EXTREMELY FINE. A SPECTACULAR AND RARE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1861 IMPERFORATE 3-CENT LAKE.
A Power Search review failed to find another plate block of the 3c Lake Imperforate -- the closest item we found was a bottom imprint and plate no. 52 strip of four, ex Ambassador (Siegel Sale 300) and offered in our 2000 Rarities sale.
With 1975 P.F. certificate. Durland Catalogue value $11,000.00. Unpriced as a plate block in Scott, which prices four pairs of No. 66TC6a at $7,400.00
VERY FINE AND RARE PRESENTATION ALBUM OF THE 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE LARGE DIE PROOFS.
Security printers' presentation albums were specially made for a variety of people, often potential customers or dignitaries. Most have been broken apart over the years for the value of the individual proofs. Intact albums are very rare. A similar album realized $7,500 in our recent Sale 1040