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

$1.00, $2.00 and $5.00 Columbians (Scott 241, 242, 245)
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
1162 ogbl $1.00 Columbian (241).> Bottom imprint, plate no. 93 and letter W at right block of eight, original gum, barely hinged, brilliant color<><>^FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE AND REMARKABLY FRESH IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER
BLOCK OF EIGHT OF THE $1.00 COLUMBIAN$1.00 Columbian (241). Bottom imprint, plate no. 93 and letter "W" at right block of eight, original gum, barely hinged, brilliant color

FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE AND REMARKABLY FRESH IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF EIGHT OF THE $1.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE. A MARVELOUS SHOWPIECE.

Perhaps a dozen plate blocks of eight exist for the $1.00 Columbian. Very few compare favorably to the example offered here. (Image)

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90,000.00

SOLD for $47,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1163 ogbl $2.00 Columbian (242).> Bottom imprint, plate no. 105 and letter A A at left block of eight, original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, detailed impression, natural gum bends, few trivial perf separations of no
consequence<><>^FINE-VERY FINE. THIS$2.00 Columbian (242). Bottom imprint, plate no. 105 and letter "A A" at left block of eight, original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, detailed impression, natural gum bends, few trivial perf separations of no consequence

FINE-VERY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF EIGHT OF THE $2.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE. ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF THE ISSUE.

Only two plate blocks of six and one plate block of eight are recorded for the $2.00 Columbian. They are: 1) the unique imprint and plate no. 105 block of eight offered here, 2) bottom imprint and plate no. 105 block of six, lightly hinged, tiny sealed tear in selvage, ex Lilly and Kobacker, and 3) bottom imprint and plate no. 105 block of six, part original gum, perfs reinforced, some thinning at bottom, offered in 1980 Manning sale.

Illustrated on the front cover of Siegel Sale 601 (Sep. 9-10, 1982) (Image)

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95,000.00

SOLD for $205,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1164 ogbl $5.00 Columbian (245).> Bottom imprint, plate no. 108 and letter D D at left block of eight, large part disturbed original gum, h.r., intense shade and impression, few perf separations expertly and sensibly
reinforced, minor light gum soaks, few sh$5.00 Columbian (245). Bottom imprint, plate no. 108 and letter "D D" at left block of eight, large part disturbed original gum, h.r., intense shade and impression, few perf separations expertly and sensibly reinforced, minor light gum soaks, few shortish perfs at top right, trivial diagonal crease in selvage at bottom right

FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS UNIQUE PIECE IS THE LARGEST IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER MULTIPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE. ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ITEMS IN UNITED STATES PHILATELY.

Our records contain only three plate blocks of six and this plate block of eight, as follows: 1) The unique imprint and plate no. block of eight, from our 1985 Rarities sale and offered here, 2) top plate no. 108 and imprint block of six, negnigible gum wrinkle, ex Lilly, 3) bottom imprint and plate no. 108 block of six, top left stamp small tear, small tear in bottom left selvage, ex Moody, Ambassador, Kobacker and Siegel Sale 836 (lot 1617, realized $150,000 hammer), and 4) bottom imprint and plate no. 108 block of six, narrow selvage, gum disturbances, Siegel 1989 Rarities sale.

With copy of 1972 P.F. certificate. (Image)

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300,000.00

SOLD for $190,000.00
Will close during Public Auction

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