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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 — 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue ($5.00, Scott 278)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
451
ogbl
Sale Number 977, Lot Number 451, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue ($5.00, Scott 278)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Block of four, original gum, couple hinge slivers where perf separations sensibly reinforced, top left stamp thin spot

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF THE 1895 $5.00 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

The last block of four we offered was in 2008, and the one before that was offered in 1998 (regummed). Only one full plate block exists. The Scott Catalogue assigns a paltry $1,000.00 premium for the block versus four singles, which in no way reflects its rarity.

10,000
4,000
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