item 962855 Scott PR122 plate block Zoom

Scott PR122 plate block (#138) mint XF NH $10 Newspaper 1896 E$3,000++

Scott PR122 plate block (#138) mint XF NH $10 Newspaper 1896 E$3,000++

Availability: Out of stock

Regular Price: $675.00

Now only: $625.00

Product Description


Scott PR122, $10 Newspaper stamp, double line watermark, 1896.  Mint plate block of 6 (#138, right position,) original gum.  Reinforced separations in the ungummed selvage only, all 6 stamps are pristine never hinged (no bends, skips or other trivial blemishes.) Post-office fresh and choice gem, sound in all respects.

Choice plate block, and note the outstanding centering on the singles - there are a few here that would grade very high if this plate was broken (the census shows no NH Scott PR122 graded above 90!) but who would dare break such a rare bird??  Scott does not price this plate block, but Durland prices PB's at 3.5-4.0x the plate strip of 3 price.  In this case, the PS3 catalogs $275 hinged ($675 est NH), so a reasonable catalog value for a NH plate would be $2,700. 

An amazing plate, undoubtedly one of the finest known if not the finest known!

2014 Scott Specialized catalog value: not listed
Estimated cash value: $2,500-$3,000+

Click on thumbnail for large scan of the plate block (in case you want to try and grade some of those gem singles):

Item 962855 Scott PR122 plate block

Additional Information

Additional Information

Item Number 962855
Condition Mint - NH
Centering XF
Certificate Uncertified
Characteristic No

Extension/Expertization Policy

Expertization/Extension Policy

Any uncertified (single) stamp that I sell may be placed on "extension" while a certificate of expertization is obtained. In addition, stamps with existing certificates issued prior to January 1, 2015 may be placed on extension for a new certificate. Individual stamps from a larger lot may not be placed on extension, unless prior approval has been obtained. The following procedure must be followed for all extensions:

  • All lots must be paid for in advance and the lot will ship once payment clears. Upon receipt, please examine the item. If you agree with my description but want a certificate, then...
  • You must notify me (preferably at time of purchase) that you are requesting a certificate and we must agree on a 3rd party service (APEX, PF, PSAG and PSE are acceptable) to do the certification. This notification must occur within 7 days of receipt but in no event later than 30 days from the purchase date. The item must be submitted within 7 days of receipt, but in no event later than 30 days from the sale.
  • You submit the item as the rightful owner and pay any certification and postage costs required at that time.
  • If the item comes back with an opinion stating "not genuine", with a different identification (different Scott number), or with faults not originally described, you may return the lot and I will reimburse your purchase price plus the cost of the certificate (up to 20% of the purchase price or $100, whichever is lower). The stamp must not be marked in any way, and must be returned in the original condition (not encapsulated). Express service premiums are not reimbursable. Certificate costs are not refundable if the service cannot render an opinion, or if a graded certificate disagrees with any statement regarding grade or estimated grade.
  • Upon receipt of the returned stamp and certificate, I will credit your account (as defined in (4) above) within 24 hours. You can leave the money on account to apply toward future purchases, or request a refund, in which case funds will be sent within 2 business days.

The following expertization services are acceptable: