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Sale 976 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 29 September-2 October, 2009

Category — 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1760
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1760, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)2c Carmine, Ty. II (266), 2c Carmine, Ty. II (266)2c Carmine, Ty. II (266). Mint N.H. vertical block of six, fresh, small mark on pos. 5, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

660
300
1761
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1761, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)2c Carmine, Ty. II-III (265-266), 2c Carmine, Ty. II-III (265-266)2c Carmine, Ty. II-III (265-266). Horizontal pair, left stamp Ty. II, original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, Very Fine and choice, on the upper left pane from plate no. 170 the left three vertical rows were Ty. II and the remaining rows were Ty. III

150
140
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1762
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1762, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)2c Carmine, Ty. III (267), 2c Carmine, Ty. III (267)2c Carmine, Ty. III (267). Mint N.H. wide top imprint and plate no. 216 block of six, Very Fine, a difficult plate block to find with this centering in the top position, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

325
375
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1763
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1763, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Imperforate (267a), 2c Carmine, Ty. III, Imperforate (267a)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Imperforate (267a). Block of four, original gum, large even margins and strong color, vertical crease between pairs and bottom pair tiny wrinkle, Extremely Fine appearance

600
150
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1764
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1764, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)3c Purple (268), 3c Purple (268)3c Purple (268). Mint N.H. horizontal block of six with top selvage, Fine-Very Fine

690
225
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1765
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1765, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)4c Dark Brown (269), 4c Dark Brown (269)4c Dark Brown (269). Mint N.H. with top plate no. 106, pretty shade, wide margins, Extremely Fine

150
200
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1766
ogbl
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1766, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)6c Dull Brown (271), 6c Dull Brown (271)6c Dull Brown (271). Block of four, original gum, barest trace of what may be hinging, deep rich color, well-balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful block

600
0
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1767
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1767, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)8c Violet Brown (272), 8c Violet Brown (272)8c Violet Brown (272). Mint N.H., bright shade and detailed impression, choice centering with wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine Gem, with 1984 and 1998 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,550.00)

225
1,000
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1768
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1768, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)8c Violet Brown (272), 8c Violet Brown (272)8c Violet Brown (272). Mint N.H., rich color on crisp paper, beautiful centering, Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate for block

225
275
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1769
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1769, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)8c Violet Brown (272), 8c Violet Brown (272)8c Violet Brown (272). Original gum, lightly hinged, unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem

75
130
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1770
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1770, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)8c Violet Brown (272), 8c Violet Brown (272)8c Violet Brown (272). Bottom imprint and plate no. 58 block of six, original gum, h.r. minor perf reinforcement, Fine plate block

1,000
225
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1771
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1771, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)8c Violet Brown (272), 8c Violet Brown (272)8c Violet Brown (272). Incredibly wide even margins, neat Baltimore oval cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, used Bureau Issues with wide margins and choice centering are hard to find, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $380.00)

2
300
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1772
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1772, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)8c-10c 1895-1898 Bureau Issues (272, 282C), 8c-10c 1895-1898 Bureau Issues (272, 282C)8c-10c 1895-1898 Bureau Issues (272, 282C). Both with wide balanced margins, 8c bold double oval cancel, 10c purple town cancel, Extremely Fine Gems, elusive used Bureau Issues with exceptionally choice centering, with 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $380.00 and XF-Superb 95; SMQ $280.00, respectively)

8
450
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1773
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1773, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a), 8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a). Exceptionally well-centered with choice margins, deep color with fairly light cork cancel, clear unmistakable double-line "R" watermark, Very Fine and scarce, far better than typically seen, with 2009 P.F. certificate

1,000
900
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1774
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1774, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a), 8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a). Right stamp in pair shows "R" of watermark, left stamp shows "U" and with small tear at upper left (the variety is sound), Very Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

1,000
250
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1775
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1775, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)15c Dark Blue (274), 15c Dark Blue (274)15c Dark Blue (274). Mint N.H. with part imprint at bottom, intense color and impression on bright fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1994 P.F. certificate for strip of three

750
600
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1776
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1776, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)15c Dark Blue (274), 15c Dark Blue (274)15c Dark Blue (274). Original gum, small h.r., deep rich color on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a gorgeous stamp

250
350
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1777
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1777, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)15c Dark Blue, Imperforate (274a), 15c Dark Blue, Imperforate (274a)15c Dark Blue, Imperforate (274a). Horizontal pair with huge top right sheet corner margin showing siderographer's initials, Mint N.H., tiny thin speck in selvage far above left stamp, the stamps Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as hinged pair, with 1992 P.F. certificate

1,100
700
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1778
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1778, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)50c Orange (275), 50c Orange (275)50c Orange (275). Mint N.H. with part top imprint selvage (faintly hinged in selvage), incredibly well-centered, deep rich color on bright white paper

