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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Special Delivery
2019-05-08
The William H. Gross Collection: Outstanding U.S. Stamp Multiples
ogbl
Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 284, Special Delivery Issues, A magnificent plate block of ten of the 10¢ 1888 Special Delivery with extra wide top selvage

DESCRIPTION

10¢ Blue, Special Delivery (E2), wide top left corner block of ten with "AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY" imprint and "No. 552" plate number, stamps Mint N.H., lightly hinged only in gummed part of selvage, choice centering with wide margins, deep rich color and proof-like impression

PROVENANCE

"Southern Cross" collection, Greg Manning Auctions, 3/22-23/1993, lot 1105

CERTIFICATION

The Philatelic Foundation (1983)

CONDITION NOTES

Extremely Fine

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$19,800.00 as hinged plate block of eight and two Mint N.H. singles

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

The Speedy Messenger

The second Special Delivery stamp, Scott E2, was made from two plates--numbered 552 and 73. Plate 552 was made first and was numbered in the series of 1882; Plate 73 was numbered in the series of 1890. There are perhaps ten known of the 1888 Issue, Scott E2, of which about half come from top positions. The same plates were used to print the Orange Special Delivery issue, Scott E3, which was issued in conjunction with the 1893 Columbian Issue. The plate block offered here is one of the finest we have ever encountered.

E. 10,000-15,000
17,500
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Special Delivery
2018-11-14
United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii
712
PSE 85
nh
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 712, Special Delivery10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2). Mint N.H., intense color and impression, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, with 1994 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,950.00)

1,150
1,700
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Special Delivery
2018-04-11
The David Wingate Collection of United States Stamps
og
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 412, Air Post, Special Delivery10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2). Original gum, single hinge mark, brilliant color on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate

500
1,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Special Delivery
2018-03-07
The J. R. Helton, Jr. Collection of Used United States Stamps
274
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 274, Special Delivery, Registration, Postage Due, Offices in China10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2). Rich color, neat strike of New York circular datestamp, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $275.00), only three have graded higher

45
200
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Special Delivery
2017-07-25
United States Stamps
og
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 657, Special Delivery, Registration (E, F)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2). Lightly hinged, wide margins, rich color, Very Fine, with 2001 P.S.E. certificate

475
325
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Special Delivery
2017-07-25
United States Stamps
og
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 658, Special Delivery, Registration (E, F)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2). Original gum, lightly hinged, radiant color, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2000 P.F. certificate

475
300
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Special Delivery
2017-05-09
United States and Confederate States Postal History
c
Sale Number 1155, Lot Number 3239, Special Delivery10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2). died by duplex, and used with 8c Lilac (225), 6c Dull Brown (256) and 50c Orange (260), latter three cancelled by handstamp, on envelope to Lombardieville La., three holes in cover at left are either from filing or use as a tag, central stain affects two stamps, otherwise Very Fine and very unusual

E. 300-400
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Special Delivery
2016-10-06
The Hanover Collection of Superb-Quality U.S. Stamps-Part 2
1727°
PSE 98
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1727, Special Delivery, Registration (Scott E1-E12a, F1)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, perfectly centered with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PHENOMENAL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE SECOND SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE OF 1888, WHICH IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $33,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded by far (next highest is 95) and this is the only example to achieve this grade

1,150
25,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Special Delivery
2015-10-27
United States Stamps
nh
Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 755, Special Delivery10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, Very Fine and choice, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate`

1,150
800
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Special Delivery
2015-04-28
The Robert R. Hall Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps
nhbl
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 829, Special Delivery (Scott E1-E10)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2). Mint N.H. bottom imprint and plate no. 552 block of eight with wide selvage, intense shade and impression, natural s.e. at right, two stamps each have a trivial tiny toned speck

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF EIGHT OF THE 1888 SECOND SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE. THIS IS THE FIRST IN MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION WE HAVE OFFERED SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS.

Each of the first four Special Delivery Issues (E1-E4) is rare in plate block form. There are perhaps ten known of the 1888 Issue, E2, and this well-centered Mint N.H. wide-bottom plate block is without question one of the finest known.

25,000
19,500
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