Sale 913 — 2006 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 13 May, 2006

Category — 1894-98 Bureau Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
789
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Sale 913, Lot 789, 1894-98 Bureau Issues2c Carmine, Ty. III (252). Top imprint and plate no. 146 block of six with wide selvage, original gum, barely hinged, radiant color, unusually choice centering throughout

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1894 UNWATERMARKED CARMINE TYPE III ISSUE. A PLATE BLOCK OF EXTRAORDINARY FRESHNESS AND APPEAL.

With 2005 P.F. certificate

1,900
5,750
790
nh
Sale 913, Lot 790, 1894-98 Bureau Issues10c Dark Green (258). Mint N.H., bright color on white paper, almost perfectly centered with well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND REMARKABLY FRESH MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1894 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 2000 P.F. certificate as block of four and 2001 P.F. certificate as single with selvage (since removed).

800
1,800
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791
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Sale 913, Lot 791, 1894-98 Bureau Issues$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A). Mint N.H., intense shade, proof-like impression showing every little detail of the engraving, choice centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 $1.00 TYPE II UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

Collectors of this issue know that it is extremely difficult to find the first Bureau issue in centered, Mint Never-Hinged condition, particularly the higher denominations. This is mostly due to production problems as the Bureau of Engraving and Printing assumed responsibility for stamp production after the American Bank Note contract expired.

With 1999 P.F. certificate.

6,000
5,500
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792
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Sale 913, Lot 792, 1894-98 Bureau Issues$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A). Original gum, small h.r., detailed impression on bright paper

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 UNWATERMARKED $1.00 TYPE II ISSUE.

With 1993 P.F. certificate

2,300
2,500
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793
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Sale 913, Lot 793, 1894-98 Bureau Issues$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Original gum, lightly hinged, pretty pastel color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE UNWATERMARKED $2.00 1894 BUREAU ISSUE.

With 1999 P.F. certificate

3,250
1,500
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794
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Sale 913, Lot 794, 1894-98 Bureau Issues$5.00 Dark Green (263). Mint N.H., choice centering and unusually wide margins, beautiful deep rich color and incredibly detailed impression showing all of the fine engraving lines in the background, bright and fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN EXCEPTIONAL AND EXTREMELY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 1894 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

Without question, the $5.00 is the rarest of the 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue in sound, well-centered Mint Never-Hinged condition. It is unlikely that more than four or five Extremely Fine Mint N.H. examples exist.

With 1979, 1992 and 2004 P.F. certificates

13,000
32,500
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795
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Sale 913, Lot 795, 1894-98 Bureau Issues$5.00 Dark Green (263). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color on post-office fresh paper, choice centering for this difficult issue

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 $5.00 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 1993 P.F. certificate

5,000
3,750
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796
nhbl
Sale 913, Lot 796, 1894-98 Bureau Issues5c Chocolate (270). Mint N.H. top imprint and plate no. 163 block of six, radiant color on bright paper, choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1895 5-CENT WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE. RARE IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.

With 1999 P.F. certificate

1,300
7,500
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797
nh
Sale 913, Lot 797, 1894-98 Bureau Issues$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Mint N.H. with part imprint at bottom, rich color on bright paper

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A SCARCE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 1895 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With copy of 1991 P.F. certificate for strip of three

3,000
1,250
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798
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Sale 913, Lot 798, 1894-98 Bureau Issues$2.00 Dark Blue (277a). Mint N.H., intense color in the true Dark Blue shade, sharp proof-like impression

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A SCARCE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE WATERMARKED 1895 $2.00 BUREAU ISSUE IN THE DARK BLUE SHADE. A STUNNING STAMP.

With 1987 and 2002 P.F. certificates

3,000
3,000
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799
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Sale 913, Lot 799, 1894-98 Bureau Issues$2.00 Dark Blue (277a). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color on bright paper, wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 $2.00 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE IN THE DARK BLUE COLOR

With 1984 P.F. certificate

1,100
1,800
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800
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Sale 913, Lot 800, 1894-98 Bureau Issues$5.00 Dark Green (278). Original gum, barely hinged, bright shade and crisp impression

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 $5.00 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 1994 P.S.E. certificate

2,300
1,800
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801
nh
Sale 913, Lot 801, 1894-98 Bureau Issues10c Brown, Ty. I (282C). Mint N.H., pretty pastel color, perfectly centered with well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2002 P.F. certificate

500
2,200
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