item 962521 2c banknotes Zoom

2c banknote specialized shade study, outstanding!

2c banknote specialized shade study, outstanding!

Availability: Out of stock

Regular Price: $250.00

Now only: $225.00

Product Description


A highly-specialized shade study of 2c National and Continental Bank Note Company banknotes (Scott 135, 146 and 157,) neatly mounted and annotated on a single quadrille page.

The Scott 135 set has both pale and deep reddish brown, the Scott 146 study has 16 examples (2 mint, 14 used) with shades of pale, “regular” & deep red brown, plus 4 shades of the scarce “chestnut” (probably what Scott now lists as “orange brown” and assigns a premium to).  The Scott 157 study has 6 examples (all used) with various shades of deep brown (some with reddish casts, others with yellowish.) 

A magnificent group that would be very hard to duplicate.  Generally FVF centering, clean & fresh with very few apparent faults.  Total 2014 Scott catalog of just the stamps is $1,240++, but a specialized study like this should carry a significant premium to that.

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2c banknotes

Additional Information

Additional Information

Item Number 962521
Condition Other
Centering F/VF
Certificate Uncertified
Characteristic Shade variety, Small group

Extension/Expertization Policy

Expertization/Extension Policy

Any uncertified (single) stamp that I sell may be placed on "extension" while a certificate of expertization is obtained. In addition, stamps with existing certificates issued prior to January 1, 2015 may be placed on extension for a new certificate. Individual stamps from a larger lot may not be placed on extension, unless prior approval has been obtained. The following procedure must be followed for all extensions:

  • All lots must be paid for in advance and the lot will ship once payment clears. Upon receipt, please examine the item. If you agree with my description but want a certificate, then...
  • You must notify me (preferably at time of purchase) that you are requesting a certificate and we must agree on a 3rd party service (APEX, PF, PSAG and PSE are acceptable) to do the certification. This notification must occur within 7 days of receipt but in no event later than 30 days from the purchase date. The item must be submitted within 7 days of receipt, but in no event later than 30 days from the sale.
  • You submit the item as the rightful owner and pay any certification and postage costs required at that time.
  • If the item comes back with an opinion stating "not genuine", with a different identification (different Scott number), or with faults not originally described, you may return the lot and I will reimburse your purchase price plus the cost of the certificate (up to 20% of the purchase price or $100, whichever is lower). The stamp must not be marked in any way, and must be returned in the original condition (not encapsulated). Express service premiums are not reimbursable. Certificate costs are not refundable if the service cannot render an opinion, or if a graded certificate disagrees with any statement regarding grade or estimated grade.
  • Upon receipt of the returned stamp and certificate, I will credit your account (as defined in (4) above) within 24 hours. You can leave the money on account to apply toward future purchases, or request a refund, in which case funds will be sent within 2 business days.

The following expertization services are acceptable: