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

30c, 50c Columbians (Scott 239, 240)
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
1159 ogbl 30c Columbian (239).> Top imprint, plate no. 59 and letter N at right block of eight, original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, detailed impression, Pos. 2 and Pos. 6 vertical crease and natural paper
crease<><>^FINE-VERY FINE. A SCARCE IMPRINT A30c Columbian (239). Top imprint, plate no. 59 and letter "N" at right block of eight, original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, detailed impression, Pos. 2 and Pos. 6 vertical crease and natural paper crease

FINE-VERY FINE. A SCARCE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF EIGHT OF THE 30-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE FROM THE TOP PLATE POSITION -- THIS IS THE FIRST PLATE BLOCK OF EIGHT WE HAVE OFFERED SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS.

A Power Search review found only three top plate blocks of six offered in all of our sales, and no plate blocks of eight from the top position. None was offered in Todd, Lilly, Wampler, Kobacker or Gray collections. (Image)

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16,000.00

SOLD for $10,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1160 ogbl 30c Columbian (239).> Bottom imprint, plate no. 59 and letter N at right block of eight, original gum, <bottom stamps Mint N.H.,> top stamps h.r., radiant color, crisp impression<><>^FINE. A SCARCE SOUND
ORIGINAL-GUM IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOC30c Columbian (239). Bottom imprint, plate no. 59 and letter "N" at right block of eight, original gum, bottom stamps Mint N.H., top stamps h.r., radiant color, crisp impression

FINE. A SCARCE SOUND ORIGINAL-GUM IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF EIGHT OF THE 30-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

A Power Search review (which includes all of our Rarities sales) indicates that we have only sold six plate blocks of six and five other plate blocks of eight, plus a block of 18 containing two imprint and plate no. multiples which has probably been broken. Of these, several had thin spots or small tears. (Image)

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16,000.00

SOLD for $7,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1161 ogbl 50c Columbian (240).> Bottom imprint, plate no. 77 and letter S at right block of eight, original gum, barely hinged except where thin spot is evident on positions 3 and 4, deep rich color and proof-like
impression<><>^FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE.50c Columbian (240). Bottom imprint, plate no. 77 and letter "S" at right block of eight, original gum, barely hinged except where thin spot is evident on positions 3 and 4, deep rich color and proof-like impression

FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A DESIRABLE AND RARE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF EIGHT OF THE 50-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

The 50c Columbian is far rarer as a plate number block of eight than six. We located only eight plate blocks of this size using Power Search. (Image)

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30,000.00

SOLD for $15,500.00
Will close during Public Auction

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