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Sale 997 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 26-29 October, 2010

Category — 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-284)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
5776
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Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5776, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-284)2c Carmine Ty. III, 3c Purple, Imperforate (267a, 268a), 2c Carmine Ty. III, 3c Purple, Imperforate (267a, 268a)2c Carmine Ty. III, 3c Purple, Imperforate (267a, 268a). Original gum horizontal pairs, large to huge margins, fresh, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, each with 2004 P.S.E. certificate

500
200
5777
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Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5777, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-284)3c Purple, Imperforate (268a), 3c Purple, Imperforate (268a)3c Purple, Imperforate (268a). Horizontal pair, slightly disturbed original gum, huge margins, lovely pastel color, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate

275
0
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5778
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Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5778, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-284)5c Chocolate (270), 5c Chocolate (270)5c Chocolate (270). Mint N.H. with part imprint at top, handsome wide margins and choice centering, lovely color on crisp white paper, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

105
250
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5779
 
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5779, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-284)6c Dull Brown, USIR Watermark (271a), 6c Dull Brown, USIR Watermark (271a)6c Dull Brown, USIR Watermark (271a). Clear "I" watermark, better centering than usually seen on this difficult issue, rich color, oval grid cancel

VERY FINE. A RARE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT 1895 "USIR" WATERMARK ERROR. ONLY 26 ARE KNOWN TO US.

The "USIR" (United States Internal Revenue) watermark error occurred when a supply of paper reserved for revenue stamp production was used for printing the 6c and 8c postage stamps. Our updated census of this issue records less than 30 used copies certified as genuine by the Philatelic Foundation, plus two uncertified copies.

With 1994 and 2010 P.F. certificates

12,500
7,500
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5780
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Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5780, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-284)8c Violet Brown (272), 8c Violet Brown (272)8c Violet Brown (272). Mint N.H., well-centered, bright paper, Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.S.A.G. certificate (XF 90)

210
225
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5781
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Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5781, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-284)10c Dark Green, Imperforate (273a), 10c Dark Green, Imperforate (273a)10c Dark Green, Imperforate (273a). Right imprint and plate no. 305 strip of three, original gum, lightly hinged, large margins, sealed tear in sheet margin (could be trimmed), Very Fine appearance, scarce position piece, unpriced as anything other than a pair in Scott

E. 300-400
160
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5782
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Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5782, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-284)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276), $1.00 Black, Ty. I (276)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276). Original gum, h.r., well-centered and Very Fine

650
300
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5783
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Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5783, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-284)$1.00 Black, Ty. I-II (276-276A), $1.00 Black, Ty. I-II (276-276A)$1.00 Black, Ty. I-II (276-276A). Horizontal pair, left stamp Type I, right stamp Type II, original gum, barest trace of hinging, crisp impression, two trivial perf separations at top, Very Fine, a scarce and desirable combination pair, with 1984 P.F. certificate

2,400
900
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5784
 
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5784, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-284)$1.00 Black, Ty. I-II (276-276A), $1.00 Black, Ty. I-II (276-276A)$1.00 Black, Ty. I-II (276-276A). Horizontal pair, left stamp Type I, right stamp Type II, deep shade, bold strikes of circular datestamp cancels

VERY FINE AND CHOICE USED COMBINATION PAIR OF THE 1895 $1.00 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

The $1.00 1894-95 Bureau Issue was printed in plates of 200 subjects. The plate consisted of fifteen vertical rows of Type I and five vertical rows of Type II, which accounts for the scarcity of Type II compared with Type I. There are only ten positions on the plate which yield combination pairs. It is considerably scarcer in used condition.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate

2,600
1,200
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5785
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Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5785, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-284)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A). Original gum, lightly hinged, Fine and attractive, with 1991 P.F. certificate

1,350
650
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5786
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Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5786, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-284)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A). Original gum, small red handstamp guarantee on back, Fine

1,350
350
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5787
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Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5787, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-284)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A). Original gum, wonderfully well-centered, fresh and bright, reperfed at bottom, Extremely Fine appearance, with 2006 P.F. certificate

1,350
0
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5788
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Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5788, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-284)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A). Original gum, wide margins, small and faint horizontal crease at right, Extremely Fine appearance, with 2007 P.F. certificate

1,350
550
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5789
 
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5789, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-284)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A). Intense shade and proof-like impression on bright paper, bold duplex cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $325.00)

225
190
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5790
 
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5790, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-284)$1.00 Black, Ty. II, $2.00 Dark Blue, $5.00 Dark Green (276A, 277a, 278), $1.00 Black, Ty. II, $2.00 Dark Blue, $5.00 Dark Green (276A, 277a, 278)$1.00 Black, Ty. II, $2.00 Dark Blue, $5.00 Dark Green (276A, 277a, 278). $1.00 wide margins, variety of cancels, Fine-Very Fine

1,325
0
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5791
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Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5791, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-284)$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 $1,500.00), only five have graded higher to date

1,100
1,100
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5792
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Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5792, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-284)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, deep rich color, attractively centered, Very Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate

1,000
550
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5793
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Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5793, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-284)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, small corner crease, tiny tear and couple perf flaws, appears Very Fine

1,000
225
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5794
 
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5794, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-284)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Bright shade on crisp paper, neat strike of circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice, with 1984 and 2007 P.F. certificates

450
475
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5795
 
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5795, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-284)$2.00 Bright Blue, $5.00 Dark Green (277-278), $2.00 Bright Blue, $5.00 Dark Green (277-278)$2.00 Bright Blue, $5.00 Dark Green (277-278). One $2.00 and two $5.00, choice margins and bright colors throughout, each with clean 1980's or 90's P.F. certificate and 2010 P.F. or P.S.E. certificates noting a tiny fault, Very Fine-Extremely Fine appearance

1,750
800
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5796
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Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5796, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-284)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Original gum with bottom part imprint selvage, lightly hinged, deep shade, Very Fine, with 1994 P.F. certificate

2,250
0
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5797
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Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5797, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-284)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Unused (regummed), choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $710.00)

700
850
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5798
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Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5798, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-284)5c Dark Blue (281), 5c Dark Blue (281)5c Dark Blue (281). Block of four, bottom left stamp Mint N.H., others lightly hinged, deep shade, bright white paper, Extremely Fine block, with 2004 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as singles

197
250
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