VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1890 2-CENT CARMINE, WITH EACH STAMP SHOWING CAP ON THE LEFT "2".
We have offered only one other plate block of this variety since keeping computerized records.
Ex Wampler. Scott Catalogue lists a plate block of ten, but not one of twelve. Scott Retail as plate block of ten and two Mint N.H. singles
FRESH AND VERY FINE. A RARE TOP POSITION PLATE BLOCK OF TWELVE OF THE 3-CENT 1890 ISSUE.
We have offered only four other plate blocks since the 1990s, all from the top position. Three were plate blocks of ten, and only one was in Mint N.H. condition.
Ex Wampler. Scott Retail as plate block of ten and two singles
FINE-VERY FINE. A SCARCE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 4-CENT 1890 ISSUE.
We have offered only five other plate blocks plus one intact pane of 100 since keeping computerized records. Ex Wampler.
FINE-VERY FINE. A SCARCE AND ATTRACTIVE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 5-CENT 1890 ISSUE.
We have offered only four other full plate blocks of this issue since keeping computerized records. Two were plate blocks of ten and one other did not have the additional stamps to the side of the imprint. The example offered here, in the larger size, is very desirable.
Scott Retail as plate block of ten and singles
FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 6-CENT 1890 ISSUE.
We have offered only two others in Mint N.H. condition since keeping computerized records. Scott Retail as plate block of ten and four singles
FINE-VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE BLOCK OF 21 OF THE 10-CENT 1890 ISSUE, WITH THE PLATE BLOCK OF TWELVE IN PRISTINE MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.
We have offered only four plate blocks since keeping digital records, including two from the top and two from the bottom. For the other two top positions contained in Power Search, one is missing the "No." (so technically is not a full plate block) and the other is a plate of ten. This is the first from the top position we have offered in Mint N.H. condition.
Ex Wampler. With 1988 P.F. certificate noting only one stamp previously hinged. Scott Retail as plate block of ten and singles
FINE-VERY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY MINT NEVER-HINGED TOP POSITION PLATE BLOCK OF THE 15-CENT 1890 ISSUE WE HAVE OFFERED SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS. THIS IS ALSO ONLY THE SECOND PLATE BLOCK WE HAVE OFFERED IN AT LEAST 25 YEARS.
The 15c 1890 Issue was printed only from Plate 22. Plate blocks are especially rare. We have offered only one other since at least the 1990s, from the bottom position, also in Mint N.H. condition, which was a plate block of ten.
Ex Wampler and our 1973 Rarities sale. With 1998 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 30-CENT 1890 ISSUE.
The 30c 1890 Issue was printed only from Plate 24. 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, which contains all of our auctions from 1994 onwards plus our Rarities sales back to 1964 and select older sales, 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. The Hall collection (Sale 1096, lot 394) contained a hinged plate block of twelve with part arrow at right.
Ex Simon and Wampler. With 1998 P.F. certificate
FINE-VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 90-CENT 1890 ISSUE. AN INCREDIBLY RARE AND IMPRESSIVE MULTIPLE -- THIS IS THE LARGEST RECORDED MULTIPLE.
As far as we can determine, this is the largest known multiple of the 90c 1890 Issue. Scott Retail as hinged plate block, 13 Mint N.H. singles and 13 hinged singles