Sale 953 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 25-28 March, 2008

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
802
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Sale 953, Lot 802, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)1c Blue (264). Mint N.H., radiant color on bright paper, choice centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2003 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $340.00 as 95, $1,250.00 as 98)

19
450
803
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Sale 953, Lot 803, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)2c Carmine, Ty. II (266). Mint N.H., vivid color as fresh as the day it was printed, crisp paper, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,350.00), only one has graded higher to date and only five others share this grade

110
1,600
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804
 
Sale 953, Lot 804, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)2c Carmine, Ty. III (267). Perfectly centered, brilliant color, unobtrusive cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $110.00)

0
90
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805
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Sale 953, Lot 805, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)6c Dull Brown (271). Mint N.H., beautiful color and detailed impression, nearly perfect centering with unusually wide Jumbo margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT 1895 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

With 1987 and 2000 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $4,550.00 as 95, $19,900.00 as 98). This is the only example thus far to achieve this grade.

390
11,500
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806
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Sale 953, Lot 806, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)6c Dull Brown (271). Mint N.H., attractive centering, incredibly fresh and bright, Very Fine, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate for top imprint and plate no. strip of three (center stamp)

390
400
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807
 
Sale 953, Lot 807, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)6c Dull Brown (271). Brilliant color, almost perfectly centered, neat strike of Boston registry oval, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $205.00), this is the highest grade awarded to date and only one other has achieved this grade

7
1,900
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808
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Sale 953, Lot 808, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)10c Dark Green (273). Slightly disturbed original gum, Jumbo margins and almost flawless centering, pristine color on crisp paper, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $225.00), we are surprised that P.S.E. did not award this stamp "Jumbo" status

100
475
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809
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Sale 953, Lot 809, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)50c Orange (275). Original gum, lightly hinged, attractive centering and lovely bright color, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.F. certificate

325
300
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810
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Sale 953, Lot 810, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)50c Orange (275). Original gum, lightly hinged, uncommonly wide margins with beautiful glowing color, attractively centered, Very Fine and choice, with 1986 P.F. certificate

325
275
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811
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Sale 953, Lot 811, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)50c Red Orange (275a). Original gum, lightly hinged, exceptionally well-centered with fabulous depth of color, Very Fine and choice, with 2000 P.F. certificate

325
475
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812
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Sale 953, Lot 812, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276). Mint N.H., exceptionally well-centered with wide top and bottom margins, intense color on pristine paper, Very Fine, with 2003 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $2,100.00)

2,100
1,500
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813
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Sale 953, Lot 813, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, deep shade and detailed impression, expertly reperfed at right, Extremely Fine appearance

700
275
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814
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Sale 953, Lot 814, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$1.00 Black, Ty. I, Imperforate (276c). Horizontal pair, original gum, lightly hinged, large to huge margins all around, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

1,600
1,000
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815
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Sale 953, Lot 815, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A). Original gum, lightly hinged, perfectly centered, beautifully etched impression on bright paper, Extremely Fine, with 1984 P.F. certificate

1,500
1,600
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816
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Sale 953, Lot 816, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A). Original gum, lightly hinged, centered left, perfs clear, Fine, with 1974 P.F. certificate

1,500
500
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817
 
Sale 953, Lot 817, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A). Intense shade and impression on bright paper, bold cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $540.00)

225
425
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818
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Sale 953, Lot 818, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, lightly hinged, wonderfully fresh and almost perfectly centered, fabulous color and impression, Extremely Fine, handsome example, with 1988 P.F. certificate

1,200
1,400
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819
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Sale 953, Lot 819, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$2.00 Dark Blue (277a). Original gum, lightly hinged, beautiful color and exceptionally sharp impression, Very Fine and choice, with 1998 P.F. certificate

1,200
900
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820
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Sale 953, Lot 820, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$2.00 Bright Blue, $5.00 Dark Green (277-278). Original gum, h.r., few flaws incl. thin spots and creases, otherwise Fine

3,600
650
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821
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Sale 953, Lot 821, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Original gum, lightly hinged, attractive margins and well-centered, deep rich color, exceptionally fresh and Very Fine, with 1990 P.F. certificate

2,400
1,900
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822
 
Sale 953, Lot 822, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Wonderfully well-centered, rich color with light oval registry cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

650
800
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