FRESH AND VERY FINE. A RARE TOP POSITION PLATE BLOCK OF TWELVE OF THE 3-CENT 1890 ISSUE.
We have offered only four other plate blocks since the 1990s, all from the top position. Three were plate blocks of ten, and only one was in Mint N.H. condition.
Ex Wampler. Scott Retail as plate block of ten and two singles
FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL FIVE-COLOR FRANKING TO NEW ZEALAND, WITH THE EARLIEST DOCUMENTED USE OF THE 3-CENT 1890 ISSUE.
Ex Markovits and Berkun. With 2004 A.P.S. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT SMALL BANK NOTE ISSUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E.
With 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $3,250.00). Only one has graded higher (at 98, ex Scarsdale) and only one other shares this grade (ex Whitman). Neither had such impressive selvage.