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Sale 941 — The John F. Odeneal Collection of Superb Mint U.S. Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 3 October, 2007

Category — 1894-98 Bureau Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1163
nh
Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1163, 1894-98 Bureau Issues1c Ultramarine (246), 1c Ultramarine (246)1c Ultramarine (246). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, light natural gum wrinkle at top right, Extremely Fine, with 1988 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $380.00 as 90, $1,250.00 as 95), this surely would have graded much higher were it not for the natural gum wrinkle

95
450
1164
nh
Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1164, 1894-98 Bureau Issues1c Blue (247), 1c Blue (247)1c Blue (247). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, huge margins, light corner perf crease at top left not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Extremely Fine, with 1989 A.P.S. certificate

225
150
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1165
nh
Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1165, 1894-98 Bureau Issues2c Pink, Ty. I (248), 2c Pink, Ty. I (248)2c Pink, Ty. I (248). Mint N.H., dazzling color on crisp paper, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with copy of 1989 P.F. certificate for block of four

87
225
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1166
nh
Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1166, 1894-98 Bureau Issues2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249), 2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249). Mint N.H., deep rich color nicely complemented by bright paper, Very Fine and choice

525
650
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1167
nh
Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1167, 1894-98 Bureau Issues2c Carmine, Ty. I (250), 2c Carmine, Ty. I (250)2c Carmine, Ty. I (250). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, choice centering with Jumbo margins, single tiny natural perf disc on gum at bottom (not mentioned on accompanying certificate), Extremely Fine , with 1990 P.F. certificate

85
100
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1168
og
Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1168, 1894-98 Bureau Issues2c Carmine, Ty. II (251), 2c Carmine, Ty. II (251)2c Carmine, Ty. II (251). Original gum which appears to be Mint N.H. except for small diagonal line on gum, vibrant color, choice centering, Extremely Fine

350
150
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1169
nh
Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1169, 1894-98 Bureau Issues2c Carmine, Ty. III (252), 2c Carmine, Ty. III (252)2c Carmine, Ty. III (252). Mint N.H., lively color on bright paper, detailed impression, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate

400
750
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1170
nh
Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1170, 1894-98 Bureau Issues3c Purple (253), 3c Purple (253)3c Purple (253). Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression, almost perfectly centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine, a gorgeous stamp, with 2004 P.F. certificate

375
1,300
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1171
nh
Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1171, 1894-98 Bureau Issues4c Dark Brown (254), 4c Dark Brown (254)4c Dark Brown (254). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, proof-like impression, beautifully centered with wide and balanced margins all around, long and full perforations

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 4-CENT UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E..

With 1998 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,300.00). Only two have graded higher, and only four others share this high grade. An example graded 95J realized $6,750 hammer in our sale of the Scarsdale Collection.

525
5,750
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1172
og
Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1172, 1894-98 Bureau Issues5c Chocolate (255), 5c Chocolate (255)5c Chocolate (255). Original gum, barest trace of what may be hinging, exceptional color which "pops" off the paper, wide margins, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp

125
250
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1173
nh
Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1173, 1894-98 Bureau Issues6c Dull Brown (256), 6c Dull Brown (256)6c Dull Brown (256). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS CLEARLY ONE OF THE FINEST EXISTING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLES OF THE 1894 6-CENT UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 1995 and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,500.00). Only three have graded higher and only five others share this grade. An example graded 98 realized $16,000 hammer in our sale of the Scarsdale Collection, and an example graded 95 realized $5,750 hammer in our December 2005 auction (Sale 904).

500
5,750
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1174
nh
Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1174, 1894-98 Bureau Issues8c Violet Brown (257), 8c Violet Brown (257)8c Violet Brown (257). Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate

500
1,900
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1175
og
Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1175, 1894-98 Bureau Issues10c Dark Green (258), 10c Dark Green (258)10c Dark Green (258). Original gum, barely hinged, bright color, single perf tip expertly added at bottom center (not mentioned on accompanying certificate), Very Fine appearance, with copy of 1984 P.F. certificate for block of four

325
110
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1176
nh
Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1176, 1894-98 Bureau Issues15c Dark Blue (259), 15c Dark Blue (259)15c Dark Blue (259). Mint N.H., powerful color on bright paper, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1989 and 2001 P.F. certificates

975
1,100
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1177
nh
Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1177, 1894-98 Bureau Issues50c Orange (260), 50c Orange (260)50c Orange (260). Mint N.H., brilliant color as fresh as the day it was printed, choice centering with well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT 1894 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 1996 A.P.S. certificate

1,800
1,500
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1178
nh
Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1178, 1894-98 Bureau Issues$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A). Mint N.H., intense shade and proof-like impression on bright paper, wide margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A SCARCE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TYPE II UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

Of the eight other Mint N.H. examples we have sold since keeping computerized records, very few have the size of margins of the example offered here.

With 1991 P.F. certificate

6,750
0
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1179
nh
Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1179, 1894-98 Bureau Issues$2.00 Bright Blue (262), $2.00 Bright Blue (262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Mint N.H., bright color, detailed impression, wide margins

VERY FINE. A SCARCE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

We have only sold five others in Mint N.H. condition since keeping computerized records. Of these, at least two only rated the grade of Fine. This issue is often overlooked by collectors seeking the $5.00 of the series in Mint N.H. condition, and deserves greater prominence in any rarity scale for the issue in Mint N.H. condition.

