Lot 1826 /1916, 15¢ gray, top margin plate no. "5780" block of 6 with imprint & "A", o.g., center stamps hinged, others never hinged, rich bold color, nicely centered with strong intact perfs throughout, F.-V.F., only a few examples of this rare plate block exist today; with 1981 and 2017 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 475 $8,000.
ONE OF THE FINER EXAMPLES OF THE EXTREMELY RARE 1916 15¢ WASHINGTON-FRANKLIN IMPRINT & "A" PLATE BLOCK.
Lot 18271916, 30¢ orange red, position 3 from the plate #6917 sheet, o.g., never hinged, natural s.e. at top, intensely deep color and very fresh, well centered for this notoriously off-centered issue with design clear of perforations at the left, Fine and rare, a lovely example of the rare 30¢ perf 10 Washington-Franklin issue on unwatermarked paper; with 1972 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 476A $4,500 for the grade of fine.