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Sale 1011 — United States Stamps & Postal History, Foreign

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 21-24 June, 2011

Category — 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 267c-283)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
623
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Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 623, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 267c-283), 2c Rose Carmine (267c), Mint N.H. with part imprint selvage at left, brilliant color, trace of fingerprint on gum, Very Fine and choice example of this difficult shade, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; unpriced in SMQ), note from William A. Litle notes that this was the first certified by P.S.E. despite the fact that the shade was first listed in Scott Catalogue in 1999, unpriced in Scott Catalogue

E. 500-750
3,250
624
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Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 624, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 267c-283)6c Dull Brown (271), 6c Dull Brown (271)6c Dull Brown (271). Top imprint and plate no. 386 block of six, five stamps Mint N.H., top right stamp lightly hinged, bright color, fresh and Fine example of this scarce plate block, ex Whitpain

2,900
750
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625
 
Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 625, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 267c-283)8c Violet Brown (272), 8c Violet Brown (272)8c Violet Brown (272). Intense shade and impression, mathematically perfect centering with wide and balanced margins, unobtrusive purple cancel at upper right, Extremely Fine Gem, a stunning stamp, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced above the grade of 98 in SMQ, SMQ $410.00 as 98), this is the highest grade awarded to date and only one other shares this grade

2
550
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626
 
Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 626, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 267c-283)8c Violet Brown (272), 8c Violet Brown (272)8c Violet Brown (272). Incredibly wide even margins, neat Baltimore oval cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, used Bureau Issues with wide margins and choice centering are hard to find, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $410.00), only two have graded higher to date

2
250
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627
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Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 627, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 267c-283)10c Dark Green (273), 10c Dark Green (273)10c Dark Green (273). Bottom imprint and plate no. 306 strip of three, left stamp faintly hinged, center and right stamps Mint N.H., fresh, deep color, Very Fine, Alcuri handstamp guarantees in selvage and with his certificate

675
350
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628
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Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 628, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 267c-283)15c Dark Blue (274), 15c Dark Blue (274)15c Dark Blue (274). Mint N.H., attractive centering, intense color on crisp paper, Very Fine and choice, with 1985 P.F. certificate

675
0
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629
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Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 629, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 267c-283)15c Dark Blue (274), 15c Dark Blue (274)15c Dark Blue (274). Mint N.H. top imprint and plate no. 265 strip of three, deep rich color and proof-like impression, Very Fine and choice, a beautiful Mint N.H. position piece, with 1997 P.F. certificate

2,250
750
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630
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Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 630, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 267c-283)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276), $1.00 Black, Ty. I (276)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276). Original gum, lightly hinged, strong shade and bright paper, attractively centered, Very Fine

650
425
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631
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Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 631, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 267c-283)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276), $1.00 Black, Ty. I (276)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276). Original gum, lightly hinged, fresh and Fine

650
190
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632
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Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 632, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 267c-283)$2.00 Dark Blue (277a), $2.00 Dark Blue (277a)$2.00 Dark Blue (277a). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and impression, well-proportioned margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 2011 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

1,000
950
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633
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Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 633, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 267c-283)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, h.r., bright color, slight thin along bottom of h.r., Very Fine appearance

1,000
250
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634
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Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 634, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 267c-283)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, exceptionally well-centered, lovely color on bright paper, small thin spot top right, Extremely Fine appearance, a beautiful stamp despite the minor flaw

1,000
250
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635
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Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 635, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 267c-283)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Unused (no gum), rich color, balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $315.00)

300
250
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636
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Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 636, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 267c-283)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Partially disturbed original gum from hinge removal, beautiful color and attractively centered, Very Fine

2,250
1,100
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637
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Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 637, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 267c-283)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Unused (regummed), rich color with a detailed impression, Fine

700
300
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638
 
Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 638, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 267c-283)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, beautiful centering with well-balanced margins, light strike of oval registry cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 $5.00 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE. A DIFFICULT ISSUE TO OBTAIN IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.

The $5.00 was usually heavily cancelled or used on heavy parcels which were not treated kindly. The example offered here, with gorgeous centering, rich color, bright paper and an attractive cancel, is a true rarity.

With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,900.00). Only three have graded higher to date.

625
1,900
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639
 
Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 639, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 267c-283)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Strong color and clear impression, neat "3" in center of five bars cancel, Very Fine, an exceptionally attractive used example of this 1895 Bureau Issue high value, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate

625
400
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640
 
Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 640, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 267c-283)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Horizontal pair, deep rich color and proof-like impression, oval registry cancel, Very Fine and choice, used multiples of this high-denomination issue are scarce, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate

1,250
500
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641
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Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 641, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 267c-283)2c Rose Carmine, Ty. IV (279Bc), 2c Rose Carmine, Ty. IV (279Bc)2c Rose Carmine, Ty. IV (279Bc). Block of four, original gum, h.r., brilliant color, Fine-Very Fine

1,250
200
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642
 
Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 642, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 267c-283)10c Brown, Ty. I (282C), 10c Brown, Ty. I (282C)10c Brown, Ty. I (282C). Exceptionally wide balanced margins, Jumbo for the issue, deep rich color, neat oval cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,300.00), one of only three awarded this lofty grade with none higher

6
1,100
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643
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Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 643, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 267c-283)10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (283), 10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (283)10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (283). Mint N.H. top imprint and plate no. 996 strip of four with wide selvage, radiant color, long and full perforations

VERY FINE. A RARE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER MULTIPLE OF THE 1899 10-CENT TYPE II. AS AN INDICATION OF RARITY, WE HAVE NEVER SOLD A FULL PLATE BLOCK IN MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.

In 2011 we offered a no-gum plate block, also from the top position, but with shorter selvage; it was the only full plate block we had offered since keeping computerized records. A similar one with gum was offered in the Wampler sale. This Mint N.H. strip, with the full imprint and plate no., is a great rarity.

With 2011 P.S.E. certificate. Scott Retail as Mint N.H. imprint and plate no. strip of three and Mint N.H. single

1,950
1,700
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