Sale 1107 — United States Stamps
Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 28-29 July, 2015
Category — Parcel Post, Postal Stationery
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A SCARCE AND BEAUTIUFL TOP PLATE BLOCK OF THE 20-CENT PARCEL POST ISSUE.
The 20c Parcel Post stamp depicts a plane flying over a town, with the label "Aeroplane Carrying Mail". The stamp was first issued on December 16, 1912, which is almost six years before the first flight to actually carry mail, on May 15, 1918. This is the first postage stamp anywhere in the world to depict an airplane.
With 2015 P.F. certificate
FINE-VERY FINE. A SCARCE MINT NEVER-HINGED TOP PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF THE 2-CENT PARCEL POST POSTAGE DUE ISSUE.
This issue is very scarce as a Mint N.H. top plate block. A Power Search review found only two examples offered in all our sales since 1999 -- both blocks of six and one with reduced selvage and the perfs cut in.
Scott Retail as plate block of six and four singles