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FILTER: Area=United States, Sub Area=U.S. Stamps, General=20th Century Issues, Issue/Country=Washington-Franklin Issues, All Sale Dates thru 2023/01/01, Catalogue = 477, Symbol IN ("H, BL")
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Sale#/
Date
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Grade
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2021-02-09
The James P. Myerson Collection of Superb United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 404, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-480)50c Light Violet (477), 50c Light Violet (477)50c Light Violet (477). Block of four, lightly hinged at center, rich color, fresh and Fine-Very Fine block

3,750
2,000
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 246, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-480), Bottom plate block of the 50¢ 1916 Unwatermarked Perf 10 Issue--a stellar example of one of the rarest 20th century plate blocks

DESCRIPTION

50¢ Light Violet (477), bottom plate number 7057 block of six, bottom stamps Mint N.H., top stamps lightly hinged, deep rich color, choice margins and centering

PROVENANCE

Siegel Auction Galleries, 1993 Rarities of the World, 11/20/1993, Sale 755, lot 273

Paul Cheyney (collection sold privately to Mr. Gross)

CERTIFICATION

The Philatelic Foundation (1993)

CONDITION NOTES

Very Fine and choice, bottom left stamp light pencil notation on gum

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$65,000.00

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

A Brief Concurrence of Paper and Perforation

The 50¢ Franklin on unwatermarked paper with 10-gauge perforations was available in post office stocks for a very brief period in 1917, because it was released shortly before the introduction of the new Perf 11 series. Its predecessors--the 50¢ Perf 12 on single and double-line watermarked paper (Scott 421 and 422), and the Perf 10 on single-line watermarked paper (Scott 440)--were available for much longer periods of time.

Lewis Kaufman records only seven plate number blocks of Scott 477, including top 7040, top 7049 (ex Fogelson), top 7057 (in the Miller collection, The New York Public Library), bottom 7057 (offered here, 1993 Rarities sale), bottom 7057 (ex Todd and Wampler), right 7040 (ex Curtis) and right 7057.

E. 20,000-30,000
32,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2015-04-28
The Robert R. Hall Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 727, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-491)50c Light Violet (477), 50c Light Violet (477)50c Light Violet (477). Block of four, lightly hinged, radiant color, fresh and Very Fine, a scarce block, with 1991 P.F. certificate

4,000
2,300
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2015-02-23
The Curtis Collection: U.S. 20th Century and Air Post
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Sale Number 1093, Lot Number 409, 1915-17 Issues, cont. (Scott 475-482A)50c Light Violet (477), 50c Light Violet (477)50c Light Violet (477). Right plate no. 7040 block of six, single small hinge remnant on top right stamp, others Mint N.H., vivid color in distinctive 50c 1917 shade, well-centered with only the perfs at the bottom close to but clear of the design, fresh and intact

VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF THE 50-CENT 1917 PERF 10 UNWATERMARKED FRANKLIN ISSUE. ONLY SEVEN PLATE BLOCKS OF SCOTT 477 ARE RECORDED, OF WHICH SIX ARE AVAILABLE TO COLLECTORS.

The 50c on unwatermarked paper with 10-gauge perforations was available in post-office stocks for a very brief period in 1917, because it was released shortly before the introduction of the new Perf 11 series. Its predecessors -- the 50c Perf 12 on single and double-line watermarked paper (Scott 421 and 422), and the Perf 10 on single-line watermarked paper (Scott 440) -- were available for much longer periods of time.

Lewis Kaufman records seven plate number blocks of Scott 477, including Top 4040, Top 4049, Top 4057 (Miller collection, The New York Public Library), Bottom 7057, Bottom 7057, Right 7040 (offered here) and Right 7057. When this plate block was offered in a 1988 Superb Auctions sale (the "Stearns-Dockweiler" collection), the selvage was slightly wider; it was reduced by about 2mm to remove some soiling at lower right, which does not materially affect the plate block and is not noted on the accompanying 2015 P.F. certificate.

With 2015 P.F. certificate

67,500
30,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2013-03-26
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1862, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-491)50c Light Violet (477), 50c Light Violet (477)50c Light Violet (477). Block of four, lightly hinged, pretty shade, fresh and Fine-Very Fine

4,000
1,700
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2012-03-01
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1019, Lot Number 845, 1916-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 462-480)50c Light Violet (477), 50c Light Violet (477)50c Light Violet (477). Block of four, h.r. at top, vibrant color, shortish perf at upper left, Fine, a scarce block

4,000
1,300
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2002-12-17
United States Stamps Stamps
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Sale Number 852, Lot Number 1260, 1916-23 Issues (Scott 463 to 519)50c Light Violet (477), 50c Light Violet (477)50c Light Violet (477). Block of four, bottom right stamp Mint N.H., top stamps h.r., bright shade

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A SCARCE BLOCK OF THE 50-CENT 1917 ISSUE.

Scott Retail as singles

5,500
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2000-12-14
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 833, Lot Number 1341, 1912-23 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 477-491)50c Light Violet (477), 50c Light Violet (477)50c Light Violet (477). Block of four, lightly hinged, rich color, fresh and Fine-Very Fine

4,200
2,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
1997-05-06
1997 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 788, Lot Number 253, Later Issues50c Light Violet (477), 50c Light Violet (477)50c Light Violet (477). Block of four, well-centered, fresh color, a Very Fine-Extremely Fine block, with 1976 P.F. certificate

4,250
2,600
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
1993-11-20
1993 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 755, Lot Number 273, 20th Century up to 1922 Issue50c Violet (477), 50c Violet (477)50c Violet (477). Bottom plate no. 7057 block of six, lightly hinged on top stamps only, bottom Mint, fresh and extraordinarly well-centered, beautiful color

BELIEVED TO BE THE FINEST OF THE APPROXIMATELY TEN KNOWN 50-CENT 1917 ISSUE PLATE BLOCKS

One of the keys to a complete collection of 20th Century plate number blocks. With 1993 P.F. certificate

40,000
30,000
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