Lot 2218 /1922, ½¢-$5 regular issue, top plate blocks complete, complete set of top plate blocks of six except the $5 is plate block of 8, mostly bright and fresh, all are mint never hinged except #559, 561, 569-570 are lightly hinged, overall a F.-V.F. set with several very fine plates.
Scott No. 551-573 $11,250.
A REMARKABLE OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE A COMPLETE SET OF 1922-25 ISSUE TOP PLATE BLOCKS.
Lot 22191923, 8¢ olive green, top margin plate no. "F14571" block of 6, o.g., never hinged (couple tiny natural gum skips), fresh with rich vivid color, attractive overall centering, some edge creasing in top edge of selvage, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. 560 $900.
Lot 2220 ()1923, 10¢ orange, imperf, horizontal pair, without gum as issued, full even margins showing portion of guideline at right edge, rich vibrant color, Extremely Fine, a rare pair unmarked by blue pencils marks; Ward handstamp, with 2011 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 562b $2,250 for no gum.
Only two panes of this imperforate where issued. Both panes contained large areas of blue pencil marks, defaced by inspector's. It is estimated that only 40 to 50 unmarked pairs exist.
Lot 22211923, 20¢ carmine rose, right margin plate no. "17427" block of 6 with star, o.g., never hinged (few tiny natural gum skips), strong bright color, nearly Very Fine, a scarce star plate.
Scott No. 567 $850.
Lot 22221923, 30¢ olive brown, top margin plate no. "14436" block of 6, o.g., never hinged, exceptional centering throughout, bright and fresh with rich deep color, Extremely Fine and choice, a gem plate block.
Scott No. 569 $475.
Lot 22231922, 50¢ lilac, top margin plate no. "F14044" block of 6, o.g., never hinged, well centered, rich color on bright fresh paper, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a choice plate block.
Scott No. 570 $900.
Lot 22241923, $1 violet black, top margin plate no. "F18680" block of 6, o.g., never hinged, rich deep color, Very Fine.
Scott No. 571 $525.
Lot 22251923, $2 deep blue, o.g., never hinged, choice centering amid uncommonly large well balanced margins, deep intense color and Post Office fresh, Extremely Fine to Superb; with 1982 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates, the later Graded (XF-Sup 95J, SMQ $450).
Scott No. 572 $125.
Lot 22261923, $5 carmine & blue, o.g., never hinged, perfectly centered with evenly balanced margins around, radiant colors and P.O. fresh, Superb, an exceptional gem; with 2014 P.S.E. Graded certificate (Superb 98, SMQ $1,150).
Scott No. 573 $573.
Lot 22271923, $5 carmine & blue, right margin block of 4, o.g., never hinged, each stamp with precision centering, rich vibrant colors and P.O. fresh, Extremely Fine to Superb, a gem never hinged multiple.
Scott No. 573 $760.