EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF THE $1.00 1902 ISSUE.
The dollar values of the 1902 Issue are rarely encountered in blocks of four with choice centering
$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.
VERY FINE AND CHOICE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE $1.00 1902 ISSUE.
With1984 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING AND EXCEEDINGLY RARE PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF THE $1.00 1902 ISSUE.
Lewis Kaufman records only seven plate blocks for the $1.00 1902 Issue, including six from the top position and this example from the bottom. This is one of the best-centered and choicest plate blocks of the few extant.
From our 1967 and 1981 Rarities sales (realized $15,500 hammer) and ex Wampler (where it realized $15,400 in the 1998 Shreves sale).