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2019-07-23
United States Stamps and Confederate States
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 551, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Mint N.H., bright colors, light natural gum bend, Very Fine, with 1993 P.F. certificate

1,100
Future Sale
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 255, 1922-23 Issues (Scott 485-550)Mint Never-Hinged full top plate block of the $2, Mint Never-Hinged full top plate block of the $2Mint Never-Hinged full top plate block of the $2.00 Orange Red & Black

DESCRIPTION

$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), Mint N.H. full top plate numbers 8179/8177 and arrow block of eight, choice centering and margins

PROVENANCE

Paul Cheyney (collection sold privately to Mr. Gross)

CONDITION NOTES

Very Fine; some slight oxidation, natural crease in selvage

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$22,500.00

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

The $2.00 and $5.00 1918 Issue are the first bicolored dollar denominated postage stamps issued by the United States. Both were released just three months after the famous 1918 24¢ Inverted Jenny, but the early printings were issued in small quantities, since stocks of the earlier $2.00 and $5.00 issues were still on hand.

According to Johl, the $2.00 Orange Red & Black was a color error on the part of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. The official description and order for the bicolor stamps specified “Red and Black” for the $2.00. When subsequent printings appeared in 1920 and philatelists brought the matter to the attention of the Bureau, they were told "this stamp has always been this color" (Johl, p. 306). From studies of Bureau and Post Office records, it is clear that the originally intended color was not issued until November 1920 (Scott 547), and that the earlier Orange Red stamps were mistakes. The quantity issued has been variously estimated at between 47,000 and 68,000

E. 4,000-5,000
11,500
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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 2029, 1917-20 Issues (Scott 498-549)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Single hinge mark, fresh colors, wide margins and choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate

500
400
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2018-11-14
United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii
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Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 585, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). With top plate no. 8177 selvage, certificate states "Never Hinged", though there is a light gum disturbance probably caused by a gum soak, choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 1995 P.F. certificate for a plate strip of four, Scott Retail as hinged

500
500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2017-07-25
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 561, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Centerline block of four, choice centering and margins, bottom right stamp tiny thin spot, still an Extremely Fine position block

2,500
850
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2016-12-14
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 478, Washington-Franklin and Later Issues$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Mint N.H., rich color, three extra wide margins, Fine

1,150
500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2016-07-26
United States and Possessions
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Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 437, 1902 Issue thru Washington-Franklin Issues  (Scott 300-534B)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Mint N.H. with top plate no. 8179 single (lightly hinged in ungummed selvage), wide margins, bright fresh colors, light natural gum bends, Very Fine

1,150
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2016-03-17
Outstanding United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1527, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Wide margins and precise centering, bright colors, Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate

525
550
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U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2016-03-17
Outstanding United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1528, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Wide margins and choice centering, fresh colors, Extremely Fine, with copy of 2003 P.F. certificate for a block of four, this the top right stamp

525
375
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2016-03-17
Outstanding United States Stamps
ogbl
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1529, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Bottom arrow margin block of four, bright colors, Fine-Very Fine

2,300
700
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