Sale 1116 — United States Stamps and Possessions

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 16-17 December, 2015

Category — 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-278)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
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Sale 1116, Lot 3271, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Deep rich color and detailed impression on bright white paper, essentially perfect centering, unobtrusive registry oval cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 $5.00 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

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 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,900.00). Only five have graded higher.

625
2,700