VERY FINE. A REMARKABLE COMPOSITE DIE PROOF OF THE $2.00 FRAME AND THREE OTHER VALUE TABLETS FOR THE DOLLAR-VALUE STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS. THIS IS ONE OF ONLY TWO EXAMPLES OF THIS PROOF IN PRIVATE HANDS.
Due to the limited printing quantity for each of the dollar-value stamps, it was apparently deemed unnecessary to make a complete frame die for each value. After the $2.00 value label frame had been entered on the plate, the $2.00 label was burnished out by hand and the appropriate dollar-value label was re-entered.
Four examples of this essay are recorded, including one in the National Postal Museum and one at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. This is one of only two available to collectors.
Ex Markovits. With 2010 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. BELIEVED TO BE ONE OF ONLY FOUR SURVIVING SETS OF COMPLETE SHEETS. A MAGNIFICENT UNIT FOR EXHIBITION.
The Scott U.S. Specialized prices only the sheets on card at $16,000.00 for the set