EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 $5.00 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.
Ex Engel. With 1959, 1992 and 1999 .P.F. certificates.
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 $5.00 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.
With 2000 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. A SCARCE WIDE-MARGINED USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 $5.00 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.
With 1985 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $3,800.00 as 85, $6,300.00 as 90). Only two have graded higher (at 90J, EDU and ex Natalee Grace, and 98) and no others share this grade.
EXTREMELY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 1894 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.
With 2002 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 $5.00 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE, AND EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE.
Brookman notes "The $5 is the scarcest stamp in the 1894 series as the total issue of the stamp consisted of 6,251 stamps. It is probable that more of these stamps might have been sold were it not for the fact that speculators were dumping $5 Columbians at a discount to face because the rise they had anticipated had failed to materialize." Very few were used. A review of Power Search and P.S.E'.s Population Report found very few used and centered copies of this issue.
With 1985 P.F. certificate. Acquired by the owner in 1988 and offered to the market for the first time in 25 years.