Contact Siegel
6 West 48th Street
9th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Contact by phone:
New York: (212) 753-6421
Dallas: (214) 754-5991

Sale 1090 — United States, Possessions and Confederate States Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 17-19 December, 2014

Category — 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1407
 
Sale Number 1090, Lot Number 1407, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)6c Dull Brown, USIR Watermark (271a), 6c Dull Brown, USIR Watermark (271a)6c Dull Brown, USIR Watermark (271a). Clear "R" watermark, three large to huge margins, rich color, oval numeral grid cancel, few unpunched or short perfs at top, appears simply to be a production defect rather than damage, faint corner crease

FINE CENTERING. A RARE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT 1895 "USIR" WATERMARK ERROR. ONLY 29 ARE KNOWN TO US.

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. Our updated census of this issue, published at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/271a/271a.pdf , records only 27 used copies certified as genuine by the Philatelic Foundation, plus two uncertified copies. Eighteen of those certified do not specify which letter is present. Many examples have perfs either close or touching the design.

Census No. 271a-CAN-25. Signed Sloane and with 2010 P.F. certificate.

8,500
1,100
Copyright 2021. All rights reserved by Siegel Auction Galleries Inc. Information and images may be used with credit to Siegel Auction Galleries or siegelauctions.com subject to guidelines and restrictions.
Website Terms of Use and Privacy Policy