Lot 372Newspaper, 1894, 60¢ pink, o.g., hinge remnant, beautiful radiant color, natural s.e. at top; with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. PR98 $40,000.
AN EXTREMELY RARE SOUND ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 60¢ 1894 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU NEWSPAPER ISSUE.
The Siegel census of Scott PR98 contains seventeen unused and three used copies. Of these, only two of the original-gum copies are confirmed as sound.
Lot 373 oNewspaper, 1896, $5 dark blue, cork cancel, large beautifully balanced margins and exceptional centering, rich deep color enhancing a crisp detailed impression on bright paper, Superb, the only example to receive this grade with none higher (with next highest grade being only a 90); with 2016 P.S.E. Graded certificate (Superb 98, SSV $925).
Scott No. PR121 $175.
WITHOUT QUESTION - ONE OF THE FINEST USED EXAMPLES OF THE 1896 $5 NEWSPAPER ISSUE IN EXISTENCE.