From 27th February to 2nd March, Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions conducted a sale of interesting United States stamps, blocks, and multiples in Danbury, Conn.
A lightly hinged type 2 U.S. 1857 3¢ rose George Washington stamp with original gum, graded extra fine 90, was sold for $24,000. It is one of the top-three stamps with the highest grade.
A left margin arrow block of 48 1869 1¢ buff Benjamin Franklin stamps was sold for $18,000. This is the largest known multiple. The second largest one is a block of 20.
A block of nine 1869 24¢ green and violet Declaration of Independence stamps was sold for $24,000, even though the centering was poor. This is also the largest known multiple of its kind.
A block of 14 the 1873 15¢ Daniel Webster large Banknote stamps was originally described as "printed by Continental Banknote Co. in Lilly". Expert William Weiss disagreed with this description based on its colour and said that the block was auctioned as a National Banknote Co. printing. This was again a largest known multiple of its kind which was sold for $17,400.
An 1870 30¢ black Alexander Hamilton stamp with an extra-fine-superb 95 certificate from the Philatelic Foundation was sold for $48,000. It was the finest stamp of its type.
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