Position 75 - 1981-09-25 Transaction Summary



Purchase Date:
1981-09-25
How Purchased:
Auction
Where Purchased:
John W. Kaufmann Auctions
Auction No.:
76
Lot No.:
912
Sound/Fault:
Fault
Catalogue Value:
$ 145,000
Realized:
$ 126,500
Buyer:
Anonymous

Description

24c Carmine Rose & Blue Inverted Center (C3a), the now-famous copy from the McCoy .. block of four that was stolen from the A.P.S. Convention in Norfolk, Va. in 1955. It was subsequently recovered & donated to the American Philatelic Research Library. We offer it here on behalf of the APRL. The stamp has OG & is nicely centered, but has been thjnned & has a small tear just into design. Also, in attempting to disguise this copy, a center line was removed at the right, a few perfs being shortened In the process. Still a fresh & most presentable example of this ever-popular Rarity and certainly one with an unusual provenance
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