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Sale 1107 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 28-29 July, 2015

Category — 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-283)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
373
 
Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 373, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-283)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$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 five have graded higher.

625
2,900
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