FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1857 12-CENT FROM PLATE ONE, SCOTT 36. A BLOCK OF FOUR IS THE LARGEST MULTIPLE KNOWN.
For some reason, the 12c 1857 Plate One used multiples are larger than the unused multiples. A used block of 28 is believed to be the largest. An unused block of eight was reported by Neinken but has not been seen nor shown in any literature, and it might have been broken. Blocks of four are the largest reported unused multiples, and most have faults. The example offered here, with decent centering and a small flaw which is not readily apparent, should be considered highly desirable.
FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE UNUSED BLOCK OF 16 OF THE 1857 12-CENT FROM PLATE THREE, SCOTT 36B.
Scott Retail as no gum singles with no premium for the multiple or double transfer position.
FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 24-CENT 1860 ISSUE.
Perhaps 20 to 30 unused multiples still survive.
FINE. A SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 30-CENT 1860 ISSUE.
This block clearly demonstrates why it is so difficult to find this issue with choice centering. The narrow space between subjects on the plate makes it almost impossible for the perforations to clear the design on all four sides.
FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE BLOCK OF TWELVE OF THE 30-CENT 1860 ISSUE. THIS IS ONE OF THE LARGEST UNUSED MULTIPLES IN EXISTENCE. A WONDERFUL RARITY.
The largest recorded unused multiple is a block of 21 (ex Caspary, Bechtel and Zoellner), followed by a block of 16 (ex Caspary and Lilly). The block offered here is the next-largest unused multiple, followed by a block of nine and a block of eight. None of the two larger multiples contain any Mint N.H. stamps (two are reported in the block of eight).
Ex Col. Green. Scott Retail as two blocks of four and two pairs with no premium for the three Mint N.H. stamps.
A FINE-CENTERED AND SCARCE UNUSED BLOCK OF THE 90-CENT 1860 ISSUE.
The 90c stamp was issued in 1860, along with the 24c and 30c values, all of which were needed to prepay high international letter rates established by various postal treaties. When supplies of current postage stamps were declared invalid in the South and ultimately demonetized by the Federal government, the 90c had been in use for only one year. Most unused multiples probably come from supplies recovered from Southern post offices.
Scott Retail for a block with original gum is $75,000.00