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Sale 930 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 February, 2007

Category — 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2253
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2253, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)1c-10c 1895 Issue (264-268, 270, 272-273), 1c-10c 1895 Issue (264-268, 270, 272-273)1c-10c 1895 Issue (264-268, 270, 272-273). Blocks of four, incl. four 1c and two of No. 267, original gum, most h.r. but few Mint N.H., deep rich colors, few trivial imperfections, Fine-Very Fine, attractive group, Scott Retail as hinged blocks

1,558
900
2254
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2254, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)1c-5c 1895 Issue, Imperforate (264a, 267d, 268a, 269a, 270a), 1c-5c 1895 Issue, Imperforate (264a, 267d, 268a, 269a, 270a)1c-5c 1895 Issue, Imperforate (264a, 267d, 268a, 269a, 270a). Bottom imprint and plate no. strips of five, original gum, lightly hinged, bright colors, natural gum wrinkles, 3c small thin spot

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE SET OF IMPERFORATE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER STRIPS OF FIVE OF THE 1895 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE, WHICH IS COMPLETE TO THE 5-CENT VALUE.

Scott Retail as two pairs and single, with no premium for the imprint and plate no. multiple.

3,312
3,750
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2255
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2255, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)2c-10c 1895 Issue (270-273), 2c-10c 1895 Issue (270-273)2c-10c 1895 Issue (270-273). 19 imprint and plate no. strips of three, incl. two each of Nos. 266-269, 271 and 273, three each of Nos. 270 and 272, virtually all different plate nos., original gum, few h.r., some stamps Mint N.H., few trivial imperfections, Fine-Very Fine, attractive and scarce group

4,475
2,300
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2256
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2256, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)3c Purple (268), 3c Purple (268)3c Purple (268). Mint N.H., detailed impression, choice centering, post-office fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

110
250
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2257
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2257, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)4c Dark Brown (269), 4c Dark Brown (269)4c Dark Brown (269). Mint N.H., deep rich color, detailed impression, choice centering, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate

145
0
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2258
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2258, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)6c Dull Brown (271), 6c Dull Brown (271)6c Dull Brown (271). Top imprint and plate no. 373 strip of three, stamps Mint N.H., bright color, fresh and Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles with no premium for the position

1,125
800
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2259
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2259, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)8c Violet Brown (272), 8c Violet Brown (272)8c Violet Brown (272). Original gum, lightly hinged, almost perfectly centered, intense color on crisp white paper, Extremely Fine and exceptionally handsome

75
140
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2260
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2260, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a), 8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a). Vertical pair with arrow selvage at right, large part original gum, showing "I" and "R" of wmk. in selvage and "S" and "I" of wmk. on stamps, deep rich color, top stamp diagonal crease

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM PAIR OF THE 1895 8-CENT WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE WITH "USIR" WATERMARK.

Our census of Scott 272a records only 66 copies, most of which were used. The variety was created when the stock of paper intended for use on revenue stamps was inadvertently used for regular-issue stamps. Scott Retail as single watermark error

6,000
2,200
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2261
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2261, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a), 8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a). Used, rich color, small part of face-free target cancel, Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate

900
500
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2262
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2262, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)10c Dark Green (273), 10c Dark Green (273)10c Dark Green (273). Mint N.H., very well-centered, wonderful deep rich color, Very Fine and choice, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate

300
350
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2263
nh
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2263, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)15c Dark Blue (274), 15c Dark Blue (274)15c Dark Blue (274). Mint N.H. with part top imprint selvage, handsome margins, intense color, tiny paper dimple shows on back, otherwise Very Fine

725
0
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2264
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2264, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)15c Dark Blue (274), 15c Dark Blue (274)15c Dark Blue (274). Top imprint and plate no. 264 strip of three, both side stamps Mint N.H., center stamp and selvage lightly hinged, deep rich color, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles with no premium for the multiple

1,700
650
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2265
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2265, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)15c Dark Blue (274), 15c Dark Blue (274)15c Dark Blue (274). Block of four, original gum, h.r., intense shade and impression, bottom left stamp thin spot, appears Very Fine, blue "POD" backstamp on each stamp

1,050
300
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2266
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2266, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)50c Orange (275), 50c Orange (275)50c Orange (275). Mint N.H., brilliant color on crisp white paper, Fine, with photocopy of 1994 P.F. certificate for block of sixteen (Position 15)

925
600
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2267
nh
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2267, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276), $1.00 Black, Ty. I (276)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276). Mint N.H. with part imprint at bottom, sharp proof-like impression on bright paper, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, a pretty stamp, with copy of 1997 P.F. certificate for strip of three and with 1999 P.F. certificate as single

2,000
1,300
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2268
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2268, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276), $1.00 Black, Ty. I (276)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276). Original gum, minor h.r., wide margins, Fine and attractive

700
325
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2269
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2269, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276), $1.00 Black, Ty. I (276)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276). Top imprint block of four, original gum, deep shade and proof-like impression, choice centering, perf separations at selvage expertly reattached, bottom left stamp small thin spot at top

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE IMPRINT BLOCK OF THE $1.00 TYPE I WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

This block comes from the fifteen Plate 76 rows that produced only Type I stamps.

With 2004 P.F. certificate

3,000
2,100
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2270
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2270, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276), $1.00 Black, Ty. I (276)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276). Block of four, intense shade, unobtrusive oval cancels, few minor toned specks, few perf separations, tiny tear at bottom of bottom left stamp, appears Very Fine, scarce used block

675
225
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2271
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2271, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$1.00 Black, Ty. I-II (276-276A), $1.00 Black, Ty. I-II (276-276A)$1.00 Black, Ty. I-II (276-276A). Horizontal strip of three with full imprint and plate no. 76 at top, left stamp Ty. I, original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and impression, Fine, rare combination strip, with 1989 P.F. certificate

5,250
1,400
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2272
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2272, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A). Original gum, lightly hinged, reperfed at bottom, Fine appearance, with 2006 P.F. certificate

1,500
550
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2273
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2273, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, beautifully centered, lovely color on crisp paper, tiny translucent spot at left, otherwise Very Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate

1,200
475
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2274
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2274, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, wide margins and well-centered, beautiful deep rich color on bright white paper, small thin spot, Extremely Fine appearance

1,200
550
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2275
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2275, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$2.00 Dark Blue (277a), $2.00 Dark Blue (277a)$2.00 Dark Blue (277a). Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged once at center, deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, bottom stamps diagonal crease, appears Very Fine-Extremely Fine, scarce block

5,250
2,100
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2276
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2276, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Well-centered, bold New York registry oval cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2006 P.F. certificate

450
325
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2277
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2277, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Bottom imprint and plate no. 85 strip of three, original gum, h.r., deep rich color and proof-like impression, few minor perf separations, tiny thin speck in selvage only

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE RIGHT STAMP HAS EXTREMELY FINE CENTERING. A SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER STRIP OF THREE OF THE 1895 WATERMARKED $5.00 BUREAU ISSUE.

In our opinion, the Scott values for Bureau plate multiples do not reflect their true rarity.

9,750
4,500
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2278
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2278, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Choice margins and precise centering, unusually light registry oval cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE 1895 BUREAU DOLLAR VALUES ARE NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND IN THIS ULTRA-HIGH GRADE, ESPECIALLY WITH A LIGHT CANCELLATION.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $5,300.00)

650
9,500
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