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FILTER: Area=United States, Sub Area=U.S. Stamps, General=20th Century Issues, Issue/Country=Washington-Franklin Issues, All Sale Dates thru 2023/01/01, Catalogue = 539, Symbol IN ("H, BL")
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2021-04-29
The Gary Petersen Collection of Important United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 355, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 505-573 including 544)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539). Top plate no. 7462 and "S 20" block of four, fresh and bright color, top left stamp faint diagonal crease not mentioned on accompanying certificate

FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1919 2-CENT TYPE II ROTARY PRESS WASTE ISSUE.

At the beginning or end of a coil-stamp print run from the 170-subject rotary plates, some leading or trailing paper was left over that was too short for rolling into 500-stamp rolls. In 1919 the Bureau devised an economical plan to salvage this waste by converting the leftovers from coil stamps into sheet stamps. This was accomplished by cutting the sheets into panes and running them through the flat plate perforator for the horizontal perforations, giving the stamps perforations on all sides. The Type III design was far more plentiful (producing Scott 540) but a small number of Type II (Scott 539) was also produced.

Since Scott 539 was put through two different perforating machines (perforated 10 vertically on the rotary perforator during the coil part of production and then perforated 11 on the flat plate perforator), most of the stamps are off-center. The rotary press sheets also had a natural tendency to curl, making perforating on the flat plate perforator especially difficult.

With 2001 A.P.S. certificate.

17,500
7,500
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 259, 1922-23 Issues (Scott 485-550), Top plate block of the 2¢ Carmine Rose Type II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 Issue

DESCRIPTION

2¢ Carmine Rose, Type II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539), top plate number 7463 and "S20" block of four, lightly hinged, rich color, centered to left but with perfs clear, virtually all Scott 539 stamps are off center and most more severely than this block

PROVENANCE

Max L. Simon, Siegel Auction Galleries, 10/27-28/1965, Sale 292, lot 583

Dr. J. Paul Wampler, Shreves Philatelic Galleries, 4/24-25/1998, lot 290, to William H. Gross

CERTIFICATION

The Philatelic Foundation (1963)

CONDITION NOTES

Sound and Fine

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$17,500.00

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

Valuable Stamp Waste

At the beginning or end of a coil-stamp print run from the 170-subject rotary plates, some leading or trailing paper was left over that was too short for rolling into 500-stamp rolls. In 1919 the Bureau of Engraving and Printing devised an economical plan to salvage this waste by converting the leftovers from coil stamps into sheet stamps.

This was accomplished by creating panes with perforations from the coil perforator in one direction and applying perforations in the other direction on the line perforator normally used for flat-plate sheet and booklet stamps. Fully perforated rotary waste stamps have either compound gauge perforations--in this case, 11 by 10--or are Perforated 11 all around.

The 2¢ Type III design was produced on the rotary press in large quantities. The Type II is scarce as a Perf 10 horizontal coil (Scott 491), and the sheet stamps made from the Type II horizontal coil waste (Scott 539) are also quite rare.

Achieving a precisely perforated product was difficult since coil waste sheets were put through two different perforating machines and the coil waste had a natural tendency to curl. Plate blocks of Scott 539 are very rare and invariably off center. We located four with Power Search, and none of them were centered.

E. 7,500-10,000
7,000
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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
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 774, 1918-22 Offset Printing, Rotary Issues (Scott 525-547)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539). Top plate no. 7462 and "S20" block of four, three stamps Mint N.H., top left stamp single light hinge mark, small h.r. in selvage, radiant color, better centering than normally seen on the few multiples of this issue that exist, bottom right stamp tiny hole at top left

FINE CENTERING. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1919 2-CENT TYPE II ROTARY PRESS WASTE ISSUE. WE HAVE OFFERED APPROXIMATELY A HALF-DOZEN SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS, AND THIS IS THE ONLY ONE WHERE THE PERFORATIONS DO NOT TOUCH THE DESIGN. A REMARKABLE RARITY.

At the beginning or end of a coil-stamp print run from the 170-subject rotary plates, some leading or trailing paper was left over that was too short for rolling into 500-stamp rolls. In 1919 the Bureau devised an economical plan to salvage this waste by converting the leftovers from coil stamps into sheet stamps. This was accomplished by cutting the sheets into panes and running them through the flat-plate perforator for the horizontal perforations, giving the stamps perforations on all sides. The Type III design was far more plentiful (producing Scott 540) but a small number of Type II (Scott 539) was also produced.

Since Scott 539 was put through two different perforating machines (perforated 10 vertically on the rotary perforator during the coil part of production and then perforated 11 on the flat plate perforator), most of the stamps are off-center. The rotary press sheets also had a natural tendency to curl, making perforating on the flat plate perforator especially difficult.

A Power Search review located only four others (including a plate block of eight). All have perforations touching the design, and in three cases significantly so. The plate block offered here is graded Fine, but it is arguably Fine-Very Fine

17,500
7,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2012-12-10
United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2107, 1914-22 Issues (Scott 446-550)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539). Block of four, lightly hinged, radiant color, typical centering for multiples of this difficult issue

FINE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1919 2-CENT TYPE II ROTARY PRESS WASTE ISSUE.

