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Sale 869 — Fall 2003 U.S. Rarities: United States, Confederate States, Historic Flights and Hawaii

Sale Date — Saturday, 15 November, 2003

Category — 1894-98 Bureau Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3172
ng
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3172, 1894-98 Bureau Issues5c Chocolate, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (255c), 5c Chocolate, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (255c)5c Chocolate, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (255c). Unused (no gum), beautiful centering with wide margins at top and bottom, rich color, Extremely Fine, scarce, with 2001 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail with gum

2,500
2,400
3173
nh
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3173, 1894-98 Bureau Issues10c Dark Green (258), 10c Dark Green (258)10c Dark Green (258). Mint N.H. with plate no. at right, choice centering with extra wide margins at sides, deep rich color on post-office fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED 10-CENT 1894 BUREAU ISSUE. AN EXCEPTIONAL STAMP.

We have often written that the difficulties experienced by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in perforating its first issue directly caused the scarcity of superb Mint Never-Hinged higher value stamps. Clearly, this applies to the 10c issue as well.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

650
1,600
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3174
og
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3174, 1894-98 Bureau Issues$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A). Wide sheet margin at right, original gum, lightly hinged, beautiful intense shade and sharp proof-like impression, superbly centered with wide and even margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TYPE II UNWATERMARKED 1894 ISSUE.

The stamp offered here is remarkable, with nearly-perfect centering and well-formed perforations.

With 2001 P.F. certificate

2,300
3,500
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3175
og
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3175, 1894-98 Bureau Issues$2.00 Bright Blue (262), $2.00 Bright Blue (262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color on bright paper, precise centering

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 1894 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 2003 P.S.E. certificate

3,100
3,500
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3176
og
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3176, 1894-98 Bureau Issues$5.00 Dark Green (263), $5.00 Dark Green (263)$5.00 Dark Green (263). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color and proof-like impression, well-centered with nicely balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 UNWATERMARKED 1894 BUREAU ISSUE.

This is a challenging issue in this superior grade. With 2003 P.F. certificate

5,000
4,500
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3177°
nh
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3177, 1894-98 Bureau Issues15c Dark Blue (274), 15c Dark Blue (274)15c Dark Blue (274). Mint N.H. bottom imprint and plate no. strip of three, intense color on bright white paper, post-office fresh and intact, Very Fine and choice, an outstanding plate no. strip, with 2002 P.F. certificate

1,950
1,700
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3178°
og
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3178, 1894-98 Bureau Issues$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Original gum, lightly hinged, fresh color, and detailed impression on fresh and bright paper, well-centered

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONAL EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 1895 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 2003 P.F. certificate

2,300
1,400
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3179°
c
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3179, 1894-98 Bureau Issues2c Red, Ty. IV (279B), 2c Red, Ty. IV (279B)2c Red, Ty. IV (279B). Five, tied by segmented cork cancels, "Nogales Ariz. Oct. 6, 1900" circular datestamp on 2c Red registered entire to Mexico, red Nogales registry datestamp, El Paso Tex. rgistry label and Mexican registry handstamps, receiving backstamps, Very Fine, a colorful and very scarce example of the El Paso registry label, which was affixed to registered mail crossing the border to and from Mexico

E. 750-1,000
600
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