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FILTER: Area=United States, Sub Area=U.S. Stamps, General=20th Century Issues,Issue/Country=, All Sale Dates thru 2020/01/01, Catalogue = 342
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2019-05-08
The William H. Gross Collection: Outstanding U.S. Stamp Multiples
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 206, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-366)One of the finest known full top plate blocks of the $1, One of the finest known full top plate blocks of the $1One of the finest known full top plate blocks of the $1.00 1908 Issue

DESCRIPTION

$1.00 Violet Brown (342), full top "BUREAU, ENGRAVING & PRINTING" imprint and plate number 4957 block of six, stamps at top center and top right hinged, others Mint N.H., outstanding centering with wide margins, deep rich color

PROVENANCE

Paul Cheyney (collection sold privately to Mr. Gross)

CONDITION NOTES

Extremely Fine; a few minor reinforced perf separations in selvage only at top left

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$20,000.00

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

The Dollar Washington Plate Block Rarity

Excluding the Bluish Paper Issue, this is one of the rarest of the Washington-Franklin plate blocks. Lewis Kaufman records only seven top and five bottom plate blocks. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing experienced difficulty with paper shrinkage while printing the 1908 Issue--the Bluish Paper experiment of 1909 was intended to correct the problem--so this plate block's centering is exceptionally choice.

This is one of the two finest top plate blocks among the small population available to collectors (one top position is in the Miller collection owned by The New York Public Library). Other top plate blocks either have slightly reduced selvage, a fault or only Fine centering. The only example that matches the quality of this block was in the Dr. Frederick Fogelson collection.

E. 10,000-15,000
13,500
United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2018-11-14
United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii
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Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 414, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)$1.00 Violet Brown (342), $1.00 Violet Brown (342)$1.00 Violet Brown (342). Bottom imprint and plate no. 4957 block of six, lightly hinged with bottom right stamp Mint N.H., rich color, beautifully centered

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE AND VERY CHOICE PLATE BLOCK OF THE $1.00 WASHINGTON 1908 ISSUE.

Excluding the Bluish Paper Issue, this is one of the rarest of the Washington-Franklin plate blocks. Lewis Kaufman records only seven top and four bottom plate blocks. The Bureau experienced difficulty with paper shrinkage while printing the 1908 Issue, and the Bluish Paper experiment of 1909 was part of an effort to correct the problem. The 1908 high-denomination stamps are difficult to find well-centered, and plate blocks are extremely rare in higher grades. This is the best centered sound plate block of this issue we have offered since keeping computerized records more than 25 years ago.

With 2018 P.S.E. certificate. Pencil Scott No. notation in selvage

20,000
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2018-07-25
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 518, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)$1.00 Violet Brown (342), $1.00 Violet Brown (342)$1.00 Violet Brown (342). Mint N.H., intense shade, horizontal gum crease at top, Very Fine

1,050
300
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2018-06-27
2018 Rarities of the World
81°
PSE 100
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Sale Number 1185, Lot Number 81, Pan-American Issue, 20th Century Issues including Non-Inverted Jenny$1.00 Violet Brown (342), $1.00 Violet Brown (342)$1.00 Violet Brown (342). Barely hinged, deep rich color and proof-like impression, mathematically perfect centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 342, WHICH IS AWARDED THE PERFECT GRADE OF GEM 100 BY P.S.E.

With 2014 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Gem 100; SMQ $4,750.00). Only one hinged original gum stamp equals this grade with none higher. The highest Mint N.H. grade is Superb 98

450
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2018-04-11
The David Wingate Collection of United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 316, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)$1.00 Violet Brown (342), $1.00 Violet Brown (342)$1.00 Violet Brown (342). Mint N.H., choice centering with wide margins, crisp proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 WASHINGTON ISSUE, SCOTT 342.

The experimental Bluish Paper issue of 1909 was created as part of an effort to combat paper shrinkage, which resulted in a high rate of spoilage and off-center stamps in the earlier 1908 issue, to which this $1.00 Washington belongs. Many values of the set, particularly the high values, are difficult to find in centered Mint N.H. condition.

Ex Dr. Morris. With 1988 and 1994 P.F. certificates

1,050
2,600
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2018-03-08
The George "Buddy" Byers Collection of United States Stamps
621
PSE 90
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Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 621, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-366)$1.00 Violet Brown (342), $1.00 Violet Brown (342)$1.00 Violet Brown (342). Intense shade and proof-like impression, choice centering, Extremely Fine, ex "Clipper City", with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $750.00)

475
475
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2017-10-24
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 944, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)$1.00 Violet Brown (342), $1.00 Violet Brown (342)$1.00 Violet Brown (342). Mint N.H., deep shade, fresh and Very Fine

1,100
450
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2017-10-24
United States Stamps
nh
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 945, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)$1.00 Violet Brown (342), $1.00 Violet Brown (342)$1.00 Violet Brown (342). Mint N.H. with top part imprint selvage, intense shade, wide margins at sides, Very Fine

1,100
400
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2017-09-19
The Clipper City Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
263
PSE 90
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 263, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)$1.00 Violet Brown (342), $1.00 Violet Brown (342)$1.00 Violet Brown (342). Intense shade and proof-like impression, choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $750.00)

500
550
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2017-07-25
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 455, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)$1.00 Violet Brown (342), $1.00 Violet Brown (342)$1.00 Violet Brown (342). Small h.r., rich color, choice centering for this difficult issue, Extremely Fine, with 1984 P.F. certificate

475
225
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