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US Plate Block Auctions In Their Final Days - Mint Block Booklet - Block Folder - Rare Pb#

 
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Posted 10/04/2022   3:58 pm  Show Profile Check pascoe's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add pascoe to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Up for bid, ending Sunday, October 9

1. Block folder loaded with 106 plate blocks from the 1930s to 1950s, some duplicates.

2. Mint Block Booklet with 22 plate blocks, $11.68 face value.

3. Rare Plate Block #27602, SC #1240, 5c Christmas Tree, 1963, Durland CV $2.75

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Posted 10/04/2022   5:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Pascoe, the Christmas Tree is rare and it catalogs for $2.75? That does not sound right


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Posted 10/04/2022   5:36 pm  Show Profile Check jamesg's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jamesg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Plate Block of 4 is $2.50 at mystic.
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Posted 10/04/2022   5:47 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I assume that he means 'relativity' since all other #1240, 5c Christmas Tree PB are valued much lower.
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Posted 10/04/2022   6:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Don. The word "rare" is way too much overused!


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Posted 11/02/2022   10:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Rare Plate Block #27602, SC #1240, 5c Christmas Tree, 1963, Durland CV $2.75


17 plates were used and the number of impressions as follows:
27560: 460,686
27573: 463,957
27575: 94,018
27577: 227,338
27578: 465,594
27579: 454,063
27587: 205,175
27589*: 364,601
27591: 160,654
27595: 298,053
27599: 320,280
27601*: 257,417
27602: 60,434
27608: 362,737
27638: 257,781
27640: 257,780
27655: 170,679

The impressions data were complied from various issues of "The Bureau Specialist" from late 1963 and 1964. The two plates above marked with "*" also come in tagged versions.

While plate 27602 had the fewest impressions at 60,434, it is far from rare. If I had to pick an adjective, I would be inclined to call plate 27602 "less common" than the others.
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Posted 11/02/2022   10:23 am  Show Profile Check pascoe's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add pascoe to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great analysis, thank you for offering a suggested change. Very helpful.
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Posted 11/02/2022   10:26 am  Show Profile Check pascoe's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add pascoe to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Link to revised listing:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/285019893353
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John - chiming in that this is a great analysis. It also illustrates that some ultra-modern stamps are "less common" if they have certain characteristics. For example, the Bobcat 1 cent coil stamps produced in 2012 with Plate P2222 had a production of 30,000,000 BUT those with a plate number and back number occur every 270 stamps. So that means there are about 111,112 of such stamps out of the 30 million. Like the Christmas stamps there are particular stamp subtaypes that make a common stamp a bit less common and can help better value one's collection.

One seller who is conscientious on his site in identifying less common varieties is Bardo stamps as well as some other excellent ones such as Stamp starter.

It shows that when obtaining "common" stamps there are ways to boost their interest (and, possibly, value) with less common sub-varieties/ypes. Your analysis clearly illustrates this.
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