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Sale 1227 — Outstanding United States Stamps and Gold Coins

Sale Date — Monday-Friday, 19-23 October, 2020

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*A buyer’s premium of 18% of the winning bid was added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers were responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid, bidders agreed to the terms and conditions in effect at the time of the sale.

Category — The Dr. Bernard S. Yudowitz Collection of Plate Blocks (Scott 300-423)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3079
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3079, The Dr. Bernard S. Yudowitz Collection of Plate Blocks (Scott 300-423)1c Blue Green (300), 1c Blue Green (300)1c Blue Green (300). Mint N.H. top imprint and plate no. 1546 block of six with wide selvage, deep rich color on bright paper, Very Fine and choice

350
190
3080
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3080, The Dr. Bernard S. Yudowitz Collection of Plate Blocks (Scott 300-423)2c Carmine (301), 2c Carmine (301)2c Carmine (301). Right imprint and plate no. 1704 block of six, bottom pair Mint N.H., top stamps single hinge mark at center, radiant color, bright paper, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, the left stamps are especially nice

275
140
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3081
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3081, The Dr. Bernard S. Yudowitz Collection of Plate Blocks (Scott 300-423)3c Bright Violet (302), 3c Bright Violet (302)3c Bright Violet (302). Bottom imprint and plate no. 1588 block of six, deep rich color on bright paper, gorgeous centering, few minor perf separations sensibly reinforced at top, Extremely Fine

750
375
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3082
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3082, The Dr. Bernard S. Yudowitz Collection of Plate Blocks (Scott 300-423)4c Brown (303), 4c Brown (303)4c Brown (303). Mint N.H. top imprint and plate no. 1479 block of six with wide selvage, intense shade and impression, well-balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, this is the only Mint N.H. top position plate block we have offered since at least 1993 and we have offered only three from other positions (two bottom, one side)

1,500
0
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3083
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3083, The Dr. Bernard S. Yudowitz Collection of Plate Blocks (Scott 300-423)5c Blue (304), 5c Blue (304)5c Blue (304). Left imprint and plate no. 1540 block of twelve with pressman's initials, few stamps Mint N.H., deep rich color, Very Fine and choice, Scott value as plate block and six hinged singles

1,135
750
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3084
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3084, The Dr. Bernard S. Yudowitz Collection of Plate Blocks (Scott 300-423)6c Claret (305), 6c Claret (305)6c Claret (305). Bottom imprint and plate no. 1598 block of six, lightly hinged with some slight glazing spots at center, bottom left and bottom right stamps Mint N.H., deep rich color, bottom left stamp natural gum bend, Very Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate

850
375
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3085
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3085, The Dr. Bernard S. Yudowitz Collection of Plate Blocks (Scott 300-423)10c Pale Red Brown (307), 10c Pale Red Brown (307)10c Pale Red Brown (307). Top imprint and plate no. 2291 block of six, lightly hinged with some slight mount glazing, fresh and bright color, Very Fine

1,000
600
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3086
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3086, The Dr. Bernard S. Yudowitz Collection of Plate Blocks (Scott 300-423)13c Purple Black (308), 13c Purple Black (308)13c Purple Black (308). Right imprint and plate no. 3840 block of six, lightly hinged, deep rich color and proof-like impression, few perf separations in selvage, Very Fine

675
170
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3087
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3087, The Dr. Bernard S. Yudowitz Collection of Plate Blocks (Scott 300-423)15c Olive Green (309), 15c Olive Green (309)15c Olive Green (309). Mint N.H. right imprint and plate no. 3202 block of six, intense shade, perfectly centered throughout, strong and completely intact perforations

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 15-CENT 1902 ISSUE IN THE FINEST CONDITION ATTAINABLE.

This is the only Mint N.H. plate block we have offered since at least 1993. Ex "Silver Lake". With 1997 P.F. certificate

5,500
3,250
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3088
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3088, The Dr. Bernard S. Yudowitz Collection of Plate Blocks (Scott 300-423)50c Orange (310), 50c Orange (310)50c Orange (310). Bottom imprint and plate no. 1602 block of six, lightly hinged with few small glazing specks, bright color

FRESH AND FINE-VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY SCARCE PLATE BLOCK AND RARELY FOUND IN THIS CHOICE CONDITION.

