EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT 1917 ISSUE, SCOTT 517, WHICH HAS BEEN AWARDED THE PERFECT GRADE OF GEM 100 BY P.S.E.
With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $3,250.00). Only five stamps have achieved the perfect grade of Gem 100 in the P.S.E. Population Report (including one 100J)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT PERF 11 DOUBLE-LINE WATERMARKED ISSUE, SCOTT 519. A RARE STAMP IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.
This stamp was created in 1917 when a small excess supply of the imperforate Scott 344 was returned by the New York City post office to the Bureau for credit. Rather than issue the credit, the Bureau perforated the sheets and returned them to the New York City post office for public sale.
With 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,400.00). Only four have graded higher (all at 98) and only five others share this grade.