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Sale 1200 — The William H. Gross Collection: U.S. Stamp Multiples

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 8-9 May, 2019

Category — 1¢-50¢ 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
140°
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 140, 1¢-50¢ 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245), Top plate block of the 1¢ Columbian Issue

DESCRIPTION

1¢ Columbian (230), block of eight from top of left pane with "AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY." imprint, letters "V V' and "No. 194" plate number, top stamps Mint N.H., bottom stamps with small hinge slivers where few minor perf separations sensibly reinforced, rich color, well-centered

PROVENANCE

"Saddleback" collection, Siegel Auction Galleries, 5/22/2007, Sale 935, lot 2

CONDITION NOTES

Very Fine appearance; few small faults in selvage, natural gum wrinkle affects three stamps

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$700.00

E. 200-300
425
141°
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 141, 1¢-50¢ 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245), Mint Never-Hinged top plate block of the 2¢ Columbian Issue

DESCRIPTION

2¢ Columbian (231), Mint N.H. block of six from top of right pane with "AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY." imprint and "No. 185" plate number, rich color, attractive margins and centering

CONDITION NOTES

Very Fine

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$750.00

E. 200-300
475
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142°
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 142, 1¢-50¢ 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245), Gem Mint Never-Hinged plate block of the 3¢ Columbian Issue

DESCRIPTION

3¢ Columbian (232), Mint N.H. block of eight from bottom of left pane with "AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY." imprint, letter "L" and "No. 57" plate number, rich color and proof-like impression, almost perfect centering throughout

CONDITION NOTES

Extremely Fine Gem plate block

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$2,000.00

E. 1,000-1,500
2,500
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143°
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 143, 1¢-50¢ 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245), Mint Never-Hinged bottom plate block of the 4¢ Columbian Issue

DESCRIPTION

4¢ Columbian (233), Mint N.H. block of eight from bottom of left pane with "AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY." imprint, letter "D" and "No. 18" plate number, exceptionally well-centered throughout, pastel color on fresh paper, stunning in every respect

PROVENANCE

William S. Floyd, Shreves Philatelic Galleries, 10/23-24/2001, lot 408, to William H. Gross

CERTIFICATION

The Philatelic Foundation (1992)

CONDITION NOTES

Extremely Fine Gem plate block

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$3,000.00

E. 2,000-3,000
6,250
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144°
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 144, 1¢-50¢ 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245), Mint Never-Hinged full top plate block of the 5¢ Columbian Issue

DESCRIPTION

5¢ Columbian (234), Mint N.H. block of eight from top of right pane with "AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY." imprint, letter "B" and "No. 6" plate number, choice centering and margins, deep rich color on post-office fresh paper

PROVENANCE

William S. Floyd, Shreves Philatelic Galleries, 10/23-24/2001, lot 411, to William H. Gross

CONDITION NOTES

Extremely Fine. Small shallow thin spot in ungummed selvage at right

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$4,250.00

Errata: Shallow thin spot in ungummed selvage at right

E. 2,000-3,000
3,250
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145°
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 145, 1¢-50¢ 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245), Bottom plate block of the 6¢ Columbian Issue

DESCRIPTION

6¢ Red Violet, Columbian (235a), block of six from bottom of right pane with "AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY." imprint and "No. 104" plate number, original gum, five stamps Mint N.H., only the top center stamp hinged, rich color

CONDITION NOTES

Fine

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$1,150.00

E. 300-400
425
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146°
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 146, 1¢-50¢ 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245), Gem Mint Never-Hinged full top plate block of the 8¢ Columbian Issue

DESCRIPTION

8¢ Columbian (236), Mint N.H. block of eight from top of right pane with "AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY." imprint, letters "I I" and "No. 130" plate number, lovely centering with wide margins, wonderful depth of color, post office fresh in every respect

PROVENANCE

Roland E. Anderson, Ivy, Shreve & Mader sale, 9/18/1992, lot 565

William S. Floyd, Shreves Philatelic Galleries, 10/23-24/2001, lot 415, to Mr. Gross

CONDITION NOTES

Extremely Fine

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$2,600.00

E. 3,000-4,000
7,000
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147°
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 147, 1¢-50¢ 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245), Mint Never-Hinged full top plate block of the 10¢ Columbian Issue

DESCRIPTION

10¢ Columbian (237), Mint N.H. block of six from top of left pane with "AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY." imprint and "No. 100" plate number, choice centering and margins, intense shade, very fresh

CONDITION NOTES

Fine-Very Fine

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$5,000.00

E. 2,000-3,000
2,600
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148°
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 148, 1¢-50¢ 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245), Corner margin plate block of the 15¢ Columbian

DESCRIPTION

15¢ Columbian (238), block of ten from bottom left corner of sheet with full corner-margin selvage and "AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY." imprint, letter "M' and "No. 58" plate number, original gum, nine stamps Mint N.H., bottom right stamp faintly hinged, reinforced perf separations in ungummed part of selvage, exceptionally deep color, well-centered

PROVENANCE

Paul Cheyney (collection sold privately to Mr. Gross)

CONDITION NOTES

Very Fine-Extremely Fine; some perf separations mostly confined to selvage

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$6,700.00 as hinged plate block of eight and two Mint N.H. singles

Errata: Bottom right stamp is faintly hinged. Scott Retail as hinged plate block and two Mint N.H. singles $6,700.00

E. 7,500-10,000
7,000
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149°
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 149, 1¢-50¢ 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245), A scarce top plate block of the 30¢ Columbian Issue

DESCRIPTION

30¢ Columbian (239), block of six from top of right pane with "AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY." imprint and "No. 59" plate number, original gum, four stamps Mint N.H., two at the bottom barely hinged, vibrant color, wide margins

PROVENANCE

Eliot H. Weisman, Shreves Philatelic Galleries, 5/8/1998, lot 1168, to William H. Gross

CERTIFICATION

Professional Stamp Experts (1998)

CONDITION NOTES

Very Fine

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$7,500.00

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

While plate blocks of the 30¢ Columbian are more available compared to the dollar denominations, prime top positions without reduced selvage are very scarce. Of the handful of top plate blocks located in Power Search, only one (ex "MLG" collection) had selvage that was not reduced or narrow.

E. 3,000-4,000
5,500
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150°
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 150, 1¢-50¢ 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245), Choice bottom plate block of eight of the 50¢ Columbian Issue

DESCRIPTION

50¢ Columbian (239), block of eight from bottom of right pane with "AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY." imprint, letter "S" and "No. 77" plate number, original gum, lightly hinged, exceptionally intense shade, wide margins, the bottom row particularly well-centered

CONDITION NOTES

Very Fine-Extremely Fine

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$22,500.00

E. 10,000-15,000
14,500
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