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United States/Stamps : 1295 John Bassett Moore Plate Blocks - Is There A Story?

 

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Tom in Exton, PA

27 Jul 2018
05:53:11pm
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I keep seeing these plate blocks for sale with a portion of the 5 adjoining stamps attached... That would be $25 value to produce a $20 plate block. What is the story behind these?

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27 Jul 2018
05:58:03pm
re: 1295 John Bassett Moore Plate Blocks - Is There A Story?

Isn't even worse than that? I think it's $45, if the remaining partial stamps could not be used. (But perhaps they could.)

I'll be interested to hear what the story is behind this, too.

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Tom in Exton, PA

27 Jul 2018
06:33:09pm
re: 1295 John Bassett Moore Plate Blocks - Is There A Story?

"Isn't even worse than that? I think it's $45,"



Correct. I was saying it was $25 in stamps rendered scrap to retain a $20 plate block.

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27 Jul 2018
06:37:04pm
re: 1295 John Bassett Moore Plate Blocks - Is There A Story?

As a side note but related, there is no numeral "5". How noteworthy or exceptional is this?

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27 Jul 2018
06:49:30pm
re: 1295 John Bassett Moore Plate Blocks - Is There A Story?

I had read it as spending $25 for $20 worth of value.

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11 Oct 2020
04:06:57pm
re: 1295 John Bassett Moore Plate Blocks - Is There A Story?

These plate blocks with extra edges resulted from postmasters cutting out plate blocks from sheets scheduled for destruction. It was faster and easier to cut them in groups rather than tearing each by hand which took care to get good perf tears.
I got many when Postage Dues were discontinued and stocks destroyed. Friendly P O people were glad to accomodate collectors by cutting these plate blocks.

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Tom in Exton, PA
27 Jul 2018
05:53:11pm

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I keep seeing these plate blocks for sale with a portion of the 5 adjoining stamps attached... That would be $25 value to produce a $20 plate block. What is the story behind these?

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27 Jul 2018
05:58:03pm

re: 1295 John Bassett Moore Plate Blocks - Is There A Story?

Isn't even worse than that? I think it's $45, if the remaining partial stamps could not be used. (But perhaps they could.)

I'll be interested to hear what the story is behind this, too.

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Tom in Exton, PA
27 Jul 2018
06:33:09pm

re: 1295 John Bassett Moore Plate Blocks - Is There A Story?

"Isn't even worse than that? I think it's $45,"



Correct. I was saying it was $25 in stamps rendered scrap to retain a $20 plate block.

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TribalErnie

27 Jul 2018
06:37:04pm

re: 1295 John Bassett Moore Plate Blocks - Is There A Story?

As a side note but related, there is no numeral "5". How noteworthy or exceptional is this?

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27 Jul 2018
06:49:30pm

re: 1295 John Bassett Moore Plate Blocks - Is There A Story?

I had read it as spending $25 for $20 worth of value.

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wyobill

11 Oct 2020
04:06:57pm

re: 1295 John Bassett Moore Plate Blocks - Is There A Story?

These plate blocks with extra edges resulted from postmasters cutting out plate blocks from sheets scheduled for destruction. It was faster and easier to cut them in groups rather than tearing each by hand which took care to get good perf tears.
I got many when Postage Dues were discontinued and stocks destroyed. Friendly P O people were glad to accomodate collectors by cutting these plate blocks.

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