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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
Symbol
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Cat./Est. Value
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
1902-08 Issue
2020-10-19
Outstanding United States Stamps and Gold Coins
ogbl
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3088, The Dr. Bernard S. Yudowitz Collection of Plate Blocks (Scott 300-423)50c Orange (310), 50c Orange (310)50c Orange (310). Bottom imprint and plate no. 1602 block of six, lightly hinged with few small glazing specks, bright color

FRESH AND FINE-VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY SCARCE PLATE BLOCK AND RARELY FOUND IN THIS CHOICE CONDITION.

We have offered only four other plate blocks of Scott 310 since 2000. None was offered in our sales of the "MLG" or "Saddleback" collections.

7,250
5,500
United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
1902-08 Issue
2019-05-08
The William H. Gross Collection: Outstanding U.S. Stamp Multiples
ogbl
Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 186, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-320), The finest known top plate block of the 50¢ 1902 Issue

DESCRIPTION

50¢ Orange (310), full top "BUREAU, ENGRAVING & PRINTING" imprint and plate number 1602 block of six, lightly hinged, choice centering throughout, radiant color on bright paper#

PROVENANCE

W. Parsons Todd, Siegel Auction Galleries, 1/10/1978, Sale 521, lot 692

James H. Gray, Jr., Shreves Philatelic Galleries, 9/30/2005, lot 23, to William H. Gross

CERTIFICATION

The Philatelic Foundation (1978)

CONDITION NOTES

Extremely Fine

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$7,250.00

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

The Wide Selvage Makes the Difference

The 50¢ is the first denomination of the 1902 Issue printed from a single plate--number 1602. Top plate positions, which are the most desirable, tend to have narrow selvage. The example offered here is the exception. Power Search found only two from the top position, both with narrow selvage. Todd had two others with wide selvage, but one has disturbed gum and another has a piece out of the selvage. The example offered here may well be the finest full top plate block of this issue in existence.

E. 10,000-15,000
24,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
1902-08 Issue
2018-11-14
United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii
ogbl
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 390, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-320)50c Orange (310), 50c Orange (310)50c Orange (310). Block of four, slightly disturbed original gum, h.r., rich color, well-balanced margins, Fine-Very Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate

1,800
400
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
1902-08 Issue
2018-07-25
United States Stamps
ogbl
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 456, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-320)50c Orange (310), 50c Orange (310)50c Orange (310). Top imprint and plate no. 1602 block of six, vibrant color, h.r., partly removed causing top center stamp to have small thins, bottom center stamp tiny nick at bottom, few sensibly reinforced perf separations

FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 50-CENT 1902 ISSUE. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE FROM THE TOP POSITION.

As an indication of rarity, none was offered in our sales of the MLG or Saddleback collections. We have offered two others since 2000, including one from the top position. Prior to that, one has to go back to 1992 to find another in our auctions from the top position (which was the same one we offered in 2015).

With 2008 P.F. certificate

7,500
2,200
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
1902-08 Issue
2018-03-08
The George "Buddy" Byers Collection of United States Stamps
ogbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 599, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-320)50c Orange (310), 50c Orange (310)50c Orange (310). Block of four with left selvage, large part original gum covers a majority of the back, few minor perf separations, Fine-Very Fine, the bottom right stamp particularly nice, Scott Retail as original-gum block

1,800
600
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
1902-08 Issue
2017-10-24
Classic Bureau Issues featuring Dr. Heimburger and Brody Collections
ogbl
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 134, 1902-08 Issue: Issued Stamps, 1c-50c50c Orange (310), 50c Orange (310)50c Orange (310). Block of four, bottom right stamp Mint N.H., small h.r. top right stamp, Fine, Scott Retail as singles

2,275
325
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
1902-08 Issue
2015-04-28
The Robert R. Hall Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps
ogbl
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 542, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-313)50c Orange (310), 50c Orange (310)50c Orange (310). Block of four, h.r., vibrant color, Very Fine and attractive block

1,700
800
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
1902-08 Issue
2015-04-28
The Robert R. Hall Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps
ogbl
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 543, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-313)50c Orange (310), 50c Orange (310)50c Orange (310). Top imprint and plate no. 1602 block of six, lightly hinged, intense shade and impression, few reinforced perf separations at bottom right

VERY FINE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 50-CENT 1902 ISSUE. ESPECIALLY RARE FROM THE TOP PLATE POSITION.

As an indication of rarity, none was offered in our sales of the MLG or Saddleback collections. We have offered only one other since 2000, from the bottom position. One has to go back to 1992, the the plate block offered here, to find another in our auctions from the top position.

7,500
5,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
1902-08 Issue
2015-02-23
The Curtis Collection: U.S. 20th Century and Air Post
ogbl
Sale Number 1093, Lot Number 23, 1902-03 Issue (Scott 300-313)50c Orange (310), 50c Orange (310)50c Orange (310). Bottom imprint and plate no. 1602 block of six, four stamps h.r., intense shade and impression, perf separations sensibly reinforced

FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF THE 50-CENT 1902 ISSUE.

As an indication of rarity, none was offered in our sales of the MLG or Saddleback collections. This is the only example we have offered since 2000.

7,500
3,750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
1902-08 Issue
2014-03-24
United States Stamps
ogbl
Sale Number 1067, Lot Number 1366, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-319)50c Orange (310), 50c Orange (310)50c Orange (310). Right arrow block of four, lightly hinged, vibrant color as fresh as the day it was printed, well-balanced margins throughout, Very Fine and choice position block, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate

1,800
850
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