We have offered only four other plate blocks of Scott 310 since 2000. None was offered in our sales of the "MLG" or "Saddleback" collections.

7,250
5,500
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3089
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3089, The Dr. Bernard S. Yudowitz Collection of Plate Blocks (Scott 300-423)5c Blue, Imperforate (315), 5c Blue, Imperforate (315)5c Blue, Imperforate (315). Left imprint and plate no. 2952 block of six, large margins, rich colors, few gum skips, center left stamp small natural inclusion, Very Fine

3,000
2,200
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3090
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3090, The Dr. Bernard S. Yudowitz Collection of Plate Blocks (Scott 300-423)2c Lake, Ty. II, Imperforate (320A), 2c Lake, Ty. II, Imperforate (320A)2c Lake, Ty. II, Imperforate (320A). Mint N.H. bottom imprint and plate no. 4671 block of six, large and even margins, intense shade and impression, Very Fine and choice Mint N.H. plate block of this distinctive shade

1,150
2,300
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3091
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3091, The Dr. Bernard S. Yudowitz Collection of Plate Blocks (Scott 300-423)5c Jamestown (330), 5c Jamestown (330)5c Jamestown (330). Top imprint and plate no. 3650 block of six, part original gum with areas of gum loss on five stamps, deep rich color, few minor perf separations at top left, Fine-Very Fine

3,000
1,200
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3092
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3092, The Dr. Bernard S. Yudowitz Collection of Plate Blocks (Scott 300-423)1c-13c 1908-09 Issue (331-336, 338-339, 343-347), 1c-13c 1908-09 Issue (331-336, 338-339, 343-347)1c-13c 1908-09 Issue (331-336, 338-339, 343-347). Imprint and plate no. blocks of six except No. 334 block of four with plate no., No. 332 with star, Nos. 336, 338 and 339 (plate block of ten) and few imperfs with mount glazed original gum, others part original gum, bright colors, few minor perf separations, 6c oxidized, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, Scott value as original gum

4,205
1,500
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3093
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3093, The Dr. Bernard S. Yudowitz Collection of Plate Blocks (Scott 300-423)8c Olive Green (337), 8c Olive Green (337)8c Olive Green (337). Mint N.H. right imprint and plate no. 4924 block of six, gorgeous color, fresh and Very Fine

875
350
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3094
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3094, The Dr. Bernard S. Yudowitz Collection of Plate Blocks (Scott 300-423)15c Pale Ultramarine (340), 15c Pale Ultramarine (340)15c Pale Ultramarine (340). Left imprint and plate no. 4951 block of six, with pressman's initials in selvage, lightly hinged with few possibly Mint N.H., brilliant color, few minor perf separations, Fine-Very Fine

650
200
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3095
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3095, The Dr. Bernard S. Yudowitz Collection of Plate Blocks (Scott 300-423)50c Violet (341), 50c Violet (341)50c Violet (341). Bottom imprint and plate no. 4956 block of six with full selvage, bottom right stamp Mint N.H., pretty shade on bright paper, choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE. A PHENOMENAL PLATE BLOCK OF THE 50-CENT 1909 DOUBLE-LINE WATERMARKED WASHINGTON ISSUE.

Scott 341 was produced from only one plate, number 4956, which had plate number blocks at top and bottom. Lewis Kaufman records only six full top and four bottom plate blocks available to collectors. There is another top position in the Miller collection owned by The New York Public Library. This has the widest selvage of any of the bottom plate blocks we have encountered.

With 1983 P.F. certificate

6,000
3,750
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3096
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3096, The Dr. Bernard S. Yudowitz Collection of Plate Blocks (Scott 300-423)1c Green, 2c Carmine, Bluish (357-358), 1c Green, 2c Carmine, Bluish (357-358)1c Green, 2c Carmine, Bluish (357-358). Bottom imprint and plate no. blocks of six, mount glazed original gum, rich colors on deeply blued paper, Very Fine

2,100
750
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3097
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3097, The Dr. Bernard S. Yudowitz Collection of Plate Blocks (Scott 300-423)6c Red Orange, Bluish (362), 6c Red Orange, Bluish (362)6c Red Orange, Bluish (362). Left imprint and plate no. 4937 block of six with wide selvage, vibrant color on deeply blued paper, center stamps barely hinged

FRESH AND FINE. A RARE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 6-CENT ON BLUISH PAPER.

