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FILTER: Area=United States, Sub Area=U.S. Stamps, General=19th Century Issues, Issue/Country=1894-98 Bureau Issues, All Sale Dates thru 2023/01/01, Catalogue = 271a, Symbol IN ("H")
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
2019-05-08
The William H. Gross Collection: Outstanding U.S. Stamp Multiples
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 162, 1894-98  Bureau Issue (Scott 246-278), The only recorded imprint and plate number multiple of the 6¢ 1895 Bureau Issue with "USIR" watermark

DESCRIPTION

6¢ Dull Brown, USIR Watermark (271a), top "(BUREAU, ENGRAV)ING & PRINTING" imprint and plate number 248 pair, original gum, lightly hinged (mostly in selvage), right stamp with clear "R" of watermark reading up, also extends into selvage, left stamp with "U" of watermark reading up and also into selvage, deep rich color

PROVENANCE

Siegel Auction Galleries, 1964 Rarities of the World, 3/27/1964, Sale 267, lot 66, acquired by Cunliffe at that sale or shortly thereafter

Robert H. Cunliffe, Spink Shreves Galleries, 6/26/2008, lot 656, to William H. Gross

CERTIFICATION

The Philatelic Foundation (1959)

CONDITION NOTES

Fine

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

Listed but unpriced as an imprint and plate number multiple

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

The "USIR" (United States Internal Revenue) watermark error occurred when a supply of paper reserved for revenue stamp production was used for printing the 6¢ and 8¢ postage stamps. The 6¢ "USIR" Watermark error is considerably rarer than the 8¢, especially in original-gum condition. We record less than ten original-gum copies, and only one other in a multiple, which is a pair with straight edge at left containing one example of the error.

E. 30,000-40,000
25,000
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
2011-03-08
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2513, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 268-284)6c Dull Brown, USIR Watermark (271a), 6c Dull Brown, USIR Watermark (271a)6c Dull Brown, USIR Watermark (271a). Original gum, clearly showing part of "R" of watermark, choice centering, small thin spot

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT 1895 ISSUE WITH "USIR" WATERMARK.

The "USIR" (United States Internal Revenue) watermark error occurred when a supply of paper reserved for revenue stamp production was used for printing the 6c and 8c postage stamps. The 6c "USIR" Watermark error is considerably rarer than the 8c, especially in original-gum condition. We record less than a dozen original-gum copies. However, we are not certain how many of the stamps in multiples have the "I" or "R" portion of the watermark.

With 2010 P.F. certificate

15,000
4,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
2011-03-08
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2514, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 268-284)6c Dull Brown, USIR Watermark (271a), 6c Dull Brown, USIR Watermark (271a)6c Dull Brown, USIR Watermark (271a). Showing clear "I" of watermark, original gum, lightly hinged, pretty shade, reperfed at left

FINE APPEARING AND RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT 1895 ISSUE WITH "USIR" WATERMARK.

The "USIR" (United States Internal Revenue) watermark error occurred when a supply of paper reserved for revenue stamp production was used for printing the 6c and 8c postage stamps. The 6c "USIR" Watermark error is considerably rarer than the 8c, especially in original-gum condition. We record less than ten original-gum copies. However, we are not certain how many of the stamps in multiples have the "I" or "R" portion of the watermark.

With 2010 P.F. certificate

12,500
1,900
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
2009-12-02
The Whitpain Collection of U.S. 1894-98 Bureau Issues
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Sale Number 977, Lot Number 403, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (6-Cent USIR Watermark, Scott 271a)6c Dull Brown, USIR Watermark (271a), 6c Dull Brown, USIR Watermark (271a)6c Dull Brown, USIR Watermark (271a). Showing clear "I" of watermark, original gum, lightly hinged, pretty shade

FINE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT 1895 ISSUE WITH "USIR" WATERMARK.

The "USIR" (United States Internal Revenue) watermark error occurred when a supply of paper reserved for revenue stamp production was used for printing the 6c and 8c postage stamps. The 6c "USIR" Watermark error is considerably rarer than the 8c, especially in original-gum condition. We record less than ten original-gum copies. However, we are not certain how many of the stamps in multiples have the "I" or "R" portion of the watermark.

12,500
6,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
2009-12-02
The Whitpain Collection of U.S. 1894-98 Bureau Issues
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Sale Number 977, Lot Number 404, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (6-Cent USIR Watermark, Scott 271a)6c Dull Brown, USIR Watermark (271a), 6c Dull Brown, USIR Watermark (271a)6c Dull Brown, USIR Watermark (271a). Horizontal pair, right stamp with clear "I" of watermark, original gum, h.r. with few perf separations sensibly reinforced, natural s.e. at left showing guide line, pretty shade

FINE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT 1895 ISSUE WITH "USIR" WATERMARK.

The "USIR" (United States Internal Revenue) watermark error occurred when a supply of paper reserved for revenue stamp production was used for printing the 6c and 8c postage stamps. The 6c "USIR" Watermark error is considerably rarer than the 8c, especially in original-gum condition. We record less than ten original-gum copies. However, we are not certain how many of the stamps in multiples have the "I" or "R" portion of the watermark. Of the recorded singles, one has perfs touching the design at top, and one is also very close on one side. The pair with original gum in the P.F. records is a top sheet margin horizontal pair, with part of the imprint above the left stamp. There was also a pair centered to top with a straight edge at left in the Lilly collection, as well as a strip of three centered to top in the Col. Green collection.

