1860-76 Ship issue 8 cents carmine, perf. 10, mint imprint sheet marginal block of thirty-five (7×5), from the 3rd setting, types A-B-C-D-E-A-B repeated vertically, mainly displaying good centrings and very fresh, very fine and an extraordinary unused multiple; (SG £17’500+ as singles).
Note: There were about 150,000 issues of this stamp from the 2nd and 3rd printings, with sheets of 50 composed of five transfer types, perforated 10 or 12 1/2 (both settings) and 15 (3rd setting only).
Edward T. Granger
Frederick T. Small (Lot 143, Robson Lowe, March 1970), showing his “Comet” hs on reverse
John E. du Pont