EXTREMELY FINE GEM. WITHOUT QUESTION, THIS IS ONE OF THE FINEST MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLES OF THE 2-CENT BLUISH PAPER IN EXISTENCE. THIS MARVELOUS STAMP IS GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST AWARDED.
The Bluish paper stamps were made as part of an experiment to correct problems with paper shrinkage and spoilage. The existence of this stamp with such superb centering and huge margins is truly remarkable.
Ex Merlin. With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $7,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded (one other shares this grade, we have never offered it).
2¢ Carmine, Bluish (358), Mint N.H. top "BUREAU, ENGRAVING & PRINTING" imprint and plate number 4863 block of six, exceptionally choice centering, rich color on blued paper with characteristic intense watermark
Weill Brothers' Stock, Christie's Robson Lowe, 10/12/1989, lot 195
"Saddleback" collection, Siegel 5/22/2007, Sale 935, lot 54, to Mr. Gross
The Philatelic Foundation (1990)
SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)