Position 3 - 1981-12-05 Transaction Summary

Purchase Date:
1981-12-05
How Purchased:
Auction
Where Purchased:
John W. Kaufmann Auctions
Auction No.:
Gems of Philately
Lot No.:
433
Sound/Fault:
Sound
Catalogue Value:
$ 145,000
Realized:
$ 115,500
Seller:
Anonymous
Buyer:
Anonymous

Description

24c Carmine Rose & Blue Inverted Center (C3a). Position 3 as noted in pencil on the back before the sheet was broken, full original gum, very lightly hinged. This is reputedly the copy that graced the locket of Hetty Green, the "Wizard of Wall Street", a Magnificent sound copy of this, the most popular of U.S. rarities

editor's note: the description of this being the locket copy is incorrect.
Copyright 2021. All rights reserved by Siegel Auction Galleries Inc. and Inverted Jenny.com. Information and images may be used with credit to Siegel/InvertedJenny.com subject to guidelines and restrictions.