4¢ Dark Brown (269), wide top "BUREAU, ENGRAVING & PRINTING" imprint and plate number 195 block of six, original gum, tiny hinge slivers applied as a preventive measure, adherence on gum of top left stamp, choice centering, deep rich color
Paul Cheyney (collection sold privately to Mr. Gross)
SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1898 4-CENT WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.
With 2002 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $4,250.00). This is the highest grade awarded to a Mint N.H. stamp and it is shared by only two others