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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
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3231, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-313)$2.00 Dark Blue (312), $2.00 Dark Blue (312)$2.00 Dark Blue (312). Block of four, two small h.r., beautiful bright color, few minor perf separations, fresh and Fine, an attractive sound original-gum block

3,500
1,000
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 3232, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-313)$2.00 Dark Blue (312), $2.00 Dark Blue (312)$2.00 Dark Blue (312). Block of four, central h.r., brilliant color, attractive margins and centering, bottom pair light horizontal crease at bottom, few minor perf separations, appears Fine-Very Fine

3,500
850
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
1902-08 Issue
2019-10-22
United States Stamps
ogbl
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1227, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-320)$2.00 Dark Blue (312), $2.00 Dark Blue (312)$2.00 Dark Blue (312). Block of four, h.r., deep rich color, Fine-Very Fine and attractive block

3,500
1,700
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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 188, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-320)The only available top position plate block of the $2, The only available top position plate block of the $2The only available top position plate block of the $2.00 1902 Issue

DESCRIPTION

$2.00 Dark Blue (312), full top "BUREAU, ENGRAVING & PRINTING" imprint and plate number 1630 block of six, few small hinge remnants mostly in selvage, deep rich color on bright paper

PROVENANCE

W. Parsons Todd, Siegel Auction Galleries, 1/10/1978, Sale 521, lot 475

"MLG" collection, Siegel Auction Galleries, 4/21/2009, Sale 971, lot 1377, to William H. Gross

CONDITION NOTES

Fine; few minor perf separations sensibly reinforced by small hinges, enlarged staple holes at top, pencil notation on back of two stamps

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$40,000.00

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

The Best of Five and the Only Available Top Position

Lewis Kaufman records only four plate blocks of Scott 312 in private hands (each of six stamps).

1) Top plate block (only top position available), offered in this sale

2) Wide bottom plate block, small thin in one stamp, 1967 Rarities of the World sale (Sale 313, lot 105)

3) Bottom plate block, few small faults, 2017 Rarities of the World sale (Sale 1159, lot 216)

4) Bottom plate block, one stamp minor gum glazing, paper spot in margin of top center stamp, perf separations in selvage, ex Wampler

5) Top plate block, Miller collection, The New York Public Library, unavailable to collectors.

E. 20,000-30,000
22,000
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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 601, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-320)$2.00 Dark Blue (312), $2.00 Dark Blue (312)$2.00 Dark Blue (312). Block of four, attractive shade, few trivial perf separations at top

VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE $2.00 1902 ISSUE.

Ex Hall. With 2015 P.F. certificate

3,650
1,700
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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 139, 1902-08 Issue: Issued Stamps, $1.00-$5.00$2.00 Dark Blue (312), $2.00 Dark Blue (312)$2.00 Dark Blue (312). Block of four, top right stamp lightly hinged, other three Mint N.H., deep rich color on fresh paper, couple minor perf separations

FINE. A SCARCE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE $2.00 1902 ISSUE WTIH THREE MINT NEVER-HINGED STAMPS.

Early Bureau dollar values are scarce as blocks of four and extremely rare in Mint N.H. condition. While this has one hinged stamp, we have to go back to 2002 in Power Search to find a completely Mint N.H. block

8,475
1,700
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
1902-08 Issue
2017-06-27
2017 Rarities of the World
ogbl
Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 216, 1902-08 Issues, Louisiana Purchase Issue (Scott 300-322, 327)$2.00 Dark Blue (312), $2.00 Dark Blue (312)$2.00 Dark Blue (312). Bottom imprint and plate no. 1630 block of six, rich color, a few small faults that are not easily detected, some sensibly reinforced perf separations

FINE APPEARING AND EXTREMELY RARE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF SIX OF THE $2.00 1902 ISSUE. THERE ARE ONLY FOUR PLATE BLOCKS RECORDED.

Lewis Kaufman records only one top and three bottom plate blocks, most with similar centering to the one offered here. The top plate block realized $52,500 hammer in our 2009 sale of the "MLG" collection. The second bottom plate block was offered in our 1967 Rarities sale (also ex Eno, perfs touch design at bottom of bottom stamps). The third bottom plate block was part of the Wampler collection

40,000
17,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
1902-08 Issue
2017-05-11
United States Stamps
ogbl
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3475, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-320)$2.00 Dark Blue (312), $2.00 Dark Blue (312)$2.00 Dark Blue (312). Block of four, h.r., deep rich color

VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE $2.00 1902 ISSUE.

Early Bureau dollar values are scarce as blocks of four

3,650
3,750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
1902-08 Issue
2016-11-09
U.S. Treasures of Philately from The Weinberg Inventory
ogbl
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 81, 1902-08 Issue$2.00 Dark Blue (312), $2.00 Dark Blue (312)$2.00 Dark Blue (312). Block of four, h.r., deep rich color, few minor perf separations, Very Fine

3,650
1,900
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
1902-08 Issue
2015-07-28
United States Stamps
ogbl
Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 417, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-320)$2.00 Dark Blue (312), $2.00 Dark Blue (312)$2.00 Dark Blue (312). Block of four, attractive shade, few trivial perf separations at top, Very Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate

3,750
2,400
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