EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 519 ON A COVER -- REPORTED TO BE THE SECOND EARLIEST KNOWN USAGE.
This stamp was created in 1917 when a small excess supply of the imperforate Scott 344 was returned by the New York City post office to the Bureau for credit. Rather than issue the credit, the Bureau perforated the sheets and returned them to the New York City post office for public sale. The earliest recorded usage is on October 10, two days prior to this.
With 1961 P.F. certificate
FINE STAMPS ON A BEAUTIFUL COVER. EXTREMELY RARE CONTEMPORARY COMMERCIAL USE OF THE 1917 2-CENT CARMINE WITH DOUBLE-LINE WATERMARK AND 11-GAUGE PERFORATION.
Ex Agris. With 1989 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail for single on cover is $2,400.00
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE AND EARLY USAGE OF SCOTT 519 ON COVER.
The earliest recorded usage is Oct. 10. It is highly likely that less than ten exist used with contemporary cancellations. As of 1989, only five full covers with contemporary cancels had been certified.
With 1995 P.F. certificate