Position 85-88/95-98 - 1944-11-13 Transaction Summary



Purchase Date:
1944-11-13
How Purchased:
Auction
Where Purchased:
Harmer, Rooke and Co. of N.Y.
Auction No.:
231-236-The Colonel Green Collection
Lot No.:
166
Sound/Fault:
Fault
Catalogue Value:
$ 0
Realized:
$ 27,000
Buyer:

Description

1918. 24c carmine rose and blue. The unique block of 8, positions 85 to 88 and 95 to 98, with bottom arrow and blue plate #8493. The U. L. copy has been removed and lightly replaced and the two left stamps are slightly thin. Few unimportant gum creases. Marvelously well centered, brilliant colors. A spectacular and gorgeous block, beyond a doubt the greatest show piece in all philately. The fortunate purchaser of this block will be the possessor of something which everyone-collector and noncollector alike-will envy and admire, as well as something which no other person can ever duplicate and which will be famous the world over.

A very conservative catalogue value for this wonderful block would be $50,000.00, especially when one remembers that a mere single copy has brought well over $4,000.00 at auction
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