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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 — 1895-97 Watermarked Bureau Postage Due Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
152
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Sale Number 924, Lot Number 152, 1895-97 Watermarked Bureau Postage Due Issue1c Deep Claret (J38), 1c Deep Claret (J38)1c Deep Claret (J38). Original gum, barest trace of what may be hinging (appears Mint N.H.), intense color and impression, choice centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem example of the main Scott-listed shade, with 2000 P.F. certificate

15
200
153
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Sale Number 924, Lot Number 153, 1895-97 Watermarked Bureau Postage Due Issue1c Claret (J38 var), 1c Claret (J38 var)1c Claret (J38 var). Mint N.H., radiant color, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem example of this sub-shade, faint pencil notation on back, with 2004 P.F. certificate

40
150
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154
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Sale Number 924, Lot Number 154, 1895-97 Watermarked Bureau Postage Due Issue1c Carmine (J38 var), 1c Carmine (J38 var)1c Carmine (J38 var). Mint N.H., pretty color in a warmer shade than the previous two lots, choice centering with wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine example of this sub-shade, with 2000 P.F. certificate

40
225
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155
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Sale Number 924, Lot Number 155, 1895-97 Watermarked Bureau Postage Due Issue2c Claret (J39 var), 2c Claret (J39 var)2c Claret (J39 var). Mint N.H., brilliant color on crisp paper, detailed impression, choice centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 1999 P.F. certificate as Deep Claret

40
225
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156
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Sale Number 924, Lot Number 156, 1895-97 Watermarked Bureau Postage Due Issue3c Claret (J40 var), 3c Claret (J40 var)3c Claret (J40 var). Mint N.H., rich color described on accompanying certificate as Deep Claret (the default shade) but we would identify this as the Claret shade, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 1999 P.F. certificate for block of four and 2000 P.F. certificate as single in the Deep Claret shade

275
450
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157
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Sale Number 924, Lot Number 157, 1895-97 Watermarked Bureau Postage Due Issue3c Claret (J40 var), 3c Claret (J40 var)3c Claret (J40 var). Mint N.H., rich color on crisp paper, choice centering with well-proportioned margins, fresh and Extremely Fine example of this sub-shade, with 2000 P.F. certificate

275
0
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158
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Sale Number 924, Lot Number 158, 1895-97 Watermarked Bureau Postage Due Issue3c Deep Claret (J40), 3c Deep Claret (J40)3c Deep Claret (J40). Mint N.H., rich color which to us seems to approach the Carmine shade, well-balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine

275
0
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159
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Sale Number 924, Lot Number 159, 1895-97 Watermarked Bureau Postage Due Issue5c Deep Claret (J41), 5c Deep Claret (J41)5c Deep Claret (J41). Mint N.H., deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression on bright paper, beautiful centering with wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, an attractive stamp, with 1999 P.F. certificate

290
0
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160
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Sale Number 924, Lot Number 160, 1895-97 Watermarked Bureau Postage Due Issue5c Carmine Rose (J41 var), 5c Carmine Rose (J41 var)5c Carmine Rose (J41 var). Mint N.H. with selvage at right, radiant color, perfectly centered with wide margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 5-CENT WATERMARKED POSTAGE DUE ISSUE, IN THE DESIRABLE CARMINE ROSE SUB-SHADE.

With 1988 and 2001 P.F. certificates, the former describing the shade as Claret and the latter as Carmine Rose

290
750
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161
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Sale Number 924, Lot Number 161, 1895-97 Watermarked Bureau Postage Due Issue5c Carmine Rose (J41 var), 5c Carmine Rose (J41 var)5c Carmine Rose (J41 var). Mint N.H., attractive warm shade on crisp paper, Very Fine and choice example of this sub-shade, with 1999 P.F. certificate

290
400
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162
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Sale Number 924, Lot Number 162, 1895-97 Watermarked Bureau Postage Due Issue5c Deep Claret (J41), 5c Deep Claret (J41)5c Deep Claret (J41). Mint N.H., brilliant color which to us appears to be the Claret shade, choice centering, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp of great visual appeal, with 2000 P.F. certificate

290
500
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163
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Sale Number 924, Lot Number 163, 1895-97 Watermarked Bureau Postage Due Issue10c Deep Claret (J42), 10c Deep Claret (J42)10c Deep Claret (J42). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, choice centering with wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a gorgeous stamp, with 2000 P.F. certificate

290
475
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164
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Sale Number 924, Lot Number 164, 1895-97 Watermarked Bureau Postage Due Issue10c Claret (J42 var), 10c Claret (J42 var)10c Claret (J42 var). Mint N.H., rich color and detailed impression, choice centering with well-proportioned margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate

290
325
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165
nh
Sale Number 924, Lot Number 165, 1895-97 Watermarked Bureau Postage Due Issue10c Carmine (J42 var), 10c Carmine (J42 var)10c Carmine (J42 var). Mint N.H. with bottom left corner selvage, brilliant color and detailed impression on post-office fresh paper, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins on all sides

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 10-CENT WATERMARKED POSTAGE DUE ISSUE IN THE CARMINE SUB-SHADE. THIS MAY WELL BE THE FINEST COPY IN EXISTENCE. A REMARKABLE STAMP.

With 2003 P.F. certificate

290
1,600
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166
nh
Sale Number 924, Lot Number 166, 1895-97 Watermarked Bureau Postage Due Issue30c Deep Claret (J43), 30c Deep Claret (J43)30c Deep Claret (J43). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression on bright paper, wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 30-CENT WATERMARKED POSTAGE DUE ISSUE.

A search of our past auction catalogues yielded only four Mint N.H. stamps. Of these, only one other rated the grade of Extremely Fine

With 1999 P.F. certificate.

1,800
3,000
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167
nh
Sale Number 924, Lot Number 167, 1895-97 Watermarked Bureau Postage Due Issue50c Deep Claret (J44), 50c Deep Claret (J44)50c Deep Claret (J44). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, choice centering with well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT DEEP CLARET 1897 POSTAGE DUE ISSUE. THIS BUREAU ISSUE IS ONE OF THE RAREST POSTAGE DUES IN ANY CHOICE GRADE.

With 1982 and 1999 P.F. certificates. The older certificate describes this as Deep Claret and the more recent certificate describes this as Claret, looking at the stamp in comparison to the previous lot and the next lot confirms that this is the Deep Claret shade.

1,200
2,800
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168
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Sale Number 924, Lot Number 168, 1895-97 Watermarked Bureau Postage Due Issue50c Claret (J44 var), 50c Claret (J44 var)50c Claret (J44 var). Mint N.H., brilliant color and crisp impression, choice centering with well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 50-CENT WATERMARKED POSTAGE DUE ISSUE.

A search of our computerized records shows that this is the finest Mint N.H. example we have offered since our Zoellner auction in 1998. P.S.E.'s Population Report shows the highest grade they have awarded is a 90.

With 2004 P.F. certificate

1,200
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