EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 $1.00 TYPE II WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE. ESPECIALLY RARE WITH THE PLATE NUMBER SELVAGE. THIS IS THE FIRST UNUSED PLATE NUMBER SINGLE WE HAVE OFFERED SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS.
The Type II with plate number is only found on the right pane of the plate of 200 subjects. A review using Power Search shows we have never offered a single with plate number, and those contained in the five strips we have sold are all hinged. This is one of the rarest stamps of the issue to obtain in Mint N.H. condition -- we have only offered five other Mint N.H. singles since keeping computerized records (25 years), one of which was reperfed.
With 2004 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 $1.00 TYPE II WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED IN ANY CATEGORY.
With 2019 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 95, SMQ $1,400.00 as 95). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by no others in any condition (used or unused). To extrapolate a potential SMQ value for this issue in the grade of 98, we looked at the other dollar value 1894-95 Bureaus in used condition. Six of the seven other dollar values are priced in SMQ in used condition at both 95 and 98. The average premium for a 98 is 2.55-times the price of a 95, meaning the potential SMQ value of this stamp is $3,500.00 (without taking into account that this is a population of one)
VERY FINE AND CHOICE POSITION PIECE OF THE 1895 $1.00 TYPE II WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.
Scott 276A is very difficult to find in choice centered, original gum condition, particularly from a better position. With 2016 P.S.E. certificate for block of four