VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 30-CENT 1890 ISSUE.
The 30c 1890 Issue was printed only from Plate 24. The beautiful Black Jefferson design was the last 30c U.S. definitive to be issued during the 19th century (the Jefferson design was changed to 50c in 1894). Large multiples are surprisingly scarce. Power Search, which contains all of our auctions from 1994 onwards plus our Rarities sales back to 1964 and select older sales, located a plate block of twelve, most recently offered in our Curtis sale, but the top row in that block has been separated and rejoined. The Hall collection (Sale 1096, lot 394) contained a hinged plate block of twelve with part arrow at right.
Ex Simon and Wampler. With 1998 P.F. certificate
FINE. THIS IS THE EARLIEST DOCUMENTED USE OF THE 30-CENT 1890 ISSUE.
Ex Berkun. With 2001 P.F. certificate