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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2020-10-19
Outstanding United States Stamps and Gold Coins
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3137, The Dr. Bernard S. Yudowitz Collection of Plate Blocks (Scott 432-834)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Top plate nos. 8179/8177 and arrow block of eight, lightly hinged, rich colors, vignettes shifted noticeably to the left, two natural staple holes in selvage as usual

FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE SOUND PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1918 $2.00 ORANGE RED & BLACK. ONLY A HANDFUL OF PLATE BLOCKS EXIST.

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 24c 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 & 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. The quantity issued has been variously estimated at between 47,000 and 68,000.

13,000
5,250
United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2019-10-22
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1287, 1912-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-550)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Center line block of four, bottom left stamp Mint N.H., top right stamp light corner crease, bottom right stamp small sealed tear, slight oxidation at right, otherwise Fine, Scott Retail as singles

2,600
700
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2015-04-28
The Robert R. Hall Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 758, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 498-524)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Block of four with top black plate no. and part arrow selvage, three stamps Mint N.H., top right stamp single hinge mark, Fine, Scott Retail as singles

3,975
1,800
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2015-04-28
The Robert R. Hall Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 759, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 498-524)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Top plate nos. 8179/8177 and arrow block of eight, lightly hinged, radiant colors and detailed impressions

FRESH AND FINE. A SCARCE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1918 $2.00 ORANGE RED & BLACK.

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 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. The quantity issued has been variously estimated at between 47,000 and 68,000.

13,000
4,500
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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
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Sale Number 1093, Lot Number 485, 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). Top double plate nos. 8177/8179 and arrow block of eight, rich colors with just a trace of oxidation at edges

VERY FINE AND SCARCE PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF THE 1918 $2.00 ORANGE RED & BLACK.

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 1902 $2.00 and $5.00 1917 issue 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. The quantity issued has been variously estimated at between 47,000 and 68,000.

With 1991 P.S.E. certificate

13,000
6,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2015-02-19
Outstanding United States Stamps
ogbl
Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1360, 1916-20 Issues (Scott 462-550)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Top plate nos. 8179/8177 and arrow block of eight, lightly hinged, rich colors, unusually choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE. A GORGEOUS SOUND AND CENTERED LIGHTLY-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1918 $2.00 ORANGE RED & BLACK.

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 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. The quantity issued has been variously estimated at between 47,000 and 68,000.

13,000
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2013-06-25
2013 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1048, Lot Number 363, Washington-Franklin Issues$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Top plate nos. 8179/8177 and arrow block of eight, lightly hinged in selvage only, rich colors, unusually choice centering, two staple holes in selvage as usual, few natural gum skips

EXTREMELY FINE. A PHENOMENAL SOUND PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1918 $2.00 ORANGE RED & BLACK. ONLY A HANDFUL OF PLATE BLOCKS EXIST.

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 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. The quantity issued has been variously estimated at between 47,000 and 68,000.

12,000
7,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2013-03-26
United States Stamps
ogbl
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1917, 1917-18 Issues (Scott 498-524)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Bottom arrow block of four, bottom left stamp Mint N.H., bottom right stamp barely hinged, top stamps h.r., rich colors, fresh and Fine-Very Fine position multiple, Scott Retail as singles

2,725
1,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2013-03-26
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1918, 1917-18 Issues (Scott 498-524)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Top plate nos. 8179/8177 and arrow block of eight, lightly hinged, rich colors, vignette shifted noticeably to the left, two staple holes in selvage as usual

FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE SOUND PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1918 $2.00 ORANGE RED & BLACK. ONLY A HANDFUL OF PLATE BLOCKS EXIST.

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 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. The quantity issued has been variously estimated at between 47,000 and 68,000.

12,000
9,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2012-03-01
United States Stamps
ogbl
Sale Number 1019, Lot Number 876, 1917-18 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 495-523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Block of four with selvage at bottom, bottom stamps Mint N.H., top stamps single hinge mark, radiant colors and crisp impressions, bottom stamps faint natural gum bends, Fine-Very Fine, a scarce and attractive multiple, Scott Retail as singles

3,500
1,200
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