1918, 24 CENT INVERTED JENNY, 24 C. carmine rose and blue, center inverted, Position 27.
Unused original gum, previosly hinged, blue "Sanabria NY" backstamp and small very light position number on reverse applied by Eugene Klein. Condition sound with fresh colour and intact perforation. For high security reasons the stamp is encapsulated to allow safe storage and allow exhibitions without problems and is also the perfect way to display this prestigious item.
The original sheet of 100 was discovered 1918 by William T. Robey and bought at the New York Avenue branch post office in Columbia district. Eugene Klein, a Philadelphia stamp dealer, bought the entire sheet one week after discovery and it immediately was sold to Colonel Edward H.R. Green. After his transaction the sheet was divided into singles and blocks.
Over the years many of these rare stamps changed hands, causing imperfections, damages, creases and thins in numerous stamps.
The stamp offered here, reported position 27, is accompanied by 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificate (Nr. 558675).
William T. Robey (1918)
Eugene Klein (1918)
Edward Green (1918)
Carlton Smith (--)
Caroline Cornwell (1957)
Irwin Weinberg (1974)
Current owner (2019)
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D+) Lot is sold under the margin system (§25a UStG) with import charges 7%
June 26th, 2021, 09:30 CEST