Lewis Kaufman records about a dozen plate blocks, including four from the top, seven from the left and one from the right position. A pane of 100 is also known with plate blocks at left and bottom.

17,500
4,250
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3098
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3098, The Dr. Bernard S. Yudowitz Collection of Plate Blocks (Scott 300-423)15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366), 15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366)15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366). Block of four with part imprint and plate no. 4949 selvage at right, top left stamp Mint N.H., bottom pair also Mint N.H. but both with tiny disturbance (as stated on accompanying certificate), top right stamp hinged, beautiful color on deeply blued paper, well-centered throughout

VERY FINE AND CHOICE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 15-CENT ON BLUISH PAPER WITH PLATE NUMBER AND PART IMPRINT.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate. Scott value as three hinged singles and one Mint N.H. with no premium for the imprint positions

6,750
5,250
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3099
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3099, The Dr. Bernard S. Yudowitz Collection of Plate Blocks (Scott 300-423)2c Lincoln, Bluish (369), 2c Lincoln, Bluish (369)2c Lincoln, Bluish (369). Left imprint and plate no. 4977 block of six with pressman's initials, mount glazed original gum, rich color on deeply blued paper, choice centering throughout, Extremely Fine and attractive

2,750
700
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3100
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3100, The Dr. Bernard S. Yudowitz Collection of Plate Blocks (Scott 300-423)1c-10c 1910-11 Issue (374-375, 377-381, 383-384), 1c-10c 1910-11 Issue (374-375, 377-381, 383-384)1c-10c 1910-11 Issue (374-375, 377-381, 383-384). Imprint and plate no. blocks of six, the 1c, 2c, 4c, 5c and 10c with star, two imperf 1c including one with "A"and one with star, imperf 2c with star, most with disturbed or part original gum, 8c faulty, 6c some oxidation, 10c with adherence from 8c, overall Fine-Very Fine, Scott value with original gum

4,035
1,100
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3101
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3101, The Dr. Bernard S. Yudowitz Collection of Plate Blocks (Scott 300-423)3c Deep Violet (376), 3c Deep Violet (376)3c Deep Violet (376). Mint N.H. top imprint, plate no. 5424 and hollow star block of six with wide selvage, rich color, Very Fine and choice, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate

450
425
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3102
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3102, The Dr. Bernard S. Yudowitz Collection of Plate Blocks (Scott 300-423)3c Deep Violet (376), 3c Deep Violet (376)3c Deep Violet (376). Bottom imprint, star and plate no. 5241 block of six, bottom stamps and top center stamp Mint N.H., small h.r. in selvage, brilliant color, choice centering, Extremely Fine

300
225
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3103
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3103, The Dr. Bernard S. Yudowitz Collection of Plate Blocks (Scott 300-423)15c Pale Ultramarine (382), 15c Pale Ultramarine (382)15c Pale Ultramarine (382). Right imprint and plate no. 4954 block of six, brilliant color, gorgeous centering, few gum skips on four stamps, Extremely Fine, scarce with such choice centering

2,500
850
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3104
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3104, The Dr. Bernard S. Yudowitz Collection of Plate Blocks (Scott 300-423)1c-5c Panama-Pacific Issue (397-399, 401-403), 1c-5c Panama-Pacific Issue (397-399, 401-403)1c-5c Panama-Pacific Issue (397-399, 401-403). Plate no. blocks of six, Nos. 397 and 401-403 mount glazed gum, 398 and 399 with some gum disturbances, rich colors, No. 403 split vertically, few others with perf separations or small faults, Fine-Very Fine appearance, a scarce group, Scott value as intact plate blocks

8,000
3,000
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3105
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3105, The Dr. Bernard S. Yudowitz Collection of Plate Blocks (Scott 300-423)10c Orange Yellow, Panama-Pacific (400), 10c Orange Yellow, Panama-Pacific (400)10c Orange Yellow, Panama-Pacific (400). Right plate no. 6135 block of six, part original gum, vibrant color, choice centering, Extremely Fine, a pretty plate block

2,250
950
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3106
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3106, The Dr. Bernard S. Yudowitz Collection of Plate Blocks (Scott 300-423)10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404), 10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404)10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404). Right plate no. 6135 block of six with wide selvage, original gum with some mount glazing, intense shade and impression on bright paper, remarkably fresh and intact

EXTREMELY FINE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 10-CENT PERF 10 PANAMA-PACIFIC ISSUE. SCARCE WITH SUCH CHOICE CENTERING.

