Sale 968A — The Alan B. Whitman Collection, Part Two: 1870-1901 Issues

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 14-15 April, 2009

Category — 1898 Bureau Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
338
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Sale 968A, Lot 338, 1898 Bureau Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)1c Deep Green (279). Mint N.H., top sheet selvage with part imprint, rich color, Very Fine and choice

25
70
339
nh
Sale 968A, Lot 339, 1898 Bureau Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)2c Red, Ty. IV (279B). Mint N.H., radiant color, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90), only three examples have graded higher to date

25
475
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340
nh
Sale 968A, Lot 340, 1898 Bureau Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)4c Rose Brown (280). Mint N.H. with top selvage, beautiful deep color, wide margins with almost perfect centering, Extremely Fine, with 2001 and 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95), only one example has graded higher to date

90
1,000
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341
nh
Sale 968A, Lot 341, 1898 Bureau Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)4c Lilac Brown (280a). Mint N.H., unusual shade with great visual appeal, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1990 and 2000 P.F. certificates and 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95), this is the highest grade awarded to a stamp in this shade, only three others share this grade

90
1,400
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342
nh
Sale 968A, Lot 342, 1898 Bureau Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)4c Orange Brown (280b). Mint N.H., beautiful color on bright paper, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful example of this shade, with 1992 and 2000 P.F. certificates

90
275
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343
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Sale 968A, Lot 343, 1898 Bureau Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)5c Dark Blue (281). Mint N.H. with partial imprint in wide bottom selvage, deep rich color on bright paper, Extremely Fine, with 1997 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90)

110
400
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344
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Sale 968A, Lot 344, 1898 Bureau Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)6c Lake (282). Mint N.H., wonderful rich color and remarkably fresh, nicely centered, Extremely Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate

160
160
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345
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Sale 968A, Lot 345, 1898 Bureau Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)6c Purple Lake (282a). Mint N.H., exceptionally well-centered, gorgeous purplish color, Very Fine and choice, with 1994 P.F. certificate

225
200
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346
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Sale 968A, Lot 346, 1898 Bureau Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (283). Mint N.H., almost perfectly centered, bright shade, Extremely Fine, with 1983 and 2000 P.F. certificates

500
0
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347
nh
Sale 968A, Lot 347, 1898 Bureau Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)15c Olive Green (284). Mint N.H., radiant color, proof-like impression, wide margins with almost mathematically perfect centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1898 15-CENT OLIVE GREEN ISSUE GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE. AN EXTREME CONDITION RARITY.

With 1998 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98). This is the only stamp to achieve this lofty grade in the P.S.E. Population Report

550
16,500
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