4¢ Brown (303), wide top "BUREAU, ENGRAVING & PRINTING" imprint and plate number 1799 block of six, top stamps and selvage lightly hinged, bottom stamps Mint N.H., choice centering with wide margins, bright color
Paul Cheyney (collection sold privately to Mr. Gross)
SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)
VERY FINE TO EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE COMPLETE PANE OF THE 4-CENT 1902 ISSUE, CONTAINING AT LEAST 37 MINT NEVER-HINGED STAMPS IN EXTREMELY FINE GRADE.
Very few complete panes of the 4c 1902 have survived, and they probably remain intact because of typically poor centering. This pane of 100 is remarkable for its centering and condition. It contains no less than 37 stamps conservatively graded Extremely Fine in Mint N.H. condition. In addition, there are 24 Mint N.H. stamps (without straight edges) about half of which grade Very Fine. Both plate blocks have Extremely Fine centering, and the bottom plate is, for all practical purposes, Mint N.H. (with tiny hinge reinforcements along the outer edge of selvage).
Scott Retail carefully calculated with both plate blocks as hinged and others with Mint N.H. premium where applicable.