FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE LARGE MULTIPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1861 ISSUE -- THIS IS THE THIRD LARGEST MULTIPLE IN EXISTENCE.
The Evans 1c book notes the existence of a complete pane of 100 from Plate 27 (ex Neinken, Siegel Sale 384). A block of 98 from Plate 9 is also known (ex Lilly, Siegel Sale 321). The book notes that the next-largest multiples are two blocks of 20, as the author was unaware of the block offered here.
Ex Frelinghuysen. Scott Retail as full plate block of eight, four blocks of four, five pairs and a single, with no premium for the Mint N.H. stamps.
1¢ Blue (63), block of 20 from bottom of left pane of Plate 9 with "ENGRAVED BY THE NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY CITY OF NEW YORK" imprint and "No. 9 Plate." plate number, original gum, bright color, centered to bottom
Y. Souren, H. R. Harmer sale, 3/12-15/1951, lot 55
Chapin census no. 185; after accounting for pane of 100 and block of 98 broken up and two additions, our records contain eight plate blocks from Plate 9 (three), Plate 10 (two) and Plate 27 (three)
Fine; natural gum creases, some perf separations, mostly rejoined at center, small thin in one stamp second from right in bottom row
SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)
$10,900.00 as plate block of eight, two blocks and two pairs
FINE-VERY FINE. AN IMPRESSIVE MULTIPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1861 ISSUE. ESPECIALLY NOTABLE FOR ITS FRESHNESS AND CENTERING THROUGHOUT THE BLOCK.
Ex "Sevenoaks". With 2001 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as four hinged blocks of four
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN INCALCULABLY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE ONE-CENT 1861 ISSUE. ONLY EIGHT FULL IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER MULTIPLES ARE RECORDED AND THIS IS LIKELY THE ONLY ONE IN MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.
The Chapin census, updated by Don Evans in his book The United States 1c Franklin, 1861-67, records only eight full plate number and imprint multiples, from Plates 9, 10 and 27. Two are recorded from Plate 9, both as larger multiples than the block of 12 offered here and the hinged block of 12 we have sold twice in recent years (most recently in 2007). This block comes from the ex-Lilly sheet of 98 (which was missing two stamps when we sold the Lilly sheets in Sale 321). It is likely that the other Plate 9 block of 12 was also reduced from one of the Chapin-listed larger multiples. We have handled three other Scott 63 plate blocks in recent years, and all were hinged. The block offered here is most likely the only Mint N.H. plate block of the 1c 1861 Issue in existence.
Ex Lilly. With 2014 P.S.E. certificate. Unlisted in Scott as a Mint N.H. plate block.
VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL BLOCK OF SIX WITH PART IMPRINT OF THE ONE-CENT 1861 ISSUE.
This multiple lacks the four left stamps to be a complete plate block, of which eight are recorded. Scott Retail as block of four and pair with no premium for the two Mint N.H. stamps.
FINE AND RARE PLATE BLOCK OF THE ONE-CENT 1861 ISSUE. ONE OF ONLY FIVE RECORDED FULL IMPRINT AND PLATE NO. MULTIPLES. A WONDERFUL RARITY.
The Chapin census, updated by Don Evans in his book The United States 1c Franklin, 1861-67, records only five full plate number and imprint multiples: two from Plate 9 (a block of 20 and a block of 98), and three from Plate 27 (a complete pane of 100, one block of 12, and the block of 20 offered here).
Illustrated in the Evans book on p. 30. Scott Retail $11,000.00 as a plate number and imprint block of eight, two hinged blocks of four and four hinged singles