60-cent 1894 newspaper stamp is to be sold by Spink! The unique lot is to fetch $40,000

April 28th, 2018

FindYourStampsValue.com is delighted to announce that Spink is to auction one of the greatest examples of 60-cent 1894 unwatermarked bureau newspaper stamps that is thought to be one of the rarest of all newspaper issues. Only two of the seventeen recorded unused examples are sound and have original gum. This great rarity offered by Siegel is to be realized for $40,000. 

60-cent 1894 newspaper stamp was printed in pink colour and depicts Lustitia (Goddess of Justice), who has become a symbol of Justice in western culture. She is usually depicted holding a sword and scales, 

This particular stamp offered by Spink is so valuable and desirable for collectors as its faults are quite minimal considering the numerous faults and/or repairs that plague nearly all of the few known Bureau issue newspaper stamps and it is better centered and fresher than most. The Scott catalog specifically notes that values are for stamps with "fine centering and small faults". It is an important rarity for the collector of Newspaper stamps or back-of-the-book issues. 

The auction will take place on Monday April 30th and Tuesday May 1st. This interesting sale is going to offer over 800 stamps and other philatelic products.