Sale 1062 — The Golden Oak Collection of Superb United States
Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 17-18 December, 2013
Category — 1875 Re-Issue of 1861-66 Issue (Scott 102-111)
EXTREMELY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT BLACK JACK RE-ISSUE GRADED XF 90 BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE HIGEST GRADED AWARDED. ONLY 23 USED COPIES ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS.
The 2c Re-Issue was printed from a new plate of 100 subjects, compared to the original plate of 200 in two panes. 10,000 stamps were printed (100 impressions). Only 979 of the 2c were sold; the remaining 9,021 were destroyed on July 16, 1884. The 2c plate can be easily identified by a spot on the cheek (see illustration).
Our census of Scott 103 used, available at our website at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/103/103.pdf , records 23 examples. It is known with a variety of cancels. Approximately half are sound. The stamp offered here is one of the finest in existence.
Ex Dr. Morris, Twigg-Smith and Tahoe. With 1986 P.F. certificate not noting any crease. The 2001 P.F. certificate noting crease no longer accompanies. With 2008 P.S.E. certificate as "genuine used, with a blue bullseye cancel" (XF 90; SMQ $52,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only two others