Position 18

Position 18. The top perfs were trimmed after it was stolen from the Miller Collection in an attempt to disguise its origin
Position 18. The top perfs were trimmed after it was stolen from the Miller Collection in an attempt to disguise its origin

Gum:

OGph

Condition:

Fault

Perf Condition:

Reperforated

Paper Condition:

Thin

Summary

This stamp was stolen from the Miller Collection, which was on display in the New York Public Library. The theft occurred May 9, 1977.

The top perforations were trimmed to try and disguise its origin. The stamp was offered for sale several times before its recovery. It was returned to the New York Public Library on July 8, 1986.

Owners:

Certification

None

Transactions:

Date
Type
Where Sold
Seller
Buyer
Condition
Cat. Value
Realization
1918-00-00
Sound
$ 250
1918-05-20
Sound
$ 15,000
1918-05-21
Sound
$ 20,000
1925-02-06
Sound
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