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Sale 1205 — 2019 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Wednesday, 26 June, 2019

Category — 1916-22 and Later Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2104
ogbl
Sale Number 1205, Lot Number 2104, 1916-22 and Later Issues2c Carmine, Perf 10 at Bottom (554d), 2c Carmine, Perf 10 at Bottom (554d)2c Carmine, Perf 10 at Bottom (554d). Top plate no. 14411 block of six, bottom center and bottom right stamps Perf 10 at bottom, bottom left stamp transitional Perf 10 and 11 at bottom, top stamps normal, positions 2-4 and 6 Mint N.H. (two are the varieties), brilliant color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THE UNIQUE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1922 2-CENT CONTAINING TWO STAMPS PERF 10 AT BOTTOM AND ONE STAMP WITH TRANSITIONAL PERFS AT BOTTOM. ONLY TWO OTHER UNUSED EXAMPLES OF THIS PERFORATION VARIETY ARE KNOWN TO US. ONE OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING PLATE BLOCK RARITIES OF THE 20TH CENTURY.

Our unpublished census of Scott 554d contains 20 used singles, a used block of four, four covers and five unused examples (three contained in the unique plate block offered here). The Scott footnote stating that the single unused example is unique is out of date and should be removed.

Unpublished Census No. 554d-OG-BL-01. With 2009 P.F. certificate

E. 30,000-4,000
21,000
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