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Item# NY-BLK

New York counterfeit, 5¢ aqua-blue vertical block of 4, ungummed. This commonly-encountered forgery was printed from an electrotype plate by J. Walter Scott for use in the Scott albums in the early 1900s or possibly even the late 1800s. The master die was photographically reproduced from a print from the ten-cent altered plate and the value in the tablet changed from "TEN" back to "FIVE." See August Dietz’s take on it at with tell-tale characteristics  $20.


Price: $20