With 1991 P.F. certificate

9,750
5,000
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1180
nh
Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1180, 1894-98 Bureau Issues1c Blue (264), 1c Blue (264)1c Blue (264). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression on brilliant paper, choice centering with Jumbo margins, light horizontal gum crease in bottom margin, Extremely Fine, a huge stamp, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $80.00 as 90, $340.00 as 95), this surely would have graded higher were it not for the slight natural gum crease

19
80
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1181
nh
Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1181, 1894-98 Bureau Issues2c Carmine, Ty. II (266), 2c Carmine, Ty. II (266)2c Carmine, Ty. II (266). Mint N.H., radiant color on post office-fresh paper, long and full perforations all around, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2002 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $420.00)

110
550
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1182
nh
Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1182, 1894-98 Bureau Issues3c Purple (268), 3c Purple (268)3c Purple (268). Mint N.H., perfectly centered, intense shade and impression, bright fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1895 BUREAU ON WATERMARKED PAPER.

With 1997 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,300.00). Only one has graded higher to date and only three others share this grade

110
1,900
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1183
nh
Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1183, 1894-98 Bureau Issues5c Chocolate (270), 5c Chocolate (270)5c Chocolate (270). Mint N.H., pretty shade, well-balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 1997 P.F. certificate

110
375
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1184
nh
Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1184, 1894-98 Bureau Issues6c Dull Brown (271), 6c Dull Brown (271)6c Dull Brown (271). Mint N.H., pretty color in a bright shade on post office-fresh paper, long and full perforations all around, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp which is difficult to find in such choice condition, with 1997 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ 1,300.00), only six have graded higher to date

375
1,800
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1185
nh
Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1185, 1894-98 Bureau Issues8c 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 Jumbo 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 JUMBO BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE, AND THIS STAMP IS ONE OF ONLY TWO TO ACHIEVE THIS LOFTY GRADE.

With 1987 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $2,450.00 as 95, $8,350.00 as 98). The other example realized $3,250 hammer in our December 2005 Sale 904, almost two years ago.

210
4,750
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1186
nh
Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1186, 1894-98 Bureau Issues10c 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 with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 10-CENT WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE WITH P.S.E. GRADE OF XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO. AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION AND A TRUE CONDITION RARITY.

With 1996 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $3,600.00 as 95, $12,100.00 as 98). This is the only example to achieve this grade to date, and only one has graded higher.

300
3,750
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1187
og
Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1187, 1894-98 Bureau Issues15c Dark Blue (274), 15c Dark Blue (274)15c Dark Blue (274). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, unusually deep color which stands out from the bright white paper, beautiful centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine, a superb stamp, with 1984 P.F. certificate

250
1,300
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1188
nh
Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1188, 1894-98 Bureau Issues50c Orange (275), 50c Orange (275)50c Orange (275). Mint N.H., vivid color, enormous margins at top and bottom, Very Fine and choice, with 1991 P.S.E. certificate

925
1,000
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1189
nh
Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1189, 1894-98 Bureau Issues$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276), $1.00 Black, Ty. I (276)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276). Mint N.H., deep shade, remarkably detailed impression on bright paper, light natural gum bend, natural single perf disc indentation at top

VERY FINE. A SCARCE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TYPE I WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 1990 P.F. certificate which states that "it is genuine"

2,000
1,000
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1190
nh
Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1190, 1894-98 Bureau Issues$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A). Mint N.H., intense shade and detailed impression, choice centering with well-balanced margins

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 four other Mint N.H. examples of the 1895 $1.00 Type II since keeping computerized records. Of those, only two could be considered to have Extremely Fine centering.

With 1992 and 2007 P.F. certificates

4,250
8,000
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1191
nh
Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1191, 1894-98 Bureau Issues$2.00 Dark Blue (277a), $2.00 Dark Blue (277a)$2.00 Dark Blue (277a). Mint N.H., deep rich color in the true Dark Blue shade, post office-fresh paper, wide and balanced margins, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE $2.00 DARK BLUE WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT ISSUES TO OBTAIN IN SOUND AND CENTERED MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION. A TRUE CONDITION RARITY.

As an indication of rarity, we have only offered two other Mint N.H. examples of this issue in the past fourteen years. This is easily the finest of the three.

With 2005 P.F. certificate

3,250
14,000
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1192
nh
Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1192, 1894-98 Bureau Issues4c Lilac Brown (280a), 4c Lilac Brown (280a)4c Lilac Brown (280a). Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression, choice centering with well-proportioned margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1995 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $340.00), only one has graded higher and only two others share this grade

85
350
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1193
nh
Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1193, 1894-98 Bureau Issues5c Dark Blue (281), 5c Dark Blue (281)5c Dark Blue (281). Mint N.H., intense shade on bright paper, detailed impression, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 1992 P.F. certificate

100
750
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1194
nh
Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1194, 1894-98 Bureau Issues6c Lake (282), 6c Lake (282)6c Lake (282). Mint N.H., pretty shade, crisp impression, Very Fine and choice

140
150
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1195
nh
Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1195, 1894-98 Bureau Issues10c Brown, Ty. I (282C), 10c Brown, Ty. I (282C)10c Brown, Ty. I (282C). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, well-proportioned margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1898 10-CENT BROWN TYPE I.

With copy of 1988 P.F. certificate for block of four

625
0
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1196
nh
Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1196, 1894-98 Bureau Issues10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (283), 10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (283)10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (283). Mint N.H., brilliant color on post-office fresh paper, well-balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate

450
900
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1197
nh
Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1197, 1894-98 Bureau Issues15c Olive Green (284), 15c Olive Green (284)15c Olive Green (284). Mint N.H., warm color, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, an attractive stamp, with 1990 P.F. certificate

475
500
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