EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE PLATE BLOCK OF THE $5.00 PRESIDENTIAL IN THE RED BROWN AND BLACK COLOR.
Roland E. Rustad notes that only twelve plate blocks are recorded of this distinctive color error.
With 1974 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A PRISTINE EXAMPLE OF THIS POPULAR MODERN ERROR.
Popularly called the "C.I.A. Invert", a single pane of 100 stamps was purchased at a the McLean Va. Post Office by employees of the C.I.A., for use on mail from the agency. They noticed the error, pooled together funds to buy a replacement sheet and kept the pane for themselves. When it was discovered who had purchased the stamps, a scandal ensued over who actually owned the stamps. Of the pane of 100, only 93 sound examples reached collectors.
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THIS IS ONE OF ONLY THREE POSSIBLE PLATE NUMBER BLOCKS OF THIS ERROR.
With 1982 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as four strips of three with no premium for the plate block