Position 81-82/91-92 - 1952-06-25 Transaction Summary



Purchase Date:
1952-06-25
How Purchased:
Auction
Where Purchased:
Eugene N. Costales, New York
Auction No.:
Henry Close Collection
Lot No.:
919
Sound/Fault:
Sound
Catalogue Value:
$ 20,000
Realized:
$ 22,000
Seller:

Description

24c carmine rose and blue (C3A). Center inverted. Wonderfully fine block of four, o. g. From the lower left corner, with full sheet margins, stated to be the best centered block in the only known sheet of this very rare and interesting error. Slight gum disturbance on the right hand stamps, mentioned merely for the sake of accuracy, but in no manner affecting the beauty and value of this remarkable block. (This block realized $17,000.00 in Green sale XXV, held by E. N. Costales)

Editor's note: The Amick book notes this was purchased at the Close auction by Ezra Cole as agent for Josiah K. Lilly, Jr.
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