At the beginning or end of a coil-stamp print run from the 170-subject rotary plates, some leading or trailing paper was left over that was too short for rolling into 500-stamp rolls. In 1919 the Bureau devised an economical plan to salvage this waste by converting the leftovers from coil stamps into sheet stamps. This was accomplished by cutting the sheets into panes and running them through the flat-plate perforator for the horizontal perforations, giving the stamps perforations on all sides. The Type III design was far more plentiful (producing Scott 540) but a small number of Type II (Scott 539) was also produced.

Since Scott 539 was put through two different perforating machines (perforated 10 vertically on the rotary perforator during the coil part of production and then perforated 11 on the flat plate perforator), most of the stamps are off-center. The rotary press sheets also had a natural tendency to curl, making perforating on the flat plate perforator especially difficult.

With copy of 1973 P.F. certificate.

12,000
3,750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2012-12-10
United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2108, 1914-22 Issues (Scott 446-550)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539). Top plate no. 7463 and "S 20" block of four, lightly hinged, brilliant color, typical centering for plate blocks of this issue, tiny hole near top of selvage at upper left

FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1919 2-CENT TYPE II ROTARY PRESS WASTE ISSUE.

At the beginning or end of a coil-stamp print run from the 170-subject rotary plates, some leading or trailing paper was left over that was too short for rolling into 500-stamp rolls. In 1919 the Bureau devised an economical plan to salvage this waste by converting the leftovers from coil stamps into sheet stamps. This was accomplished by cutting the sheets into panes and running them through the flat-plate perforator for the horizontal perforations, giving the stamps perforations on all sides. The Type III design was far more plentiful (producing Scott 540) but a small number of Type II (Scott 539) was also produced.

Since Scott 539 was put through two different perforating machines (perforated 10 vertically on the rotary perforator during the coil part of production and then perforated 11 on the flat plate perforator), most of the stamps are off-center. The rotary press sheets also had a natural tendency to curl, making perforating on the flat plate perforator especially difficult.

Power Search contains only three unduplicated plate blocks of this issue. The last we offered was in 2002; prior to that one has to go to our 1989 Rarities sale to find the plate block offered here.

With 1989 P.F. certificate

17,500
3,750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2004-09-21
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 881, Lot Number 1270, 1918-20 Issue (Scott 523 to 550)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539). Block of four, bottom stamps Mint N.H., top stamps h.r., fresh and bright color, usual centering for multiples of this difficult issue

FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1919 2-CENT TYPE II ROTARY PRESS WASTE ISSUE.

At the beginning or end of a coil-stamp print run from the 170-subject rotary plates, some leading or trailing paper was left over that was too short for rolling into 500-stamp rolls. In 1919, the Bureau devised a plan to salvage this waste by converting the stamps from coil stamps into sheet stamps. This was accomplished by cutting the sheets into panes and putting the panes through the flat-plate perforator in use at the time, giving the stamps perforations on all sides.

Since Scott 539 was put through two different perforating machines of differing gauges at different times, most of the stamps are off-center. The block offered here, with centering typical for the issue, is a great rarity.

With 2004 A.P.S. certificate.

13,500
4,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2002-05-18
2002 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 846, Lot Number 2328, 1908-23 Issues2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539). Top plate no. and "S 20" block of four, h.r., fresh and bright color, top left stamp has light diagonal crease and single nibbed perf not mentioned on accompanying certificate

FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1919 2-CENT TYPE II ROTARY PRESS WASTE ISSUE.

At the beginning or end of a coil-stamp print run from the 170-subject rotary plates, some leading or trailing paper was left over that was too short for rolling into 500-stamp rolls. In 1919, the Bureau devised a plan to salvage this waste by converting the stamps from coil stamps into sheet stamps. This was accomplished by cutting the sheets into panes and putting the panes through the flat-plate perforator in use at the time, giving the stamps perforations on all sides.

Since Scott 539 was put through two different perforating machines of differing gauges at different times, most of the stamps are off-center. The block offered here, with centering typical for the issue, is a great rarity.

With 2001 A.P.S. certificate.

15,000
6,750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
1997-05-06
1997 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 788, Lot Number 254A, Later Issues2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary (539), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary (539)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary (539). Blockof four, lightly hinged, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, each stamp has pencil S.P. (Pinchot) initials, with P.F. certificate

11,500
7,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
1992-10-03
1992 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 745, Lot Number 787, 20th Century up to 1922 Issue2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary (539), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary (539)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary (539). Mint Block, each with small dealer's backstamp, about Fine, Rare, with 1966 P.F. Certificate

10,100
3,750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
1989-04-15
1989 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 708, Lot Number 389, Later Issues2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II (539). Top "S20" & Plate No, 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II (539). Top "S20" & Plate No2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II (539). Top "S20" & Plate No. 7463 Block, perfs. trifle in at right, Average Centering for This Issue, A Very Rare Plate Block

15,000
5,000
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