Position 77 - 1994-02-02 Transaction Summary



Purchase Date:
1994-02-02
How Purchased:
Auction
Where Purchased:
Christie's Robson Lowe
Auction No.:
RLNY91-The Westport Collection
Lot No.:
103
Sound/Fault:
Sound
Catalogue Value:
$ 135,000
Realized:
$ 173,000
Seller:
Buyer:

Description

24c Carmine Rose & Blue center inverted (C3a), pos.77, exceptionally fresh, bright and crisp, beautiful margins and centering, never hinged, an extraordinarily choice single of this famous U.S. center inverted rarity

EXTREMELY FINE, AMONG THE VERY FINEST RECORDED EXAMPLES, REGARDED AS ONE OF THE TWO FINEST SINGLES EXTANT, A MAGNIFICENT SHOWPIECE, SCOTT RETAIL FOR A HTNGED EXAMPLE $135,000.00+. IN AMICK'S THE INVERTED JENNY: MONEY, MYSTERY, MANIA, POSITION 77 IS RECORDED AS EX DOUGLAS AND WAS EXHIBITED AT AMERIPEX HELD IN CHICAGO IN 1986. IT WAS SOLD AT PUBLIC AUCTION IN 1982 WHERE IT BROUGHT $198,000.00 WHICH WAS A RECORD REALIZATION FOR A SINGLE U.S. STAMP
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