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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 — 1898 Bureau Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
107
nh
Sale Number 924, Lot Number 107, 1898 Bureau Issue1c Deep Green (279), 1c Deep Green (279)1c Deep Green (279). Mint N.H., radiant color, huge margins all around, fresh and Extremely Fine, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2000 P.F. certificate, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $415.00)

25
700
108
nh
Sale Number 924, Lot Number 108, 1898 Bureau Issue2c Red, Ty. IV (279B), 2c Red, Ty. IV (279B)2c Red, Ty. IV (279B). Mint N.H., brilliant color on radiant paper, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect and extremely difficult to find in such superb condition, the owner searched for years before locating this superb example, with 2001 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $415.00), this is the highest grade awarded by P.S.E. to date, only one other shares this grade

25
850
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109
nh
Sale Number 924, Lot Number 109, 1898 Bureau Issue2c Rose Carmine, Ty. IV (279Bc), 2c Rose Carmine, Ty. IV (279Bc)2c Rose Carmine, Ty. IV (279Bc). Mint N.H., brilliant color, crisp impression, wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT ROSE CARMINE 1898 ISSUE. THIS IS EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES WE HAVE EVER OFFERED AT AUCTION.

A search of auction catalogues for the past several years has demonstrated to us that this is one of the most difficult issues to obtain in such choice condition. It is easily one of the finest we have ever offered at auction.

With 1987 and 2000 P.F. certificates. Although this stamp is not graded, the highest grade awarded to date for a Mint N.H. Scott No. 279Bc is a 90.

750
1,400
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110
nh
Sale Number 924, Lot Number 110, 1898 Bureau Issue4c Rose Brown (280), 4c Rose Brown (280)4c Rose Brown (280). Mint N.H., pretty shade and crisp impression, choice centering with wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1998 P.F. certificate, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $385.00)

85
350
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111
nh
Sale Number 924, Lot Number 111, 1898 Bureau Issue5c Dark Blue (281), 5c Dark Blue (281)5c Dark Blue (281). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, beautiful centering with unusually wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1898 5-CENT DARK BLUE BUREAU ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF 95 BY P.S.E..

With 1986 and 2000 P.F. certificates. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,050.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date; only four others have achieved this grade

100
1,700
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112
nh
Sale Number 924, Lot Number 112, 1898 Bureau Issue6c Lake (282), 6c Lake (282)6c Lake (282). Mint N.H., radiant color on post-office fresh paper, perfectly centered, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1898 6-CENT WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE. THIS STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF 95 BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE GIVEN TO DATE.

With 1997 P.F. certificate. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,500.00). Only one other shares this grade.

140
1,900
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113
nh
Sale Number 924, Lot Number 113, 1898 Bureau Issue10c Brown, Ty. I (282C), 10c Brown, Ty. I (282C)10c Brown, Ty. I (282C). Mint N.H.., radiant color on bright paper, unusually wide margins for this issue

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1898 10-CENT BROWN TYPE I ISSUE. THIS STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF 95 BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

The 10c was changed from Green (Scott No. 273) to Brown because the 1c denomination (Scott No. 279) was changed to Green to meet the UPU color scheme.

With 1980 and 1999 P.F. certificates. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,600.00). Only one other has achieved this grade.

625
6,250
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114
nh
Sale Number 924, Lot Number 114, 1898 Bureau Issue10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (283), 10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (283)10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (283). Mint N.H. with plate no. 997 at top, radiant color, almost perfectly centered with well-proportioned margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, this issue is almost never found with the wide margins that some other Bureaus are seen with, the stamp offered here should be considered a condition rarity, with 1999 P.F. certificate

450
1,000
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115
nh
Sale Number 924, Lot Number 115, 1898 Bureau Issue15c Olive Green (284), 15c Olive Green (284)15c Olive Green (284). Mint N.H., radiant color, detailed impression, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1898 15-CENT OLIVE GREEN ISSUE. A DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.

With 1985 and 1999 P.F. certificates. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,700.00). Only two stamps have graded higher than a 90 in the P.S.E. Population Report (both 95) and only one other has graded 90.

475
1,700
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