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

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

Category — 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
79°
ogbl
Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 79, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101), One of two recorded plate number blocks of the 1868 3¢ E Grill

DESCRIPTION

3¢ Rose, E. Grill, Thin Paper (88), block of eight from the bottom of left pane of Plate 36 with "ENGRAVED BY THE NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY CITY OF NEW YORK" imprint and "No. 36 Plate." plate number at bottom, original gum, centered to right

PROVENANCE

As pane of 100: Siegel Auction Galleries, 12/13/1999, Sale 818, lot 604

As plate block: John C. Chapin (collection sold privately to Mr. Gross)

CENSUS

Chapin census no. 286 as full pane of 100

CONDITION NOTES

Very Good; tiny tears at edge of selvage, slight crease at bottom right

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$13,000.00--only $1,000.00 more than value of two ordinary blocks

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

Boiling down the 8 Chapin census listings of Scott 88 to just plate blocks, there are just two (both Plate 36). The pane listed as no. 286 was sold in Siegel Sale 818 (lot 604) and then divided into smaller units, including this block. The only other full plate block of eight was part of the pane listed as no. 287, which was in the Col. Green collection (Costales 2/19/1945, lot 15, no photo).

E. 5,000-7,500
10,000
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