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Symbol
Photo/Description
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Officials
2021-04-29
The Gary Petersen Collection of Important United States Stamps
S
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 447, Official Special Printings (State, Treasury, War)$2.00 State, Specimen Ovpt. (O68S), $2.00 State, Specimen Ovpt. (O68S)$2.00 State, Specimen Ovpt. (O68S). Without gum as issued, wonderfully fresh and crisp, wide margins all around

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL AND VERY DESIRABLE EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE $2.00 STATE DEPARTTMENT SPECIAL PRINTING. PROBABLY ONE OF THE FINEST COPIES IN EXISTENCE.

In March 1875 the Post Office Department initiated a program to make reproductions, reprints, re-issues and special printings of all past and present issues available for purchase at face value through the office of the Third Assistant Postmaster General in Washington, D.C. The official announcement stated in part "The official stamps cannot be used except for the official business of the particular Department for which provided... All of the specimens will be ungummed; and the official stamps will have printed across the face the word 'Specimen,' in small type."

Of the 32 sold, Markovits estimated that approximately 20 are known (Bennett sale). With 2006 P.F. certificate

19,000
10,000
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Officials
2020-10-19
Outstanding United States Stamps and Gold Coins
S
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3733, Officials$2.00 State, Specimen Ovpt. (O68S), $2.00 State, Specimen Ovpt. (O68S)$2.00 State, Specimen Ovpt. (O68S). Without gum as issued, bright color, tiny thin speck at bottom left

FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 STATE DEPARTMENT SPECIAL PRINTING. ONLY 32 WERE SOLD.

In March 1875 the Post Office Department initiated a program to make reproductions, reprints, re-issues and special printings of all past and present issues available for purchase at face value through the office of the Third Assistant Postmaster General in Washington, D.C. The official announcement stated in part "The official stamps cannot be used except for the official business of the particular Department for which provided... All of the specimens will be ungummed; and the official stamps will have printed across the face the word 'Specimen,' in small type."

Of the 32 sold, Markovits estimated that approximately 20 are known (Bennett sale). Ex Lietzow, Sheriff, Lewenthal and Price. Illustrated in Combs. With 2018 P.F. certificate

19,000
4,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Officials
2020-03-03
United States Stamps
S
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1288, Officials$2.00 State, Specimen Ovpt. (O68S), $2.00 State, Specimen Ovpt. (O68S)$2.00 State, Specimen Ovpt. (O68S). Without gum as issued, bright color, tiny thin speck at bottom left

FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 STATE DEPARTMENT SPECIAL PRINTING. ONLY 32 WERE SOLD.

In March 1875 the Post Office Department initiated a program to make reproductions, reprints, re-issues and special printings of all past and present issues available for purchase at face value through the office of the Third Assistant Postmaster General in Washington, D.C. The official announcement stated in part "The official stamps cannot be used except for the official business of the particular Department for which provided... All of the specimens will be ungummed; and the official stamps will have printed across the face the word 'Specimen,' in small type."

Of the 32 sold, Markovits estimated that approximately 20 are known (Bennett sale). Ex Lietzow, Sheriff, Lewenthal and Price. Illustrated in Combs. With 2018 P.F. certificate

19,000
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Officials
2018-06-27
2018 Rarities of the World
S
Sale Number 1185, Lot Number 98, Air Post, Back-of-Book Issues$2.00 State, Specimen Ovpt. (O68S), $2.00 State, Specimen Ovpt. (O68S)$2.00 State, Specimen Ovpt. (O68S). Without gum as issued, bright color, tiny thin speck at bottom left

FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 STATE DEPARTMENT SPECIAL PRINTING. ONLY 32 WERE SOLD.

In March 1875 the Post Office Department initiated a program to make reproductions, reprints, re-issues and special printings of all past and present issues available for purchase at face value through the office of the Third Assistant Postmaster General in Washington, D.C. The official announcement stated in part "The official stamps cannot be used except for the official business of the particular Department for which provided... All of the specimens will be ungummed; and the official stamps will have printed across the face the word 'Specimen,' in small type."

Of the 32 sold, Markovits estimated that approximately 20 are known (Bennett sale). Ex Sheriff, Lietzow, Lewenthal and Price. Illustrated in Combs.

