EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 519.
This stamp was created in 1917 when a small excess supply of the imperforate Scott 344 was returned by the post office in New York City to the Bureau. Rather than credit the New York post office for the returned postage, the Bureau perforated the sheets and returned them to the post office in New York City for public sale.
With 1987 (copy) and 2003 P.F. certificates
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB WIDE-MARGINED MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 ORANGE RED & BLACK 1918 FRANKLIN ISSUE.
With 2005 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT TYPE VII OFFSET PRINTING, SCOTT 534B.
With 2004 P.F. certificate for pair
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OFTHE 2-CENT ROTARY WASTE ISSUE, SCOTT 546.
With 1998 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95), this is the highest grade a Scott 546 has received thus far.