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Sale 930 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 February, 2007

Category — 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2212
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2212, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)1c-10c 1894 Issue (246-250, 253-254, 257), 1c-10c 1894 Issue (246-250, 253-254, 257)1c-10c 1894 Issue (246-250, 253-254, 257). Blocks of four, original gum, many h.r., few small faults, overall Fine-Very Fine, scarce group of blocks

4,875
800
2213
nh
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2213, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)1c Ultramarine (246), 1c Ultramarine (246)1c Ultramarine (246). Mint N.H., detailed impression on white paper, almost perfectly centered with enormous margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal stamp, with 2001 P.F. certificate for pair

95
250
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2214
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2214, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)1c Blue (247), 1c Blue (247)1c Blue (247). Mint N.H. left sheet margin with part imprint, deep shade and detailed impression, post-office fresh, Extremely Fine, superb in every respect, with 2000 P.F. certificate

225
225
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2215
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2215, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)1c Blue (247), 1c Blue (247)1c Blue (247). Mint N.H. with top part imprint selvage, exceptionally wide margins and almost perfectly centered, fresh and crisp, Extremely Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate for top imprint and plate no. strip of three (left stamp)

225
550
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2216
nhbl
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2216, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)2c Pink, Ty. I (248), 2c Pink, Ty. I (248)2c Pink, Ty. I (248). Mint N.H. pane of 100 with imprint and plate nos. at top and right, natural s.e. at left and bottom, few light natural gum skips and wrinkles, few minor imperfections

FINE. A RARE INTACT PANE OF 100 OF THE UNWATERMARKED 2-CENT PINK TYPE I ISSUE.

Scott Retail as two plate blocks and 88 singles

9,050
900
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2217
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2217, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249), 2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249). Mint N.H. with top plate no. 3, wide margins and well-centered, rich color on bright paper, Very Fine

525
375
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2218
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2218, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249), 2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249). Left imprint and plate no. 32 strip of three, original gum, lightly hinged, light natural gum bend, some oxidation, Very Fine and choice multiple

700
0
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2219
ogbl
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2219, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)2c Carmine, Ty. II (251), 2c Carmine, Ty. II (251)2c Carmine, Ty. II (251). Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, small natural gum wrinkle at bottom right, Very Fine and choice

1,250
1,200
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2220
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2220, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)2c Scarlet, Ty. II (251a), 2c Scarlet, Ty. II (251a)2c Scarlet, Ty. II (251a). Mint N.H. with plate no. in wide left selvage, well-centered, bright color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A WONDERFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT TYPE II 1894 ISSUE IN THE EXCEEDINGLY RARE SCARLET SHADE.

With 2003 P.F. certificate

1,000
2,700
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2221
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2221, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)2c Carmine, Ty. III (252), 2c Carmine, Ty. III (252)2c Carmine, Ty. III (252). Mint N.H., radiant color on bright paper, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2002 P.F. certificate

400
1,200
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2222
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2222, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)2c Carmine, Ty. III (252), 2c Carmine, Ty. III (252)2c Carmine, Ty. III (252). Bottom imprint and plate no. 145 strip of three, slightly disturbed original gum, vivid color, Very Fine

525
325
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2223
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2223, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)2c Carmine, Ty. III (252), 2c Carmine, Ty. III (252)2c Carmine, Ty. III (252). Top imprint and plate no. 156 strip of three, original gum, bright color, some perf strengthening, small selvage thin, stamps Fine-Very Fine

525
0
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2224
ogbl
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2224, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)2c Carmine, Ty. III (252), 2c Carmine, Ty. III (252)2c Carmine, Ty. III (252). Block of four, original gum, left stamps Mint N.H., right stamps barely hinged, brilliant color, fresh and Very Fine-Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as singles

1,060
2,600
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2225
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2225, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)3c Purple (253), 3c Purple (253)3c Purple (253). Mint N.H., choice centering with enormous margins, radiant color, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1994 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,250.00)

375
950
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2226
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2226, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)3c Purple (253), 3c Purple (253)3c Purple (253). Mint N.H., deep rich color, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate for block of four

375
0
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2227
ogbl
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2227, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)3c Purple (253), 3c Purple (253)3c Purple (253). Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, fresh and Fine

550
110
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2228
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2228, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)4c Dark Brown (254), 4c Dark Brown (254)4c Dark Brown (254). Original gum, lightly hinged, dark color on brilliant paper, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate

175
0
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2229
ogbl
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2229, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)4c Dark Brown (254), 4c Dark Brown (254)4c Dark Brown (254). Bottom imprint and plate no. block of six, original gum, lightly hinged, pretty pastel color, Fine

2,000
325
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2230
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2230, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)4c Dark Brown, Imperforate (254a), 4c Dark Brown, Imperforate (254a)4c Dark Brown, Imperforate (254a). Horizontal pair, large margins all around, original gum, h.r., deep rich color, light natural gum bend at left, Very Fine

300
160
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2231
og
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2231, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)6c Dull Brown (256), 6c Dull Brown (256)6c Dull Brown (256). Original gum, h.r., choice margins and nearly perfectly centered, strong color, Extremely Fine

175
260
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2232
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2232, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)6c Dull Brown (256), 6c Dull Brown (256)6c Dull Brown (256). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate

175
190
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2233
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2233, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)8c Violet Brown (257), 8c Violet Brown (257)8c Violet Brown (257). Mint N.H., nice margins and exceptional centering, intense color, Very Fine and choice, with 2003 and 2006 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $830.00)

500
850
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2234
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2234, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)10c Dark Green (258), 10c Dark Green (258)10c Dark Green (258). Original gum, barest trace of what may be hinging, dark color, Very Fine and choice, with 2001 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificate, the former specifically stating that it is Mint N.H.

