3¢ Green (158), block of 18 from top of left pane with "PRINTED BY THE CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE CO. NEW YORK" imprint, "No. 282" plate number and guide arrow, original gum, few hinge remnants including in right block of four
John C. Chapin (collection sold privately to Mr. Gross through Shreves, 2002)
Chapin census no. 405
SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)
HISTORY AND COMMENTARY
The 3¢ 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. issue is scarce in plate block form and particularly desirable from the top position. The Chapin census records only seven complete plate blocks of Scott 158. This is the first top plate block we have offered since keeping computerized sale records.