Sale 1231 — The James P. Myerson Collection of Superb United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 9-10 February, 2021

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*A buyer’s premium of 18% of the winning bid was added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers were responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid, bidders agreed to the terms and conditions in effect at the time of the sale.

Category — 1894-1903 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
205
 
Sale 1231, Lot 205, 1894-1903 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Jumbo margins and outstanding centering, deep rich color and detailed impression, light strike of registry oval cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB JUMBO 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 Jumbo margins, choice centering and rich color, is a true rarity.

With 2012 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $5,500.00). This is the only used Scott 278 in the P.S.E. Population Report with a Jumbo grade. There are four that grade higher (at 98), but none of those have the margin size of this example.

600
4,250