EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL JUMBO-MARGINED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 1902 ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E.
According to Johl, this is the highest denomination of the set that actually served postal needs. It was used for foreign-bound packages weighing almost the acceptable limit.
Ex Merlin. With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $2,850.00). This is the sole example of this issue to attain this grade in any condition category.
$1.00 Black (311), full top "BUREAU, ENGRAVING & PRINTING" imprint and plate number 1629 block of six, lightly hinged, hinge remnant in ungummed selvage, intense shade and detailed impression
W. Parsons Todd, Siegel Auction Galleries, 1/10/1978, Sale 521, lot 473
"MLG" collection, Siegel Auction Galleries, 4/21/2009, Sale 971, lot 1376, to William H. Gross
The Philatelic Foundation (1980)
Fine, as are all top position plate blocks
SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)
HISTORY AND COMMENTARY
The Black Dollar
Lewis Kaufman records only seven available plate blocks of the $1.00 1902 Issue, including six from the top position and one from the bottom. In addition, there is a top plate block in the Miller collection owned by The New York Public Library.
EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 1902 ISSUE.
With 2002 P.S.E. certificate