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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2019-10-22
United States Stamps
1284
PSE 75
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1284, 1912-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-550)2c Carmine (519), 2c Carmine (519)2c Carmine (519). Mint N.H., rich color, attractive centering and margins, Very Fine for this difficult stamp, with 1989 and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (F-VF 75; SMQ $575.00)

900
450
United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2019-10-22
United States Stamps
1285
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1285, 1912-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-550)2c Carmine (519), 2c Carmine (519)2c Carmine (519). Unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins, neat strike of "Times Square N.Y." oval registry cancel, color is slightly faded from old toning long ago removed from top -- this is noted only on the recent P.F. certificate and not on the two P.S.E. certificates, Extremely Fine appearance, with clear 1996 and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95), with 2019 P.F. certificate noting the cleaning

1,800
1,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2019-10-22
United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1286, 1912-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-550)2c Carmine (519), 2c Carmine (519)2c Carmine (519). Rich color, light cancel, fresh and Fine, scarce genuinely used, with 1996 P.S.E. certificate

1,800
750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2019-07-23
United States Stamps and Confederate States
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 547, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)2c Carmine (519), 2c Carmine (519)2c Carmine (519). Mint N.H. with bottom plate no. 4848 selvage, uncharacteristically well-centered with wide margins, intense color and impression, Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate for plate block

900
1,400
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2019-07-23
United States Stamps and Confederate States
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 548, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)2c Carmine (519), 2c Carmine (519)2c Carmine (519). Mint N.H., well-centered with balanced margins, fresh color, Very Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate

900
600
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U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2019-07-23
United States Stamps and Confederate States
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 549, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)2c Carmine (519), 2c Carmine (519)2c Carmine (519). Mint N.H., attractive color, Very Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate

900
450
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2019-05-08
The William H. Gross Collection: Outstanding U.S. Stamp Multiples
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 254, 1922-23 Issues (Scott 485-550), Rare 1917 2¢ Double-Line Watermarked Perf 11 Plate Block

DESCRIPTION

2¢ Carmine (519), bottom "BUREAU, ENGRAVING & PRINTING" imprint and plate number 4848 block of six, four stamps Mint N.H., center stamps hinge remnant, rich color, attractive margins

PROVENANCE

Paul Cheyney (collection sold privately to Mr. Gross)

CERTIFICATION

The Philatelic Foundation (1977)

CONDITION NOTES

Fine-Very Fine

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$3,500.00

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

This stamp was created in 1917 when a small excess supply of the imperforate, double-line watermarked Scott 344 was returned by the New York City post office to the BEP for credit. Rather than issue a credit, the BEP perforated the sheets, using the then current Perf 11 gauge and returned them to the New York City post office for sale.

E. 1,000-1,500
1,400
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1516
PF 85
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1516, 1917-20 Issues (Scott 519-547)2c Carmine (519), 2c Carmine (519)2c Carmine (519). Mint N.H., well-centered with wide margins, rich color, Extremely Fine, with 1982, 1999 and 2009 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85)

900
1,000
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U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1517
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1517, 1917-20 Issues (Scott 519-547)2c Carmine (519), 2c Carmine (519)2c Carmine (519). Rich color and detailed impression on bright paper, unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins, neat strike of "Times Square N.Y." oval registry cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT PERF 11 DOUBLE-LINE WATERMARKED ISSUE, SCOTT 519, IN THE FINEST CONDITION ATTAINABLE. THIS WONDERFUL STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

The Johl book quotes Joseph B. Leavy, the Government Philatelist, who described how this issue came about: "In September 1910 the Postmaster of St. Louis transferred to the Postmaster of New York City the following imperforate postage stamps in sheets of 400 -- 120 sheets of the 1c -- 1,500 sheets of the 2c. They had been specially made with uniform margins [sic imperforate] for use by the United States Automatic Vending Machine Company, which company had moved to New York at that time. It seems that this firm had gone out of business for in 1917 the Postmaster in New York reported having on hand 1,467 sheets of the 2c imperforate, Series of 1908, and could find no record of the U.S. Automatic Vending Company, and asked that he be allowed to return them for credit. This being a period of conservation, the Bureau notified him to return them for perforation. They were perforated in September 1917, (four months after the last wheels of the perforating machines had been changed to gauge 11). In perforating them 34 sheets had been spoiled and were returned to the Bureau for redemption and destruction, leaving a total of 1,433 sheets of 400 or 573,200 stamps perforated 11, which were placed on sale in New York City." Johl further notes these were sold in the regular course of business and by the end of October had been distributed to post offices around New York. The majority was used for postage and destroyed before philatelists knew of the issue's existence. The example offered here, with a clear New York cancel and in superb condition, is a phenomenal rarity.

Ex "Natalee Grace". With 1996 and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,250.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only one other. As another indication of rarity, only eight used copies have been graded in total, and the next-highest grade is a single example at VF 80.

1,800
2,200
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2019-03-14
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2027, 1917-20 Issues (Scott 498-549)2c Carmine (519), 2c Carmine (519)2c Carmine (519). Barest trace of hinging, well-centered with balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 1998 P.F. certificate

425
375
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