Most plate blocks of this issue tend to have mixed centering. The example offered here is centered better than most.

10,000
6,000
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3107
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3107, The Dr. Bernard S. Yudowitz Collection of Plate Blocks (Scott 300-423)10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404), 10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404)10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404). Left plate no. 6139 block of six with wide selvage, slightly disturbed original gum, deep rich color, top right stamp tiny natural perf disc indentation

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE PLATE BLOCK OF SIX OF THE 10-CENT PERF 10 PANAMA-PACIFIC ISSUE.

The bottom right stamp is especially well-centered. Ex "MLG". With 2009 P.F. certificate

10,000
4,750
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3108
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1c-30c 1912-14 Issues (405-406, 408-409, 414-418, 424-426, 427-431, 434-435, 437, 439). Imprint and plate no. blocks of six, includes Nos. 424 and 425 with "COIL", most with mount glazed original gum, some with areas of gum loss, the 426 is a "pink back", No. 416 with row separated, some other perf separations, Fine-Very Fine, Scott value as intact with original gum

11,998
4,500
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3109
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3109, The Dr. Bernard S. Yudowitz Collection of Plate Blocks (Scott 300-423)7c Black (407), 7c Black (407)7c Black (407). Left plate no. 6916 block of six, intense shade on bright paper, four stamps few gum skips, left center stamp natural perf disc inclusion, Fine-Very Fine

1,200
325
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3110
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3110, The Dr. Bernard S. Yudowitz Collection of Plate Blocks (Scott 300-423)10c Orange Yellow (416), 10c Orange Yellow (416)10c Orange Yellow (416). Top "A" and plate no. 5847 block of six, h.r., brilliant color, three stamps gum skips, choice centering, Extremely Fine

550
400
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3111
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3111, The Dr. Bernard S. Yudowitz Collection of Plate Blocks (Scott 300-423)20c Ultramarine (419), 20c Ultramarine (419)20c Ultramarine (419). Bottom plate no. 6909 block of six, unused (traces of gum), bright color on white paper, choice centering, Extremely Fine, scarce with such choice centering, Scott value with original gum

2,000
750
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3112
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3112, The Dr. Bernard S. Yudowitz Collection of Plate Blocks (Scott 300-423)30c Orange Red (420), 30c Orange Red (420)30c Orange Red (420). Top plate no. 6917 block of six, lightly hinged, three with few gum skips, vibrant color, Very Fine, a review using Power Search shows we have offered only two wide top plate blocks

1,450
500
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3113
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3113, The Dr. Bernard S. Yudowitz Collection of Plate Blocks (Scott 300-423)50c Violet (421), 50c Violet (421)50c Violet (421). Top plate no. 7049 block of six with slightly reduced selvage, most stamps Mint N.H., lightly hinged in gummed part of selvage, radiant color, few minor perf separations at right

FINE-VERY FINE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 50-CENT FRANKLIN ISSUE, SCOTT 421.

Ex Hall. Scott value as hinged

10,000
6,500
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3114
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3114, The Dr. Bernard S. Yudowitz Collection of Plate Blocks (Scott 300-423)50c Violet (422), 50c Violet (422)50c Violet (422). Top imprint, plate no. 5749 and letter "A" block of six, mount glazed original gum, rich color on fresh paper, Very Fine, a scarce plate block of Scott 422, Lewis Kaufman records only nine full top and five bottom plate blocks

4,750
2,400
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3115
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3115, The Dr. Bernard S. Yudowitz Collection of Plate Blocks (Scott 300-423)$1.00 Violet Brown (423), $1.00 Violet Brown (423)$1.00 Violet Brown (423). Wide top imprint, plate no. 5782 and letter "A" block of six, lightly hinged, deep rich color, fresh and intact

EXTREMELY FINE. A SPECTACULAR TOP IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF SIX OF THE $1.00 1912 DOUBLE-LINE WATERMARKED FRANKLIN ISSUE. EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE.

Scott 423 was printed from a single plate, which had plate numbers at top and bottom. This is one of the rarest of the Washington-Franklin Issue plate blocks. Lewis Kaufman records nine top and two bottom plate blocks. This is the first we have offered since 2015.

Ex Grunin, Wampler and Curtis

13,500
14,500
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