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Sale 1199 — Gem-Quality United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 1-2 May, 2019

Category — 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)

Cat./Est. Value
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1332, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)1c Blue (247), 1c Blue (247)1c Blue (247). Mint N.H. with top plate no. 102 selvage, deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression, choice centering with huge margins all around, Extremely Fine Gem, ex "Scarsdale" -- this stamp has contradictory certification history; when offered in our "Scarsdale" sale (Sale 924, lot 73) it had 1987 and 2000 P.F. certificates as Mint N.H. and a 2004 P.S.E. certificate as Mint N.H. (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo), the older P.F. certificates no longer accompany and it now has a 2018 P.F. certificate as Mint N.H. (XF 90 XQ), the 2004 P.S.E. certificate also no longer accompanies and it now has a 2010 P.S.E. certificate as hinged (OGph, XF-Superb 95), but we and the P.F. see no trace whatsoever of hinging -- Scott Retail as Mint N.H.

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