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FILTER: Area=United States, Sub Area=U.S. Stamps, General=Back-of-Book, Issue/Country=Parcel Post (Q, JQ, JE), All Sale Dates thru 2023/01/01, Catalogue = Q8, Symbol IN ("NH,BL")
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General/Issue
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Parcel Post (Q, JQ, JE)
2015-04-28
The Robert R. Hall Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 951, Parcel Post & Dues, Carriers (Scott Q1-Q12, JQ1-JQ5)20c Parcel Post (Q8), 20c Parcel Post (Q8)20c Parcel Post (Q8). Mint N.H. top plate no. 6192 block of six, detailed impression, couple "forked lightning" natural handling creases, faint toned spots show only on back

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE AND BEAUTIUFL MINT NEVER-HINGED TOP PLATE BLOCK OF THE 20-CENT PARCEL POST ISSUE.

The 20c Parcel Post stamp depicts a plane flying over a town, with the label "Aeroplane Carrying Mail". The stamp was first issued on December 16, 1912, which is almost six years before the first flight to actually carry mail, on May 15, 1918. This is the first postage stamp anywhere in the world to depict an airplane.

10,000
2,300
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Parcel Post (Q, JQ, JE)
2015-03-25
The Curtis Collection: Back of Book and Possessions
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 285, Parcel Post (Scott Q1-Q12)20c Parcel Post (Q8), 20c Parcel Post (Q8)20c Parcel Post (Q8). Mint N.H. top plate no. 6192 block of six with wide selvage, gorgeous deep shade on fresh paper, top middle stamp small natural inclusions at top left

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A SCARCE AND BEAUTIUFL MINT NEVER-HINGED TOP PLATE BLOCK OF THE 20-CENT PARCEL POST ISSUE.

The 20c Parcel Post stamp depicts a plane flying over a town, with the label "Aeroplane Carrying Mail". The stamp was first issued on December 16, 1912, which is almost six years before the first flight to actually carry mail, on May 15, 1918. This is the first postage stamp anywhere in the world to depict an airplane.

This Mint N.H. top plate position block is one of the finest extant. We have not offered another since our 2009 sale of the MLG collection

10,000
15,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Parcel Post (Q, JQ, JE)
2014-07-29
United States Stamps and Possessions
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 476, Parcel Post (Q, JQ)20c Parcel Post (Q8), 20c Parcel Post (Q8)20c Parcel Post (Q8). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 6193 and "TWENTY" at left block of four with narrow selvage, radiant color, detailed impression, top left stamp tiny natural inclusion, Fine-Very Fine, from the bottom right pane, a review using Power Search found only one other plate block with the imprint offered in our auctions since 1992 (from a side position), ex MLG collection, unlisted in Scott as Mint N.H., Scott Retail as hinged

1,375
550
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Parcel Post (Q, JQ, JE)
2009-09-29
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 2354, Postal Note, Parcel Post (PN, Q, JQ, QE)20c Parcel Post (Q8), 20c Parcel Post (Q8)20c Parcel Post (Q8). Mint N.H. wide right plate no. 6193 and "TWENTY" block of eight, rich color, well-proportioned margins, Pos. 1 with additional ink in left "20", Pos. 6 with unusual ink smear at bottom from adherence on the plate, purple post office mark in selvage, light natural gum bend at top right, bottom stamp natural gum crease

FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE AND DESIRABLE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE NUMBER AND "TWENTY" BLOCK OF EIGHT OF THE 209-CENT PARCEL POST ISSUE.

The Parcel Post issues were printed from plates of 180 which consisted of four panes of 45. According to Johl, the uniform color of the twelve denominations led to confusion on the part of postal clerks, who complained that they were forced to examine the stamps in detail to ensure they had the correct values. In response, on January 27, 1913 large capital letters were added to the margins near each plate number. At top and bottom the imprint is in the selvage next to the plate number; on the sides it is separated by a stamp with blank selvage, except in the case where the lettering is too long. We can tell that this came from the bottom right pane, because on that pane the letters precede rather than follow the plate number at the side. In the case of the 20c, the spacing of the letters stretches across three stamps and so the most desirable way to collect this with the imprint is as a block of eight.

Scott Retail as hinged.

7,000
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Parcel Post (Q, JQ, JE)
2009-04-21
The MLG Collection of United States Plate Blocks
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Sale Number 971, Lot Number 2140, 20c Parcel Post Issue (Scott Q8)20c Parcel Post (Q8), 20c Parcel Post (Q8)20c Parcel Post (Q8). Mint N.H. top plate no. 6191 block of six with wide selvage, unusually deep shade on bright paper, light natural gum bend at left

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN OUTSTANDING MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 20-CENT PARCEL POST ISSUE.

This Mint N.H. top plate position block is one of the finest extant.

10,000
12,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Parcel Post (Q, JQ, JE)
2009-04-21
The MLG Collection of United States Plate Blocks
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Sale Number 971, Lot Number 2141, 20c Parcel Post Issue (Scott Q8)20c Parcel Post (Q8), 20c Parcel Post (Q8)20c Parcel Post (Q8). Mint N.H. wide bottom plate no. 6191 block of six, deep rich color and proof-like impression, choice centering throughout, couple of minor perf separations

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 20-CENT PARCEL POST ISSUE.

The centering and pristine condition of this 20c plate block leave nothing to be desired. It is, without doubt, one of the finest extant.

10,000
8,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Parcel Post (Q, JQ, JE)
2009-04-21
The MLG Collection of United States Plate Blocks
nhbl
Sale Number 971, Lot Number 2144, 20c Parcel Post Issue (Scott Q8)20c Parcel Post (Q8), 20c Parcel Post (Q8)20c Parcel Post (Q8). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 6192 block of six with wide selvage, radiant color, few perfs at bottom of selvage expertly reattached (easily trimmed and so counted as Mint N.H.), faint natural gum bends

FRESH AND FINE. A DESIRABLE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 20-CENT PARCEL POST ISSUE.

A desirable bottom position plate block

10,000
3,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Parcel Post (Q, JQ, JE)
2009-04-21
The MLG Collection of United States Plate Blocks
nhbl
Sale Number 971, Lot Number 2146, 20c Parcel Post Issue (Scott Q8)20c Parcel Post (Q8), 20c Parcel Post (Q8)20c Parcel Post (Q8). Mint N.H. right plate no. 6192 bock of six with wide selvage, brilliant color, crisp impression

FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 20-CENT PARCEL POST ISSUE.

Fresh and desirable

10,000
3,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Parcel Post (Q, JQ, JE)
2009-04-21
The MLG Collection of United States Plate Blocks
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Sale Number 971, Lot Number 2148, 20c Parcel Post Issue (Scott Q8)20c Parcel Post (Q8), 20c Parcel Post (Q8)20c Parcel Post (Q8). Mint N.H. top plate no. 6193 block of six with wide selvage, brilliant color, detailed impression, right pair light natural vertical gum crease

FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 20-CENT PARCEL POST ISSUE.

This top plate position is very desirable.

10,000
3,750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Parcel Post (Q, JQ, JE)
2009-04-21
The MLG Collection of United States Plate Blocks
nhbl
Sale Number 971, Lot Number 2150, 20c Parcel Post Issue (Scott Q8)20c Parcel Post (Q8), 20c Parcel Post (Q8)20c Parcel Post (Q8). Mint N.H. left plate no. 6193 block of six with wide selvage, rich color and proof-like impression, blue P.O. crayon marking in selvage, right stamps natural vertical crease

FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 20-CENT PARCEL POST ISSUE.

The bottom left stamp is a Gem

10,000
2,800
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