FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE BLOCK OF 21 OF THE 1863 2-CENT BLACK JACK ISSUE.
Scott Retail as blocks of four, pairs and single
FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE UNUSED BLOCK OF THE 3-CENT SCARLET TRIAL PRINTING. ONE OF THE RAREST OF CLASSIC UNITED STATES BLOCKS.
A review using Power Search found only one other block of this issue, offered in our 1991 Rarities sale (ex Weill). It does not have pen marks and is in a slightly different shade than the usual 3c Scarlet, Scott 74.
"W.H.C." Colson backstamp. Scott Retail as with gum
FINE-VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1862 24-CENT LILAC SHADE. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN.
As an indication of rarity, none was offered in our Whitman or Zoellner sales, probably because a block of suitable quality could not be found. Most blocks of this issue are wildly off-center.