VERY FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED TOP IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF SIX OF THE 75-CENT PARCEL POST ISSUE.
The Parcel Post issues were printed from plates of 180 which consisted of four panes of 45. According to Johl, the uniform color of the twelve denominations led to confusion on the part of postal clerks, who complained that they were forced to examine the stamps in detail to ensure they had the correct values. In response, on January 27, 1913 large capital letters were added to the margins near each plate number. At top and bottom the imprint is in the selvage next to the plate number; on the sides it is separated by a stamp with blank selvage, except in the case where the lettering is too long.
This block is from the top right pane. We have offered only two other Mint N.H. Q11 plate blocks with the value imprint since keeping computerized records (both side positions)