Position 43-44/53-54 - 1989-10-12 Transaction Summary



Purchase Date:
1989-10-12
How Purchased:
Auction
Where Purchased:
Christie's Robson Lowe
Auction No.:
Weill Brothers Stock
Lot No.:
316
Sound/Fault:
Sound
Catalogue Value:
$ 525,000
Realized:
$ 528,000
Seller:
Buyer:

Description

24c Carmine Rose & Blue, center inverted (C3a)

positions 43-44/53-54, block of four with horizontal guide line, well-centered, fresh color and excellent impression, pristine lightly hinged original gum

This block came to light in 1933 when it was sold by New York dealer Philip Ward as agent for a New York bank to 'settle the estate of a Western collector'. The purchaser was dealer Emil Bruechig in New York who sold it to a collector who has remained anonymous. Eventually it was purchased by the Weill Brothers for their stock.

EXTREMELY FINE. A BRILLIANT AND EXCEPTIONALLY FRESH BLOCK OF FOUR OF THIS MAJOR RARITY.

Cat. $525,000.00

Note: this was sold in the same auction as the unique plate block.
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