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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 2025/01/01, Catalogue = 261A, Symbol IN ("NH")
Area/Sub/
General/Issue
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
2023-03-21
United States Stamps
3436°
PSE 85
nh
Sale 1278, Lot 3436, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A). Mint N.H., intense shade on post office fresh paper, choice centering with balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 $1.00 UNWATERMARKED TYPE II BUREAU ISSUE.

Condition conscious collectors are well aware that it is extremely difficult to find First Bureau stamps in centered, Mint Never-Hinged condition, particularly the higher denominations. This is mostly due to production problems as the Bureau of Engraving and Printing assumed responsibility for stamp production after the American Bank Note Co. contract expired.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $8,750.00)

6,500
5,000
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
2022-03-02
The John B. Field Collection of Superb United States Stamps
1185
PSE 90
nh
Sale 1251, Lot 1185, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A). Mint N.H. with right part arrow selvage, intense shade and impression on bright paper, choice centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE PART ARROW MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 $1.00 UNWATERMARKED TYPE II BUREAU ISSUE.

The 1894 Unwatermarked issue was the first U.S. postage issue to be printed by the Bureau of Engraving & Printing, after the contract with American Bank Note Co. expired. The first stamps printed by the Bureau are notoriously difficult to find well-centered, as production was marred by initial problems as they geared up to meet the needs of the public for stamps. The designs through the $1.00 were kept the same from the 1890 ABN Co. issue, with the addition of corner triangles to distinguish the printings. The use of the same designs is another indication of the time pressure that may have caused some of the initial production problems.

Perhaps the two most difficult denominations to find in superb condition are the $1.00 Type II (Scott 261A), and the $5.00.. Examples with selvage are particularly desirable as the lack of watermark is far more obvious. We have not offered another Mint N.H. example graded 90 or higher since 2009.

With 2020 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $14,500.00). Only two Mint N.H. examples grade higher (at 95 and 95J) and only four others share this grade.

6,500
9,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
2021-11-16
United States Stamps, featuring the Sacramento Collection
1549
PSE 80
nh
Sale 1245, Lot 1549, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A). Mint N.H., detailed impression on bright paper

VERY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 $1.00 TYPE II UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 2006 and 2018 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $6,500.00)

6,500
4,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
2020-10-19
Outstanding United States Stamps and Gold Coins
2958°
PSE 90
nh
Sale 1227, Lot 2958, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A). Mint N.H. with right part arrow selvage, intense shade and impression on bright paper, choice centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE PART ARROW MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 $1.00 UNWATERMARKED TYPE II BUREAU ISSUE.

Collectors of this issue know that it is extremely difficult to find the First Bureau issue in centered, Mint Never-Hinged condition, particularly the higher denominations. This is mostly due to production problems as the Bureau of Engraving and Printing assumed responsibility for stamp production after the American Bank Note Co. contract expired. Examples with selvage are particularly desirable as the lack of watermark is far more obvious. We have not offered another Mint N.H. example graded 90 or higher since 2009.

With 2020 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $14,500.00). Only two Mint N.H. examples grade higher (at 95 and 95J) and only two others share this grade -- a statistic which has not changed since at least 2009

6,500
14,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
2019-10-22
United States Stamps
nh
Sale 1209, Lot 1199, 1894-95 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-278)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A SCARCE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 $1.00 TYPE II UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 2014 P.S.E. certificate

6,500
2,600
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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
nh
Sale 1192, Lot 336, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A). Mint N.H., intense shade and proof-like impression on fresh paper

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A SCARCE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 $1.00 TYPE II UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 1987 P.F. and 2012 P.S.A.G. certificates

6,500
2,900
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
2017-12-19
United States Stamps and Hawaii
nh
Sale 1172, Lot 580, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A). Mint N.H., intense shade on bright paper, choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 1894 UNWATERMARKED TYPE II BUREAU ISSUE. ONE OF THE FINEST COPIES IN EXISTENCE.

Collectors of this issue know that it is extremely difficult to find the first Bureau Issue in centered, Mint Never-Hinged condition, particularly the higher denominations. This is mostly due to production problems as the Bureau of Engraving and Printing assumed responsibility for stamp production after the American Bank Note contract expired.

With 1998 (for a pair) and 2006 P.F. certificates

6,500
3,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1894-98 Bureau Issues
2017-03-01
United States Stamps
nh
Sale 1150, Lot 876, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A). Mint N.H., intense shade on bright paper, choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 1894 UNWATERMARKED TYPE II BUREAU ISSUE. ONE OF THE FINEST COPIES IN EXISTENCE.

Collectors of this issue know that it is extremely difficult to find the first Bureau issue in centered, Mint Never-Hinged condition, particularly the higher denominations. This is mostly due to production problems as the Bureau of Engraving and Printing assumed responsibility for stamp production after the American Bank Note contract expired.

With 1998 (for a pair) and 2006 P.F. certificates

6,500
0
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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
nh
Sale 1122, Lot 149, 1894-95 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-278)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A). Mint N.H., intense shade on bright paper, choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 1894 UNWATERMARKED TYPE II BUREAU ISSUE. ONE OF THE FINEST COPIES IN EXISTENCE.

Collectors of this issue know that it is extremely difficult to find the first Bureau issue in centered, Mint Never-Hinged condition, particularly the higher denominations. This is mostly due to production problems as the Bureau of Engraving and Printing assumed responsibility for stamp production after the American Bank Note contract expired.

With 1998 P.F. certificate for pair and 2006 P.F. certificate for single.

6,500
0
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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
462
PF 85
nh
Sale 1096, Lot 462, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A). Mint N.H., intense shade on post office fresh paper, choice centering with balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 $1.00 UNWATERMARKED TYPE II BUREAU ISSUE.

Condition conscious collectors are well aware that it is extremely difficult to find First Bureau stamps in centered, Mint Never-Hinged condition, particularly the higher denominations. This is mostly due to production problems as the Bureau of Engraving and Printing assumed responsibility for stamp production after the American Bank Note Co. contract expired.

With 2006 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

6,500
4,750
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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 2025/01/01, Catalogue = 261A, Symbol IN ("NH")

32 Selected Lots , Page 1 of 4