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Sale 946 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Monday, 12 November, 2007

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
730
nh
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 730, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)2c Carmine, Ty. I (250), 2c Carmine, Ty. I (250)2c Carmine, Ty. I (250). Mint N.H. left imprint and plate no. 32 strip of three, original gum, lightly hinged, light natural gum bend, some oxidation, Very Fine and choice multiple, with 2007 P.F. certificate

300
350
731
nh
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 731, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)2c Carmine (252), 2c Carmine (252)2c Carmine (252). Mint N.H. with top plate no. 152 selvage, essentially perfectly centered, vivid color on bright paper, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate for top imprint and plate no. strip of three (right stamp) and 2007 P.S.E. certificate as this single (XF 90; SMQ $1,300.00)

400
950
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732
nh
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 732, 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., well-centered with beautiful bright color, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $730.00)

400
475
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733
og
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 733, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)6c Dull Brown (256), 6c Dull Brown (256)6c Dull Brown (256). Original gum, barely hinged, intense shade on bright paper, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate

175
180
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734
og
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 734, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)15c Dark Blue (259), 15c Dark Blue (259)15c Dark Blue (259). Original gum, lightly hinged, wide margins and well-centered, intense color, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $720.00)

325
650
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735
og
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 735, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)15c Dark Blue (259), 15c Dark Blue (259)15c Dark Blue (259). Original gum, exceptionally well-centered, fresh, intense color, Extremely Fine

325
450
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736
ogbl
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 736, 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, attractive multiple, bottom left stamp light pencil notation

1,350
325
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737
og
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 737, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)50c Orange (260), 50c Orange (260)50c Orange (260). Original gum, lightly hinged, fresh color, nicely centered, Very Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate

600
325
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738
ogbl
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 738, 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 crease, reperfed at top, appears Very Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate

2,750
650
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739
 
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 739, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$1.00 Black (261), $1.00 Black (261)$1.00 Black (261). Uncharacteristically wide margins for this issue and perfectly centered as well, very light cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A NOTEWORTHY USED STAMP, AS THE FIRST BUREAU ISSUE $1.00 STAMPS ARE NOTORIOUS FOR HAVING SMALL MARGINS AND POOR CENTERING, AS WELL AS HEAVY CANCELS. THIS REMARKABLE EXCEPTION TO THE RULE IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $5,250.00). This is the only Scott 261 to achieve this exalted P.S.E. grade (none higher in the P.S.E. Population Report)

350
9,000
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740
nh
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 740, 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). Mint N.H., intense shade and detailed impression on bright paper, wide margins

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

We have only offered nine other Mint N.H. examples in the past 14 years. With 2002 P.S.E. certificate

7,250
5,250
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741
og
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 741, 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, beautiful margins and centering, intense color on bright white paper

EXTREMELY FINE. EXCEPTIONALLY CHOICE CENTERING AND MARGIN WIDTH FOR THIS SCARCE 1894 DOLLAR VALUE..

With 2007 P.F. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $4,900.00)

2,400
3,250
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742
og
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 742, 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, exceptionally wide margins and choice centering, light natural vertical bend mentioned only on the recent P.S.E. certificate, Very Fine and choice, with 2000 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates

2,400
1,500
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743
og
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 743, 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, h.r., bright shade on crisp paper, tiny tear at top, reperfed at right, Very Fine appearance

2,400
500
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744
og
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 744, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$2.00 Bright Blue (262), $2.00 Bright Blue (262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Original gum with yellowish hinge mark, bright color on crisp paper, Very Fine and choice

3,250
1,800
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745
og
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 745, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$2.00 Bright Blue (262), $2.00 Bright Blue (262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Large part original gum, well-centered, tiny margin thin, Very Fine appearance

3,250
550
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746
 
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 746, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$2.00 Bright Blue (262), $2.00 Bright Blue (262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Oval grid cancel, small tear and corner creases, Fine appearance

1,250
190
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747
og
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 747, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$5.00 Dark Green (263), $5.00 Dark Green (263)$5.00 Dark Green (263). Original gum, rich color, wide margins, expertly reperfed at right, Extremely Fine appearance, with 1982 and 2007 P.F. certificates, the former not mentioning the reperfing

5,000
2,700
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