I just purchased 110 two-cent Washington cancel-marked stamps (1894-1898) for $4.04 (shipping included) on ebay.
It’s a wonderfully classic stamp. A stamp that surely today’s 2-cent stamp could learn from. I’m not sure what I’ll do with all them. They’ll find their way into a piece of art somehow. The obvious approach is to use them to form a word or shape. They could find their way as a partial background treatment for a drawing. I dunno yet. I’ll have to wait to get them in my hands.