Sale 1014 — Outstanding United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 12-14 October, 2011

Category — 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 247-263)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1575
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Sale 1014, Lot 1575, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 247-263)1c Blue (247). Mint N.H. right imprint and plate no. 98 strip of three, rich color and wide margins, Very Fine and choice

600
225
1576
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Sale 1014, Lot 1576, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 247-263)2c Pink, Ty. I (248). Mint N.H. right imprint and plate no. block of six, radiant color, usual light natural gum skips and bends, fresh and Very Fine, ex Silver Lake, with 2000 P.F. certificate

675
190
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1577
 
Sale 1014, Lot 1577, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 247-263)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249). Thin spot, fine centering, part of bold Boston Mass. Eagle and Thunderbolt machine cancel, used only for a few hours on January 2, 1895, rarely seen and one of the premier fancy cancels in late 19th and early 20th Century philately

E. 200-300
170
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1578
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Sale 1014, Lot 1578, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 247-263)2c Scarlet, Ty. I (250b). Mint N.H. block of four, vivid color, choice centering, bottom left stamp light corner crease, otherwise Very Fine-Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as singles

330
150
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1579
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Sale 1014, Lot 1579, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 247-263)2c Carmine, Ty. II (251). Mint N.H. with wide top plate no. selvage, bright color on fresh paper, Very Fine and choice, with copy of 1992 P.F. certificate for strip

1,100
425
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1580
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Sale 1014, Lot 1580, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 247-263)2c Carmine, Ty. II (251). Mint N.H., brilliant color, balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, a difficult stamp to find centered in Mint N.H. condition, with 2002 P.F. certificate

1,100
1,200
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1581
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Sale 1014, Lot 1581, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 247-263)2c Scarlet, Ty. II (251). Block of four, original gum, bottom pair Mint N.H., top faintly hinged if at all, attractively centered with very pleasing bright pastel color, bottom left stamp natural inclusion, otherwise Very Fine block, with 2011 P.F. certificate, Scott retail as two Mint N.H. and two hinged singles

2,900
1,100
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1582
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Sale 1014, Lot 1582, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 247-263)3c Purple (253). Mint N.H. block of four, bright color, balanced margins, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as singles

1,300
550
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1583
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Sale 1014, Lot 1583, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 247-263)4c Dark Brown (254). Original gum, well-centered with striking Jumbo margins, strong color and clear impression, Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $270.00 as 90, $470.00 as 95)

175
325
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1584
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Sale 1014, Lot 1584, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 247-263)5c Chocolate (255). Mint N.H. block of four, deep rich color on post-office fresh paper, beautiful wide margins, single unpunched perf bottom right stamp, Extremely Fine, a premium quality block, Scott Retail as singles

1,300
950
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1585
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Sale 1014, Lot 1585, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 247-263)6c Dull Brown (256). Mint N.H. bottom imprint and plate no. 28 block of six, rich color, tiny natural gum skip bottom left stamp and natural gum bends, some perf separations confined mostly to selvage

FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 6-CENT UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE. THIS IS THE FIRST WE HAVE OFFERED SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS.

A review using Power Search revealed only one Mint N.H. multiple we have offered since 1997 and in all Rarities of the World sales, and that was a block of four. While we have offered approximately five plate blocks of six (all bottoms except one, most with margins close or touching at left), this is the first in Mint N.H. condition

6,000
2,900
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1586
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Sale 1014, Lot 1586, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 247-263)8c Violet Brown (257). Mint N.H. block of four, couple light fingerprints on gum, crisp impression on bright paper, wide margins and nice centering, Very Fine and choice, Scott Retail as singles

2,100
800
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1587
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Sale 1014, Lot 1587, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 247-263)10c Dark Green (258). Mint N.H., vibrant color, Very Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate

925
425
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1588
 
Sale 1014, Lot 1588, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 247-263)10c Dark Green (258). Bright shade on crisp paper, unusually choice centering, long and full perforations all around, unobtrusive cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $400.00), only two have graded higher to date and none share this grade

19
550
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1589
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Sale 1014, Lot 1589, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 247-263)15c Dark Blue (259). Mint N.H. bottom imprint and plate no. 52 strip of three, gorgeous deep color contrasted by bright white paper, left stamp light natural gum bend

FINE-VERY FINE. THE 15-CENT UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE IS RARE IN MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION IN ANY OF THE IMPRINT OR PLATE NUMBER FORMATS.

A Power Search review of this issue revealed only three singles with imprint or plate number and no strips or blocks

3,000
1,300
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1590
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Sale 1014, Lot 1590, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 247-263)50c Orange (260). Mint N.H., bright color, margins to barely touching at top, Fine

1,600
200
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1591
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Sale 1014, Lot 1591, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 247-263)50c Orange (260). Original gum, lightly hinged, nicely balanced margins, bright color, Very Fine and choice

525
350
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1592
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Sale 1014, Lot 1592, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 247-263)50c Orange (260). Original gum, bright color on fresh paper, attractive balanced margins, Very Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate

525
310
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1593
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Sale 1014, Lot 1593, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 247-263)$1.00 Black (261). Original gum, well-centered, sharp proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 1894 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

Ex Puliafito. With 1980 and 1999 P.F. certificates

1,050
1,700
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1594
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Sale 1014, Lot 1594, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 247-263)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A). Original gum, lightly hinged, attractive centering on bright paper, tiny perf thin at top, Very Fine appearance

2,000
425
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1595
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Sale 1014, Lot 1595, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 247-263)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A). Original gum, detailed impression, small thin spots and light crease at top, appears Very Fine

2,200
0
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1596
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Sale 1014, Lot 1596, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 247-263)$5.00 Dark Green (263). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color and proof-like impression, well-centered with nicely balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 $5.00 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 2003 P.F. certificate

4,500
2,800
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1597
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Sale 1014, Lot 1597, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 247-263)$5.00 Dark Green (263). Slightly disturbed original gum, deep rich color, three wide margins, Very Fine, pencil notation on back, with 1970 P.F. certificate as original gum

4,500
0
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1598
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Sale 1014, Lot 1598, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 247-263)$5.00 Dark Green (263). Original gum, h.r., fresh, deep rich color, perfs clear, Fine

4,500
550
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1599
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Sale 1014, Lot 1599, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 247-263)$5.00 Dark Green (263). Original gum, nicely centered with deep rich color, minute perf tip thin, otherwise Very Fine

4,500
950
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1600
 
Sale 1014, Lot 1600, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 247-263)$5.00 Dark Green (263). Three wide margins, oval registry cancel, Very Fine

2,750
0
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