Sale 777 — 1996 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Tuesday, 21 May, 1996

Category — 1851-56 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
40
ogbl
Sale 777, Lot 40, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Right margin block of eleven, Pos. 58-60/67-70/77-80L1E, with guideline visible at right, margins to slightly in, additional stamp (pos. 57) detached and replaced at top, o.g., gum toning only slightly visible on face, creased in top horizontal row and some creasing in last row near bottom

AN IMPORTANT CLASSIC MULTIPLE, BEING THE LARGEST KNOWN BLOCK FROM PLATE ONE EARLY.

Only recently discovered by John Minsker among old records, this record-size block was described in the American Philatelist shortly after a 1994 A.P.S. certificate was issued. It is the largest block known from Plate 1 Early, followed by the unused irregular block of eight containing Pos. 7R1E, an unused and defective block of six (Pos. 51-53/61-631E), and seven or eight unused blocks of four (one used block is also known).

Offered to the philatelic market for the first time

E. 20,000-30,000
35,000