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Sale 924 — The Scarsdale Collection, Part 3: Bank Note and Bureau Issues and Postage Dues

Sale Date — Tuesday, 14 November, 2006

Category — 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
91
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Sale Number 924, Lot Number 91, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue1c Blue (264), 1c Blue (264)1c Blue (264). Mint N.H., incredibly deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, perfectly centered with wide margins all around, long and full perforations, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 1993 and 2000 P.F. certificates, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $880.00), this is the highest grade awarded to date by P.S.E., five others share this grade

19
1,300
92
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Sale Number 924, Lot Number 92, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue2c Carmine, Ty. I (265), 2c Carmine, Ty. I (265)2c Carmine, Ty. I (265). Mint N.H. with plate no. 125 and wide selvage at right, radiant color on bright paper, choice centering with wide margins, perfs intact at bottom, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1987 and 2000 P.F. certificates, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,000.00), this is the highest grade awarded to date by P.S.E., five others share this grade

90
1,400
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93
nh
Sale Number 924, Lot Number 93, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue2c Carmine, Ty. II (266), 2c Carmine, Ty. II (266)2c Carmine, Ty. II (266). Mint N.H. with part imprint and wide selvage at right, vibrant color on post-office fresh paper, choice centering with wide and balanced margins for this issue, fresh and Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 1988 and 2000 P.F. certificates, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $420.00)

110
375
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94
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Sale Number 924, Lot Number 94, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue2c Carmine, Ty. III (267), 2c Carmine, Ty. III (267)2c Carmine, Ty. III (267). Mint N.H. with plate no. 183 in shaded type at right, pretty shade and beautifully detailed impression, perfectly centered with wide margins all around, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 1998 P.F. certificate, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $800.00), this is the only example to achieve this grade

16
1,300
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95
nh
Sale Number 924, Lot Number 95, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue3c Purple (268), 3c Purple (268)3c Purple (268). Mint N.H. with part imprint and wide selvage at top, deep rich color, detailed impression, Very Fine and choice, with 1998 P.F. certificate, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $115.00)

110
140
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96
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Sale Number 924, Lot Number 96, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue4c Dark Brown (269), 4c Dark Brown (269)4c Dark Brown (269). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression on post-office fresh paper, choice centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 4-CENT WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 1990 and 2001 P.F. certificates. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,400.00). Only one stamp has graded higher in the P.S.E. Population Report

145
2,000
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97
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Sale Number 924, Lot Number 97, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue5c Chocolate (270), 5c Chocolate (270)5c Chocolate (270). Original gum, barest trace of hinging (described on accompanying P.F. certificate as Mint N.H.), intense shade and impression, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1999 P.F. certificate as Mint N.H., with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $180.00 as 95, $325.00 as 98)

37
300
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98
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Sale Number 924, Lot Number 98, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue6c Dull Brown (271), 6c Dull Brown (271)6c Dull Brown (271). Mint N.H., pretty color and crisp impression on bright paper, perfectly centered with wide margins, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 6-CENT WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE. THIS IS EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST COPIES IN EXISTENCE.

With 1987 and 2000 P.F. certificates. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,700.00). This is the highest grade awarded to a Mint N.H. example to date; four others share this grade,

375
3,500
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99
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Sale Number 924, Lot Number 99, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue8c Violet Brown (272), 8c Violet Brown (272)8c Violet Brown (272). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, beautiful centering with wide margins, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 8-CENT WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF 95 BY P.S.E.

With 1999 P.F. certificate. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,150.00). Only one stamp has graded higher in the P.S.E. Population Report

2,200
2,200
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100
nh
Sale Number 924, Lot Number 100, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue10c Dark Green (273), 10c Dark Green (273)10c Dark Green (273). Mint N.H., intense shade on bright paper which gives this a stunning appearance, perfectly centered

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 10-CENT WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE. AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION AND A TRUE CONDITION RARITY.

With 1984 and 1999 P.F. certificates. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,150.00). Only one stamp has graded higher in the P.S.E. Population Report, and only two others share this grade.

300
3,250
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101
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Sale Number 924, Lot Number 101, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue15c Dark Blue (274), 15c Dark Blue (274)15c Dark Blue (274). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, proof-like impression, choice centering with balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 15-CENT WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 1996 P.F. certificate. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $2,250.00)

725
1,500
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102
og
Sale Number 924, Lot Number 102, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue50c Orange (275), 50c Orange (275)50c Orange (275). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, vibrant color, detailed impression, well-proportioned margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1985 and 1999 P.F. certificates, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $600.00)

325
650
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103
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Sale Number 924, Lot Number 103, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276), $1.00 Black, Ty. I (276)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276). Mint N.H., intense shade on bright paper, sharp proof-like impression, choice centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 $1.00 TYPE I WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE. A DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO ANY EXAMPLE OF SCOTT NO. 276, EITHER IN MINT NEVER-HINGED OR IN HINGED CONDITION.

With 1982 and 2006 P.F. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $5,650.00)

2,000
3,750
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104
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Sale Number 924, Lot Number 104, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A). Mint N.H, $1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A). Mint N.H$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A). Mint N.H., bright shade and detailed impression, perfectly centered

EXTREMELY FINE GEM MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 $1.00 TYPE II WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE STAMP IN THIS REMARKABLE POST-OFFICE FRESH CONDITION.

As an indication of rarity, we have only offered three other Mint N.H. examples of this issue since keeping computerized records. Of those, only one could be considered to have Extremely Fine centering.

With 2003 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $11,900.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date by P.S.E. for a Mint N.H. stamp, and this is the only example to achieve this grade.

4,250
11,500
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105
nh
Sale Number 924, Lot Number 105, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 $2.00 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE IN THE BRIGHT BLUE COLOR. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE STAMP IN MINT NEVER-HINGED AND CENTERED CONDITION. THIS STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF 95 BY P.S.E.

With 1999 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $20,800.00). This is the only Mint N.H. example graded to date by P.S.E.

3,250
30,000
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106
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Sale Number 924, Lot Number 106, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color and proof-like impression, wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 $5.00 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 1997 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $3,350.00)

2,400
2,300
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