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Sale 977 — The Whitpain Collection of U.S. 1894-98 Bureau Issues

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 2-3 December, 2009

Category — 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (3-Cent, Scott 253)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
310
ogbl
Sale Number 977, Lot Number 310, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (3-Cent, Scott 253)3c Purple, Imperforate (253a), 3c Purple, Imperforate (253a)3c Purple, Imperforate (253a). Bottom imprint and plate no. 47 block of six, large margins, brilliant color, original gum, h.r., left pair vertical crease

VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF SIX OF THE 1894 3-CENT IMPERFORATE UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

Full sheets of 400 of the 3c, 4c, 5c and 10c values were removed from the Bureau and became available to collectors. They were not gummed when they came from the Bureau, but were later unofficially gummed.

3,500
3,500
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