FINE-VERY FINE. A DESIRABLE LIGHTLY HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 10-CENT PERF 10 PANAMA-PACIFIC ISSUE.
This is only the second right position plate block we have offered since our 2009 sale of the "MLG" collection
10¢ Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404), left plate number 6139 block of six, barely hinged if at all, radiant color, outstanding centering throughout with wide margins
William L. Moody III, H. R. Harmer sale, 11-8/1950, lot 884
"Southern Cross" collection, Greg Manning Auctions, 3/22-23/1993, lot 977
Paul Cheyney (collection sold privately to Mr. Gross)
SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT STAMP IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- ONLY TWO ARE GRADED HIGHER.
Long before numerical grading, the rarity of 10c Panama-Pacific Perf 10 stamps in superb condition (hinged or not) was well-established. The 10-gauge perfs on this issue are almost always uneven or shortened from separation. Centering is rarely above Fine. Finally, the Orange ink on many examples has darkened. This stamp is the exception on all counts.
With 2018 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $8,250.00). Only two Mint N.H. examples have graded higher (at 100, one of which realized $35,000 hammer in our Sale 1075 in 2014).