Position 78 - 1985-06-18 Transaction Summary



Purchase Date:
1985-06-18
How Purchased:
Auction
Where Purchased:
Christie's Robson Lowe
Auction No.:
JENNY - special single-stamp catalogue
Lot No.:
1
Sound/Fault:
Fault
Catalogue Value:
$ 110,000
Realized:
$ 88,000

Description

24c Carmine Rose & Blue, center inverted (C3a) position 78 , original gum, minute thin specks from hinge removal

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. FRESH COLORS AND EXCEPTIONALLY WELL CENTERED. ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THIS WORLD FAMOUS RARITY.

PROVENANCE

From the sheet of 100 purchased by William T. Robey at the Washington , D.C. post office on May 14, 1918. This sheet was sold to dealer Eugene Klein, who in turn sold it to collector Col. Edward H. R. Green. Green broke up the sheet into blocks and singles.

1 William T. Robey (private sale to Eugene Klein)

2 Eugene Klein (private sale to Col. E. H. R. Green)

3 Col. Edward H. R. Green (private sale)

4 Hugh M. Southgate (H. A. Robinette sale, June 12, 1942)

5 Harmer, Rooke sale, November 10, 1954

6 Herman Herst, Jr . sale, February 15, 1957

7 The "Ambassador" Collection (R. A. Siegel sale, April 28, 1966)

8 Robert A. Siegel 1971 Rarities Sale

9 Robert A. Siegel sale, January 9, 1973

CERTIFICATION

Philatelic Foundation certificate number 0146582, dated March 29, 1985, states:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, C3a. 24c carmine rose & blue. UNUSED. OG ... IT IS GENUINE POSITION 78 WITH TINY THINS DUE TO HINGE REMOVAL

The certificate is signed by Herbert J. Bloch, Chairman of the Expert Committee

ESTIMATE $80, 000-100,000
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