Position 43-44/53-54 - 1992-10-26 Transaction Summary



Purchase Date:
1992-10-26
How Purchased:
Auction
Where Purchased:
Superior Stamp and Coin Co.
Auction No.:
Lot No.:
499
Sound/Fault:
Sound
Catalogue Value:
$ 550,000
Realized:
$ 525,000
Seller:

Description

1918, 24c First Airmail, CENTER INVERTED, block of 4 with guide line, position 43-44/53-54, o.g., lightly hinged 3 times, well centered throughout, with brilliant fresh color and excellent impression, extremely fine; ex-Ward, and one of the great gems of the Weill Bros. stock. The block realized $528,000 at its most recent previous sale, in 1989.
A FABULOUS RARITY AND ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ITEMS OF U.S. PHILATELY.
Only six blocks are known, including the plate block, and this is the best centered of them all. Exhibited in the Court of Honor at the World Columbian Exposition in 1992. Color Photo on the Front Cover.

Note: The block was purchased by Harry Hagendorf of Columbian Stamp Company, acting as agent for a west coast collector.
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