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Sale 878 — 2004 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 12 June, 2004

Category — 1894-98 Bureau Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
444
og
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 444, 1894-98 Bureau Issue$1.00 Black, Ty. I (261), $1.00 Black, Ty. I (261)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (261). Original gum, lightly hinged, beautiful intense shade and sharp proof-like impression on brilliant white paper, superbly centered with incredibly wide and even margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TYPE II UNWATERMARKED 1894 ISSUE.

The stamp offered here is a true condition rarity with perfect centering and well-formed perforations.

With 2003 P.F. certificate

1,000
3,000
445
og
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 445, 1894-98 Bureau Issue$1.00 Black (261), $1.00 Black (261)$1.00 Black (261). Original gum, barely hinged, detailed impression

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TYPE I UNWATERMARKED 1894 BUREAU ISSUE.

With 1991 P.F. certificate for pair

1,000
0
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446
og
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 446, 1894-98 Bureau Issue$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A). Original gum, lightly hinged, Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A HUGE COPY OF THE $1.00 TYPE II UNWATERMARKED 1894 BUREAU ISSUE.

With 1992 P.F. certificate

2,300
2,700
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447
og
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 447, 1894-98 Bureau Issue$2.00 Bright Blue (262), $2.00 Bright Blue (262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Original gum, rich color on bright paper, almost perfectly centered with wide and well-balanced margins

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

With 2002 P.F. certificate

3,250
3,500
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448
og
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 448, 1894-98 Bureau Issue$2.00 Bright Blue (262), $2.00 Bright Blue (262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Original gum, barely hinged, deep rich color on bright paper

VERY FINE AND CHOICE LIGHTLY-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 1894 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 1992 P.F. certificate.

3,250
2,600
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449
og
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 449, 1894-98 Bureau Issue$5.00 Dark Green (263), $5.00 Dark Green (263)$5.00 Dark Green (263). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression, choice centering with nicely balanced margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE. THE $5.00 1894 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE IS A RARE STAMP THAT IS SELDOM SEEN WITH SUCH WIDE MARGINS AND CHOICE CENTERING.

Two experts' tiny backstamps. With 1981 P.F. certificate

5,000
4,250
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450
og
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 450, 1894-98 Bureau Issue$5.00 Dark Green (263), $5.00 Dark Green (263)$5.00 Dark Green (263). Original gum, barely hinged, intense shade and impression on crisp paper

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 1894 UNWAYTERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE. SCARCE IN SUCH PRISTINE CONDITION.

With 1977 A.P.S. certificate.

5,000
3,000
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451
og
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 451, 1894-98 Bureau Issue$5.00 Dark Green (263), $5.00 Dark Green (263)$5.00 Dark Green (263). Original gum, single small hinge mark at top, deep rich color and proof-like impression, unusually wide margins all around, trivial gum staining on five perforations at bottom left

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

This stamp is exceedingly rare with such enormous margins, With 2002 P.F. certificate for block of four which does not mention any gum staining. With 2003 P.F. certificate as single.

5,000
3,750
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452
S
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 452, 1894-98 Bureau Issue1c-$5.00 1897 Universal Postal Congress Overprints (264SO-276SO, 277SO-278SO), 1c-$5.00 1897 Universal Postal Congress Overprints (264SO-276SO, 277SO-278SO)1c-$5.00 1897 Universal Postal Congress Overprints (264SO-276SO, 277SO-278SO). Unused (no gum), rich colors, few minor imperfections, otherwise Very Fine, 125 sets were distributed to delegates to the Universal Postal Congress in 1897, most sets (including this one) are not intact

2,050
1,100
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453
og
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 453, 1894-98 Bureau Issue6c Dull Brown, USIR Watermark (271a), 6c Dull Brown, USIR Watermark (271a)6c Dull Brown, USIR Watermark (271a). Original gum, lightly hinged, clear "R" of watermark, rich color on bright white paper

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT 1895 ISSUE WITH USIR WATERMARK. ONLY FOUR SINGLES AND A PAIR HAVE BEEN CERTIFIED AS GENUINE WITH ORIGINAL GUM BY THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION.

The 6c USIR Watermark is considerably rarer than the 8c, especially in original-gum condition. The P.F. records contain only four singles. Of these, one has perfs touching the design at top, and one is also very close on one side. The pair with original gum in the P.F. records is a top sheet margin horizontal pair, with part of the imprint above the left stamp. Please refer to lot 337 in the Twigg-Smith catalogue (Sale 835) for census information on used copies.

With 1989 P.F. certificate

10,000
12,000
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454
og
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 454, 1894-98 Bureau Issue8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a), 8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a). Bottom imprint and plate no. strip of three, clear "I" and "R" of watermark at right, original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color, tiny natural paper wrinkle in selvage at bottom left

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXTRAORDINARILY RARE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER STRIP OF THE 8-CENT "USIR" WATERMARK VARIETY. ONLY THREE SUCH IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER STRIPS ARE KNOWN. THERE ARE NO LARGER IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER MULTIPLES.

Our census of Scott 272a records only 66 copies. The variety was created when the stock of paper intended for use on revenue stamps was inadvertantly used for regular-issue stamps.

20,000
8,000
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455
og
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 455, 1894-98 Bureau Issue$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A). Original gum, crisp impression, choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 1969 P.F. certificate

1,400
1,500
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456
og
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 456, 1894-98 Bureau Issue$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, lightly hinged, radiant color on brilliant fresh paper with long full perfs all around, exceptionally well-centered

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 1895 BUREAU ISSUE.

With 2003 P.F. certificate

1,100
1,800
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457
og
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 457, 1894-98 Bureau Issue$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, barely hinged, pretty shade, wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate

1,100
950
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458
nh
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 458, 1894-98 Bureau Issue$2.00 Dark Blue (277a). Mint N.H, $2.00 Dark Blue (277a). Mint N.H$2.00 Dark Blue (277a). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, detailed impression

VERY FINE AND CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 1895 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE IN THE DARK BLUE COLOR.

With 1988 P.F. certificate.

2,750
2,800
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459
nh
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 459, 1894-98 Bureau Issue$5.00 Dark Green (278). Mint N.H, $5.00 Dark Green (278). Mint N.H$5.00 Dark Green (278). Mint N.H., deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression on fresh and bright paper, precise centering with even margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 1895 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE. A REMARKABLE STAMP.

An exceedingly rare stamp in sound superb Mint N.H. condition. With copy of 1984 P.F. certificate for block of four.

6,000
15,500
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