National Bank Note Co., 3c Rose, All-Over Pinpoint Grill Essay, Points Up (79-E15d).
The so-called "Music Box Grill", bottom imprint and plate no. 11 block of 12, original gum, h.r. on corner stamps, seven of the eight middle stamps are Mint N.H., the middle block of eight which contains the entire plate block with outstanding centering, small fault between stamps at left outside the plate block, gum soaks in selvage at left also mostly outside the plate block, few short perfs at right again outside the plate block
A RARE LARGE MULTIPLE OF THE ALL-OVER "MUSIC BOX" 3-CENT 1861 ISSUE GRILL ESSAY, WITH AN EXTREMELY FINE PLATE BLOCK OF EIGHT.
As impressive as this piece appears in its 12-stamp format, condition conscious collectors could easily remove the end pairs at left and right and be left with an Extremely Fine plate block of eight. Power Search contains only three other plate blocks of this essay. Two of the others are points down and two are points up. None are as well-centered as the plate block of eight contained here.
Unlisted in Scott as a plate block
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