Position 85

Position 85
Position 85

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Gum:

OGph

Condition:

Fault

Perf Condition:

Intact

Paper Condition:

Gum Crease, Thin

Summary

This stamp was the top left position in the block of eight. As early as the 1944 Green sale this position had become detached from the block, where it was described as "lightly replaced".

The block of eight with plate number was purchased at the 1944 Green sale by dealer Y. Souren, acting as agent for Amos Eno. The block of eight was then broken into the unique plate block of four, the bottom arrow pair and two singles.

This position was first offered as a single in 1951, in part 1 of the Y. Souren stock. It was next sold in 1952 by Milton Heitman of Marengo Iowa to William O. Bilden of Minneapolis Minn.

In 1952 or 1953 Bilden sold the stamp to Wilber H. Schilling, Jr. of Minneapolis Minn., who gave it to his son, Wilber H. Schilling III.

Position 85 next appeared at auction in Siegel sale 777, the 1996 Rarities sale, where it was consigned by Wilber H. Schilling III.

Owners:

Certification

None

Transactions:

Date
Type
Where Sold
Seller
Buyer
Condition
Cat. Value
Realization
1918-05-20
Sound
$ 15,000
1918-05-21
Sound
$ 20,000
1944-11-13
H Rooke NY
Fault
$ 27,000
1951-02-27
HR Harmer
Anon.
Fault
$ 4,000
$ 1,800
1952-00-00
Fault
$ 4,000
1952-00-00
Fault
$ 4,000
1965-00-00
Fault
1996-05-21
Siegel
Anon.
Fault
$ 145,000
$ 93,500

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

Date
Type
Where Sold
Condition
Cat. Value
Realization
% Cat. Val.
1951-02-27
HR Harmer
Fault
$ 4,000
$ 1,800
0.45
1996-05-21
Siegel
Fault
$ 145,000
$ 93,500
0.645
Position 85: Scott Catalog Value vs. Realizations
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