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Symbol
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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
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
2019-05-01
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
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2028, 1917-20 Issues (Scott 498-549)2c Carmine (519), 2c Carmine (519)2c Carmine (519). Intense shade, neat wavy-line machine cancel, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1989 P.F. certificate

1,800
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2015-04-28
The Robert R. Hall Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 756, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 498-524)2c Carmine (519), 2c Carmine (519)2c Carmine (519). Bright color, unobtrusive cancels, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2000 P.F. certificate

1,750
1,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2015-02-23
The Curtis Collection: U.S. 20th Century and Air Post
 
Sale Number 1093, Lot Number 482, 1917-18 Double Line Wmk and Bi-Color Issues (Scott 519-524)2c Carmine (519), 2c Carmine (519)2c Carmine (519). Radiant shade and sharp impression on crisp white paper, light machine cancel

VERY FINE. AN INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 519. A TRUE CONDITION RARITY.

Experienced philatelists know that despite the availability of this issue in unused condition, it is extremely rare in well-centered sound used condition.

With 2003 P.F. certificate

1,750
2,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3607
PF 85
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3607, 1917-18 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 483-524)2c Carmine (519), 2c Carmine (519)2c Carmine (519). Deep rich color on bright paper, bold strike of New York circular datestamp, wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT DOUBLE-LINE WATERMARK PERF 11 ISSUE, SCOTT 519.

This combination of the 1909 "Two Cents" on double-line watermarked paper and gauge-11 perforations was created when an unused supply of imperforate sheets was returned to the Bureau for perforating in 1917 on the new 11-gauge machine. It is probably the most widely faked non-coil 20th Century U.S. stamp (fake perfs and fake cancels abound). This is a rare genuinely perforated and genuinely cancelled example in superb condition. There is trace of cancel on the right perfs, which are full and complete.

With 2006 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

1,750
2,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2012-09-20
The Natalee Grace Collection of Used U.S. Stamps, Part Three
441
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1028, Lot Number 441, 1917 Perf 11 Single-Line Watermark Issue, 1918-20 Issues (Scott 519-524)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 WATERMARK ISSUE, SCOTT 519, IN THE FINEST CONDITION ATTAINABLE. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION THE FINEST WE HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED. THIS WONDERFUL STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE. IT IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE.

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. The next-highest grade for a used copy is an 80.

With 1996 and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date and the only example to achieve this grade. As another indication of rarity, only seven used copies have been graded, and the next-highest grade is an 80.

1,750
5,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2011-12-13
United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1017, Lot Number 844, 1916-21 Issues (Scott 467-550)2c Carmine (519), 2c Carmine (519)2c Carmine (519). Natural s.e. at right showing part of guideline, radiant color, neat wavy-line machine cancel, small tear at top, vertical crease at bottom, Very Fine appearance, considerably more difficult to find in used condition, with 2011 P.F. certificate

1,750
375
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2009-06-23
United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1939, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)2c Carmine (519), 2c Carmine (519)2c Carmine (519). Odd black cancel, reperfed at right, Fine appearance, scarce, with 1992 P.S.E. certificate

1,400
325
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