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2019-10-22
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1203, 1894-95 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-278)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a), 8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a). Vertical pair with right arrow selvage, showing clear "I" and "R" of watermark in selvage, "I" of watermark on top stamp and "S" on bottom stamp, slightly disturbed original gum, deep rich color, top stamp natural gum crease

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM PAIR OF THE 1895 8-CENT WATERMARKED BUREAU 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. There are approximately 75 known of the 8c with approximately ten unused, but many are either off-center or have flaws.

With 2010 P.S.A.G. certificate. Scott Retail for a single watermark error without premium for the bottom stamp or the position piece

6,000
0
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
2019-10-22
United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1204, 1894-95 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-278)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a), 8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a). Showing bold "R" of watermark, deep rich color, choice centering, face-free cancel struck in corner, Very Fine and choice, a beautiful example, 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, there are approximately 75 known of the 8c, but many are either off-center or have flaws, collectors prefer examples showing the "R" watermark, as this letter is unquestionably from "USIR", with 1996 P.F. certificate

950
800
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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 163, 1894-98  Bureau Issue (Scott 246-278), A rare imprint and plate number strip of three of the 8¢ 1895 Issue with "USIR" watermark, which is the largest multiple available to collectors

DESCRIPTION

8¢ Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a), wide top "BUREAU, ENGRAVING & PRINTING" imprint and plate number 58 strip of three, original gum, lightly hinged, plate number selvage with clear "I" of watermark just extends into center selvage, "I" of watermark straddles left and center stamps, "R" of watermark is mostly on the right stamp but also extends into the center stamp, all three stamps have the watermark error, rich color

PROVENANCE

Siegel Auction Galleries, 1991 Rarities of the World, 4/20/1991, lot 605

Shreves Philatelic Galleries, 11/5/2004, lot 605, to William H. Gross

CERTIFICATION

The Philatelic Foundation (1987)

CONDITION NOTES

Very Fine; two perforations separated at right between stamp and selvage (not mentioned on certificate)

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$20,000.00

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. Our records contain four wide top imprint and plate number strips of three available to collectors, plus one with narrow selvage from the bottom position. The unique plate block of six is contained in the Miller collection owned by The New York Public Library.

E. 10,000-15,000
6,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
2019-03-14
United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1871, 1894-1903 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a), 8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a). Showing clear "R" of watermark, intense shade, well-balanced margins, neat cancel, tiny tear at bottom, appears Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate

950
180
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
2019-03-14
United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1872, 1894-1903 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a), 8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a). Showing clear "I" of watermark, rich color, neat cancel, fresh and Fine

950
200
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
2018-11-14
United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii
 
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 340, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a), 8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a). Showing clear "R" of watermark, intense shade, well-balanced margins, neat cancel, Extremely Fine

950
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
2017-10-24
Classic Bureau Issues featuring Dr. Heimburger and Brody Collections
 
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 25, 1894-98 Bureau Issue: Issued Stamps and Covers8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a), 8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a). With clear "R" of watermark, deep rich color, neat strike of town datestamp, Very Fine and choice, 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, there are approximately 75 known of the 8c, but many are either off-center or have flaws, collectors prefer examples showing the "R" watermark, as this letter is unquestionably from "USIR", with 1998 P.F. certificate

950
500
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
2017-07-25
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 362, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a), 8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a). Horizontal pair with full imprint at top, unused (no gum), "I" of watermark in selvage and "R" of watermark split between stamps, few perf separations sensibly reinforced, some light staining at top

FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE "IR" POSITION PAIR OF THE 8-CENT 1895 ISSUE WITH "U S I R" 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. There are approximately 75 known of the 8c with approximately ten unused, but many are either off-center or have flaws.

With 1975 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as two singles

12,000
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
2017-07-25
United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 363, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a), 8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a). Attractively centered with light target cancel, clear "R" watermark, light creases, Fine appearance

950
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
2017-03-01
United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 890, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a), 8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a). Rich color, clear and bold "R" of watermark with letter nearly complete, indistinct cancel, Very Fine, desirable with such a clear "R", with 1994 P.F. certificate

1,000
225
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