Position 39 - 1995-09-27 Transaction Summary



Purchase Date:
1995-09-27
How Purchased:
Auction
Where Purchased:
Christie's Robson Lowe
Auction No.:
RLNY 100-8224
Lot No.:
4132
Sound/Fault:
Sound
Catalogue Value:
$ 135,000
Realized:
$ 148,500
Seller:
Anonymous
Buyer:
Anonymous

Description

24c Carmine Rose & Blue, Center Inverted (C3a), position 39, a phenomenal example possessing intense well-balanced margins with near perfect centering, beautiful deep rich colors on very fresh bright paper, exceptionally fresh, bright and crisp, full original gum,

AN EXTREMELY FINE GEM IN ALL RESPECTS, VERY RARELY DOES AN 'INVERTED JENNY' OF THIS EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY COME ON THE AUCTION MARKET, ONE OF THE FINEST CENTERED 'INVERTED JENNY'S' EXTANT, Scott retail $135,000.00

Note: Position 39 was sold in the 1970 Rarities of the World auction to Irwin Weinberg who described it as 'one of the finest known copies'. It was auctioned by Sotheby's in 1978 for $100,000.00 to a Boston dealer who subsequently placed the stamp privately. It has been off the auction maarket since that date.

Provenance: ex J.K. Storrow, Col. Green, Henry B. Close, Norman Newman

Expertization: 1970 P.F. certificate which states 'that it is genuine'

est. $160,000-180,000
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