12,500
3,750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
2009-04-14
The Alan B. Whitman Collection, Part Two: 1870-1901 Issues
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Sale Number 968A, Lot Number 326, 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)6c Dull Brown, USIR Watermark (271a), 6c Dull Brown, USIR Watermark (271a)6c Dull Brown, USIR Watermark (271a). Original gum, lightly hinged, clear "I" of watermark, rich color on bright white paper

VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT 1895 ISSUE WITH USIR WATERMARK.

The 6c USIR Watermark is considerably rarer than the 8c, especially in original-gum condition. We record seven original-gum copies. However, we are not certain how many of the stamps in multiples have the "I" or "R" portion of the watermark. Of the recorded singles, one has perfs touching the design at top, and one is also very close on one side. The pair with original gum in the P.F. records is a top sheet margin horizontal pair, with part of the imprint above the left stamp. There was also a pair centered to top with a straight edge at left in the Lilly collection, as well as a strip of three centered to top in the Col. Green collection.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

12,500
15,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
2008-12-16
Important and Superb United States Stamps
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Sale Number 967, Lot Number 4441, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)6c Dull Brown, USIR Watermark (271a), 6c Dull Brown, USIR Watermark (271a)6c Dull Brown, USIR Watermark (271a). Original gum, lightly hinged, clear "R" of watermark, rich color on bright white paper

FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT 1895 ISSUE WITH USIR WATERMARK.

The 6c USIR Watermark is considerably rarer than the 8c, especially in original-gum condition. We record approximately 13 original-gum copies: six singles, four stamps in two pairs and three stamps in a strip of three. However, we are not certain if all of the stamps in the multiples have the "I" or "R" portion of the watermark. The P.F. records contain only four singles and a pair. Of the singles, one has perfs touching the design at top, and one is also very close on one side. The pair with original gum in the P.F. records is a top sheet margin horizontal pair, with part of the imprint above the left stamp. There was also a pair centered to top with a straight edge at left in the Lilly collection, as well as a strip of three centered to top in the Col. Green collection (from which this stamp originated).

Ex Col. Green. With copy of 1984 P.F. certificate for strip of three.

12,500
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
2004-06-12
2004 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 453, 1894-98 Bureau Issue6c Dull Brown, USIR Watermark (271a), 6c Dull Brown, USIR Watermark (271a)6c Dull Brown, USIR Watermark (271a). Original gum, lightly hinged, clear "R" of watermark, rich color on bright white paper

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT 1895 ISSUE WITH USIR WATERMARK. ONLY FOUR SINGLES AND A PAIR HAVE BEEN CERTIFIED AS GENUINE WITH ORIGINAL GUM BY THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION.

The 6c USIR Watermark is considerably rarer than the 8c, especially in original-gum condition. The P.F. records contain only four singles. Of these, one has perfs touching the design at top, and one is also very close on one side. The pair with original gum in the P.F. records is a top sheet margin horizontal pair, with part of the imprint above the left stamp. Please refer to lot 337 in the Twigg-Smith catalogue (Sale 835) for census information on used copies.

With 1989 P.F. certificate

10,000
12,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
2001-05-19
2001 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 837, Lot Number 241, 1894-98 Bureau Issues6c Dull Brown, USIR Watermark (271a), 6c Dull Brown, USIR Watermark (271a)6c Dull Brown, USIR Watermark (271a). Original gum, lightly hinged, clear "I" of watermark, rich color on bright white paper

VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT 1895 ISSUE WITH USIR WATERMARK.

The 6c USIR Watermark is considerably rarer than the 8c, especially in original-gum condition. We record approximately 13 original-gum copies: 6 singles, 4 stamps in two pairs and 3 stamps in a strip of three. However, we are not certain if all of the stamps in the multiples have the "I" or "R" portion of the watermark. The P.F. records contain only four singles and a pair. Of the singles, one has perfs touching the design at top, and one is also very close on one side. The pair with original gum in the P.F. records is a top sheet margin horizontal pair, with part of the imprint above the left stamp. There was also a pair centered to top with a straight edge at left in the Lilly collection, as well as a strip of three centered to top in the Col. Green collection.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

3,250
10,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
2001-04-11
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 836, Lot Number 1720, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (USIR Watermark Errors - 271a unused)6c Dull Brown, USIR Watermark (271a), 6c Dull Brown, USIR Watermark (271a)6c Dull Brown, USIR Watermark (271a). Original gum, lightly hinged, clear "R" of watermark, rich color on bright white paper

VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT 1895 ISSUE WITH USIR WATERMARK. ONLY FOUR SINGLES AND A PAIR HAVE BEEN CERTIFIED AS GENUINE WITH ORIGINAL GUM BY THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION.

The 6c USIR Watermark is considerably rarer than the 8c, especially in original-gum condition. The P.F. records contain only four singles. Of these, one has perfs touching the design at top, and one is also very close on one side. The pair with original gum in the P.F. records is a top sheet margin horizontal pair, with part of the imprint above the left stamp. Please refer to lot 337 in the Twigg-Smith catalogue (Sale 835) for census information on used copies.

With 1989 P.F. certificate

2,750
6,500
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FILTER: Area=United States, Sub Area=U.S. Stamps, General=19th Century Issues, Issue/Country=1894-98 Bureau Issues, All Sale Dates thru 2023/01/01, Catalogue = 271a, Symbol IN ("H")

12 Selected Lots , Page 1 of 2


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