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Sale 1172 — United States Stamps and Hawaii

Sale Date — Tuesday, 19 December, 2017

Category — 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-446)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
729
nhbl
Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 729, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-446)30c Orange Red (439), 30c Orange Red (439)30c Orange Red (439). Mint N.H. top plate no. 6914 block of six with wide selvage, fiery color on bright paper, faint horizontal crease in ungummed part of selvage has been pressed, tiny scuff in selvage near top, neither of these small issues affects the design, gum, plate number or beauty of this plate block

VERY FINE AND CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 30-CENT 1914 ISSUE, SCOTT 439. ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT PLATE BLOCKS TO OBTAIN IN CENTERED CONDITION.

We have offered only two other Mint N.H. plate blocks since keeping computerized records. One, from the top position, realized $25,000 hammer in 2005. The other, offered in the following lot, is from the bottom position with few perf separations sensibly reinforced and with Fine centering.

With 2017 P.F. certificate

6,750
5,750
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