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FILTER: Area=United States, Sub Area=U.S. Stamps, General=19th Century Issues, Issue/Country=1894-98 Bureau Issues, All Sale Dates thru 2023/01/01, Catalogue = 261A, Symbol IN ("H, BL")
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Grade
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
2021-07-20
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 321, 1894-97 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A). Right selvage block of four, original gum, h.r., intense shade and impression, top left stamp just a hint of a faint thin spot in margin, few irregular perfs at bottom left, natural gum wrinkle bottom pair, few minor perf separations

FINE APPEARING AND RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1894 $1.00 TYPE II UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

According to Brookman, the Type II stamps, with circles complete around the bottom left denomination, were not discovered until several years after the stamp was issued. Its discoverer was the custodian of the National stamp collection, who determined that the Type II stamps are found on only five rows of the plate. Brookman estimated that only 8,762 were distributed.

Scott value $9,000.00

E. 1,500-2,000
1,600
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
2015-04-28
The Robert R. Hall Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 463, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A). Bottom selvage block of four, three stamps Mint N.H., bottom right stamp lightly hinged, intense shade and impression on bright paper, bottom stamps natural gum bend

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1894 $1.00 TYPE II UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE, WITH THREE STAMPS IN MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.

According to Brookman, the Type II stamps, with circles complete around the bottom left denomination, were not discovered until several years after the stamp was issued. Its discoverer was the custodian of the National stamp collection, who determined that the Type II stamps are found on only five rows of the plate. Brookman estimated that only 8,762 were distributed. We have offered two other blocks of four and a block of six since 1997. The two blocks of four did not contain any Mint N.H. stamps. Three stamps in the block of six are Mint N.H. Virtually all quality multiples have been broken to feed demand for singles. We are amazed this block has remained intact.

With 1992 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as singles

21,600
6,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
2009-12-02
The Whitpain Collection of U.S. 1894-98 Bureau Issues
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Sale Number 977, Lot Number 357, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue ($1.00, Scott 261, 261A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A). Block of four, original gum, barely hinged, intense shade on bright paper

VERY FINE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE $1.00 TYPE II UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE. VERY FEW MULTIPLES ARE KNOWN.

According to Brookman, the Type II stamps, with circles complete around the bottom left denomination, were not discovered until several years after the stamp was issued. Its discoverer was the custodian of the National stamp collection, who determined that the Type II stamps are found on only five rows of the plate. Brookman estimated that only 8,762 were distributed. We have only offered one other block of four and the remarkable block of six (ex Whitman) since 1997.

Scott Catalogue assigns a paltry $700.00 premium for the block of four versus four singles.

9,500
2,300
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
2009-04-14
The Alan B. Whitman Collection, Part Two: 1870-1901 Issues
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Sale Number 968A, Lot Number 312, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A). Bottom right corner sheet selvage block of six, three bottom stamps Mint N.H., bottom right stamp has a tiny gum disturbance in the corner mentioned on new P.S.E. certificate, which is so negligible they still call it Mint N.H., the same certificate also describes a trivial natural gum crease in lower right corner of the same stamp, which is barely noticeable (the P.F. certificate simply states "genuine, never hinged"), intense shade and impression on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE. A STUNNING BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER-MARGIN BLOCK OF SIX OF THE $1.00 TYPE II 1894 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE. MULTIPLES ARE VERY RARE, ESPECIALLY THOSE CONTAINING MINT NEVER-HINGED STAMPS.

According to Brookman, the Type II stamps, with circles complete around the bottom left denomination, were not discovered until several years after the stamp was issued. Its discoverer was the custodian of the stamp collection in the National Museum, who determined that the Type II stamps are found on only five rows of the plate. Brookman estimated that only 8,762 were distributed.

This multiple was separated from a larger block, originally containing the complete bottom two rows of the plate. The plate block currently resides in a private collection. Alan Whitman acquired this gem block privately.

With 2001 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates. Scott Retail as singles.

29,700
47,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
2008-06-07
2008 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 958, Lot Number 627, 1894-98 Bureau Issue$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A). Block of four with selvage at right, intense shade and impression, lightly hinged

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE $1.00 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

Scott Catalogue assigns a paltry $400.00 premium over the price of four singles. This is probably because a block has not been offered in some time -- the last time we sold a block of four (which was rejoined) was in 1997.

With 1987 P.F. certificate

10,000
6,750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
1998-03-18
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 798, Lot Number 312, 1894-98 Bureau Issue$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A). B. margin plate no. 76 single, o.g., h.r., folded along perfs, Fine

1,900
800
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
1997-03-11
U.S. Stamps, Air Post & Foreign
ogbl
Sale Number 785, Lot Number 203, 1894-98 Bureau $1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A). Block of four, o.g., h.r., few perfs expertly rejoined, appears Fine-Very Fine, an extremely scarce unwatermarked block

8,000
2,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
1996-05-21
1996 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 777, Lot Number 171, 1894-98 Bureau Issues$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A). Block, o.g., B.R. stamp Mint, very well-centered, L. vertical pair with faint crease, otherwise Extremely Fine, including the superb Mint stamp at bottom right

8,000
6,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
1996-04-23
U.S. Stamps and Covers
ogbl
Sale Number 775, Lot Number 1142, 1894-98 Bureau Issue$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A). Block, o.g., Fine-Very Fine, scarce unwatermarked block

8,000
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
1988-04-23
1988 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 692, Lot Number 328, 1894-98 Bureau Issues$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A). Block, barely hinged, Fine-Extremely Fine, Rare and Handsome, with P.F. Certificate

7,500
3,000
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20 Selected Lots , Page 1 of 2


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