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
Paul Cheyney (collection sold privately to Mr. Gross)
The Philatelic Foundation (1977)
SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)
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.
FINE-VERY FINE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1917 2-CENT DOUBLE-LINE WATERMARK PERF 11, SCOTT 519.
Scott Retail $4,200.00 as singles, value as a hinged plate block