Sale 1251 — The John B. Field Collection of Superb United States Stamps
Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 2-3 March, 2022
Category — 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)
$5.00 Dark Green (278). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color on bright paper, unusually choice centering, long and full perforations all around
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 1895 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.
Ex "Westchester" and Merlin. With 1999 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $5,000.00). Only four grade higher and none share this grade. By way of comparison, for Mint N.H. only one grades higher than 85.