Sale 1011 — United States Stamps & Postal History, Foreign

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 21-24 June, 2011

Category — 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 267c-283)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
638
 
Sale 1011, Lot 638, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 267c-283)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, beautiful centering with well-balanced margins, light strike of oval registry cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 $5.00 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE. A DIFFICULT ISSUE TO OBTAIN IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.

The $5.00 was usually heavily cancelled or used on heavy parcels which were not treated kindly. The example offered here, with gorgeous centering, rich color, bright paper and an attractive cancel, is a true rarity.

With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,900.00). Only three have graded higher to date.

625
1,900