Position 85 - 1996-05-21 Transaction Summary



Purchase Date:
1996-05-21
How Purchased:
Auction
Where Purchased:
Siegel Auction Galleries
Auction No.:
777-1996 Rarities of the World
Lot No.:
206
Sound/Fault:
Fault
Catalogue Value:
$ 145,000
Realized:
$ 93,500
Buyer:
Anonymous

Description

24c Carmine Rose & Blue, Center Inverted (C3a). Position 85, showing trace of vertical guideline at right, diagonal flat plate printing crease not visible on face and two small thins at top and top left

A VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE MOST FAMOUS OF UNITED STATES STAMPS.

Originally part of a block of eight with bottom arrow and inverted partial plate number 8493, this stamp was sold in the Colonel Green sale (Part XVII, Nov. 13, 1944, held by Harmer, Rooke). Bought by dealer Y. Souren on behalf of Amos Eno, this position was retained by Souren and sold as part of his legendary stock in Feb. 27, 1951, at Harmers. The buyer, Milton Heitmann, sold it one year later to William O. Bilden, who in turn placed it with the late Wilber H. Schilling II. This is the first appearance of Position 85 at public auction in 45 years
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