sale 618, lot 119, to Chapin

* John C. Chapin (collection sold privately to William H. Gross, 2002)

CENSUS, LITERATURE AND EXHIBITION REFERENCES

* John C. Chapin, A Census of United States Classic Plate Blocks 1851-1882, 1984 Supplement, Collectors Club Philatelist, May-June 1984, fig. 2

* World Stamp Show 2016 Court of Honor (Gross)

CONDITION NOTES

* Very Fine; ink spot and inclusion in top right stamp, minor separations

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E. 100,000-150,000
130,000
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