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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2019-07-23
United States Stamps and Confederate States
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 593, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)$5.00 Carmine Lake and Dark Blue (573a), $5.00 Carmine Lake and Dark Blue (573a)$5.00 Carmine Lake and Dark Blue (573a). Mint N.H. with dark blue plate no. F 14326 selvage, intense colors, wide margins, Extremely Fine, desirable with the Dark Blue plate number selvage, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate

350
225
United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2019-05-08
The William H. Gross Collection: Outstanding U.S. Stamp Multiples
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 265, 1923-29 Issues, including Kans.-Nebr. Overprints (Scott 573-678)Remarkable wide top plate block of the $5, Remarkable wide top plate block of the $5Remarkable wide top plate block of the $5.00 Carmine Lake & Dark Blue 1922 Issue, missing the vignette plate number and marginal markings

DESCRIPTION

$5.00 Carmine Lake & Dark Blue (573a variety), Mint N.H. wide top block of eight with Carmine Lake frame plate number F14327 only, missing the Dark Blue vignette plate number F14326, the $5.00 denomination and the Dark Blue marker, deep rich colors, choice centering with wide margins

PROVENANCE

First surfaced in a May 1975 Richard Wolffers sale

Shreves Philatelic Galleries, 6/21-22/1996, lot 847, to William H. Gross

CERTIFICATION

The Philatelic Foundation (1982)

CONDITION NOTES

Extremely Fine

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

The Missing Vignette Plate Number

This is one of only two recorded plate blocks of the $5.00 1922 Issue missing the vignette plate number, and it is by far the finer of the two (the other has faults). Close examination detects only a single dot of blue ink in the selvage at left, without a trace of the plate number, the $5.00 denomination or the usual blue markers at center. The reason for the error is unclear. It has been speculated that foreign matter adhered to the plate, causing the blue plate number to fail to print, but we disagree, since the other blue markings normally found in the selvage are also missing. The existence of two examples also supports the conclusion that this numberless vignette plate was used briefly, and then the number was added before additional sheets were printed.

E. 10,000-15,000
32,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2019-03-14
United States Stamps
2050°
PSE 95
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2050, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)$5.00 Carmine Lake & Dark Blue (573a), $5.00 Carmine Lake & Dark Blue (573a)$5.00 Carmine Lake & Dark Blue (573a). Mint N.H. wide top arrow, marker and double plate nos. F14326/F14327 block of eight, unmistakable intense shades of the Carmine Lake and Dark Blue, exceptional centering throughout with beautifully balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE ELUSIVE $5.00 1922 CARMINE LAKE & DARK BLUE HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE FINEST MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK WE HAVE OFFERRED.

While the normal color Scott 573 plate block is relatively easy to find, the Scott 573a plate block is nearly impossible to find in this superior condition. A Power Search review emphasizes this fact. We have offered only two others in sound Mint N.H. condition since keeping computerized records (a third example received a certificate as the normal 573) and none had the centering to match this gem.

With 2017 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; Plate blocks unpriced in SMQ)

3,750
11,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2019-03-14
United States Stamps
nhbl
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2051, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)$5.00 Carmine Lake & Dark Blue (573a), $5.00 Carmine Lake & Dark Blue (573a)$5.00 Carmine Lake & Dark Blue (573a). Mint N.H. centerline block of four, wide margins and well-centered, bold colors, Extremely Fine, the bottom right stamp is a Gem, with 2017 P.F. certificate

1,600
1,400
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2018-03-27
United States and Possessions
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Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2444, Later Issues$5.00 Carmine Lake & Dark Blue (573a), $5.00 Carmine Lake & Dark Blue (573a)$5.00 Carmine Lake & Dark Blue (573a). Mint N.H. double plate nos. 14326/14327 and arrow block of eight, rich colors on bright paper, Very Fine and choice, a beautiful plate block

3,750
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2017-10-24
United States Stamps
ogbl
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1131, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)$5.00 Carmine Lake and Dark Blue (573a), $5.00 Carmine Lake and Dark Blue (573a)$5.00 Carmine Lake and Dark Blue (573a). Top arrow, marker and double plate nos. F14326/F14327 block of eight, lightly hinged, deep rich color, single perf at bottom with small stain, Very Fine

2,500
1,050
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2016-09-14
The Alan Collection of United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 455, 1922-29 and Later Issues (Scott 551-679)$5.00 Carmine Lake & Dark Blue (573a), $5.00 Carmine Lake & Dark Blue (573a)$5.00 Carmine Lake & Dark Blue (573a). Barely hinged, intense colors, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate

190
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2016-07-26
United States and Possessions
nhbl
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 447, 1922 thru Later Issues$5.00 Carmine Lake & Dark Blue (573a), $5.00 Carmine Lake & Dark Blue (573a)$5.00 Carmine Lake & Dark Blue (573a). Mint N.H. top arrow, marker and double plate nos. F14326/F14327 block of eight, unmistakable intense shades of the Carmine Lake and Dark Blue, well-centered, the top selvage slightly reduced

VERY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE $5.00 1922 ISSUE IN THE BETTER CARMINE LAKE AND DARK BLUE.

This is the first Mint N.H. plate block of Scott 573a we have offered since 2010.

With 2016 P.F. certificate

3,750
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2016-03-17
Outstanding United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1546, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)$5.00 Carmine Lake & Dark Blue (573a), $5.00 Carmine Lake & Dark Blue (573a)$5.00 Carmine Lake & Dark Blue (573a). Mint N.H. centerline block of four, perfect centering with wide margins, bold colors, Extremely Fine, a beautiful block in this scarce shade

1,600
1,400
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2015-10-27
United States Stamps
636
PF 80
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 636, 1922-25 Issues (Scott 551-573a)$5.00 Carmine Lake & Dark Blue (573a), $5.00 Carmine Lake & Dark Blue (573a)$5.00 Carmine Lake & Dark Blue (573a). Mint N.H. with wide top frame plate no. 14327 selvage, intense colors, natural slight short gumming at top, Very Fine example of this premium color variety and seldom seen with plate number, with 2012 P.S.A.G. and 2014 P.F. certificates (VF 80)

350
200
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