VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED WIDE TOP PLATE BLOCK OF THE 50-CENT CLIPPER ISSUE.
Advanced collectors of U.S. plate blocks understand that this issue is far rarer as a wide top Mint N.H. plate block than even the $2.60 Graf Zeppelin. A Power Search review found only two other examples offered in our auctions since 1993. The Scott Catalogue notes "wide full selvage top margin plate blocks of No. C22 are extremely scarce and sell for $3,00.00 or more" (versus $85.00 price for regular plate block)
VERY FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE ENGRAVED PRINTINGS OMITTED.
Datz records only 20 examples. We have offered only one single since keeping computerized records. With 2016 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80). Scott Retail as singles