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Sale 1007 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 8-10 March, 2011

Category — 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-262)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2489
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2489, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-262)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249), 2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249). Original gum, beautiful vivid color and proof-like impression, mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR EXAMPLE OF THE UNWATERMARKED 2-CENT TYPE I 1894 ISSUE IN THE CARMINE LAKE SHADE -- GRADED GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

As collectors of the First Bureau Issue know, great difficulty was experienced in perforating the stamps, either due to poor equipment or improper operation. Choppy, ragged perfs and poor centering are so common on this issue that it is often possible to separate the 1894 unwatermarked stamps from the 1895 watermarked stamps by the appearance of the perforations alone. This example, with precise centering, Jumbo margins and perfectly formed perforations is an extreme condition rarity.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $1,050.00 as 98). This is the only hinged stamp to achieve this perfect grade in the P.S.E. Population Report, with only a single Mint N.H. example which realized $27,000 in our sale of the Alan Whitman collection. This is a wonderful opportunity for the collector who values perfection but does not mind a light hinge

150
1,500
2490
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2490, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-262)2c Carmine, Ty. II (251), 2c Carmine, Ty. II (251)2c Carmine, Ty. II (251). Mint N.H. top imprint and plate no. 133 strip of three with wide selvage, radiant color as fresh as the day it was printed

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER STRIP OF THREE OF THE 1894 2-CENT CARMINE TYPE II ON UNWATERMARKED PAPER.

With 2010 P.F. certificate for strip of eight.

3,500
1,500
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2491
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2491, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-262)2c Carmine, Ty. III (252), 2c Carmine, Ty. III (252)2c Carmine, Ty. III (252). Mint N.H. with top plate no. 152 selvage, exceptionally well-centered, vivid color with crisp impression, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate as imprint and plate no. strip of three and 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $910.00)

360
650
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2492
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2492, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-262)2c Carmine, Ty. III (252), 2c Carmine, Ty. III (252)2c Carmine, Ty. III (252). Mint N.H., rich color, wide and balanced margins, minor natural gum bend, Extremely Fine

360
275
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2493
ogbl
Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2493, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-262)3c Purple (253), 3c Purple (253)3c Purple (253). Bottom imprint and plate no. 107 block of six, original gum, lightly hinged in selvage below pos. 5, otherwise Mint N.H., uncharacteristically well-centered, crisp color and paper, Extremely Fine, a marvelous First Bureau plate block, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

1,500
1,900
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2494
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2494, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-262)6c Dull Brown (256), 6c Dull Brown (256)6c Dull Brown (256). Bottom imprint and plate no. 28 block of six, original gum, rich color and clean impression, separation and natural gum crease, otherwise about Fine

2,750
450
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2495
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2495, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-262)10c Dark Green (258), 10c Dark Green (258)10c Dark Green (258). Original gum, barely hinged, gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp

300
800
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2496
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2496, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-262)10c Dark Green (258), 10c Dark Green (258)10c Dark Green (258). Original gum, lightly hinged, beautiful wide margins and vivid color, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

300
650
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2497
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2497, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-262)15c Dark Blue (259), 15c Dark Blue (259)15c Dark Blue (259). Original gum, lightly hinged, nice centering and intense color, Very Fine and choice, with 2005 P.F. certificate

300
375
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2498
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2498, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-262)50c Orange (260), 50c Orange (260)50c Orange (260). Mint N.H., exceptionally wide margins and choice centering, blazing orange color without any hint of oxidation

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

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $3,850.00)

1,600
4,500
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2499
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2499, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-262)50c Orange (260), 50c Orange (260)50c Orange (260). Bottom imprint and plate no. 75 strip of five, original gum, was Mint N.H. except the gum shows barest trace of disturbance from treatment to remove oxidation, otherwise Very Fine-Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as hinged pair and imprint and plate no. strip of three ($8,450.00 as Never Hinged )

3,450
1,800
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2500
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2500, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-262)$1.00 Black (261), $1.00 Black (261)$1.00 Black (261). Original gum, lightly hinged, detailed impression and well-proportioned margins, Very Fine and choice, a pretty stamp, with 1991 P.F. certificate for pair

1,050
800
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2501
 
Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2501, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-262)$1.00 Black (261), $1.00 Black (261)$1.00 Black (261). Handsomely centered, oval numeral grid cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,000.00)

375
550
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2502°
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2502, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-262)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A). Original gum, deep shade on crisp white paper, Very Fine and choice, with 2000 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates

2,200
0
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2503
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2503, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-262)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A). Original gum, lightly hinged, exceptionally wide margins, deep shade, natural gum crease, otherwise Very Fine

2,200
425
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2504
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2504, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-262)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A). Original gum, h.r., couple trivial flaws, Fine appearance

2,200
225
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2505
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2505, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262), $2.00 Bright Blue (262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Original gum, single hinge mark, rich color, fresh and Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate

2,750
650
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2506
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2506, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262), $2.00 Bright Blue (262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Unused (no gum), Fine

1,100
300
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2507
 
Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2507, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262), $2.00 Bright Blue (262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Beautifully centered, choice color on bright paper, double oval cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1994 and 2010 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

1,250
2,200
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2508
 
Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2508, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262), $2.00 Bright Blue (262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Wide margins, attractive color, light double oval cancel, faint horizontal crease, otherwise Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate

1,250
700
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2509
 
Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2509, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262), $2.00 Bright Blue (262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Rich color, bold duplex cancel, Very Fine, difficult to find in sound used condition, with 2007 P.F. certificate

1,250
375
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