325
800
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2235
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2235, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)10c Dark Green (258), 10c Dark Green (258)10c Dark Green (258). Right imprint and plate no. 63 strip of three, original gum, h.r. at top and bottom, center stamp Mint N.H., bright color, top stamp toned spot at bottom right, otherwise Fine, Scott Retail as singles with no premium for the position

1,625
225
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2236
ogbl
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2236, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)10c Dark Green (258), 10c Dark Green (258)10c Dark Green (258). Bottom imprint and plate no. 55 block of six, original gum, minor perf separations, top left stamp tiny margin toning spot, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, a rare plate block

3,350
800
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2237
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2237, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)10c Green, Imperforate (258a), 10c Green, Imperforate (258a)10c Green, Imperforate (258a). Horizontal pair, large even margins, deep rich color, neat duplex cancels, faint corner crease at top right, Very Fine appearance, scarce used pair, unpriced in Scott as used

E. 200-300
550
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2238
ogbl
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2238, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)15c Dark Blue (259), 15c Dark Blue (259)15c Dark Blue (259). Block of four, original gum, h.r., deep rich color on bright paper, Fine-Very Fine, attractive multiple

1,350
0
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2239
og
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2239, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)50c Orange (260), 50c Orange (260)50c Orange (260). Original gum, minor h.r., almost perfectly centered, deep rich color, trivial bend in top margin, otherwise Extremely Fine

600
850
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2240
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2240, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)50c Orange (260), 50c Orange (260)50c Orange (260). Block of four, original gum, h.r., bottom stamps with spots of gum disturbance, bottom left stamp light creases, appears Very Fine, the top left stamp is choice

2,750
0
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2241
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2241, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)50c Orange (260), 50c Orange (260)50c Orange (260). Choice margins and attractive centering, scarce magenta New York oval used on Supplementary Mail, Very Fine and choce, with 2001 P.F. certificate

135
200
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2242
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2242, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$1.00 Black (261), $1.00 Black (261)$1.00 Black (261). Original gum, lightly hinged, wide margins, intense color on bright paper, Fine and attractive, with 2006 P.F. certificate

1,200
750
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2243
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2243, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$1.00 Black (261), $1.00 Black (261)$1.00 Black (261). Original gum, lightly hinged, precise centering, reperfed at right, Extremely Fine appearance

1,200
500
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2244
ogbl
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2244, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$1.00 Black (261), $1.00 Black (261)$1.00 Black (261). Block of four, original gum, h.r., deep shade, detailed impression, natural gum bend at bottom left, few perf separations, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, scarce multiple

5,500
1,400
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2245
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2245, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$1.00 Black (261), $1.00 Black (261)$1.00 Black (261). Exceptionally wide margins and well-centered, circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice, with 2006 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $520.00)

350
375
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2246
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2246, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$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, choice centering with well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE TYPE II 1894 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 1995 and 2001 P.F. certificates

2,400
6,750
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2247
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2247, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A). Almost perfectly centered, New York oval cancels, Extremely Fine, difficult to find this nice, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate

750
550
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2248
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2248, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$2.00 Bright Blue (262), $2.00 Bright Blue (262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, bright color on crisp paper

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

With 1977 P.F. and 2001 P.S.E. certificates

3,250
1,600
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2249
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2249, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$2.00 Bright Blue (262), $2.00 Bright Blue (262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Original gum, small h.r., tiny natural translucent speck, Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate

3,250
750
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2250
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2250, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$2.00 Bright Blue (262), $2.00 Bright Blue (262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Choice margins and marvelous deep rich color, light New York oval registry cancel, Very Fine and choice, scarce in this condition, with 2006 P.F. certificate

1,250
850
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2251
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2251, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$2.00 Bright Blue (262), $2.00 Bright Blue (262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Block of four, bright color and detailed impression, unobtrusive strikes of oval cancels, few perf separations, right stamps with few toned spots, bottom left stamp light creases

FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE USED BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE $2.00 1894 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE. THIS IS THE LARGEST RECORDED USED MULTIPLE.

According to Linn's U.S. Stamp Facts, a block of four is the largest recorded used multiple of the $2.00 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue. We have only sold one other, in our auction of the Twigg-Smith collection (Sale 835, lot 329, realized $7,500 hammer).

7,250
8,000
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2252
og
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2252, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$5.00 Dark Green (263), $5.00 Dark Green (263)$5.00 Dark Green (263). Original gum, few faults and reperfed, Fine appearance

5,000
600
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