Position 49

Gum:

NH

Condition:

Sound

Perf Condition:

Intact

Summary

Position 49 was hidden away from philatelists until September 2018, when the stamp surfaced, in pristine condition. Its rediscovery was announced in The New York Times

Siegel Auction Galleries was selected by the descendant of the original 1918 purchaser to auction the stamp. It was sold on November 15, 2018, for $1,350,000 hammer ($1,593,000 with buyer's premium).

Owners:

Certification

2018
PF
Certificate No. 554665
90
It is Genuine, Never Hinged. PF Graded XF90

Transactions:

Date
Type
Where Sold
Seller
Buyer
Condition
Cat. Value
Realization
1918-05-20
Sound
$ 15,000
1918-05-21
Sound
$ 20,000
2018-06-27
Siegel
Anon.
Anon.
Sound
$ 850,000
$ 1,593,000

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

Date
Type
Where Sold
Condition
Cat. Value
Realization
% Cat. Val.
2018-06-27
Siegel
Sound
$ 850,000
$ 1,593,000
1.874
Position 49: Scott Catalog Value vs. Realizations
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