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Sale 975 — United States Stamps

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

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1578
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1578, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)2c Carmine, Ty. I (265), 2c Carmine, Ty. I (265)2c Carmine, Ty. I (265). Mint N.H., bright color, wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 1998 P.F. certificate

90
325
1579
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1579, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)2c Carmine, Ty. II (266), 2c Carmine, Ty. II (266)2c Carmine, Ty. II (266). Mint N.H., vivid color on crisp paper, choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate

110
250
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1580
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1580, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)2c Carmine, Ty. II (266), 2c Carmine, Ty. II (266)2c Carmine, Ty. II (266). Brilliant color as fresh as the day it was printed, Jumbo margins, faintly cancelled, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $250.00 as 95, $960.00 as 98), this is the highest grade awarded to date and the only example to achieve this grade

5
375
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1581
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1581, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)3c Purple (268), 3c Purple (268)3c Purple (268). Mint N.H., uncharacteristically wide margins and well-centered, fresh, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $365.00)

115
250
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1582
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1582, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)8c Violet Brown (272), 8c Violet Brown (272)8c Violet Brown (272). Mint N.H. with wide top selvage, magnificent centering, intense color and detailed impression, Extremely Fine Gem, about as nice as this 1895 Bureau Issue value can be found, especially in post-office Mint N.H. condition, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,950.00)

225
1,100
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1583
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1583, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)8c Violet Brown (272), 8c Violet Brown (272)8c Violet Brown (272). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and impression, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $270.00), only two have graded higher to date

75
275
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1584
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1584, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)8c Violet Brown (272), 8c Violet Brown (272)8c Violet Brown (272). Deep rich color and proof-like impression, mathematically perfect centering with wide margins, neat strike of cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal stamp, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unlisted in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $380.00 as 98), this is the highest grade awarded to date and the only example to achieve this grade

2
1,000
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1585
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1585, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)15c Dark Blue (274), 15c Dark Blue (274)15c Dark Blue (274). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color, unusually wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $395.00)

250
475
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1586
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1586, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)50c Orange (275), 50c Orange (275)50c Orange (275). Mint N.H. with part imprint at bottom, vibrant color, choice centering with well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 50-CENT WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $2,300.00). Only one has graded higher to date (at 95)

950
1,800
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1587
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1587, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)50c Orange (275), 50c Orange (275)50c Orange (275). Mint N.H. with selvage at bottom, vibrant color on crisp paper, well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A LOVELY MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 50-CENT WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $2,300.00). Only one has graded higher to date (at 95) and only one other shares this grade.

950
1,800
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1588
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1588, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)50c Orange (275), 50c Orange (275)50c Orange (275). Original gum, lightly hinged, attractive centering and lovely bright color, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.F. certificate

300
325
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1589°
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1589, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276), $1.00 Black, Ty. I (276)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276). Mint N.H. with wide part imprint selvage at top, detailed impression, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with copy of 2006 P.F. certificate for imprint and plate no. strip of three

700
0
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1590
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1590, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276), $1.00 Black, Ty. I (276)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276). Original gum, lightly hinged, sharp impression on bright paper, Very Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

700
350
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1591
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1591, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A). Original gum, lightly hinged, perfectly centered, beautifully etched impression on bright paper, pinpoint thin speck, Extremely Fine appearance, with clean 1984 P.F. certificate and 2008 P.S.E. certificate mentioning the tiny thin speck

1,500
1,100
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1592
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1592, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A). Intense shade and impression, light strike of oval registry cancel leaves design clearly visible, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $495.00)

225
425
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1593
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1593, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, wide margins and choice centering, beautiful color and impression on fresh paper, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF 90; SMQ $1,900.00), certainly on the high side of the grade awarded

1,100
950
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1594
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1594, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, rich color, unusually wide margins, Very Fine, with 1980 P.F. certificate

1,100
950
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1595
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1595, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$2.00 Dark Blue (277a), $2.00 Dark Blue (277a)$2.00 Dark Blue (277a). Original gum, lightly hinged, fresh and bright with beautiful margins and almost perfectly centered, intense color and clear impression

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 $2.00 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE IN THE DARK BLUE COLOR.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $1,900.00)

1,100
1,100
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1596
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1596, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$2.00 Dark Blue (277a), $2.00 Dark Blue (277a)$2.00 Dark Blue (277a). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense color on crisp bright paper, Very Fine

1,100
450
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1597
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1597, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Slightly disturbed original gum, deep rich color and proof-like impression, wide margins, Very Fine and choice original-gum example of the 1895 $5.00 Watermarked Bureau Issue, with 1982 P.F. certificate not mentioning the slight gum disturbance and 2008 P.S.E. certificate mentioning "slightly disturbed original gum" (DOG, VF-XF 85; SMQ $2,700.00)

2,400
850
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1598
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1598, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Original gum, lightly hinged with bottom plate no. 85 selvage, wonderful deep rich color, balanced side margins, centered bottom, perfs clear, Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate

2,400
750
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