FINE-VERY FINE. A SCARCE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 15-CENT 1911 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARKED WASHINGTON ISSUE.
A review using Power Search found only five other Mint N.H. plate blocks we have sold since 1993 and in all our Rarities sales.
FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 3-CENT ORANGEBURG COIL.
The Orangeburg coil was made by the Post Office Department in 1911, specifically for use by the Bell Pharmaceutical Company. The 3c coil stamps were used to send samples of their products to physicians. Due to the quantity of mail, they were put through the first-class cancelling machine at Orangeburg, New York. The Orangeburg coil stamps' use on third-class mail, and the fact that philatelists were generally unaware of their production accounts for their rarity. Many have small faults such as corner creases or small tears.
With 1996 P.F. certificate