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FILTER: Area=United States, Sub Area=U.S. Stamps, General=19th Century Issues,Issue/Country=, All Sale Dates thru 2020/01/01, Catalogue = 249
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
2019-07-23
United States Stamps and Confederate States
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 261, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249), 2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249). Mint N.H. top imprint and plate no. 3 block of six, deep color, Fine, this is only the fourth Mint Never-Hinged plate block of No. 249 we have offered since keeping computerized records, and only one other is from the top position

5,750
2,500
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
2019-07-23
United States Stamps and Confederate States
262
PSE 98J
 
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 262, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249), 2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249). Brilliant color, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, bold machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, the 2c shades are perhaps the most difficult issues to obtain in choice condition, ex Curtis, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $1,400.00), the highest grade awarded and only two others shares it

7
500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
2019-06-26
2019 Rarities of the World
2067
PSE 100J
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Sale Number 1205, Lot Number 2067, 1894-98 Bureau Issues2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249), 2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249). Original gum, beautiful vivid color and proof-like impression, mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR EXAMPLE OF THE UNWATERMARKED 2-CENT TYPE I 1894 ISSUE IN THE CARMINE LAKE SHADE -- GRADED GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

As collectors of the First Bureau Issue know, great difficulty was experienced in perforating the stamps, either due to poor equipment or improper operation. Choppy, ragged perfs and poor centering are so common on this issue that it is often possible to separate the 1894 unwatermarked stamps from the 1895 watermarked stamps by the appearance of the perforations alone. This example, with precise centering, Jumbo margins and perfectly formed perforations is an extreme condition rarity.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 100, SMQ $2,450.00 as 100). This is the highest grade possible and it is shared by only one other. A single Mint N.H. example also shares this grade, which realized $27,000 in our sale of the Alan Whitman collection. This is a wonderful opportunity for the collector who values perfection but does not mind a light hinge

150
2,200
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1335
PSE 100J
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1335, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249), 2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249). Mint N.H., beautiful dark shade and proof-like impression on fresh paper, long full perfs all around, mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR ONE-OF-A-KIND MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE UNWATERMARKED 2-CENT TYPE I 1894 ISSUE IN THE CARMINE LAKE SHADE. THIS MAGNIFICENT STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- IT IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS ULTIMATE GRADE.

As collectors of the First Bureau Issue know, great difficulty was experienced in perforating the stamps, either due to poor equipment or improper operation. Choppy, ragged perfs and poor centering are so common on this issue that it is often possible to separate the 1894 unwatermarked stamps from the 1895 watermarked stamps by the appearance of the perforations alone. This example, with precise centering, Jumbo margins and perfectly formed perforations is an extreme condition rarity.

Ex Whitman and Merlin. With 1995 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100 Jumbo, unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 100, SMQ $35,000.00 as 100). This is the only stamp to achieve this perfect grade in the P.S.E. Population Report. No other Mint N.H. examples grade above 98J

450
19,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
2018-11-14
United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii
328
PSE 95J
 
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 328, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249), 2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249). Deep shade, Jumbo margins and gorgeous centering, bold strike of duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $500.00)

7
250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
2017-09-19
The Clipper City Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
184
PF 90
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 184, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249), 2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249). Mint N.H., vibrant color on post-office fresh paper, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2007 and 2013 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

450
800
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
2016-11-09
U.S. and Possessions, featuring The Weinberg Inventory
641
PSE 95J
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 641, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249), 2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249). Deep shade, Jumbo margins and precise centering, neat machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $500.00), only five have been graded higher

7
325
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
2016-04-07
The Hanover Collection of Superb-Quality U.S. Stamps-Part One
140°
PF 98J
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Sale Number 1122, Lot Number 140, 1894-95 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-278)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249), 2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PHENOMENAL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE UNWATERMARKED 2-CENT TYPE I 1894 ISSUE IN THE CARMINE LAKE SHADE. THIS MAGNIFICENT STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION.

As collectors of the First Bureau Issue know, great difficulty was experienced in perforating the stamps, either due to poor equipment or improper operation. Choppy, ragged perfs and poor centering are so common on this issue that it is often possible to separate the 1894 unwatermarked stamps from the 1895 watermarked stamps by the appearance of the perforations alone. Examples with desirable centering tend to have Jumbo margins at either sides or top and bottom, but rarely on all four sides. This example, with precise centering, Jumbo margins and perfectly formed perforations is an extreme condition rarity.

Ex Gorham. With 2000 and 2006 P.F. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo). By way of comparison, P.S.E. has graded one at 98 Jumbo and one at 100 Jumbo. We have never offered the P.S.E. 98 Jumbo in one of our auctions, but the stamp offered here compares very favorably to the 100 Jumbo we offered in our Whitman and Merlin sales.

450
15,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
2016-03-17
Outstanding United States Stamps
1402
PSE 90
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Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1402, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249), 2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249). Mint N.H. with plate no. 32 selvage at top, deep rich color, detailed impression, choice centering with unusually wide margins, gum crease not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Extremely Fine, ex "Scarsdale", 1999 P.F. certificate (as Dark Carmine Lake) no longer accompanies, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,250.00)

450
700
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
2015-12-16
United States Stamps and Possessions
3255
PSE 90
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Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3255, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-278)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249), 2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249). Mint N.H., brilliant color on post-office fresh paper, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,200.00)

450
900
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