VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT AGRICULTURE ON SOFT PAPER.
As discerning collectors know, the Officials are extremely difficult to obtain in sound, centered condition -- particularly among the American printings on soft porous paper. The example offered here is fresh with choice centering, despite the inexplicably low P.S.E. grade.
With 2016 P.S.E. certificate (F-VF 75; SMQ $3,900.00)
VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. THIS MATCHED PAIR OF TOP AND BOTTOM PLATE BLOCKS OF 20 ARE THE ONLY TWO PLATE BLOCKS WE RECORD OF THE 3-CENT AGRICULTURE ON SOFT PAPER. THESE ARE GREAT RARITIES OF OFFICIAL STAMPS AND PLATE BLOCK COLLECTING.
The 3c Agriculture Issue was printed from a single plate, numbered 57. A review using Power Search and named-sale auction catalogs failed to find another plate block of O95. This matched pair of plate blocks of 20 is a great rarity of the Officials Issues and of plate block collecting.
Scott Retail for Mint N.H. and hinged singles without premium for the plate blocks