EXTREMELY FINE. THE 50-CENT 1895 BUREAU ISSUE IS VERY DIFFICULT TO FIND WITH BOTH QUALITY CENTERING AND MINT NEVER-HINGED GUM.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate

1,000
1,600
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1779
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1779, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)50c Orange (275), 50c Orange (275)50c Orange (275). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, well-centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem

300
0
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1780
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1780, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276), $1.00 Black, Ty. I (276)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276). Mint N.H., well-centered, intense shade, light gum crease top right, Very Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

2,200
650
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1781
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1781, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276), $1.00 Black, Ty. I (276)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276). Original gum, intense shade and impression on bright paper, well-centered with wide and even margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp

700
750
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1782
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1782, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276), $1.00 Black, Ty. I (276)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense color, exceptionally well-centered, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

700
450
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1783
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1783, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276), $1.00 Black, Ty. I (276)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and impression on bright paper, well-proportioned margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2000 P.F. certificate

700
500
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1784
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1784, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276), $1.00 Black, Ty. I (276)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276). Original gum, lightly hinged, almost perfectly balanced margins with intense shade, Very Fine and choice, with 1985 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates

700
450
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1785
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1785, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276), $1.00 Black, Ty. I (276)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276). Original gum, intense shade and impression, Fine

700
275
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1786
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1786, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$1.00 Black, Ty. I-II (276-276A), $1.00 Black, Ty. I-II (276-276A)$1.00 Black, Ty. I-II (276-276A). Two singles originally forming a horizontal pair, choice centering, oval registry cancel, Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as the combination pair

2,600
1,200
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1787
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1787, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A). Original gum, small h.r., intense shade and impression, reperfed at left (not mentioned on accompanying certificate), Very Fine appearance, with 2000 P.F. certificate

1,500
900
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1788
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1788, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A). Original gum, single hinge mark, deep shade and detailed impression, reperfed at left, Very Fine appearance

1,500
550
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1789
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1789, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A). Original gum, small red handstamp guarantee on back, Fine

1,500
325
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1790
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1790, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A). Original gum, h.r., small thin spot, Fine appearance

1,500
225
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1791
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1791, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$2.00 Dark Blue (277a), $2.00 Dark Blue (277a)$2.00 Dark Blue (277a). Original gum, tiny h.r., rich color on bright paper, unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 $2.00 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 1997 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $5,950.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date and only three others share this grade. None have graded equal or higher in any category

1,100
2,500
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1792
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1792, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright shade and crisp impression, wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 $2.00 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

P.S.E. encapsulated (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,750.00). This issue is difficult to obtain in higher grades -- only three have graded higher to date in any category.

1,100
2,200
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1793
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1793, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, pretty shade, reperfed at right (not mentioned on accompanying certificate), Extremely Fine appearance, with 1974 P.F. certificate

1,100
750
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1794
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1794, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, h.r., bright color, few shortish perfs at bottom, otherwise Very Fine

1,100
400
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1795
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1795, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$2.00 Dark Blue (277a), $2.00 Dark Blue (277a)$2.00 Dark Blue (277a). Original gum, lightly hinged, well-centered, magnificent color and impression, Very Fine, with 1977 and 2001 P.F. certificates

1,100
650
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1796
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1796, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$2.00 Dark Blue (277a), $2.00 Dark Blue (277a)$2.00 Dark Blue (277a). Original gum, lightly hinged, incredibly well-centered, intense color with proof-like impression, small vertical crease at bottom, Extremely Fine appearance

1,100
375
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1797
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1797, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Original gum, lightly hinged, magnificent centering, strong color and impression on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE. A LOVELY EAMPLE OF THE $5.00 1895 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE WITH LIGHTLY-HINGED ORIGINAL GUM.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $3,100.00)

2,400
2,200
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1798
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1798, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Original gum, lightly hinged, fresh color, and detailed impression on fresh and bright paper, well-centered

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONAL COPY OF THE $5.00 1895 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 2002 P.S.E. certificate

2,400
2,500
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1799
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1799, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Original gum, h.r., rich color on bright paper, reperfed, Very Fine appearance

2,400
0
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1800
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1800, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Disturbed original gum, deep rich color, tiny thin spot, Fine appearance

2,400
350
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1801
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1801, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Unused (regummed), rich color, Very Fine

800
500
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1802
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1802, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Bright color on crisp paper, choice centering with well-proportioned margins, face-free cancel, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp

650
600
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1803
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1803, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$5.00 Dark Green, Imperforate (278a), $5.00 Dark Green, Imperforate (278a)$5.00 Dark Green, Imperforate (278a). Horizontal pair, original gum, lightly hinged, large margins, fresh and crisp, rich color

EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING IMPERFORATE PAIR OF THE $5.00 1895 BUREAU ISSUE.

With 1988 P.F. certificate

3,500
1,900
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