EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1894 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.
The high-denomination 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau issues are extremely rare and often plagued with poor centering and faults. This is one of the finest we have offered.
With 2006 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE 36-CENT 1894 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL NEWSPAPERS AND PERIODICALS STAMPS. ONLY NINE ARE AVAILABLE TO COLLECTORS AND NONE ARE SOUND. THIS IS ONE OF THE FINEST.
Our census of PR97, available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/PR97 , contains ten unused examples, all with original gum, including one in the Miller collection owned by The New York Public Library. None are known used. Three are only known from old black and white photos. None are sound -- most have thin spots or creases. Six have perfs touching the design on at least one side. The example offered here is one of the best-centered examples.
Census no. PR97-OG-04. With 1994 P.F. certificate
FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 60-CENT 1894 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE. ONLY 19 UNUSED EXAMPLES ARE AVAILABLE TO COLLECTORS.
Our census of PR98, available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/PR98 , contains 20 unused and 6 used examples, including one unused and one used in the Miller collection owned by The New York Public Library. Of the unused examples available to collectors, only three are confirmed as sound. The three sound copies include one straight edge at top, and all three have perfs in on one side. Centering on examples with faults also tends to be poor.
Census no. PR98-OG-19. With 2001 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE 1894 96-CENT UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE. ONE OF THE GREATEST OF ALL NEWSPAPER ISSUE RARITIES -- ONLY ELEVEN ARE CONTAINED IN OUR CENSUS.
Our census of PR99, available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/PR99 , contains eleven unused and no used examples of this rarity. Only three are confirmed as sound (one other needs to reexamined for condition). Seven have gum or part gum. The example offered here has the best centering of the three sound copies, all of which have gum.
Census no. PR99-OG-09. Ex Dr. Clarke Yarbrough. With 1980 P.F. certificate
FINE APPEARANCE.ONLY ELEVEN EXAMPLES OF THE 1894 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE ARE AVAILABLE TO COLLECTORS, AND ONLY TWO ARE CONFIRMED AS SOUND. ONE OF THE GREATEST RARITIES OF THE ISSUE.
Our census of PR100, available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/PR100 , contains 12 examples, including one in the Miller collection owned by The New York Public Library. Only two are confirmed as sound -- numbers 3 and 6 -- but number 6 has perfs touching the design at right. Several others also have perforations touching the design.
Census no. PR100-OG-01. 1967 P.F. certificate no longer accompanies. With 1994 P.F. certificate.
VERY FINE. AN INCREDIBLY RARE SOUND ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $6.00 1894 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE. ONLY 13 UNUSED EXAMPLES ARE AVAILABLE, INCLUDING SIX WITH GUM. THIS IS ONE OF THREE AVAILABLE SOUND EXAMPLES WITH ORIGINAL GUM. A PHENOMENAL RARITY.
Our census of PR101, available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/PR101 , contains 14 unused and two used examples, including one in the Miller collection owned by The New York Public Library. Of these, only six have original gum. Three original-gum examples have faults, including a repair, reperfing and thins. Only three original-gum stamps are sound -- the ex-Inman copy, one offered in our 1990 Rarities sale, and the example offered here. Four stamps without gum are also sound, but one has a straight edge.
Census no. PR101-OG-12. Ex Engel. With 1986 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $50.00 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.
With 2001 A.P.S. and 2002 P.F. certificates