19,000
7,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Officials
2016-09-15
The Grant Inman Collection, Part 2: U.S. Officials
S
Sale Number 1135, Lot Number 663, Official Special Printings - State Department$2.00 State, Specimen Ovpt. (O68S), $2.00 State, Specimen Ovpt. (O68S)$2.00 State, Specimen Ovpt. (O68S). Without gum as issued, bright colors, unusually wide margins for this difficult issue

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THIS IS ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE $2.00 STATE DEPARTMENT SPECIAL PRINTING WITH "SPECIMEN" OVERPRINT THAT WE HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED. A BEAUTIFUL STAMP.

Of the 32 sold, Markovits estimated that approximately 20 are known (2004 Bennett sale). Most seem to be strongly centered to one side.

From our 1993 Rarities sale. With 1974 and 1990 P.F. certificates

27,500
9,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Officials
2016-03-15
The Don David Price Iconic Collection of U.S. Bicolored Issues
S
Sale Number 1118, Lot Number 255, 1875 State Department Special Printing$2.00 State, Specimen Ovpt. (O68S), $2.00 State, Specimen Ovpt. (O68S)$2.00 State, Specimen Ovpt. (O68S). Without gum as issued, bright color, tiny thin speck at bottom left

FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 STATE DEPARTMENT WITH "SPECIMEN" OVERPRINT. ONLY 32 WERE SOLD.

In March 1875 the Post Office Department initiated a program to make reproductions, reprints, re-issues and special printings of all past and present issues available for purchase at face value through the office of the Third Assistant Postmaster General in Washington, D.C. The official announcement stated in part "The official stamps cannot be used except for the official business of the particular Department for which provided... All of the specimens will be ungummed; and the official stamps will have printed across the face the word 'Specimen,' in small type."

Of the 32 sold, Markovits estimated that approximately 20 are known (Bennett sale). Ex Sheriff, Lietzow and Lewenthal. Illustrated in Combs.

27,500
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Officials
2015-10-27
United States Stamps
S
Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 808, Officials$2.00 State, "Specimen" Overprint (O68S), $2.00 State, "Specimen" Overprint (O68S)$2.00 State, "Specimen" Overprint (O68S). Without gum as issued, deep rich colors, attractive centering with perfs well clear of design all around, gently cleaned to removed some toning at top which is noted only on most recent certificate

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 STATE DEPARTMENT SPECIAL PRINTING. ONLY 32 WERE SOLD.

Of the 32 sold, Markovits estimated that approximately 20 are known (Bennett sale). With 1969 Friedl certificate that shows no trace of toning so the cleaning must have occurred more than 45 years ago. With 2015 P.F. certificate

25,000
9,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Officials
2015-10-27
United States Stamps
S
Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 809, Officials$2.00 State, "Specimen" Overprint (O68S), $2.00 State, "Specimen" Overprint (O68S)$2.00 State, "Specimen" Overprint (O68S). Without gum as issued, margins to touched at left, a couple of letters in overprint slightly rubbed, P.F. certificate states reperfed at right and bottom, we agree that it is reperfed but differ on which sides

FINE CENTERING. AN AFFORDABLE AND ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 STATE DEPARTMENT SPECIAL PRINTING. ONLY 32 WERE SOLD.

Of the 32 sold, Markovits estimated that approximately 20 are known (Bennett sale). With 2015 P.F. certificate

25,000
2,600
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Officials
2015-03-26
The Golden Collection of U.S. Official Special Printings
S
Sale Number 1095, Lot Number 611, State Department$2.00 State, "Specimen" Overprint (O68S), $2.00 State, "Specimen" Overprint (O68S)$2.00 State, "Specimen" Overprint (O68S). Without gum as issued, deep rich colors, attractive centering with perfs well clear of design all around

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 STATE DEPARTMENT SPECIAL PRINTING. ONLY 32 WERE SOLD.

Of the 32 sold, Markovits estimated that approximately 20 are known (Bennett sale). With 1969 Friedl certificate

25,000
35,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Officials
2015-03-26
The Golden Collection of U.S. Official Special Printings
S
Sale Number 1095, Lot Number 612, State Department$2.00 State, "Specimen" Overprint (O68S), $2.00 State, "Specimen" Overprint (O68S)$2.00 State, "Specimen" Overprint (O68S). Without gum as issued, bright colors and paper, wide margins clear of design all around, natural straw fiber inclusion

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 STATE DEPARTMENT SPECIAL PRINTING. ONLY 32 WERE SOLD.

Of the 32 sold, Markovits estimated that approximately 20 are known (Bennett sale).

25,000
15,000
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22 Selected Lots , Page 1 of 3


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