Sale 1078 — United States Stamps
Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 16-17 September, 2014
Category — 1908-15 Washington-Franklin Issues
FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 50-CENT 1909 DOUBLE-LINE WATERMARKED WASHINGTON ISSUE.
Scott 341 was produced from only one plate, No. 4956. It produced plate blocks at top and bottom. A review using Power Search failed to find another Mint N.H. example (the ex Silver Lake and Saddleback example has been determined to be lightly hinged).
FINE AND RARE PLATE BLOCK OF THE $1.00 WASHINGTON. THIS IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL WASHINGTON-FRANKLIN ISSUE PLATE BLOCKS.
Excluding the Bluish Paper issue, this is one of the rarest of the Washington-Franklin plate blocks. It is only known from plate number 4957. Lewis Kaufman records only seven top and four bottom plate blocks.
Ex Grunin. With clear 1992 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates
VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND SCARCE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE ONE-CENT ON BLUISH PAPER.
This is the first Mint N.H. top plate block we have offered since our 2007 sale of the Saddleback collection.
With 1998 P.F. certificate