The Dr. Sheldon-Paschal S-152 Overdate

The “Wide Overdate.” Glossy light to medium chocolate brown with lighter brown toning in protected areas. There is a small puff of darker toning at the curl on the neck and a few minor contact marks. The notable ones are a hairline scratch from the chin to the bottom of the neck, a thin nick at the top of the A in STATES, and a couple small nicks over EN in CENT. MDS, Breen state II, with a clear wave in the field from the dentils at K-8 to close below the curl under the ribbon. The date is bold and the overdate feature is obvious to the unaided eye. Called VF30 and tied for CC#10 in the Bland census. Noyes says VF30 net VF25 Average Plus and tied for CC#9, his photo #24238. An attractive example of this popular “Redbook” variety, and it comes with a very nice provenance.

Ex James P. Young, Barney Bluestone #88, 7/1945:697-Dr. William H. Sheldon-Dorothy Paschal 11/1977-Myles Z. Gerson (via Dr. Dane B. Nielsen)-Dr. Philip W. Ralls, 1984 EAC Sale, lot 107-Dr. Philip W. Ralls-Ralls Estate-McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 1/26/2014:500




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