Position 96
 

Position 96 as a single
Position 96 as a single

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Gum:

OGph

Condition:

Fault

Perf Condition:

Intact

Paper Condition:

Crease, Thin

Summary

Position 96 was the second stamp from bottom left in the block of eight with arrow and plate number. The top left stamp in the block was already detached at the time of the Colonel Green sale in 1944.

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 (this is the right stamp in that pair) and two singles.

The pair was offered in a 1955 H.R. Harmer auction of the Lieutenant Colonel Donald L. Harvey Collection, where it was purchased by dealer Jack Molesworth. Molesworth broke the pair soon after the auction, and removed the bottom sheet selvage.

It was sold in 1961 by Siegel Auction Galleries as part of the "Brothers" collection to A. Richard Engel, a prominent west coast collector.

Position 96 next appeared in a 1975 Corinphila auction in Europe (Position 95, the other stamp inthe pair, also appeared in a Corinphila auction, in 1966). It was withdrawn prior to sale and placed privately with Superior Stamp and Coin Company who sold it to a western collector. The western collector sold it to famous stamp dealer Raymond Weill some time between 1975 and 1980, when it appeared in the Siegel Rarities sale.

Position 96 is one of the best centered on the sheet.

Owners:

Certification

1961
PF
Certificate No. 14500
 
IT IS GENUINE
1999
PF
Certificate No. 341106
 
IT IS GENUINE, PREVIOUSLY HINGED, WITH SMALL THIN SPOT AT TOP, AND A LIGHT DIAGONAL CREASE

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
1951-10-30
HR Harmer
Anon.
Fault
$ 8,000
$ 3,300
1955-09-20
HR Harmer
Fault
$ 8,000
$ 6,100
1961-06-14
Siegel
Anon.
Sound
$ 9,750
1975-05-29
Corinphila
Anon.
Anon.
Sound
1975-05-30
Anon.
Fault
1978-00-00
Anon.
Fault
1980-04-05
Siegel
Anon.
Anon.
Fault
$ 115,000
$ 137,500

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

Date
Type
Where Sold
Condition
Cat. Value
Realization
% Cat. Val.
1951-10-30
HR Harmer
Fault
$ 8,000
$ 3,300
0.413
1955-09-20
HR Harmer
Fault
$ 8,000
$ 6,100
0.763
1980-04-05
Siegel
Fault
$ 115,000
$ 137,500
1.196
Position 96: Scott Catalog Value vs. Realizations
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