Sale 1231 — The James P. Myerson Collection of Superb United States Stamps
Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 9-10 February, 2021
Category — 1894-1903 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)
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.