Position 87-88/97-98 - 1989-10-12 Transaction Summary



Purchase Date:
1989-10-12
How Purchased:
Auction
Where Purchased:
Christie's Robson Lowe
Auction No.:
Lot No.:
315
Sound/Fault:
Sound
Catalogue Value:
$ 575,000
Realized:
$ 1,100,000
Seller:
Buyer:

Description

24c Carmine Rose & Blue, center inverted (C3a)

positions 87-88/97-98, bottom margin plate number 8493 block of four, rich colors on bright paper, fresh original gum, very lightly hinged, light flat plate printing bends as usual

When the plate block from Green's collection was offered in 1944, it was purchased by Y. Souren, a New York dealer, on behalf of a Princeton collector, Amos Eno. Upon instruction from Eno, Souren divided the plate block, which was actually a block of seven since the top left stamp was detached, leaving intact the four right-hand stamps with the selvage containing the plate number. The block remained in Eno's collection until 1954 when in it was acquired at auction by the Weill Brothers

EXTREMELY FINE. WIDELY CONSIDERED TO BE THE MOST IMPORT ANT ITEM IN UNITED STATES PHILATELY.

Illustrated in the Aristocrats of Philately sections of the Anphilex 1971 (p. A-4) and the lnterphil1976 (p. A-4) exhibition catalogues. Cat. $575,000.00
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