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Sale 921 — Superb Graded United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 18 October, 2006

Category — 1894-98 Bureau Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
567
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Sale Number 921, Lot Number 567, 1894-98 Bureau Issues2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249), 2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249). Mint N.H., beautiful dark shade and proof-like impression, well-centered with extra wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE UNWATERMARKED 2-CENT TYPE I ISSUE IN THE CARMINE LAKE SHADE.

With 2003 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,200.00). Only one stamp has achieved a higher grade in the P.S.E. population report.

450
5,000
568
nh
Sale Number 921, Lot Number 568, 1894-98 Bureau Issues2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249), 2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249). Mint N.H., radiant color, Jumbo margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1998 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $800.00 as 85, $1,550.00 as 90)

450
950
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569
nh
Sale Number 921, Lot Number 569, 1894-98 Bureau Issues4c Dark Brown (254), 4c Dark Brown (254)4c Dark Brown (254). Mint N.H., unusually deep rich color and proof-like impression, well-proportioned margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1992 and 2006 P.F. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,450.00)

425
1,200
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570
nh
Sale Number 921, Lot Number 570, 1894-98 Bureau Issues50c Orange (260), 50c Orange (260)50c Orange (260). Mint N.H., uncharacteristically choice centering, vivid bright color

EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 50-CENT UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE. SURPRISINGLY DIFFICULT TO FIND IN SUCH CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.

With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $2,850.00)

1,500
2,600
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571
og
Sale Number 921, Lot Number 571, 1894-98 Bureau Issues50c Orange (260), 50c Orange (260)50c Orange (260). Original gum, perfectly framed with enormous even margins all around, brilliant color and sharp impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB JUMBO EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT 1894 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE. A FANTASTIC STAMP.

The stamp offered here has huge margins and centering comparable to the example offered in our Sale 829 (lot 582). That stamp, which was in Mint N.H. condition, realized $17,000 hammer.

With 2000 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $2,500.00 as 95, $4,300.00 as 98)

575
3,500
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572
og
Sale Number 921, Lot Number 572, 1894-98 Bureau Issues$1.00 Black (261), $1.00 Black (261)$1.00 Black (261). Original gum, lightly hinged, perfectly centered with enormous margins on all sides, intense shade and sharp proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MASSIVE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TYPE I UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY PROFESSIONAL STAMP EXPERTS. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $6,750.00 as 98). Only this stamp and one Mint N.H. example have been awarded this high grade to date.

1,100
4,750
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573
og
Sale Number 921, Lot Number 573, 1894-98 Bureau Issues$1.00 Black (261), $1.00 Black (261)$1.00 Black (261). Original gum, single hinge mark at top, perfectly centered with massive margins all around, bright shade and detailed impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TYPE I UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE. A STAMP OF TRULY MASSIVE PROPORTIONS.

P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $4,100.00 as 95, $6,750.00 as 98). Only one Mint N.H. and one hinged stamp (offered in the previous lot) have graded higher in the P.S.E. population report.

1,100
3,250
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574
og
Sale Number 921, Lot Number 574, 1894-98 Bureau Issues$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and impression, almost perfectly centered

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL LIGHTLY-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TYPE II UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 2000 and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $4,900.00)

2,300
2,900
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575
nh
Sale Number 921, Lot Number 575, 1894-98 Bureau Issues5c Chocolate (270), 5c Chocolate (270)5c Chocolate (270). Mint N.H. with part imprint at top, handsome wide margins and choice centering, lovely color on crisp white paper, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $385.00)

97
375
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576
og
Sale Number 921, Lot Number 576, 1894-98 Bureau Issues$2.00 Dark Blue (277a), $2.00 Dark Blue (277a)$2.00 Dark Blue (277a). Original gum, lightly hinged, fresh and bright with beautiful margins and almost perfectly centered, intense color and clear impression

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

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $2,250.00)

1,100
2,000
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577
nh
Sale Number 921, Lot Number 577, 1894-98 Bureau Issues1c Deep Green (279), 1c Deep Green (279)1c Deep Green (279). Mint N.H., outstanding wide balanced margins, fresh and crisp on white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $400.00)

22
600
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578
nh
Sale Number 921, Lot Number 578, 1894-98 Bureau Issues1c Deep Green (279), 1c Deep Green (279)1c Deep Green (279). Mint N.H., with plate no. 529 at bottom, beautifully centered and intense color, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $125.00)

22
120
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579
og
Sale Number 921, Lot Number 579, 1894-98 Bureau Issues10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (283), 10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (283)10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (283). Original gum, lightly hinged, marvelous centering, fresh, bright color, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $330.00)

150
275
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580
og
Sale Number 921, Lot Number 580, 1894-98 Bureau Issues15c Olive Green (284), 15c Olive Green (284)15c Olive Green (284). Original gum, fresh, incredibly well-centered, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $370.00)

160
300
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