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Sale 678

The Harold B. Nogle Collection
of the Origins and Progression of Plate Numbers


U.S. Plate Blocks and Full Sheets




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Lot 1946
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1861, 5¢ brown, First Design (Scott 67E-9d), bottom margin plate block of 12 (6x2) with full imprint and "No. 3 Plate" at bottom, without gum as issued; small thins in the bottom margin and upper left stamp with two small black ink spots, otherwise Very Fine, plate No. 3 is the only plate number recorded for this stamp.
Scott $3,600.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000

Catalogued as 12 single stamps, Scott does not price plate blocks for this issue
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Realized $2,100.
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Lot 1947
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1861, 30¢ orange, plate proof on India (Scott 71P3), bottom imprint and plate number "7" block of 8, Very Fine.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 1948
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1869, 3¢ ultramarine, plate proof on India (Scott 114P3), top imprint and plate "No. 8" block of ten; few small paper flaws as always with India proof paper, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $300.
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Lot 1949
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1869, 6¢ ultramarine, plate proof on India (Scott 115P3), top margin block of six with lightly struck plate "No. 13", trace of split arrow at upper left, Very Fine.
Scott $280.
Estimate $200 - 300

Catalogued as block of four and two singles
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Realized $130.
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Lot 1950
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1870, 2¢ red brown, plate proof on India (Scott 146P3), bottom plate "No. 46" and imprint block of 12; lower right horizontal strip of 3 with diagonal crease, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
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Lot 1951
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1870, 3¢ green, plate proof on India, mounted on card (Scott 147P3), top margin plate "No. 25" and imprint block of 12, Extremely Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
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Lot 1952
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1870, 3¢ green, plate proof on India (Scott 147P3), top margin plate "No. 41" (partially printed) block of 8; position 6 with thin spot, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $180.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $120.
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Lot 1953
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1870, 10¢ brown, plate proof on India (Scott 150P3), bottom margin plate "No. 48" block of 4, Extremely Fine.
Scott $165.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $110.
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Lot 1954
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1870, 12¢ violet, plate proof on India (Scott 151P3), top imprint and plate "No. 24" block of 27 (9x3); two stamps in plate block with thin spots, balance of block with light creases or wrinkling typical of an India proof block of this size, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $996.
Estimate $750 - 1,000

24 is the only plate number that occurs on this issue
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Realized $425.
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Lot 1955
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1870, 90¢ carmine, plate proof on India (Scott 155P3), bottom margin plate "No. 23" and split arrow block of 4; small hinge remnant at lower right, Extremely Fine.
Scott $195.
Estimate $200 - 300

23 is the only plate number that occurs on this issue
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Realized $150.
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Lot 1956
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1873, 2¢ black, trial color plate proof on India, mounted on card (Scott 157TC3), top margin split arrow and plate "No. 4" block of 12; red crayon mark next to positions 1 and 7 and between positions 5 and 6, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $195.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $130.
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Lot 1957
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1873, 2¢ brown (Scott 157), top plate" No. 64" block of 4, o.g., bottom right stamp never hinged; top pair with light horizontal crease, otherwise Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $375.
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Lot 1958
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1873, 3¢ black, trial color plate proof on India, mounted on card (Scott 158TC3), top imprint, plate "No. 9" and split arrow block of 16; tiny nick in top margin above "No.", otherwise Extremely Fine.
Scott $220.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1959

1873, 3¢ green (Scott 158), top left corner margin block of 14 with full imprint and top margin block of 6 with plate "No. 187" and split arrow aligned to make a full top plate block of 20, o.g., never hinged; right vertical pair with natural straight edge, Fine.
Scott $2,640.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500

Priced as four blocks of four and four singles, Scott does not price this issue as never hinged
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Realized $550.
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Lot 1960
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1873, 7¢ orange, plate proof on India (Scott 160P3), bottom imprint, plate "No. 22" and split arrow block of 12; four stamps with small thins, small indentation below bottom right stamp, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,150.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $350.
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Lot 1961
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1873, 12¢ blackish violet, plate proof on India, mounted on card (Scott 162P3), top imprint, plate "No. 137" and split arrow block of 14, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,150.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $550.
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Lot 1962
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1879, 1¢ dark ultramarine (Scott 182), bottom margin plate "No. 355" block of 8 with split arrow, unused without gum; natural straight edge at left, Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $400 - 600.
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Lot 1963

1879, 3¢ green (Scott 184), bottom margin plate "No. 266" block of 4 with split arrow, o.g., never hinged; natural straight edge at right, Very Good to Fine.
Scott $450.
Estimate $200 - 300

Durland lists this plate number as only occurring as Scott 158, but does list other plate numbers as occurring as both Scott 158 and 184, in our opinion this is a Scott 184, on soft porous paper and printed by the American Bank Note Co.

