Sale 1096 — The Robert R. Hall Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps
Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 28-30 April, 2015
Category — 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)
VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1890 2-CENT CARMINE, WITH EACH STAMP SHOWING CAP ON THE LEFT "2".
The Scott Catalogue does not list the Cap on "2" plate variety in plate block form. Scott Retail as singles.
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THIS IS THE FIRST MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 3-CENT 1890 ISSUE WE HAVE OFFERED SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS.
We have offered approximately a half dozen plate blocks of ten or larger (Scott Catalogue lists only the plate block of ten). Scott Retail as hinged
FINE-VERY FINE. AN IMPRESSIVE WIDE TOP IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF TWELVE OF THE 6-CENT 1890 ISSUE.
Scott Retail as Mint N.H.
FINE-VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE AND RARE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 30-CENT 1890 ISSUE. THIS IS THE FIRST INTACT PLATE BLOCK WE HAVE OFFERED SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS.
The beautiful Black Jefferson design was the last 30c U.S. definitive to be issued during the 19th Century (the Jefferson design was changed to 50c in 1894). Large multiples are surprisingly scarce. Power Search located a plate block of twelve, most recently offered in our Curtis sale, but the top row in that block has been separated and rejoined.
With 1990 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as plate block of ten (the only listed size for a plate block) and two singles.
FINE-VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE LIGHTLY-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 90-CENT 1890 ISSUE.
Plate 25 was the only plate used to print the 90c 1890 Issue, and plate blocks of this high value are exceedingly rare. Apart from the bottom position plate block in our recent Curtis sale, one has to go back to 2003 to find another in one of our auctions.
VERY FINE. A SCARCE AND CHOICE COMPLETE SET OF IMPERFORATE PAIRS OF THE 1890-93 SMALL BANK NOTE ISSUE.
We have offered only two other intact sets since 2010. 15c with 1992 P.F. certificate