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FILTER: Area=United States, Sub Area=U.S. Stamps, General=20th Century Issues, Issue/Country=20th Century Commemorative Issues, All Sale Dates thru 2023/01/01, Catalogue = 523, Symbol IN ("NH,BL")
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General/Issue
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2018-11-14
United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii
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Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 586, 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. block of four, bright colors except some oxidization at right, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

4,400
1,000
United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2012-12-10
United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers
nhbl
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2100, 1914-22 Issues (Scott 446-550)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Mint N.H. block of four with horizontal guide line, well-centered, marvelous colors on bright paper, natural thin-line vertical gum skip of little consequence

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED BLOCK OF THE $2.00 ORANGE RED & BLACK 1918 FRANKLIN ISSUE.

The top left stamp is particularly noteworthy for its margins and centering. We have offered only two other Mint N.H. blocks in the last 10 years.

Scott Retail as Mint N.H. singles

4,800
1,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2011-03-08
United States Stamps
nhbl
Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2808, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 491-524)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Mint N.H. centerline block of four, fresh, bright color, Fine-Very Fine, very scarce and desirable position multiple, Scott Retail as four Mint N.H. singles

4,800
1,400
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2010-10-26
United States Stamps
nhbl
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 6067, 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. block of four with horizontal guide line, well-centered, marvelous colors on bright paper, natural thin-line vertical gum skip of little consequence

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED BLOCK OF THE $2.00 ORANGE RED & BLACK 1918 FRANKLIN ISSUE.

The top left stamp is particularly noteworthy for its margins and centering. We have offered only two other Mint N.H. blocks in the last 10 years

4,800
2,100
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2004-09-21
United States Stamps
nhbl
Sale Number 881, Lot Number 1246, 1918-20 Issue (Scott 523 to 550)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Mint N.H. left arrow block of four, brilliant colors, choice centering

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED LEFT ARROW BLOCK OF THE $2.00 ORANGE RED & BLACK 1918 FRANKLIN ISSUE.

With 2000 P.S.E. certificate

5,000
2,600
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2000-12-14
United States Stamps
nhbl
Sale Number 833, Lot Number 1374, 1912-23 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 523 - 539)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Mint N.H. block of four, rich color, top left stamp natural paper wrinkle described on accompanying certificate as "small crease at bottom left", otherwise Fine block, with 2000 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as four Mint N.H. singles

4,000
1,900
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
1999-05-15
1999 Rarities of the World
nhbl
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 215, Later Issues$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Top arrow and double plate no. block of eight, Mint N.H., natural printing crease in left pair, centered to top, Fine, very scarce 20th century plate block

18,000
6,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
1998-11-11
United States Stamps
nhbl
Sale Number 806, Lot Number 1111, Washington-Franklins$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Mint N.H. top margin block of four with plate no., Very Fine

4,000
2,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
1998-10-08
The Robert Zoellner Collection of United States
nhbl
Sale Number 804, Lot Number 687, 1917-23 Washington-Franklins$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Mint N.H. top margin arrow and double plate no. block of eight, beautiful deep color, very faint natural gum bends and tiny natural gum skip, usual slight oxidation

VERY FINE. ONE OF THE RAREST AND MOST DESIRABLE OF UNITED STATES TWENTIETH CENTURY PLATE BLOCKS.

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.

The Scott catalogue value of $18,500.00 has not changed in over ten years and should be considered outdated

18,500
14,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
1996-05-21
1996 Rarities of the World
nhbl
Sale Number 777, Lot Number 196, Later Issues$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Top plate no and arrow block of eight, one stamp with tiny gum skip, tiny tear from staple hole, Fine-Very Fine

12,500
8,500
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