Sale 1100 — United States Stamps and Covers
Sale Date — Monday, 22 June, 2015
Category — 1894-98 Bureau Issues, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 263-293)
FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1894 $5.00 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.
Very few blocks remain intact, as most have been broken to feed collector demand for singles. We have offered only two others, both with similar centering, in over a decade.
Ex Frelinghuysen. With 2012 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1895 $5.00 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN.
Apart from the block sold in the Whitpain collection (Siegel 977), this is the only other block of four we have offered in the past ten years. 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.
With 1972 and 2008 P.F. certificates
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB JUMBO-MARGINED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.
With 1988 and 2014 P.F. certificates
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE $2.00 IS THE MOST CHALLENGING OF THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE TO OBTAIN IN THIS SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.
With 1987 and 2014 P.F. certificates
FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE MINT-NEVER HINGED PLATE NUMBER PAIR OF THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI.
This issue is unpriced as a plate number pair in Mint N.H. condition. Scott Retail as two singles