Lot 1901869, 10¢ yellow, vertical block of six, o.g., hinge marks (bottom left stamp missing some gum and hinge remnant on top pair) and a few gum translucencies, vivid color on fresh paper, trimmed outside perforations at right and bottom, few minor perf separations sensibly reinforced, Very Fine, ex-Robert R. Hall; with 1984 P.F. and 1985 A.P.S. certificates mentioning only perf separations.
Scott No. 116 $22,000.
A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF SIX OF THE 10¢ 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE, THERE IS ONLY ONE LARGE BLOCK RECORDED.
The 10¢ Largest Known Mint Multiples:
1. Block of 15, ex-Gross
2. Block of 6, vertical format, originally block of nine with right column trimmed off, ex-R. Hall
3. Block of 6, horizontal format
According to the census of 10¢ 1869 multiples by Michael Laurence (Chronicle, February 1974), another block of six from the Burrus collection has now been reduced to a block of four (ex-Bechtel, Zoellner).