Sale 1017 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 13-15 December, 2011

Category — 1898 Change of Color Bureau Issue (Scott 280-284)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
697
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Sale 1017, Lot 697, 1898 Change of Color Bureau Issue (Scott 280-284)4c Rose Brown (280). Mint N.H. bottom imprint and plate no. 532 strip of three, warm color, well-balanced margins, Very Fine and choice

275
350
698
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Sale 1017, Lot 698, 1898 Change of Color Bureau Issue (Scott 280-284)5c Dark Blue (281). Mint N.H. block of eight with wide selvage at bottom, natural s.e. at left with part arrow, rich color on bright paper, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as Mint N.H. singles

800
250
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699
nh
5c Dark Blue (281). Two Mint N.H. top imprint and plate no. strips of three with wide selvage, plate nos. 391 and 392, bright shade, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as Mint N.H. singles

600
190
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700
og
Sale 1017, Lot 700, 1898 Change of Color Bureau Issue (Scott 280-284)5c Dark Blue, 6c Lake (281, 282). Imprint and plate no. strips of three, 5c top with stamps Mint N.H. and h.r. in selvage, 6c bottom and lightly hinged at side stamps and h.r. at center, 5c small thin spot at top of center selvage, Fine-Very Fine

490
350
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701
nh
Sale 1017, Lot 701, 1898 Change of Color Bureau Issue (Scott 280-284)6c Lake (282). Mint N.H., wide margins and choice centering, vivid color, Extremely Fine, with 1993 P.F. certificate for block

140
325
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702
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Sale 1017, Lot 702, 1898 Change of Color Bureau Issue (Scott 280-284)10c Brown, Ty. I (282C). Mint N.H., rich color, nice margins and centering, Very Fine, with 1994 P.F. certificate

525
475
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703
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Sale 1017, Lot 703, 1898 Change of Color Bureau Issue (Scott 280-284)10c Brown, Ty. I (282C). Left imprint and plate no. 303 strip of three, original gum, lightly hinged, radiant color, fresh and Very Fine

725
425
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704
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Sale 1017, Lot 704, 1898 Change of Color Bureau Issue (Scott 280-284)10c Brown, Ty. I (282C). Mint N.H. top imprint and plate no. 519 strip of three, pretty shade, Fine, Scott Retail as Mint N.H. singles

1,575
190
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705
nh
Sale 1017, Lot 705, 1898 Change of Color Bureau Issue (Scott 280-284)10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (283). Mint N.H., fresh color, well-proportioned margins, small gum bend at bottom, Very Fine and choice, with 1994 P.F. certificate for block

450
400
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706
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Sale 1017, Lot 706, 1898 Change of Color Bureau Issue (Scott 280-284)10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (283). Bottom imprint and plate no. 998 strip of three, side stamps Mint N.H., center stamp lightly hinged, brilliant color, well-balanced margins, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as singles

1,050
650
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707
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Sale 1017, Lot 707, 1898 Change of Color Bureau Issue (Scott 280-284)15c Olive Green (284). Mint N.H., deep shade on bright paper, Very Fine, with 1994 P.F. certificate for block

500
375
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708
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Sale 1017, Lot 708, 1898 Change of Color Bureau Issue (Scott 280-284)15c Olive Green (284). Top imprint and plate no. 264 strip of three with wide selvage, left two stamps Mint N.H., right stamp lightly hinged, h.r. in ungummed selvage, rich color, right stamp small thin spot, Fine-Very Fine appearance, Scott Retail as singles

1,160
325
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709
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Sale 1017, Lot 709, 1898 Change of Color Bureau Issue (Scott 280-284)15c Olive Green (284). Mint N.H. top imprint and plate no. 264 strip of three, deep rich color and proof-like impression, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as Mint N.H. singles

1,500
425
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710
nh
Sale 1017, Lot 710, 1898 Change of Color Bureau Issue (Scott 280-284)1894-98 Bureau Issues, Unused Balance (246/281). 18 stamps, the vast majority Mint N.H., incl. Nos. 246-247 (latter lightly hinged), 250, 252-253, 264-270, 272-273, 279, 279B, 280 (lightly hinged, P.S.E. graded 85), 281, fresh colors and nice centering throughout, Very Fine-Extremely Fine group, nine certificates accompany

2,171
2,000
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711
nh
Sale 1017, Lot 711, 1898 Change of Color Bureau Issue (Scott 280-284)1c-6c 1895-97 Bureau Issues (264-269, 271, 279, 279B, 280). Mint N.H. except No. 271 lightly hinged, 3c with wide selvage and part imprint at top, No. 279 with part imprint selvage at bottom, rich colors, Very Fine-Extremely Fine group, three with certificates

701
550
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712
og
1c-2c 1895-98 Issue (264/279B). Album containing a phenomenal assortment of imprint and plate no. strips of three, incl. No. 264 with 26 total plus a plate no. block of eight, also No. 279 with 26 imprint and plate no. strips of three, two horizontal strips of ten and six vertical strips of nine with imprint and plate no., the 2c is well-represented by 132 imprint and plate no. strips of three, all either Type III or Type IV, plus six horizontal strips of ten with imprint and plate no., wonderful range of plate nos. and positions, a significant number are Mint N.H., range of centering with some very nice, usual disclaimer about few small imperfections but these are really very minimal, Fine-Very Fine, a wonderful collection for the specialist

E. 3,000-4,000
2,500
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713
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1894-95 Issue Balance. 49 unused items, incl. imprint and plate no. strips of three of Nos. 246 (2), 247, 268 (3), 269 (5), 270 (7), 272 (3), 273 (2) plus nine of the 2c, some singles and pairs, several Mint N.H., overall Fine-Very Fine, a wonderful holding, Scott Retail approximately

10,900
2,100
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714
og
1898 Color Change Balance. Twelve items, incl. left imprint and plate no. block of six of No. 279, three imprint and plate no. strips of three of 5c, two of same of 6c and one of No. 283, some Mint N.H., overall Fine-Very Fine

2,830
550
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