Position 39 - 2019-09-27 Transaction Summary

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Where Purchased:
Spink USA
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Catalogue Value:
$ 450,000
$ 510,000


#C3a, 24c Carmine rose and blue, Center Inverted, pos. 39, an extraordinarily choice and exceptionally fresh mint example of this coveted and storied error rarity, wonderfully well centered amid large margins, beautiful rich colors on crisp clean paper, while full and even perforations all around further enhance its considerable eye-appeal, plus its reverse reveals full original gum which is quite lightly hinged, light pencil number "39" at bottom right as marked by Eugene Klein on all positions on the sheet of 100, choice very fine; one of the highest graded mint examples; 1970 PF certificate #33198 (not present) and 2019 PF certificate (VF-XF 85).

This example from the exceptional Gross collection, which last sold publicly on the instructions of Mr. Norman Newman in a 27 September, 1995 Christie's auction $135,000.00 hammer, which was full Scott catalog value at the time (the current Scott catalog value is $450,000.00 for VF) is among the finest singles copies of the 24c Jenny with inverted center extant, the most famous and widely recognized stamp in philately. It has previously graced the collections of Colonel Edward H.R. Green, J.K. Storrow, Henry B. Close and several anonymous collectors. It has also been handled by such noteworthy professionals as Eugene Klein, Raymond H. Weill, Daniel F. Kelleher and Irwin Weinberg.

SSV Value $625,000
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