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How Do I Collect Modern US Plate Blocks

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Posted 03/29/2018   4:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A good reference for plate blocks is Brookman.. excerpts from catalog

http://www.brookmanstamps.com/pricelists.html

They have prices for sheets and plate blocks. Now, their pricing is high (meaning you should find it cheaper elsewhere) but is useful for relative prices.

The number is usually 4 unless some special reason (like a second plate number). Most collect by the format defined Scott (4,6,etc).

Example excerpt from Brookman's web site for educational purposes only
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Posted 03/29/2018   4:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add TylerTed to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very helpful. Thanks, angore!
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Posted 03/29/2018   4:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add JLLebbert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Scott U.S. Specialized catalogue has values for plate blocks. You can probably find a copy at your public library.
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Posted 03/29/2018   4:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Scott lists block of four (no plate#) and plate# block of six.
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Posted 03/30/2018   3:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philatomic to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
redwoodrandy,

Which Scott catalog are you using? As JLLebbert pointed out the Scott US Specialized lists plate numbered blocks and also indicates the preferred size of the block. Here are a couple of examples from the 2005 edition.







On the other hand, the US section in Scott's Volume 1 doesn't list plate blocks, and I don't believe it lists unnumbered blocks unless there are multiple designs in the issue.
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Posted 03/30/2018   3:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sdtom to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
confusing to me.
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Posted 03/30/2018   5:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
2016 Scott Specialized. I was looking pre 1923 which is mainly block of four. Yes, the later years show plate block of four or six as appropriate. It is clear to me now. Thanks
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