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United States Plate Blocks continued...

1895-1898 BUREAU ISSUES continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
21 nhPB 267 image#267, 2c Carmine, Ty. III, gem full top margin Ty. II imprint and plate no. 143 block of six, featuring several outstanding physical attributes, including an extra-large sheet selvage, extraordinarily fresh and intact, sumptuously rich color and a crisp detailed impression on bright paper, immaculate o.g. without a single bend or skip, n.h., extremely fine. (Image) $325.00

SOLD for $1,050.00
Closing..Feb-11, 05:00 PM
22 nhPB 268 image#268, 3c Purple, a magnificent quality full top margin Ty. II imprint and plate no. 91 block of six, being in a condition rivalled by few others, featuring an eye-arresting extra-large sheet selvage, exceedingly fresh and intact, rich luxuriant color and a strong impression on bright paper, unusually well centered for a Bureau issue plate block, pristine o.g., n.h., extremely fine; 1995 PF certificate. (Image) $1,300.00

SOLD for $5,000.00
Closing..Feb-11, 05:00 PM
23 nhPB 268 image#268, 3c Purple, striking full top margin Ty. V imprint and plate no. 450 block of ten, in a true "post office" fresh state, with intense color and a crisp impression, wonderfully well centered for a multiple of this size, unblemished o.g., n.h., few separated perforations not affecting the actual plate block, choice very fine; a pristine plate block of the highest quality; ex-Anderson. (Image) $1,690.00+

SOLD for $1,900.00
Closing..Feb-11, 05:00 PM
24 nhPB 269 image#269, 4c Dark brown, a superb full top margin Ty. IV imprint and plate no. 194 block of six, possessing every physical attribute that the perfectionist could wish for, marvelously fresh and bright, sumptuously rich color and impression on immaculate paper, incredibly well centered and margined throughout, even its sheet selvage is especially wide, o.g., n.h., extremely fine; a remarkable condition rarity whose equal we doubt exists. (Image) $1,500.00

SOLD for $5,750.00
Closing..Feb-11, 05:00 PM
25 ogPB 269 image#269, 4c Dark brown, full top margin Ty. II imprint and plate no. 94 block of six, deep luxuriant color and a clean crisp impression, well centered, extra-wide sheet selvage, o.g., lightly hinged, couple of sensibly rejoined perforations at right center, very fine and handsome. (Image) $750.00

SOLD for $575.00
Closing..Feb-11, 05:00 PM
26 ogPB 270 image#270, 5c Chocolate, full top margin Ty. IV imprint and plate no. 251 block of six, unusually well centered, deep luxuriant color, wide sheet selvage, o.g., lightly hinged primarily on top center stamp, several others n.h., choice very fine; a premium example of this scarce plate block. (Image) $700.00

SOLD for $1,600.00
Closing..Feb-11, 05:00 PM
27 ogPB 271 image#271, 6c Dull brown, an incredibly handsome full top margin Ty. IV imprint and plate no. 184 block of six, in a quality unlike any other example of this scarce and difficult plate we have seen, brilliantly fresh and crisp overall, with sumptuously rich color and impression on bright paper, uncharacteristically well centered, o.g., barest trace of hinging (if at all), very fine and exceedingly choice; clearly one of the finest #271 plate blocks available, particularly as a full top; ex-Wampler, "Silver Lake". (Image) $3,000.00

SOLD for $5,000.00
Closing..Feb-11, 05:00 PM
28 nhPB 272 image#272, 8c Violet brown, pristine full top margin Ty. V imprint and plate no. 1096 block of six (a scarcer plate number according to the Durland catalog), unusually fresh, strikingly intense color and impression, well centered, o.g., n.h., couple of separated perforations at right center mentioned for accuracy only, very fine and choice; this being the only never hinged full top example of this scarce plate block we have seen; ex-Brand. (Image) $1,900.00

SOLD for $2,600.00
Closing..Feb-11, 05:00 PM
29 nhPB 273 image#273, 10c Dark green, an incredibly fresh and highly desirable full top margin Ty. I imprint and plate no. 55 block of six, being in a true "post office" state of preservation, strong and intact, sumptuously rich color and a well incised impression on especially bright paper, well centered, pristine o.g., n.h., very fine; this is the only never hinged full top example of this rare plate block in our records; ex-Todd (where it realized almost twice its then current catalog value). (Image) $3,250.00

SOLD for $6,000.00
Closing..Feb-11, 05:00 PM
30 nhPB 274 image#274, 15c Dark blue, an incomparable quality full top margin Ty. IV imprint and plate no. 264 block of six, in the most incredible condition we have ever encountered on this rare Bureau issue plate, possessing virtually perfect centering, and each stamp with uncharacteristically large margins, even its color is out of the ordinary, being especially intense and its impression prooflike on brilliantly fresh paper, o.g., never hinged, extremely fine in every regard; a stunning never hinged full top plate block of the Fifteen Cent 1895 Bureau issue, unquestionably the finest in existence; 1985 PF certificate. (Image) $3,750.00

