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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 = 255
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Date
Lot#/
Grade
Symbol
Photo/Description
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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
271
PSE 95
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 271, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)5c Chocolate (255), 5c Chocolate (255)5c Chocolate (255). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, almost perfectly centered with balanced margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 2003 and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,900.00). Only three grade higher (highest is 98)

360
2,500
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 272, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)5c Chocolate (255), 5c Chocolate (255)5c Chocolate (255). Mint N.H., wide margins, rich color, Extremely Fine, with 1990 P.F. certificate

360
475
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
2019-05-08
The William H. Gross Collection: Outstanding U.S. Stamp Multiples
ogbl
Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 158, 1894-98  Bureau Issue (Scott 246-278), The finest wide top plate block of the 5¢ 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau we have encountered

DESCRIPTION

5¢ Chocolate (255), wide top "BUREAU, ENGRAVING & PRINTING" imprint and plate number 162 block of six, original gum, lightly hinged, each stamp with gorgeous centering, lovely warm color

PROVENANCE

Paul Cheyney (collection sold privately to Mr. Gross)

CERTIFICATION

The Philatelic Foundation (1991)

CONDITION NOTES

Extremely Fine

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$1,500.00

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

We have offered only two other top position plate blocks since keeping computerized records. Both were offered in our 2009 "Whitpain" auction. Fogelson had one with narrower selvage, and W. Parsons Todd had one with similar selvage. Based on centering and selvage size, the example offered here is the finest we have encountered.

E. 1,000-1,500
5,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1341
PSE 98
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1341, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)5c Chocolate (255), 5c Chocolate (255)5c Chocolate (255). Mint N.H., deep rich color, proof-like impression showing every detail of the engraving, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 5-CENT UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE IS THE ESSENCE OF PERFECTION. IT HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADED AWARDED.

According to Brookman, certain abrasive components of the ink used for printing the 5c stamp caused rapid plate wear. The stamp offered here, with such a remarkably detailed impression, in pristine condition and with superb centering, is truly the finest we have ever offered.

Ex "Scarsdale". 2001 P.F. certificate no longer accompanies. With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $9,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded to a Scott 255 in any gum condition and it has been equaled by only one other Mint N.H. stamp

360
5,750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1342
PSE 95
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1342, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)5c Chocolate (255), 5c Chocolate (255)5c Chocolate (255). Mint N.H. with wide top plate no. 134 selvage, pretty shade, beautiful centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PHENOMENAL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 5-CENT UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95.

With 1990 and 2004 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,900.00). Only three have graded higher (one at 95J, two at 98).

360
1,600
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1156, South America5c Chocolate (255), 5c Chocolate (255)5c Chocolate (255). Tied by "New York W Apr. 12 8:30 PM '95" duplex datestamp on cover to Stanley, Falkland Islands, transited via Cape Town, South Africa with backstamp of unclear date, upon arrival in the Falklands the recipient could not be located, struck with "Inconnu/Not known" boxed handstamp and Falkland Islands double-circle datestamp with unclear date, sent back to Cape Town where struck with additional datestamps on front (Dec. 31) and back "Returned Letter" (Jan. 3, 1896), returned to New York with triangular Dead Letter Office datestamp (Feb. 20) and ambiguous Feb. 24 circular datestamp, stamp with minor corner crease and minor cover soiling, Fine, a well-traveled cover and extremely rare destination in the Falkland Islands, very few 19th Century covers are known from the U.S.

E. 1,000-1,500
1,400
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1446, Samoa and South Pacific Islands5c Chocolate (255), 5c Chocolate (255)5c Chocolate (255). Tied by San Francisco registry oval, used with Samoa, 1895, 1-1/2p on 2p Orange (24), tied by "Apia Samoa 14 95" double-circle datestamp, affixed over stamp design of U.S. 1c Postal Card with the "One Cent" at top crossed out, to Coburg, Germany, San Francisco transit datestamp, Very Fine, Odenweller Census No. 606

E. 500-750
425
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
2018-03-07
The J. R. Helton, Jr. Collection of Used United States Stamps
109
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 109, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-283)5c Chocolate (255), 5c Chocolate (255)5c Chocolate (255). Wide margins with near mathematically perfect centering, bold rich color on bright paper, light cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, an outstanding stamp, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,150.00), this is the highest grade awarded to a No. 255 with only one equal (ex Kirke)

9
750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
2018-03-07
The J. R. Helton, Jr. Collection of Used United States Stamps
110
PSE 95J
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 110, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-283)5c Chocolate (255), 5c Chocolate (255)5c Chocolate (255). Gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins, intense shade and impression, long and full perforations all around, unobtrusive cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, ex "Natalee Grace" and Curtis, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $525.00), only two have graded higher (see preceding lot, both at 98) and only three others share this grade

9
300
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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
190
PSE 90J
nh
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 190, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)5c Chocolate (255), 5c Chocolate (255)5c Chocolate (255). Mint N.H., wonderful depth of color on bright paper, Jumbo margins and well-centered, Extremely Fine, with 2011 (for a block) and 2012 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $1,500.00)

325
700
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