#519 – 1917 2c Washington, carmine, double line watermark, perf 11

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U.S. #519
1917 2¢ Washington
Design of 1908-09

Issue Date:
October 10, 1917
Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Method: Flat plate
Watermark: Double line
Perforation: 11
Color: Carmine
 
In 1917, the New York postmaster found he had about 1,500 sheets of imperforate 2¢ stamps of the 1908 issue (U.S. #344). When he returned them for credit, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing had the stamps perforated and released for general sale. Most were used and destroyed before collectors learned of their existence – so they are very difficult to find now. Unlike other stamps made at the time on unwatermarked paper, U.S. #519 was produced on double-watermark paper.
 
Today, forgers attempt to create the scarcer #519 stamp by adding fake perforations to the more common U.S. #344.
 
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U.S. #519
1917 2¢ Washington
Design of 1908-09

Issue Date:
October 10, 1917
Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Method: Flat plate
Watermark: Double line
Perforation: 11
Color: Carmine
 
In 1917, the New York postmaster found he had about 1,500 sheets of imperforate 2¢ stamps of the 1908 issue (U.S. #344). When he returned them for credit, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing had the stamps perforated and released for general sale. Most were used and destroyed before collectors learned of their existence – so they are very difficult to find now. Unlike other stamps made at the time on unwatermarked paper, U.S. #519 was produced on double-watermark paper.
 
Today, forgers attempt to create the scarcer #519 stamp by adding fake perforations to the more common U.S. #344.