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Sale 983 — The Hampshire Collection of United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 23 February, 2010

Category — 1894-98 Bureau Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
153
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 153, 1894-98 Bureau Issue1c Ultramarine (246), 1c Ultramarine (246)1c Ultramarine (246). Mint N.H., detailed impression on bright white paper, almost perfectly centered with enormous margins, natural gum bends, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2001 P.F. certificate for pair

90
180
154
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 154, 1894-98 Bureau Issue1c Blue (247), 1c Blue (247)1c Blue (247). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, huge margins, light corner perf crease at top left not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Extremely Fine appearance, ex Odeneal, with 1989 A.P.S. certificate

190
190
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155
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 155, 1894-98 Bureau Issue2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249), 2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249). Mint N.H., radiant color on bright paper, choice centering, fresh and Extremely Fine, the Carmine Lake Ty. I is rarely found in this choice condition, with 2003 P.F. certificate

450
375
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156
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 156, 1894-98 Bureau Issue2c Carmine, Ty. II (251), 2c Carmine, Ty. II (251)2c Carmine, Ty. II (251). Original gum which appears to be Mint N.H. except for small diagonal line on gum, vibrant color, choice centering, Extremely Fine, ex Odeneal

350
225
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157
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 157, 1894-98 Bureau Issue3c Purple (253), 3c Purple (253)3c Purple (253). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, beautiful margins and centering, perfect color on crisp paper, Very Fine and choice, with 2002 P.F. certificate for block (this stamp described as "never hinged")

110
300
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158
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 158, 1894-98 Bureau Issue4c Dark Brown (254), 4c Dark Brown (254)4c Dark Brown (254). Mint N.H., wide margins of near Jumbo proportions, well-centered, rich color and sharp impression, Extremely Fine, with 1992 and 2009 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

525
950
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159
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 159, 1894-98 Bureau Issue6c Dull Brown (256), 6c Dull Brown (256)6c Dull Brown (256). Mint N.H. with plate no. 28 at top with wide selvage, pretty shade, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate

500
375
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160
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 160, 1894-98 Bureau Issue8c Violet Brown (257), 8c Violet Brown (257)8c Violet Brown (257). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, well-balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,100.00)

525
1,100
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161
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 161, 1894-98 Bureau Issue50c Orange (260), 50c Orange (260)50c Orange (260). Mint N.H., brilliant color as fresh as the day it was printed, choice centering with well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT 1894 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

Ex Odeneal. With 1996 A.P.S. and 2007 P.F. certificates

1,600
3,500
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162
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 162, 1894-98 Bureau Issue$1.00 Black (261), $1.00 Black (261)$1.00 Black (261). Original gum, barely hinged, sharp proof-like impression, fresh and Very Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate

1,050
650
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163
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 163, 1894-98 Bureau Issue$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A). Original gum, bright shade, crisp impression, unusually wide margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 $1.00 TYPE II UNWATERMARKED ISSUE.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF 80 Jumbo; SMQ $1,900.00 as 80, $2,650.00 as 85)

2,200
2,400
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164
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 164, 1894-98 Bureau Issue1c Blue (264), 1c Blue (264)1c Blue (264). Mint N.H., radiant color on bright paper, choice centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp in every respect, with 2003 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $240.00 as 95, $800.00 as 98)

17
375
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165
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 165, 1894-98 Bureau Issue4c Dark Brown (269), 4c Dark Brown (269)4c Dark Brown (269). Mint N.H., rich color, proof-like impression, unusually wide and balanced margins for this difficult issue, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,050.00), only three have graded higher to date

135
1,400
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166
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 166, 1894-98 Bureau Issue5c Chocolate (270), 5c Chocolate (270)5c Chocolate (270). Mint N.H., wide selvage with part imprint at top, unusually choice centering with Jumbo margins, gorgeous color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1895 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $850.00 as 95, $3,250.00 as 98). Only two have graded higher to date and only five others share this grade.

105
1,100
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167
 
Sale Number 983, Lot Number 167, 1894-98 Bureau Issue8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a), 8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a). Clear "R" watermark, partial circular datestamp and oval numeral grid cancel, Fine, very scarce and especially desirable with the positive watermark identification right in the center of the stamp, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate for pair

1,000
425
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168
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 168, 1894-98 Bureau Issue$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276), $1.00 Black, Ty. I (276)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276). Mint N.H., well-balanced margins and nicely centered, intense shade, Very Fine and choice, ex Whitman, with 1994 and 2009 P.F. certificates

2,000
800
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169
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 169, 1894-98 Bureau Issue$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276), $1.00 Black, Ty. I (276)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276). Top imprint block of four, original gum, deep shade and proof-like impression, choice centering, perf separations at selvage expertly reattached, bottom left stamp small thin spot at top

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE IMPRINT BLOCK OF THE $1.00 TYPE I WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

This block comes from the fifteen Plate 76 rows that produced only Type I stamps.

With 2004 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as block of four with no premium for the imprint

2,800
1,200
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170
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 170, 1894-98 Bureau Issue$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A). Original gum, lightly hinged, unbelievably intense shade and impression, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, a stamp of tremendous visual appeal, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,650.00)

1,350
2,200
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171
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 171, 1894-98 Bureau Issue$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, lightly hinged, radiant color, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,150.00)

1,000
1,300
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172
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 172, 1894-98 Bureau Issue$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Original gum, lightly hinged, wide margins, strong color with a beautiful impression on crisp paper, Very Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

2,250
1,300
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173
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 173, 1894-98 Bureau Issue$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Block of four, slightly disturbed original gum, deep rich color and proof-like impression, bottom right stamp small toned spot on one perf at top not mentioned on accompanying certificates

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1895 $5.00 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN.

Apart from the block sold in the Whitpain collection (Siegel 977), this is the only other block of four we have offered in the past ten years. Only one full plate block exists. The Scott Catalogue assigns a paltry $1,000.00 premium for the block versus four singles, which in no way reflects its rarity.

With 1972 and 2008 P.F. certificates

10,000
0
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174
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 174, 1894-98 Bureau Issue10c Brown, Ty. I (282C), 10c Brown, Ty. I (282C)10c Brown, Ty. I (282C). Mint N.H., rich color and crisp impression on brilliant paper, Very Fine and choice, an elusive stamp in Mint N.H. condition, ex Hoffman, with 2004 P.F. certificate

575
700
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175
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 175, 1894-98 Bureau Issue10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (283), 10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (283)10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (283). Block of four, original gum, well-centered, bright and fresh, Fine-Very Fine

650
400
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176
 
Sale Number 983, Lot Number 176, 1894-98 Bureau Issue10c Orange Brown, Ty. II, Vertical Watermark (283a), 10c Orange Brown, Ty. II, Vertical Watermark (283a)10c Orange Brown, Ty. II, Vertical Watermark (283a). Mint N.H., attractively centered, fresh, bright color, Very Fine example of this overlooked watermark variety, seldom offered, ex Morris, with 1994 and 2009 P.F. certificates, former with part bottom imprint selvage since removed

700
1,100
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177
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 177, 1894-98 Bureau Issue15c Olive Green (284), 15c Olive Green (284)15c Olive Green (284). Mint N.H. with part imprint selvage at bottom, beautiful color, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $780.00)

500
850
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