VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1894 $1.00 TYPE I UNWATERMARKED.
With 1997 P.F. certificate
FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE $1.00 1894 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE SHOWING A COMBINATION OF TYPES I AND II.
The $1.00 1894-95 Issue was printed in a sheet of 200 comprised of two panes of 100. The left pane and left half of the right pane were Type I, while the right half of the right pane was Type II. Combination pairs and strips, which exist only between the fifth and sixth columns, are rare and desirable. According to Bartels and Brookman, only 8,762 of the Type II were issued in total, and of these only a small fraction (20%) come from the positions that could yield combination pairs.
With 2001 P.S.E. certificate. Scott Retail as singles
EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 $1.00 UNWATERMARKED TYPE II BUREAU ISSUE.
Condition conscious collectors are well aware that it is extremely difficult to find First Bureau stamps in centered, Mint Never-Hinged condition, particularly the higher denominations. This is mostly due to production problems as the Bureau of Engraving and Printing assumed responsibility for stamp production after the American Bank Note Co. contract expired.
With 2006 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)
VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1894 $1.00 TYPE II UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE, WITH THREE STAMPS IN MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.
According to Brookman, the Type II stamps, with circles complete around the bottom left denomination, were not discovered until several years after the stamp was issued. Its discoverer was the custodian of the National stamp collection, who determined that the Type II stamps are found on only five rows of the plate. Brookman estimated that only 8,762 were distributed. We have offered two other blocks of four and a block of six since 1997. The two blocks of four did not contain any Mint N.H. stamps. Three stamps in the block of six are Mint N.H. Virtually all quality multiples have been broken to feed demand for singles. We are amazed this block has remained intact.
With 1992 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as singles
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A HUGE-MARGINED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 $2.00 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.
With 1991 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 $5.00 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.
With 1993 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 $5.00 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.
With 2000 P.F. certificate
FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE 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.