Sale 962 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 24-26 September, 2008

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2561
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Sale 962, Lot 2561, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$5.00 Dark Green (278). With plate no. 85 selvage at bottom, original gum, deep rich color and proof-like impression, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 $5.00 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE IN ANY CONDITION.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $12,200.00). Only one other hinged copy and one used have equalled this grade, and none has graded higher.

2,400
13,000