3¢ Purple (268), Mint N.H. full top "BUREAU, ENGRAVING & PRINTING" imprint and plate number 448 block of six, choice centering throughout, deep rich color and proof-like impression
Paul Cheyney (collection sold privately to Mr. Gross)
Very Fine-Extremely Fine
SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 WATERMARKED 3-CENT BUREAU ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.
With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $6,250.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it has been equaled by only one other Mint N.H. stamp