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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
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 285, Special Delivery Issues, A beautiful Mint Never-Hinged plate block of the 1893 10¢ Columbian Special Delivery Issue

DESCRIPTION

10¢ Orange, Special Delivery (E3), Mint N.H. wide bottom corner selvage block of eight with "AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY" imprint and "No. 552" plate number, choice centering, radiant color

CONDITION NOTES

Extremely Fine; tiny hinge reinforcements on the ungummed face side, tiny perf thin in selvage at lower left

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$16,500.00

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

The 1893 Columbian Special Delivery Issue

There are perhaps a dozen plate blocks known of the 1893 Issue, Scott E3, which is an extension of the Columbian Issue commemoratives. Two plates were used to print this issue--the same two plates that were used to print Scott E2. Our informal survey of the records of The Philatelic Foundation and auction catalogues found ten, plus two contained in a pane which may no longer be intact. The plate block offered here is one of only two we could find from the bottom right position of Plate 552.

E. 5,000-7,500
6,500
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Special Delivery
2016-11-09
U.S. Treasures of Philately from The Weinberg Inventory
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Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 107, Back-of-Book Issues10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3), 10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3)10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3). Mint N.H. wide top imprint and plate no. 552 strip of four, brilliant color, nice margins and centering

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND FRESH MINT NEVER-HINGED WIDE TOP IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER STRIP OF THE 10-CENT 1893 SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE.

Unlisted as Mint N.H. Scott Retail as hinged

4,750
2,500
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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
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 830, Special Delivery (Scott E1-E10)10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3), 10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3)10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3). Bottom right corner imprint and plate no. 552 block of ten, natural s.e. at left, the plate block of eight Mint N.H., few perfs at left expertly reinforced so those superfluous singles considered hinged (they also have a light bend), vibrant color

FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF THE 10-CENT 1893 SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE, WITH THE PLATE BLOCK OF EIGHT IN MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION. A PHENOMENAL PLATE BLOCK.

Each of the first four Special Delivery Issues (E1-E4) is rare in plate block form. There are perhaps a dozen known of the 1893 Issue, Scott E3, which is an extension of the Columbian Issue commemoratives. Power Search located only three other examples, and one of those is faulty. None are Mint N.H.

Scott Retail as Mint N.H. plate block of eight and two hinged singles

17,100
6,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Special Delivery
2014-04-30
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 402, Special Delivery thru Other Back-of-Book10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3), 10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3)10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3). Mint N.H. block of four, vibrant color, well-centered, separated between bottom pair, Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

2,700
1,150
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Special Delivery
2013-11-19
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4089, Special Delivery, Registration10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3), 10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3)10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3). Mint N.H. block of four, wonderfully fresh and perfectly centered, single trivial natural blind perf at top of pos. 2, Extremely Fine

2,700
800
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Special Delivery
2003-10-08
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 865, Lot Number 1660, Special Delivery10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3), 10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3)10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3). Mint N.H. block of four, brilliant color, choice centering, bottom pair with natural gum crease, bottom left stamp with tiny tear, otherwise Very Fine-Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate, Scott Retail as singles

1,900
1,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Special Delivery
2002-12-17
United States Stamps Stamps
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Sale Number 852, Lot Number 1436, Special Delivery to Registration10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3), 10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3)10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3). Mint N.H. block of four, brilliant color, choice centering, light natural gum wrinkle at bottom, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as Mint N.H. singles

1,800
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Special Delivery
1999-12-13
U.S. Stamps incl. The Carmen A. Puliafito Collection
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Sale Number 818, Lot Number 1225, Special Delivery to Postage Due10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3), 10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3)10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3). Mint N.H. block of four, vivid color, wonderful centering, few perf seps at right, Extremely Fine

1,240
1,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Special Delivery
1996-10-29
United States incl. The Amonette Collection
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10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3). Mint horizontal block of ten, nat. s.e. at L., two stamps with natural gum crease with one ending in small tear, Fine

2,500
0
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