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Date
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Grade
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
1902-08 Issue
2020-12-15
U.S. & Hawaii Stamps & Postal History
nhbl
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1960, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-320)5c Blue, Imperforate (315), 5c Blue, Imperforate (315)5c Blue, Imperforate (315). Mint N.H. block of four, large margins, deep rich color, Very Fine and choice, with 1991 P.F. certificate

2,500
1,600
United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
1902-08 Issue
2019-05-08
The William H. Gross Collection: Outstanding U.S. Stamp Multiples
nhbl
Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 191, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-320), A stunning Mint Never-Hinged plate block of fourteen of the 5¢ 1908 imperforate

DESCRIPTION

5¢ Blue, Imperforate (315), Mint N.H. wide top "BUREAU, ENGRAVING & PRINTING" imprint and plate number 4075 block of fourteen, huge margins all around, deep rich color

PROVENANCE

Weill Brothers' Stock, Christie's Robson Lowe sale, 10/12/1989, lot 278

James H. Gray, Jr., Shreves sale, 9/30/2005, lot 25, to Mr. Gross

CONDITION NOTES

Extremely Fine; bottom left stamp tiny natural inclusion

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$9,350.00 as plate block of six and eight Mint N.H. singles

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

The 5¢ was issued as an imperforate stamp to be used by private vending machines. Only 34 sheets--13,500 stamps--were issued. 10,000 were sent to the Indianapolis post office and most were used in vending machines. A small quantity was saved in imperforate form, primarily by collectors who heard about the issue and were able to obtain small quantities at post offices in Indianapolis, Washington D.C. and New York.

E. 5,000-7,500
10,500
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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
nhbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 604, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-320)5c Blue, Imperforate (315), 5c Blue, Imperforate (315)5c Blue, Imperforate (315). Mint N.H. wide top margin block of four with arrow and Ball Marker, large margins other sides, deep rich color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A VERY SCARCE POSITION PIECE AND PARTICULARLY DESIRABLE FROM THE TOP OF THE SHEET AND IN MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.

The blue Ball Marker, caused by ink settling into indentations from a Brinnell plate hardness measuring device, is only found on the top, right and left arrow blocks. Some arrow blocks do not have the Ball Markers at all.

Unpriced as Mint N.H.. Scott Retail as hinged (Mint N.H. would be at least $3,750.00)

2,500
2,100
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
1902-08 Issue
2017-12-19
United States Stamps and Hawaii
nhbl
Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 623, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-320)5c Blue, Imperforate (315), 5c Blue, Imperforate (315)5c Blue, Imperforate (315). Mint N.H. right margin block of four with partial arrow and guide line at top, deep color, faint natural gum wrinkle between right stamps, Very Fine and choice

2,500
1,300
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
1902-08 Issue
2017-03-01
United States Stamps
971°
PSE 90
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 971, 1902-08 Imperforate Issues incl. Scott 341A (Scott 314-315)5c Blue, Imperforate (315), 5c Blue, Imperforate (315)5c Blue, Imperforate (315). Mint N.H. wide right arrow block of four, large even margins other sides, bright color, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; unpriced in SMQ as a block), Scott Retail as two Mint N.H. pairs

2,600
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
1902-08 Issue
2016-03-17
Outstanding United States Stamps
nhbl
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1442, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-322)5c Blue, Imperforate (315), 5c Blue, Imperforate (315)5c Blue, Imperforate (315). Mint N.H. block of four, large margins, some overall toning, otherwise Very Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate

2,400
950
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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
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 556, 1906-08 Issue Imperforates and Coils (Scott 314A-322)5c Blue, Imperforate (315), 5c Blue, Imperforate (315)5c Blue, Imperforate (315). Mint N.H. right imprint and plate no. 4073 block of six, large margins, deep rich color, natural inclusion in selvage

EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 5-CENT 1908 IMPERFORATE ISSUE.

Unlike many examples of this issue, this plate block is bright and fresh, and the gum shows none of the toning that frequently plagues multiples.

4,750
2,700
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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
nhbl
Sale Number 1093, Lot Number 43, 1906-08 Imperforates and Coils, 1903 Shield Issue (Scott 314H-322)5c Blue, Imperforate (315), 5c Blue, Imperforate (315)5c Blue, Imperforate (315). Mint N.H. top imprint and plate no. 2953 block of six, large margins other sides, deep rich color, inconsequential small corner crease in sheet margin at top left where slightly reduced

VERY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED TOP PLATE BLOCK OF THE 5-CENT 1908 IMPERFORATE ISSUE.

Ex Mayer

4,750
2,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
1902-08 Issue
2015-02-19
Outstanding United States Stamps
nhbl
Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1274, 1902-08 Bureau, Louisiana Purchase and Jamestown Issues (Scott 300-330)5c Blue, Imperforate (315). Mint N.H, 5c Blue, Imperforate (315). Mint N.H5c Blue, Imperforate (315). Mint N.H. centerline block of four, large margins all around, exceptionally fresh color on bright paper, bottom left stamp trivial small natural gum wrinkle

EXTREMELY FINE. AN INCALCULABLY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED CENTER LINE BLOCK OF THE 5-CENT 1908 IMPERFORATE -- FAR RARER THAN A PLATE BLOCK AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE WE HAVE OFFERED IN MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.

According to Johl, only 29 sheets of 400 of the 5c imperforate were issued. Most were sent to Indianapolis and the majority was used by manufacturers of private coils. Some unused were acquired by collectors (including 825 copies distributed to members of the Detroit Philatelic Society). As scarce and desirable as plate blocks are of this issue, centerline blocks are in an entirely separate category of rarity. For each sheet of 400 stamps there would have been eight plate blocks -- and only one centerline block. Power Search contains only one other centerline block (last offered in our 1988 Rarities sale) and it was hinged. The Philatelic Foundation records only this centerline block in Mint N.H. condition.

Unpriced in Scott as Mint N.H. Scott Retail for hinged $9,000.00 (versus $3,000.00 for a hinged plate block). The Scott premium for a Mint N.H. single versus a hinged single is 90%

E. 10,000-15,000
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
1902-08 Issue
2015-02-19
Outstanding United States Stamps
1275
PSE 90
nhbl
Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1275, 1902-08 Bureau, Louisiana Purchase and Jamestown Issues (Scott 300-330)5c Blue, Imperforate (315), 5c Blue, Imperforate (315)5c Blue, Imperforate (315). Mint N.H. left arrow block of four, large margins other sides, bright color, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; unpriced in SMQ as a block), Scott Retail as two pairs

2,600
1,800
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