SOLD for $21,000.00
Closing..Feb-11, 05:00 PM
31 nhPB 275 image#275, 50c Orange, an eye-arresting full top margin Ty. I imprint and plate no. 75 block of six, being the only never hinged full top example of this rare Bureau issue plate block known to us, boasting a remarkable overall brilliance, with absolutely radiant color and impression on bright paper, unusually well centered, pristine o.g., never hinged, there are some separated perforations at the top of the sheet selvage which happens to be lavishly large and unlike any other example we have seen, very fine and exceptionally choice; in our opinion this is one of the most important Bureau issue plate blocks in existence, both in terms of its rarity and condition; 1967 PF certificate; ex-Chapin. (Image) for hinged $6,000.00

SOLD for $9,500.00
Closing..Feb-11, 05:00 PM
32 nhPB 279 image#279, 1c Deep green, full top margin Ty. V imprint and plate no. 1012 block of six, fresh and crisp, strong color, well centered, o.g., n.h., few separated perforations sensibly rejoined in extreme top sheet selvage, very fine. (Image) $350.00

SOLD for $350.00
Closing..Feb-11, 05:00 PM
33 nhPB 279B image#279B, 2c Red, Ty. IV, striking full top margin Ty. V imprint and plate no. 857 block of six, possessing a remarkable overall brilliance and freshness, with absolutely radiant color in the deepest shade imaginable, marvelously well centered, pristine o.g., n.h., extremely fine; a gorgeous plate block. (Image) $360.00

SOLD for $800.00
Closing..Feb-11, 05:00 PM
34 ogPB 280 image#280, 4c Rose brown, full top margin Ty. V imprint and plate no. 461 block of six, outstanding centering throughout, luxuriously rich color and a well incised impression on fresh paper, o.g., five stamps n.h., top center stamp lightly hinged, extremely fine; an extraordinarily elusive plate block to find in this premium condition, especially as a full top. (Image) $700.00

SOLD for $1,500.00
Closing..Feb-11, 05:00 PM
35 nhPB 281 image#281, 5c Dark blue, highly select full top margin Ty. V imprint and plate no. 1218 block of six (a scarcer plate number according to the Durland catalog), being in a condition that is almost impossible to duplicate, brilliantly fresh and intact, gloriously rich color and a prooflike impression on bright paper, exceptionally well centered throughout, pristine o.g., n.h., extremely fine; a gem plate block. (Image) $1,250.00

SOLD for $3,500.00
Closing..Feb-11, 05:00 PM
36 ogPB 282 image#282, 6c Lake, full top margin Ty. V imprint and plate no. 554 block of six, incredibly fresh and bright, with absolutely gorgeous color and a razor-sharp impression on immaculate paper, wonderfully well centered, o.g., lightly hinged, very fine; an especially choice and eye-appealing example of this scarce and difficult plate block. (Image) $900.00

SOLD for $1,600.00
Closing..Feb-11, 05:00 PM
37 ogPB 284 image#284, 15c Olive green, an extraordinarily handsome and choice full top margin Ty. IV imprint and plate no. 264 block of six, incredibly crisp and fresh, strikingly intense color and a truly prooflike impression which contrasts wonderfully with its bright paper, marvelously well centered, pristine o.g., five stamps n.h., lightly hinged on bottom center stamp, very fine; perhaps the finest full top example of this rare Bureau issue plate block available. (Image) $2,100.00

SOLD for $5,250.00
Closing..Feb-11, 05:00 PM
1901 PAN-AMERICANS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
38 nhPB 294 image#294, 1c Pan-American, full top margin imprint and plate no. 1112 block of six, unusually fresh and crisp, deep luxuriant colors, well centered, unblemished o.g., n.h., very fine and choice. (Image) $425.00

SOLD for $725.00
Closing..Feb-11, 05:00 PM
39 nhPB 295 image#295, 2c Pan-American, highly select full top margin imprint and plate no. 1122 block of six, crisp and intact, especially deep colors, outstanding centering and margins throughout, o.g., n.h., extremely fine; a gem plate block. (Image) $425.00

SOLD for $900.00
Closing..Feb-11, 05:00 PM
40 nhPB 296 image#296, 4c Pan-American, full top margin imprint, partial arrow and plate no. 1145 block of eight, quite fresh, deep luxuriant colors, well centered, pristine o.g., n.h., very fine overall; a handsome example of this rare commemorative plate block. (Image) $3,880.00+

SOLD for $2,300.00
Closing..Feb-11, 05:00 PM

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