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Superb Block Of 12 W Vert Pr. (2) Scott # 467 Error In Center - Super Super Rare For Sale
Superb Block of 12 w Vert Pr. (2) Scott # 467 Error In Center - Super Super RARE
Fantastic Philatelic Item
MINT Block of 12 Stamps - OG
Scott # 463 with Vertical Pr. of #467
5c Engraving/ Plate / Color Error In Center
See Decription Below & Pics
You will see the #467 as a single, alone.
You will see a single #467 in the middle of a strip of 3
(1 #463 on each side, vertical or horizontal).
Any pair alone, is a fantastic rarity!
But to find 2 #467's as a pair, in a complete surrounding block of #463's is a find of unprecedented rarity.
But now, you see it presented here.
A special find from an esteemed collection in New York, this set is unlike no other. The #468 is commonly referred to as a Color Error, but is infact, a 5c #466 Washington Plate, engraved to be used with blue ink, in a run for that particular issue. It is not therefore, a mere print run of a sheet of 5c stamps with the wrong ink. It is a more complex error, and the sequence of how they were printed differs... (read on). There are a few distinct varieties of the engraved plates, and as they were individually set in sequence to form the set for a printing run, certain differences exist in the final engravings (error stamps), so some error stamps have various engraved differences from other error stamps. The printing error happened because the 5c plates were intermingled with the 2c plates, accidentally, and layed out for printing sporadically. To find 2 error's together is the quest!
Hence, individual error printings are mostly found as a single stamp, in various locations in the sheet. To find 2 error's together is the rarity. To find them having been spotted before use, and then saved in a block of a total of 12 stamps... (2 errors inside 10 normal stamps), is the Rarity to which I refer here. One buyer will be lucky enough to acquire this special philatelic treasure.
The stamps are superbly centered examples, as can be seen in the pictures. The color is bright, sharp, and the engravings are crisp, and well defined. The stamps, show evidence of light to very light hinging on the rear, which may not be totally visible in the photo; therefore I have indicated (in red) in an additional picture, the location of evidence of hinging.
The lower error stamp, will grade M/NM front and back, as there exists NO FLAW anywhere. The gum is all there, never been hinged, and the engraving is superbly centered. A true prize.
The upper error stamp shows light hinging at the top, and very light hinging at the bottom. In addition, the face of the stamp shows 2 very minor flaws; a small dot, under Washington's eye, and a similar tiny dot above the "G" in US Postage... Still an extra fine example, as you can see.
The rest of the stamps are self evident. A nice grouping with the Pair of Error's makes this very Unique, and Prized!
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Superb Block Of 12 W Vert Pr. (2) Scott # 467 Error In Center - Super Super Rare: $799