Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    #279B, 1898, 2c Red. (Original Gum - Previously Hinged). A "Piece de Resistence in anyone's collection" is how this captivating block is described in a Dec. 1898 Weekly Philatelic Gazette article. A magnificent block of twenty (5x4) showing ink loss due to the presence of a thread between the printing plate and paper, or even more correct, showing that the thread was impressed into the paper under the pressure of the printing plate... Either way, an extraordinary show piece, with original gum, previously hinged, with some hinge reinforced separations to help preserve this Very Fine and unique showpiece; 2008 PF Certificate...

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    February, 2009
    5th-7th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 410

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold on Feb 6, 2009 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2022 April 3 Guitars and Musical Instruments Signature® Auction .

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage has gone above and beyond my expectations in handling all of my transactions in a thoroughly professional manner. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone worldwide for the exemplary auction and valuation services they provide.
    Richard H.,
    Corsicana, TX
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search