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FILTER: Area=United States, Sub Area=U.S. Stamps, General=Back-of-Book, Issue/Country=Special Delivery, All Sale Dates thru 2023/01/01, Catalogue = E4, Symbol IN ("H, BL")
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
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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 831, Special Delivery (Scott E1-E10)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4). Top imprint and plate no. 77 block of six with pressmen's initials at left, original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, perf separations rejoined at top right causing slight perf discoloration

FINE-VERY FINE CENTERING. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF SIX OF THE 10-CENT 1894 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE. VERY FEW PLATE BLOCKS ARE KNOWN.

Each of the first four Special Delivery Issues (E1-E4) is rare in plate block form. There are perhaps a dozen known of the 1894 Issue, E4. Only one plate number was used for this issue -- Plate 77.

22,500
5,500
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Special Delivery
2015-03-25
The Curtis Collection: Back of Book and Possessions
ogbl
Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 15, Special Delivery (Scott E1-E17)10c Dark Blue, Special Delivery (E4 var), 10c Dark Blue, Special Delivery (E4 var)10c Dark Blue, Special Delivery (E4 var). Bottom imprint and plate no. 77 block of eight, original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and impression, some perf separations in selvage and between pos. 6 and 7

VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF SIX OF THE 10-CENT 1894 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE. VERY FEW PLATE BLOCKS ARE KNOWN.

Each of the first four Special Delivery Issues (E1-E4) is rare in plate block form. There are perhaps a dozen known of the 1894 Issue, E4. Only one plate number was used for this issue -- Plate 77.

With 1988 P.F. certificate

25,300
12,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Special Delivery
2013-11-19
United States Stamps
ogbl
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4091, Special Delivery, Registration10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4). Block of four, original gum, slight gum disturbance, choice margins and incredibly well-centered, deep rich color, some separations and very minor gum soaks from strengthening, otherwise Extremely Fine, handsome and scarce block despite the trivial gum soaks

3,900
1,400
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Special Delivery
2009-12-02
The Whitpain Collection of U.S. 1894-98 Bureau Issues
ogbl
Sale Number 977, Lot Number 602, Special Delivery - 1894 Unwatermarked Issue (Scott E4)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4). Block of four with plate no. 77 at top and selvage at right, tropicalized original gum, deep shade on bright paper, small margin thin at bottom right of pos. 4, otherwise Very Fine, a rare block with plate number, outside of the Whitpain collection we have not offered another block in any form in six years

3,900
800
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Special Delivery
2009-12-02
The Whitpain Collection of U.S. 1894-98 Bureau Issues
ogbl
Sale Number 977, Lot Number 605, Special Delivery - 1894 Unwatermarked Issue (Scott E4)10c Dark Blue, Special Delivery (E4 var), 10c Dark Blue, Special Delivery (E4 var)10c Dark Blue, Special Delivery (E4 var). Top imprint and plate no. 77 block of six, original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and impression, tiny toned spot in center selvage not mentioned on accompanying certificate

FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF SIX OF THE 10-CENT 1894 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE. VERY FEW PLATE BLOCKS ARE KNOWN, ESPECIALLY FROM THE DESIRABLE TOP PLATE POSITION. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE IN THE DARK BLUE SHADE.

Only one plate number was used for this issue -- Plate 77. Our search of past auction catalogues and Power Search found only four others: 1) bottom position, centered to top right, offered in our 1999 Rarities sale; 2) bottom position, negligible natural gum wrinkles and some perf strengthening, ex Todd (Part One, lot 1090); 3) wide top position, rejoined perf separations between stamps in left vertical pair, offered in our 1966 Rarities, Todd (Part One, lot 1088) and the Wampler sale; and 4) wide top, minor perf strengthening, trivial red offset on back, bottom left corner perf off, ex Todd (Part One, lot 1089).

With 1979 P.F. certificate

17,500
13,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Special Delivery
2003-02-27
United States Stamps
ogbl
Sale Number 857, Lot Number 1974, Special Delivery10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4). Block of four, bottom right stamp Mint N.H., others lightly hinged, deep shade and proof-like impression on bright paper, reperfed at left, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate, Scott Retail as singles

4,000
1,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Special Delivery
2002-09-18
U.S. Stamps & Covers
ogbl
Sale Number 848, Lot Number 2468, Special Delivery to Registration10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4). Block of four, bottom right stamp Mint N.H., others lightly hinged, deep shade and proof-like impression on bright paper, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

3,750
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Special Delivery
1999-05-15
1999 Rarities of the World
ogbl
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 253, Other Back-of-Book Issues10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4). Bottom imprint and plate no. block of six, original gum, hinge marks, a few rejoined perf separations, Fine, the 1894 unwatermarked Bureau Special Delivery stamp is scarce, and plate blocks are of the greatest rarity

13,000
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Special Delivery
1997-06-26
U.S. and Foreign Stamps & Covers
ogbl
10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4). Block of four, barely hinged, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, very scarce unwatermarked Bureau block, with 1988 P.F. certificate

2,450
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Special Delivery
1991-04-20
1991 Rarities of the World
ogbl
Sale Number 737, Lot Number 710, Special Delivery thru Newspapers10c Blue (E4). Top & Bottom Imprint & Plate No, 10c Blue (E4). Top & Bottom Imprint & Plate No10c Blue (E4). Top & Bottom Imprint & Plate No. 77 Strips of Five, Fresh, few selvedge perfs. sensibly strengthened, stamps Mint, couple with light gum wrinkles, Fine-Extremely Fine, Scarce Multiples

6,000
4,500
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