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Lot 1964

1879, 3¢ green (Scott 184), top imprint and plate "No. 347" block of 12, o.g., stamps never hinged, lightly hinged in selvage only, Fine.
Scott $1,525.
Estimate $750 - 1,000

Catalogue value as 12 never hinged stamps is $3,960
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Realized $450.
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Lot 1965
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1879, 3¢ green (Scott 184), bottom plate "No. 348" and imprint block of 12, o.g., four stamps appear never hinged, balance with hinge remnants; lower left horizontal pair with light diagonal crease, Very Good to Fine.
Scott $1,525.
Estimate $400 - 600.
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Lot 1966

1881, 1¢ gray blue, re-engraved (Scott 206), bottom imprint and plate "No. 423" block of 12, slightly disturbed o.g.; positions 4 and 12 with small thins, small portion of bottom left selvedge trimmed away, otherwise Fine.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 1967

1881, 3¢ blue green, re-engraved (Scott 207), top plate "No. 396" and imprint block of 12, o.g., never hinged, Fine.
Scott $2,700.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $425.
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Lot 1968
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1883, 2¢ red brown, essay with honeycombed watermark (Scott 210E), bottom margin split arrow, plate "No. 554" and full imprint block of 12, o.g., never hinged; position 3 with large vertical tear, otherwise Fine, normal plate block of 12 catalogs $1,300.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $275.
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Lot 1969
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1883, 2¢ red brown (Scott 210), top plate "No. 491" block of 6, o.g., bottom left stamp never hinged, right vertical pair with natural straight edge; upper left stamp with small thin and top center stamp with thin perf, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $372.
Estimate $150 - 200.
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Lot 1970

1883, 2¢ red brown (Scott 210), bottom plate "No. 515" and split arrow block of 6, o.g., hinge remnants; natural straight edge at left, otherwise Fine.
Scott $305.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $90.
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Lot 1971
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1883, 2¢ red brown (Scott 210), top margin block of 10 with partial imprint, "H" plate "NO. 522" and split arrow, o.g., positions 2 and 3 never hinged, balance with hinge remnants, right vertical pair with natural straight edge; upper left and lower right stamps with small thin spots, otherwise Fine.
Scott $520.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $110.
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Lot 1972

1883, 2¢ red brown (Scott 210), bottom margin partial imprint and plate "No. 535" block of 8, o.g., hinge remnants; left vertical pair with creases and lower left stamp with small thin spot, otherwise Fine.
Scott $440.
Estimate $150 - 200.
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Lot 1973

1887, 1¢ ultramarine (Scott 212), bottom margin plate number "644" and imprint block of 10, o.g., hinge remnants; 3 stamps with small thin spots, otherwise Fine.
Scott $1,030.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $160.
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Lot 1974
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1887, 1¢ ultramarine (Scott 212), bottom plate "No. 665" block of 4, o.g., bottom pair never hinged, top pair with hinge remnant, Fine.
Scott $760.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $80.
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Lot 1975
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1887, 2¢ green (Scott 213), top margin imprint, "A A", and plate "No. 622" block of 10, o.g., center strip of three and bottom center single with hinge remnant, balance never hinged; top right stamp with a few short perfs, otherwise Fine.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $300 - 400.
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Lot 1976
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1887, 3¢ vermilion (Scott 214), bottom margin block of 4 with plate "No. 421", o.g., lower right stamp never hinged, balance with hinge remnants; top right stamp thin, bottom left stamp with vertical crease, otherwise Fine.
Scott $360.
Estimate $100 - 150.
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Lot 1977
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1890, 1¢ dull blue (Scott 219), plate number 286 block of 4, plate number 297 strip of 3, plate number 15 and 281 pairs, plate numbers 240, 280, 282, 288 and 296 singles, o.g., hinged or never hinged; some small faults, mostly attractive and sound group, Very Good to Very Fine.
Scott $725+.
Estimate $250 - 350.
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Lot 1978

1890, 1¢ dull blue (Scott 219), bottom plate number 289 and partial imprint block of 10, o.g., never hinged, brilliant color and post office fresh, Very Good to Fine.
Scott $650 singles.
Estimate $300 - 400.
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Lot 1979

1890, 2¢ lake (Scott 219D), top plate number 4, letter "A" and imprint block of 12, o.g., never hinged, brilliant deep rich color, post office fresh, Very Good to Very Fine.
Scott $6,600 singles.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $4,500.
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Lot 1980
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1890, 2¢ carmine (Scott 220), bottom imprint, letters "E 1" and plate number 293 block of 12, o.g., lightly hinged (4 stamps never hinged), bright rich color; a few stamps with light tone spots, light gum wrinkle across bottom stamps, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $900.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $225.
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Lot 1981

1893, 8¢ lilac (Scott 225), top plate number 268 block of 12 with letter "Z Z" and imprint, o.g., never hinged, pristine and post office fresh; perf separations between center stamps, Very Good to Fine.
Scott $3,550.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
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