Sale 777 — 1996 Rarities of the World
Sale Date — Tuesday, 21 May, 1996
Category — 1851-56 Issue
AN IMPORTANT CLASSIC MULTIPLE, BEING THE LARGEST KNOWN BLOCK FROM PLATE ONE EARLY.
Only recently discovered by John Minsker among old records, this record-size block was described in the American Philatelist shortly after a 1994 A.P.S. certificate was issued. It is the largest block known from Plate 1 Early, followed by the unused irregular block of eight containing Pos. 7R1E, an unused and defective block of six (Pos. 51-53/61-631E), and seven or eight unused blocks of four (one used block is also known).
Offered to the philatelic market for the first time