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Sale 975 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 23-25 June, 2009

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1553
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1553, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)1c Ultramarine (246), 1c Ultramarine (246)1c Ultramarine (246). Mint N.H., brilliant color on post-office fresh paper, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 246 IS AS FRESH AS THE DAY IT WAS PRINTED, AND HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $3,100.00). This is the only example to achieve this grade and only two have graded higher (at 98J)

97
1,800
1554
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1554, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)1c Ultramarine (246), 1c Ultramarine (246)1c Ultramarine (246). Mint N.H., pretty pastel color on bright paper, perfectly centered with wide margins, couple small natural gum skips, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2000 P.F. certificate for a block

95
180
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1555
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1555, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)1c Blue (247), 1c Blue (247)1c Blue (247). Mint N.H., vibrant color, Very Fine and choice, with 1998 P.F. certificate

225
200
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1556
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1556, 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., vivid color, well-proportioned margins, couple natural gum skips and bends, Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

90
150
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1557
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1557, 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., much nicer margins and centering than typically seen, sharp color on bright paper, Very Fine and choice, with 1997 and 2009 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85)

550
550
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1558
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1558, 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). Original gum, single hinge mark, Jumbo margins, rich color on bright paper, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

175
225
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1559
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1559, 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). Brilliant color, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, bold machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, the 2c shades are perhaps the most difficult issues to obtain in choice condition, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unlisted in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $960.00 as 98)

5
750
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1560
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1560, 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. with wide top selvage, beautifully centered, bright color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2003 P.F. certificate

90
120
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1561
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1561, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)2c Carmine, Ty. II (251), 2c Carmine, Ty. II (251)2c Carmine, Ty. II (251). Part imprint at left, original gum, lightly hinged, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine, with 1980 P.F. certificate

350
450
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1562
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1562, 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., bright shade, well-centered, single unpunched perfs at top and bottom as often found on 1894 Bureau Issues, Very Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

400
300
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1563
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1563, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)3c Purple (253), 3c Purple (253)3c Purple (253). Mint N.H., pretty shade, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2005 P.F. certificate

400
275
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1564
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1564, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)4c Dark Brown (254), 4c Dark Brown (254)4c Dark Brown (254). Mint N.H., deep rich color on post-office fresh paper, detailed impression, almost perfectly centered with wide margins, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A LOVELY MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 4-CENT UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 1999 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,250.00).

525
2,100
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1565
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1565, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)4c Dark Brown (254), 4c Dark Brown (254)4c Dark Brown (254). Original gum, lightly hinged, wide balanced margins, rich color and clear impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $580.00), according to the P.S.E. Population Report this is one of only four to have been awarded this grade with only one higher (as 95J)

175
375
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1566
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1566, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)4c Dark Brown (254), 4c Dark Brown (254)4c Dark Brown (254). Jumbo margins, strong color with neat grid duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $270.00 as 95, $1,050.00 as 98), according to the P.S.E. Population Report this is the only one to have been awarded this grade with only one higher

7
475
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1567
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1567, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)6c Dull Brown (256), 6c Dull Brown (256)6c Dull Brown (256). Mint N.H., bright shade on fresh paper, well-balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1994 and 2006 P.F. certificates

525
400
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1568
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1568, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)8c Violet Brown (257), 8c Violet Brown (257)8c Violet Brown (257). Mint N.H., wide and balanced margins, beautiful deep color, Extremely Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate

525
1,000
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1569
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1569, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)8c Violet Brown (257), 8c Violet Brown (257)8c Violet Brown (257). Gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins, deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, neat strike of registry oval cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $440.00 as 95, $1,500.00 as 98), the unwatermarked Bureau issue is very scarce in such a high grade, this is the highest grade awarded to date and only one other shares this grade

18
650
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1570
nh
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1570, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)10c Dark Green (258), 10c Dark Green (258)10c Dark Green (258). Mint N.H., handsomely centered, bright color, reperfed at bottom, Very Fine appearance, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

1,000
550
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1571
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1571, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)50c Orange (260), 50c Orange (260)50c Orange (260). Original gum, lightly hinged, exceptionally wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2003 P.F. certificate

600
350
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1572
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1572, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$1.00 Black (261), $1.00 Black (261)$1.00 Black (261). Original gum, h.r., intense shade and sharp impression, Very Fine, with 1995 P.F. certificate

1,200
550
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1573
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1573, 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 nicely contrasted by bright white paper, beautifully centered

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 $1.00 TYPE II UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 1991 P.F. certificate

2,400
1,000
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1574
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1574, 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, detailed impression, long and full perforations all around, fresh and Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate

2,400
600
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1575
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1575, 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). Exceptionally wide margins and almost perfect centering, slightly heavier oval grid cancel which is often the case with the high-value Bureau Issues, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $2,100.00)

800
600
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1576
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1576, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$2.00 Bright Blue (262), $2.00 Bright Blue (262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Slightly sweated original gum, rich color, unusually wide margins, reperfed at left, Extremely Fine appearance, with 1985 (not mentioning reperf) and 2008 P.F. certificates

3,250
1,100
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1577
og
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1577, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$2.00 Bright Blue (262), $2.00 Bright Blue (262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Original gum, rich color, expertly reperfed at bottom, Very Fine appearance, with 2008 P.F. certificate

3,250
600
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