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2c Carmine Rose, Ty. III, Rotary (546). Mint N.H. with plate no. "S 30" selvage at top, rich color and detailed impression, perfectly centered with well-balanced margins
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT ROTARY WASTE ISSUE, SCOTT 546, WHICH IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND ONLY ONE OTHER SHARES IT.
According to Johl (p. 228), Scott 546 was printed on a rotary press and was perforated 11 on all sides, unlike waste issues such as Scott 539, which was perforated 11 on one side and 10 on the other. Collectors and dealers at the time were generally unaware that rotary press stamps had been issued in sheet form with the same perforations as flat plate stamps, so this issue was overlooked and most were either used or destroyed.
With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $5,250.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only one other shares this desirable grade. This is the first time we have offered this grade in one of our auctions.
2c Carmine Rose, Ty. III, Rotary (546). Mint N.H., brilliant color, choice centering for this difficult issue, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1999 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,650.00), only three have graded higher (one at 95J and two at 98) and only seven others share this grade
2c Carmine Rose, Ty. III, Rotary Perf 11 (546). Mint N.H., vivid color, outstanding centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,650.00), only three have graded higher
2c Carmine Rose, Ty. III, Rotary Perf 11 (546). Mint N.H., brilliant color, almost perfectly centered with well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, ex Scarsdale, with 2003 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,750.00). Only three have graded higher in the P.S.E. Population Report