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

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

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Category — 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 124-133a)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
106°
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 106, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 124-133a), The only recorded plate number block of the 2¢ 1869 Pictorial Re-Issue

DESCRIPTION

2¢ Brown, Re-Issue (124), Positions 131-132/141-142R4, block of four from bottom right of sheet of 150 with "No. 4" plate number and guide arrow in selvage, original gum with slight adherence, rich color, choice centering

PROVENANCE

Daniel F. Kelleher sale, 10/18/1940, lot 100

1000th Sale (with material from Philip G. Rust), H.R. Harmer, 4/11/1956, lot 537

H. R. Harmer sale, 10/15/1956, lot 176

H. R. Harmer sale, 5/10/1965, lot 189, to Chapin

John C. Chapin (collection sold privately to Shreves and then to William H. Gross, 2002)

CENSUS

Chapin census no. 351

CERTIFICATION

The Philatelic Foundation (1965)

CONDITION NOTES

Very Fine; negligible faint crease in selvage and minor separations

E. 7,500-10,000
Future Sale
107°
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 107, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 124-133a), One of four recorded blocks of the 10¢ 1869 Pictorial Re-Issue--a beautifully centered and rare block

DESCRIPTION

10¢ Yellow, Re-Issue (127), block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, superb centering, brilliant color on fresh paper

PROVENANCE

Alfred H. Caspary, H. R. Harmer sale, 11/19-21/1956, lot 438, to Cole (for Lilly)

Josiah K. Lilly, Jr., Siegel Auction Galleries, 2/7-8/1968, Sale 327, lot 123, to Cole

Siegel Auction Galleries, 1969 Rarities of the World, 3/25/1969, Sale 350, lot 98

Stephen D. Bechtel, Sr. (collection sold privately in 1993; block sold privately to Zoellner)

Robert Zoellner, Siegel Auction Galleries, 10/8-10/1998, Sale 804, lot 304, to William H. Gross

CERTIFICATION

The Philatelic Foundation (1968)

CONDITION NOTES

Extremely Fine; couple nibbed perfs and tiny tear in bottom margin of bottom left stamp

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$25,000.00

E. 15,000-20,000
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108°
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 108, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 124-133a), A spectacular plate number block of 40 of the American Bank Note Company 1881 Re-Issue of the 1¢ 1869 Pictorial on soft paper

DESCRIPTION

1¢ Brown Orange, 1881 Re-Issue (133a), block of 40 from top left corner with "NATIONAL BANK NOTE CO. NEW YORK" imprint and "No. 33" plate number at top, without gum as issued, well-centered overall and some are remarkably choice, rich color, bright and fresh

PROVENANCE

Siegel Auction Galleries, 10/25/1973, Sale 438, lot 112, to Chapin, with letter to him signed by Robert A. Siegel confirming it is Scott 133a and commenting, "In my opinion, this is an outstanding and magnificent showpiece"

John C. Chapin (collection sold privately to Shreves and then to William H. Gross, 2002)

CENSUS

Chapin census no. 361 (four full plate blocks listed)

CONDITION NOTES

Very Fine-Extremely Fine; trivial perf separations, four stamps in second row have slight horizontal crease

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$33,250.00 as plate block, five blocks and ten singles

E. 20,000-30,000
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109°
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 109, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 124-133a)A beautifully centered plate block of the American Bank Note Co, A beautifully centered plate block of the American Bank Note CoA beautifully centered plate block of the American Bank Note Co. 1881 Re-Issue of the 1¢ 1869 on soft paper--only four full plate blocks are recorded

DESCRIPTION

1¢ Brown Orange, 1881 Re-Issue (133a), block of twelve from top left corner with "NATIONAL BANK NOTE CO. NEW YORK" imprint and "No. 33" plate number at top, without gum as issued, truly superb centering for this issue, rich color, bright and fresh

PROVENANCE

Max L. Simon, Siegel Auction Galleries, 10/27-28/1965, Sale 292, lot 366

Dr. J. Paul Wampler, Shreves Philatelic Galleries sale, 4/24-25/1998, lot 25, to William H. Gross

CENSUS, LITERATURE AND EXHIBITION REFERENCES

Chapin census no. 360 (four full plate blocks listed)

CONDITION NOTES

Very Fine-Extremely Fine; negligible thin spot in top right stamp

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$23,150.00 as plate block and two singles

E. 10,000-15,000
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