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

20c Parcel Post Issue (Scott Q8) continued...
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
2151 nhbl 20c Parcel Post (Q8).> Mint N.H. top plate no. 6194 block of six with wide selvage, deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, choice centering throughout, top right stamp tiny natural
inclusion<><>^EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS ARGUA20c Parcel Post (Q8). Mint N.H. top plate no. 6194 block of six with wide selvage, deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, choice centering throughout, top right stamp tiny natural inclusion

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS ARGUABLY THE FINEST MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 20-CENT PARCEL POST ISSUE IN EXISTENCE. A PHENOMENAL RARITY.

The 20c Parcel Post stamp depicts a plane flying over a town, with the label "Aeroplane Carrying Mail". The stamp was first issued on December 16, 1912, which is almost six years before the first flight to actually carry mail, on May 13, 1918. (Image)

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10,000.00

SOLD for $13,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
2152 nhbl 20c Parcel Post (Q8).> Mint N.H. left plate no. 6194 block of six with wide selvage, radiant color, completely free from gum skips and bends that can plague this issue<><>^FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE MINT
NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 20-CENT PARCEL P20c Parcel Post (Q8). Mint N.H. left plate no. 6194 block of six with wide selvage, radiant color, completely free from gum skips and bends that can plague this issue

FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 20-CENT PARCEL POST ISSUE.

This plate block is especially pristine. (Image)

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10,000.00

SOLD for $3,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
2153 ogbl 20c Parcel Post (Q8).> Top plate no. 6193 and TWENTY at right block of six with wide selvage, barely disturbed original gum, three small h.r., bright shade, few expertly rejoined perf separations, Fine, from
the top left pane of the plate20c Parcel Post (Q8). Top plate no. 6193 and "TWENTY" at right block of six with wide selvage, barely disturbed original gum, three small h.r., bright shade, few expertly rejoined perf separations, Fine, from the top left pane of the plate (Image)

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6,500.00

SOLD for $2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
2154 nhbl 20c Parcel Post (Q8).> Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 6193 and TWENTY at left block of four with narrow selvage, radiant color, detailed impression, top left stamp tiny natural inclusion, Fine-Very Fine, from the
bottom right pane, this is severely und20c Parcel Post (Q8). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 6193 and "TWENTY" at left block of four with narrow selvage, radiant color, detailed impression, top left stamp tiny natural inclusion, Fine-Very Fine, from the bottom right pane, this is severely undercatalogued in Scott, a review using Power Search did not find any with the imprint offered in our auctions since 1992 or in any of our Rarities sales, the plate block of six with imprint catalogues $6,500.00 as hinged, unlisted in Scott as Mint N.H., Scott Retail as hinged (Image)

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1,500.00

SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
2155 nhbl 20c Parcel Post (Q8).> Mint N.H. wide right plate no. 6193 and TWENTY block of eight, rich color, well-proportioned margins, Pos. 1 with additional ink in left 20, Pos. 6 with unusual ink smear at bottom from
adherence on the plate, purple post o20c Parcel Post (Q8). Mint N.H. wide right plate no. 6193 and "TWENTY" block of eight, rich color, well-proportioned margins, Pos. 1 with additional ink in left "20", Pos. 6 with unusual ink smear at bottom from adherence on the plate, purple post office mark in selvage, light natural gum bend at top right

FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE AND DESIRABLE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE NUMBER AND "TWENTY" BLOCK OF EIGHT OF THE 209-CENT PARCEL POST ISSUE.

The Parcel Post issues were printed from plates of 180 which consisted of four panes of 45. According to Johl, the uniform color of the twelve denominations led to confusion on the part of postal clerks, who complained that they were forced to examine the stamps in detail to ensure they had the correct values. In response, on January 27, 1913 large capital letters were added to the margins near each plate number. At top and bottom the imprint is in the selvage next to the plate number, on the sides it is separated by a stamp with blank selvage, except in the case where the lettering is too long. We can tell that this came from the bottom right pane, because on that pane the letters precede rather than follow the plate number at the side. In the case of the 20c, the spacing of the letters stretches across three stamps and so the most desirable way to collect this with the imprint is as a block of eight.

Unlisted in Scott as Mint N.H. Scott Retail as hinged. (Image)

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7,000.00

SOLD for $3,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
2156 ogbl 20c Parcel Post (Q8).> Left plate no. 6194 and TWENTY at top block of eight with wide selvage, left center pair small h.r., other six Mint N.H., intense color which may be the Carmine sub-shade, some perf
separations (plate no. basically detached f20c Parcel Post (Q8). Left plate no. 6194 and "TWENTY" at top block of eight with wide selvage, left center pair small h.r., other six Mint N.H., intense color which may be the Carmine sub-shade, some perf separations (plate no. basically detached from adjoining stamp but solidly connected to adjoining selvage)

FINE. A RARE AND IMPRESSIVE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF EIGHT OF THE 20-CENT PARCEL POST ISSUE. THIS AND THE PREVIOUS LOT ARE THE FIRST WE HAVE OFFERED SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS.

From the bottom left pane of the plate. As the previous lot points out, the imprint was placed closer to the plate number on the top (and also bottom) positions. The only way to get the full imprint at sides is as a block of eight. (Image)

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7,000.00

SOLD for $2,100.00
Will close during Public Auction

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