10¢ Louisiana Purchase (327), Mint N.H. wide top "BUREAU, ENGRAVING & PRINTING" imprint and plate number 2106 block of six, gorgeous centering throughout, bright color and crisp impression
Paul Cheyney (collection sold privately to Mr. Gross)
SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)
HISTORY AND COMMENTARY
Extraordinarily Wide Selvage
Top position plate blocks of the 10¢ Louisiana Purchase Issue are very difficult to obtain, especially in Mint N.H. condition and with wide selvage. A Power Search review indicates the last we offered was in 2012, but the perfs on that block touch the design. Our 2007 "Saddleback" auction contained one, but its perfs almost touch the design. One has to go back to our 2002 Drucker sale to find a plate block comparable in quality to the one offered here.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT LOUISIANA PURCHASE ISSUE.
The Louisiana Purchase stamps, much like the following Jamestown commemorative set, were issued with narrow margins when compared to the regular issues of the 1902 Series. The example offered here is a true condition rarity.
With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,000.00)