VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT LOUISIANA PURCHASE IMPERFORATE HORIZONTALLY.
It is believed that only one pane of 50 was found in the mid-west. This intact pane was originally in the Worthington collection. After the Worthington sale it was broken into pairs and blocks of four. Power Search shows very few of these rarities -- apart from the Whitman example (which we also offered in 2000), the next we find was in the 1990 Rarities sale.
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED TOP PLATE BLOCK OF THE 5-CENT LOUISIANA PURCHASE ISSUE.
With 2003 P.F. certificate