FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE LARGE MULTIPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1861 ISSUE -- THIS IS THE THIRD LARGEST MULTIPLE IN EXISTENCE.
The Evans 1c book notes the existence of a complete pane of 100 from Plate 27 (ex Neinken, Siegel Sale 384). A block of 98 from Plate 9 is also known (ex Lilly, Siegel Sale 321). The book notes that the next-largest multiples are two blocks of 20, as the author was unaware of the block offered here.
Scott Retail as full plate block of eight, four blocks of four, five pairs and a single, with no premium for the Mint N.H. stamps.
FRESH AND FINE. A RARE SOUND UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1861 ISSUE IN THE PINK SHADE.
The nature of the ink used to print the 3c Pink shade is such that over the course of time, with exposure to light and other adverse elements, the color tends to oxidize or lose its vibrancy. This is a desirable example with vibrant color.
With 2011 P.F. certificate.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT BUFF 1861 ISSUE.
With 2011 P.F. certificate.
FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE PAIR OF THE 12-CENT 1861 ISSUE WITH PART OF THE IMPRINT AND THE FULL PLATE NUMBER. NO PLATE BLOCKS ARE KNOWN FOR THIS ISSUE, AND NO MULTIPLES ARE KNOWN SHOWING THE FULL IMPRINT. A PHENOMENAL RARITY.
The Chapin census records three pairs such as this with part imprint and plate number, plus one strip of four also with part imprint and plate number -- no multiples showing the complete imprint are known. The pair offered here is unlisted in the census and should be added to the record.
Scott Retail as singles with no premium for the part imprint and plate number is $3,600.00
FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER STRIP OF FOUR OF THE 30-CENT 1861 ISSUE. NO FULL PLATE BLOCK OF THIS ISSUE IS KNOWN, AND THIS IS ONE OF ONLY TWO MULTIPLES SHOWING THE FULL IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER.
Plate 7 was the only plate used to print the 30c 1861 Issue. The Chapin census lists a bottom imprint and plate number strip of eight, ex Colonel Green, with original gum. It is described in the 1946 Green sale as "off center and several gum stains". It is unusual as a strip of eight, because only four stamps are necessary to show the full imprint and plate number. That is the only example listed in the census. The strip offered here, with bright color and essentially sound, is a phenomenal rarity and should be added to the census.
Listed but unpriced in Scott as an imprint and plate number strip of four
FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 30-CENT 1860 ISSUE. A BLOCK OF FOUR IS THE LARGEST RECORDED UNUSED MULTIPLE.
Probably 15 to 20 unused blocks of four are known. The two blocks from the Zoellner and Whitman collections originally formed a block of eight.
FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE SOUND UNUSED BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 90-CENT 1861 ISSUE.
Less than ten blocks of four are recorded. Most tend to be centered to left. A block of eight was offered in the Caspary sale, with similar centering, and this may have come from the same sheet.
Ex Ackerman and Sinkler