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The MLG Collection of United States Plate Blocks continued...

Later Issues (Scott 518-893)
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
1833 ogbl $1.00 Violet Brown (518).> Top imprint, plate no. 5782 and letter A block of six, adherences on top left selvage and bottom right stamp, others Mint N.H., rich color, Fine-Very Fine$1.00 Violet Brown (518). Top imprint, plate no. 5782 and letter "A" block of six, adherences on top left selvage and bottom right stamp, others Mint N.H., rich color, Fine-Very Fine (Image)

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1,300.00

SOLD for $950.00
Will close during Public Auction
1834 nhbl $1.00 Violet Brown (518).> Mint N.H. bottom imprint, plate no. 5782 and letter A block of six, brilliant color, few small natural gum skips, Fine, this is the only plate number used to print this
issue$1.00 Violet Brown (518). Mint N.H. bottom imprint, plate no. 5782 and letter "A" block of six, brilliant color, few small natural gum skips, Fine, this is the only plate number used to print this issue (Image)

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2,100.00

SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction
1835 ogbl $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523).> Top plate nos. 81798177 and arrow block of eight, lightly hinged, rich color and detailed impression<><>^<><>^FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE SOUND PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1918 $2.00 ORANGE
RED & BLACK. ONLY A HANDFUL OF PLATE$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Top plate nos. 8179/8177 and arrow block of eight, lightly hinged, rich color and detailed impression

FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE SOUND PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1918 $2.00 ORANGE RED & BLACK. ONLY A HANDFUL OF PLATE BLOCKS EXIST.

The $2.00 and $5.00 1918 Issue are the first bi-colored dollar-denominated postage stamps issued by the United States. Both were released just three months after the famous 1918 24c Inverted Jenny, but the early printings were issued in small quantities, since stocks of the earlier $2.00 and $5.00 issues were still on hand.

According to Johl, the $2.00 Orange Red & Black was a color error on the part of the Bureau of Engraving & Printing. The official description and order for the bi-color stamps specified "Red and Black" for the $2.00. When subsequent printings appeared in 1920 and philatelists brought the matter to the attention of the Bureau, they were told "this stamp has always been this color" (Johl, p. 306). From studies of Bureau and Post Office records, it is clear that the originally-intended color was not issued until November 1920 (Scott 547), and that the earlier Orange Red stamps were mistakes. The quantity issued has been variously estimated at between 47,000 and 68,000.

With 1959 P.F. certificate. (Image)

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12,000.00

SOLD for $8,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1836 ogbl $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523).> Top plate nos. 81798177 and arrow block of eight, slightly disturbed original gum, some slight oxidation<><>^FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1918 $2.00
ORANGE RED & BLACK. ONLY A HANDFUL OF P$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Top plate nos. 8179/8177 and arrow block of eight, slightly disturbed original gum, some slight oxidation

FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1918 $2.00 ORANGE RED & BLACK. ONLY A HANDFUL OF PLATE BLOCKS EXIST.

This is one of the scarcest and most desirable of the 20th Century bi-colored issue plate blocks. (Image)

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12,000.00

SOLD for $5,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
1837 ogbl $5.00 Deep Green & Black (524).> Top arrow and plate nos. 81798178 block of eight, appears Mint N.H. except where perfs expertly reinforced, rich colors<><>^VERY FINE. A HANDSOME EXAMPLE OF THIS SCARCE $5.00
BI-COLORED ISSUE PLATE BLOCK.^<><>Pla$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524). Top arrow and plate nos. 8179/8178 block of eight, appears Mint N.H. except where perfs expertly reinforced, rich colors

VERY FINE. A HANDSOME EXAMPLE OF THIS SCARCE $5.00 BI-COLORED ISSUE PLATE BLOCK.

Plates 8178 and 8179 were the only two plates to be used to print this issue. The vignette plate was the same used for the $2.00 Scott Nos. 523 and 547. (Image)

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4,500.00

SOLD for $1,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
1838 ogbl $2.00 Carmine & Black (547).> Top arrow and plate nos. 81798177 block of eight, barely hinged, rich colors, natural pre-printing paperfold at top right, Fine, attractive plate block, the same plates were used
to produce Scott No. 523$2.00 Carmine & Black (547). Top arrow and plate nos. 8179/8177 block of eight, barely hinged, rich colors, natural pre-printing paperfold at top right, Fine, attractive plate block, the same plates were used to produce Scott No. 523 (Image)

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4,500.00

SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1838A ogbl 1c-2c Pilgrim Tercentenary (548-549). Collection of 92 plate no. blocks, approximately 58 Mint N.H., comprising 33 of 60 possible plate numbers and positions for the 1c and 59 of 100 possible plate numbers and positions for the 2c, plate nos. for 1c include 12418, 12419, 12420, 12421, 12428, 12429, 12431, 12436, 12437, 12438 and 12439, several in complete sets of four positions plus the top "F" position, plate nos. for 2c include 12422, 12423, 12424, 12425, 12432, 12433, 12434, 12435, 12440, 12441, 12442, 12443, 12444, 12445, 12446, 12447, 12452, 12453 and 12455, a couple in complete sets of four positions plus the top "F" position, centering ranges from Very Good-Very Fine

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9,405.00

SOLD for $2,900.00
Will close during Public Auction
1839 ogbl 5c Pilgrim Tercentenary (550). Matched set of plate no. 12426 blocks of six, incl. two top (one with selvage reduced), two Mint N.H., rich color, Fine

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2,925.00

SOLD for $600.00
Will close during Public Auction
1840 ogbl 5c Pilgrim Tercentenary (550). Matched set of plate no. 12427 bocks of six, incl. two top, three Mint N.H., one with pre-printing paperfold, Fine, only plates 12426 and 12427 were used to print this issue

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3,200.00

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
1841 ogbl $1.00 Violet Black (571).> Top and bottom plate no. 14268 blocks of six, also incl. additional top with same no. and F, stamps Mint N.H. except one on first top, Fine-Very Fine complete set of all three
positions for this plate, Scott Retail as sin$1.00 Violet Black (571). Top and bottom plate no. 14268 blocks of six, also incl. additional top with same no. and "F", stamps Mint N.H. except one on first top, Fine-Very Fine complete set of all three positions for this plate, Scott Retail as singles (Image)

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1,662.50

SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction
1842 nhbl $1.00 Violet Black (571).> Mint N.H. top plate no. 18642 block of six, radiant color, choice centering throughout, few natural gum skips, fresh and Very Fine$1.00 Violet Black (571). Mint N.H. top plate no. 18642 block of six, radiant color, choice centering throughout, few natural gum skips, fresh and Very Fine (Image)

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650.00

SOLD for $170.00
Will close during Public Auction

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