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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2020-12-15
U.S. & Hawaii Stamps & Postal History
2034
PSE 98J
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 2034, Washington-Franklin and early 20th Century Commeorative Issues$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Single hinge mark, Jumbo margins and precise centering, fresh colors, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 2020 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $1,500.00)

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525
Future Sale
United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1519
PSE 95J
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1519, 1917-20 Issues (Scott 519-547)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Brilliant colors and detailed impressions, outstanding centering with Jumbo margins, light 1925 circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2001 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,100.00), only two grade higher and two others share this grade

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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2018-03-07
The J. R. Helton, Jr. Collection of Used United States Stamps
218
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 218, 1917-22 Issues (Scott 498-544)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Bright colors, unusual vignette shift to the right, face-free cancel, choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $850.00), only five have graded higher

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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2018-03-07
The J. R. Helton, Jr. Collection of Used United States Stamps
219
PF 90J
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 219, 1917-22 Issues (Scott 498-544)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Jumbo margins, bright colors, light cancel at bottom right, Extremely Fine, with 2014 P.F. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo)

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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2015-02-23
The Curtis Collection: U.S. 20th Century and Air Post
486
PSE 98J
 
Sale Number 1093, Lot Number 486, 1917-18 Double Line Wmk and Bi-Color Issues (Scott 519-524)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Deep rich colors and detailed impressions, bright paper, phenomenal centering with Jumbo margins, unobtrusive strike of oval registry cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 ORANGE RED & BLACK 1918 FRANKLIN ISSUE. THIS MAY WELL BE THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE -- IT HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE. IT IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE.

The $2.00 and $5.00 1918 Issue are the first bi-colored dollar-denominated postage stamps issued by the United States. Both were released just three months after the famous 1918 24c Inverted Jenny, but the early printings were issued in small quantities, since stocks of the earlier $2.00 and $5.00 issues (Scott 479 and 480) 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 & Printing. The official description and order for the bi-color 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.

Ex Natalee Grace. With 1995 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $1,750.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded and the only example to achieve this grade.

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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2015-02-23
The Curtis Collection: U.S. 20th Century and Air Post
487
PSE 90J
 
Sale Number 1093, Lot Number 487, 1917-18 Double Line Wmk and Bi-Color Issues (Scott 519-524)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Jumbo margins, fresh colors, three clearly-struck registry double ovals, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $400.00 as 90, $850.00 as 95)

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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2014-09-16
United States Stamps
575
PSE 80
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 575, 1912-23 Washington-Franklin Issues, cont.$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Rich colors, registry oval cancel, Very Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $250.00)

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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2014-07-29
United States Stamps and Possessions
 
Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 309, 1916-19 Issues (Scott 462-524)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Wide margins, rich color, neat strike of circular datestamp, slight oxidation, Extremely Fine, ex Twigg-Smith

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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2013-03-26
United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1919, 1917-18 Issues (Scott 498-524)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Beautifully centered with near Jumbo margins, guide line at bottom, much lighter cancel than typically seen, Extremely Fine

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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2012-12-10
United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers
2101
PSE 95J
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2101, 1914-22 Issues (Scott 446-550)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Brilliant colors and crisp impressions, beautiful centering with Jumbo margins, neat strikes of Detroit Mich. registry oval cancels, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $880.00 as 95, $1,700.00 as 98), only two have graded higher and only two share this grade

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