FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE LARGE MULTIPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1861 ISSUE -- THIS IS THE THIRD LARGEST MULTIPLE IN EXISTENCE.
The Evans 1c book notes the existence of a complete pane of 100 from Plate 27 (ex Neinken, Siegel Sale 384). A block of 98 from Plate 9 is also known (ex Lilly, Siegel Sale 321). The book notes that the next-largest multiples are two blocks of 20, as the author was unaware of the block offered here.
Ex Frelinghuysen. Scott Retail as full plate block of eight, four blocks of four, five pairs and a single, with no premium for the Mint N.H. stamps.
VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT BROWN LILAC.
With 2015 P.F. certificate for a pair (the other stamp in the pair is offered in the following lot)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT BROWN LILAC WITH A FANCY CANCEL, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.
With 2000 A.P.S. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,250.00 for normal cancel). Only two grade higher (at 95J and 98, neither has a fancy cancel) and six others share this grade.
VERY GOOD CENTERING. THIS IS THE LARGEST RECORDED UNUSED MULTIPLE OF THE 1862 24-CENT GRAY. A WONDERFUL SHOWPIECE.
From our 2013 Rarities of the World sale. The Scott Catalogue does not price this shade as a multiple. Scott Retail as four blocks of four of the more common Lilac shade is $72,000.00.