Sale 1021 — The Frelinghuysen Collection, Part Two

Sale Date — Thursday, 29 March, 2012

Category — 1861-66 Issue (Scott 73-78)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
227
ngbl
Sale 1021, Lot 227, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 73-78)3c Scarlet (74). Block of four, unused (no gum), brilliant color as fresh as the day it was printed, top right stamp trivial natural inclusion in margin at left

FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE UNUSED BLOCK OF THE 3-CENT SCARLET TRIAL PRINTING. ONE OF THE RAREST OF CLASSIC UNITED STATES BLOCKS.

A review using Power Search found only one other block of this issue, offered in our 1991 Rarities sale (ex Weill). It does not have pen marks and is in a slightly different shade than the usual 3c Scarlet, Scott 74.

"W.H.C." Colson backstamp. Scott Retail as with gum

29,000
7,500