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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 — 1909-12 Issues including Panama-Pacific (Scott 369-404)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
211°
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 211, 1909-12 Issues including Panama-Pacific (Scott 369-404), One of the finest known Mint Never-Hinged full top plate blocks of the 2¢ Lincoln on Bluish paper

DESCRIPTION

2¢ Lincoln, Bluish (369), Mint N.H. full top "BUREAU, ENGRAVING & PRINTING" imprint and plate number 4978 block of six, wide margins, the top row with particularly choice centering, deep rich color on deeply blued paper

CERTIFICATION

The Philatelic Foundation (1989)

CONDITION NOTES

Extremely Fine; small natural inclusion bottom left stamp

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$4,000.00

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

Mint N.H. full top plate blocks of the 2¢ Lincoln on Bluish are rare and typically off center. This is among the finest we have ever encountered.

E. 3,000-4,000
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212°
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 212, 1909-12 Issues including Panama-Pacific (Scott 369-404), 8¢ 1910 Mint Never-Hinged full top plate block

DESCRIPTION

8¢ Olive Green (380), Mint N.H. full top "BUREAU, ENGRAVING & PRINTING" imprint, plate number 5238 and star block of six, wide margins and choice centering

PROVENANCE

Rudolph G. Wunderlich, Siegel Auction Galleries, 2/9-11/1971, Sale 389, lot 666, to Grunin

Louis Grunin, Siegel Auction Galleries, 11-30/1971-12/1/1971, Sale 404, lot 199

Paul Cheyney (collection sold privately to Mr. Gross)

CONDITION NOTES

Extremely Fine

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$2,200.00

E. 1,000-1,500
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213°
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 213, 1909-12 Issues including Panama-Pacific (Scott 369-404), 10¢ 1910 Mint Never-Hinged full top plate block

DESCRIPTION

10¢ Yellow (381), Mint N.H. full top "BUREAU, ENGRAVING & PRINTING" imprint, plate number 5200 and star block of six, vivid color, wide margins, fresh

PROVENANCE

Paul Cheyney (collection sold privately to Mr. Gross)

CONDITION NOTES

Very Fine and choice; a few perf separations in selvage at top left

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$2,250.00

E. 750-1,000
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214°
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 214, 1909-12 Issues including Panama-Pacific (Scott 369-404), Choice full top plate block of the 15¢ 1910 Issue

DESCRIPTION

15¢ Pale Ultramarine (382), full top "BUREAU, ENGRAVING & PRINTING" imprint and plate number 4951 block of six, hinge remnants bottom middle stamp, other five stamps Mint N.H., outstanding centering, fresh color and paper

PROVENANCE

Paul Cheyney (collection sold privately to Mr. Gross)

CONDITION NOTES

Extremely Fine

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$2,500.00

E. 1,500-2,000
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215°
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 215, 1909-12 Issues including Panama-Pacific (Scott 369-404), Mint Never-Hinged top plate block of the 2¢ Panama-Pacific Issue

DESCRIPTION

2¢ Panama-Pacific (398), Mint N.H. top plate number 6311 block of six, well-centered, rich color

CERTIFICATION

The Philatelic Foundation (1991)

CONDITION NOTES

Extremely Fine

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$625.00

E. 300-400
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216°
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 216, 1909-12 Issues including Panama-Pacific (Scott 369-404), Choice top plate block of the 10¢ Orange Yellow Panama-Pacific Issue

DESCRIPTION

10¢ Orange Yellow, Panama-Pacific (400), top plate number 6139 block of six, stamps Mint N.H., lightly hinged in selvage only, well-centered with wide margins, vibrant color, very fresh

PROVENANCE

Joseph E. Lessin, Shreves Philatelic Galleries, 5/31/2002, lot 534, to Mr. Gross

CONDITION NOTES

Extremely Fine

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$2,250.00 for hinged

E. 1,000-1,500
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 217, 1909-12 Issues including Panama-Pacific (Scott 369-404)10¢ Orange Panama-Pacific Issue Mint N.H, 10¢ Orange Panama-Pacific Issue Mint N.H10¢ Orange Panama-Pacific Issue Mint N.H. wide top plate block

DESCRIPTION

10¢ Orange, Panama-Pacific (400A), Mint N.H. extra wide top plate number 6130 block of six, some reinforced perf separations in ungummed part of selvage only at top right, radiant color, well-centered with wide margins

PROVENANCE

Joseph E. Lessin, Shreves Philatelic Galleries, 5/31/2002, lot 537, to Mr. Gross

CONDITION NOTES

Extremely Fine

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$18,000.00

E. 5,000-7,500
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218°
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 218, 1909-12 Issues including Panama-Pacific (Scott 369-404), Top plate block of the 2¢ Panama-Pacific Perf 10 Issue

DESCRIPTION

2¢ Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (402), top plate number 7034 block of six, stamps Mint N.H., lightly hinged in selvage, radiant color, fresh

PROVENANCE

"Saddleback" collection, Siegel Auction Galleries, 5/22/2007, Sale 935, lot 72, to Mr. Gross

CONDITION NOTES

Fine

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$1,950.00

E. 500-750
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219°
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 219, 1909-12 Issues including Panama-Pacific (Scott 369-404), Full top plate block of the 5¢ Panama-Pacific Perf 10 Issue

DESCRIPTION

5¢ Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (403), full top plate number 6129 block of six, bottom left stamp lightly hinged, others Mint N.H., deep rich color, wide margins and choice centering

PROVENANCE

Dr. Frederick S. Fogelson, Shreves Philatelic Galleries, 2/11/2005, lot 116, to Mr. Gross

CONDITION NOTES

Very Fine

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$3,800.00

E. 2,000-3,000
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220°
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 220, 1909-12 Issues including Panama-Pacific (Scott 369-404), A superb plate block of the 10¢ Panama-Pacific Perf 10 Issue

DESCRIPTION

10¢ Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404), left plate number 6139 block of six, barely hinged if at all, radiant color, outstanding centering throughout with wide margins

PROVENANCE

William L. Moody III, H. R. Harmer sale, 11-8/1950, lot 884

"Southern Cross" collection, Greg Manning Auctions, 3/22-23/1993, lot 977

Paul Cheyney (collection sold privately to Mr. Gross)

CONDITION NOTES

Extremely Fine

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$10,000.00

E. 5,000-7,500
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