EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 $5.00 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE. A DIFFICULT ISSUE TO OBTAIN IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.
The $5.00 was usually heavily cancelled or used on heavy parcels which were not treated kindly. The example offered here, with gorgeous centering, rich color, bright paper and an attractive cancel, is a true rarity.
With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,900.00). Only three have graded higher to date.
VERY FINE. A RARE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER MULTIPLE OF THE 1899 10-CENT TYPE II. AS AN INDICATION OF RARITY, WE HAVE NEVER SOLD A FULL PLATE BLOCK IN MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.
In 2011 we offered a no-gum plate block, also from the top position, but with shorter selvage; it was the only full plate block we had offered since keeping computerized records. A similar one with gum was offered in the Wampler sale. This Mint N.H. strip, with the full imprint and plate no., is a great rarity.
With 2011 P.S.E. certificate. Scott Retail as Mint N.H. imprint and plate no. strip of three and Mint N.H. single