Position 41
Block 41-42/51-52

Left arrow block, Positions 41-42/51-52
Left arrow block, Positions 41-42/51-52

Gum:

DOG

Condition:

Fault

Perf Condition:

Intact

Paper Condition:

Thin

Summary

With left sheet margin and arrow. This block was one of the few position pieces retained by Colonel Edward H.R. Green from his purchase of the discovery sheet. It was likely broken into two part arrow pairs by Col. Green. It has been discreetly rejoined. It has slightly mount-disturbed original gum and a pinpoint thin spot in the top left stamp.

The block was purchased in the 1990 Christie's sale by a multinational consortium, who held it until the mid 1990's. It was then purchased by Harry Hagendorf of Columbian Stamp Company on behalf of a west coast collector, who consigned it a few years later to Siegel's 1999 Rarities sale. It went unsold in that auction, and was sold privately shortly afterwards to William H. Gross.

This block is currently owned by Mr. Gross. It is on temporary long-term loan to the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum.

Owners:

Certification

1990
PF
Certificate No. 230000
 
LEFT ARROW BLOCK OF FOUR AND WE ARE OF THE OPINION THAT IT IS GENUINE REJOINED HORIZONTALLY, WITH MOUNT DISTURBED O.G., AND A PINPOINT THIN IN THE TOP RIGHT STAMP.

Transactions:

Date
Type
Where Sold
Seller
Buyer
Condition
Cat. Value
Realization
1918-05-20
Sound
$ 15,000
1918-05-21
Sound
$ 20,000
1946-03-25
H Rooke NY
Fault
$ 25,000
$ 13,750
1947-04-05
Fault
$ 20,000
1949-10-05
Fault
$ 20,000
1950-11-02
Fault
$ 20,000
1968-12-02
Fault
$ 90,000
1969-03-25
Siegel
Anon.
Anon.
Fault
$ 115,000
$ 115,000
1970-01-29
Anon.
Fault
$ 120,000
1984-03-26
Anon.
Fault
$ 500,000
1990-10-25
Christie's
Anon.
Fault
$ 550,000
$ 297,000
1996-00-00
Christie's
Anon.
Fault
600,000
1999-05-15
Siegel
Unsold
Fault
$ 675,000
$ 0
2000-00-00
Fault
$ 675,000

Graph of Realizations for This Position in Relation to Catalogue Value:

Date
Type
Where Sold
Condition
Cat. Value
Realization
% Cat. Val.
1946-03-25
H Rooke NY
Fault
$ 25,000
$ 13,750
0.55
1969-03-25
Siegel
Fault
$ 115,000
$ 115,000
1
1990-10-25
Christie's
Fault
$ 550,000
$ 297,000
0.54
Position 41-42/51-52: Scott Catalog Value vs. Realizations
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