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Sale 984 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 6-8 April, 2010

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
630
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 630, 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., rich color on crisp paper, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

450
800
631
nh
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 631, 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., bright color, well-centered, Very Fine and choice, with 2009 P.F. certificate

450
350
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632
nh
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 632, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)2c Carmine, Ty. II (251), 2c Carmine, Ty. II (251)2c Carmine, Ty. II (251). Mint N.H. with plate no. 131 at left, brilliant color, Fine, with 1998 A.P.S. certificate

1,100
275
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633
nh
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 633, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)2c Carmine, Ty. II (251), 2c Carmine, Ty. II (251)2c Carmine, Ty. II (251). Mint N.H., radiant color, fresh and Fine, scarce in Mint N.H. condition

1,100
375
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634
ogbl
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 634, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)2c Carmine, Ty. II (251), 2c Carmine, Ty. II (251)2c Carmine, Ty. II (251). Wide top imprint and plate no. 133 block of six, original gum, barely hinged, Fine, a very rare plate block with the full top margin

3,250
900
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635
nh
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 635, 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. with part imprint at left, beautiful color, Very Fine, with copy of 1994 P.F. certificate for strip

360
200
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636
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 636, 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., vivid color, reperfed at right, Extremely Fine appearance, with 2002 P.F. certificate that does not mention the reperfing

360
425
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637
nh
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 637, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)3c Purple (253), 3c Purple (253)3c Purple (253). Mint N.H., brilliant color, choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $800.00)

325
800
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638
nh
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 638, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)4c Dark Brown (254), 4c Dark Brown (254)4c Dark Brown (254). Mint N.H. with plate no. 197 at top with extra wide selvage, balanced margins, rich color, Very Fine, a pretty stamp

525
475
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639
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 639, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)5c Chocolate, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (255c), 5c Chocolate, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (255c)5c Chocolate, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (255c). Original gum, fresh, rich color and rather well-centered for this rare perforation error

VERY FINE PAIR OF THE RARE UNWATERMARKED 5-CENT 1894 ISSUE IMPERFORATE HORIZONTALLY.

It is believed that most examples of this error originate from a part sheet purchased by a collector at the Richmond Va. post office.

With 1995 P.F. certificate.

4,000
1,500
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640
og
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 640, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)8c Violet Brown (257), 8c Violet Brown (257)8c Violet Brown (257). Bottom imprint and plate no. 58 strip of three, original gum, pos. 1 lightly hinged, pos.2-3 Mint N.H., choice margins, fresh and Very Fine, Scott Retail as hinged single and two Mint N.H. singles

1,225
800
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641
nh
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 641, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)15c Dark Blue (259), 15c Dark Blue (259)15c Dark Blue (259). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, fresh and Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate

1,000
400
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642
og
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 642, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)50c Orange (260), 50c Orange (260)50c Orange (260). Original gum, lightly hinged, vibrant color, Fine, with 1994 P.S.E. certificate

525
300
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643
og
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 643, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$1.00 Black (261), $1.00 Black (261)$1.00 Black (261). Original gum, lightly hinged, sharp proof-like impression, wide and balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (OG, XF 90; SMQ $1,800.00)

1,050
1,200
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644
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 644, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$1.00 Black (261), $1.00 Black (261)$1.00 Black (261). Exceptionally wide margins and choice centering, unobtrusive cancel leaves entire design clearly visible, Extremely Fine, with 1996 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $1,000.00 as 90, $3,250.00 as 95), only three have graded higher to date

375
650
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645
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 645, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$1.00 Black (261), $1.00 Black (261)$1.00 Black (261). Dark shade on bright white paper, choice centering with wide margins, cancel leaves entire design clearly visible, Extremely Fine, with 1994 P.F. certificate

375
650
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646
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 646, 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). Intense shade on fresh paper, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, neat strike of bar cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1981 P.F. certificate

850
800
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647
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 647, 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). Beautiful margins and centering, intense shade, unusually light and almost face-free cancel, tiny trivial wrinkle, otherwise Extremely Fine

850
375
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648
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 648, 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). Intense shade, ample to wide margins, duplex cancel, fresh and Fine

850
350
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649
nh
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 649, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$2.00 Bright Blue (262), $2.00 Bright Blue (262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Mint N.H., radiant color on bright paper, reperfed (not mentioned on accompanying certificate), Fine appearance, a very difficult issue to obtain in Mint N.H. condition, with 1999 P.F. certificate

8,750
1,550
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650
og
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 650, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$2.00 Bright Blue (262), $2.00 Bright Blue (262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Original gum, beautiful rich color and fine impression, well-centered

VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 $2.00 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 2009 P.F. certificate

2,750
1,200
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651
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 651, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$2.00 Bright Blue (262), $2.00 Bright Blue (262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Rich color on bright paper, exceptionally well-balanced margins, bold New York registry oval cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate

1,300
1,800
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652
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 652, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$2.00 Bright Blue (262), $2.00 Bright Blue (262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Wide margins and nicely centered, New York oval registry cancel, Very Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate

1,300
850
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653
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 653, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$2.00 Bright Blue (262), $2.00 Bright Blue (262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Attractively centered, deep color, light strike of New York registry oval cancel, Very Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate

1,300
1,000
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654
nh
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 654, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$5.00 Dark Green (263), $5.00 Dark Green (263)$5.00 Dark Green (263). Mint N.H., rich color, few natural gum bends

FINE. A SCARCE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 1894 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 2001 P.S.E. certificate

15,000
2,100
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655
og
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 655, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$5.00 Dark Green (263), $5.00 Dark Green (263)$5.00 Dark Green (263). Original gum, lightly hinged, unusually wide margins and almost perfectly centered, strong color, light horizontal crease, otherwise Extremely Fine

4,500
1,100
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656
ng
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 656, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$5.00 Dark Green (263), $5.00 Dark Green (263)$5.00 Dark Green (263). Unused (regummed), uncharacteristically wide margins and excellent centering, deep rich color, reperfed at right, Very Fine and choice appearance, with 1989 P.F. certificate

2,400
850
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657
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 657, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$5.00 Dark Green (263), $5.00 Dark Green (263)$5.00 Dark Green (263). Deep rich color, beautifully balanced margins, light strike of oval cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A LOVELY USED EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 1894 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

A Power Search review revealed very few examples that combine both choice centering and a light cancel.

With 1988 P.F. certificate

2,900
5,500
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658
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 658, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$5.00 Dark Green (263), $5.00 Dark Green (263)$5.00 Dark Green (263). Intense shade and impression, wide margins, bold strike of oval registry cancel, tiny thin spot at top and reperfed at bottom (neither mentioned on accompanying certificate), Extremely Fine appearance, with 1986 P.F. certificate

2,900
1,500
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659
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 659, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$5.00 Dark Green (263), $5.00 Dark Green (263)$5.00 Dark Green (263). Bold New York oval cancel, small faults, Fine appearance

2,900
425
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660
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 660, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)1c-$5.00 1895 Issue (264/278), 1c-$5.00 1895 Issue (264/278)1c-$5.00 1895 Issue (264/278). Used, incl. Nos. 264-265, 267, 269 (two), 271-273, 275-275a, 276-278, almost uniformly wide margins, few small faults not immediately apparent incl. $2.00 value reperfed, Very Fine group, $5.00 value with clear 2009 P.F. certificate (magenta ms. cancel)

1,547
1,000
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