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Sale 1057 — The Curtis Collection: 1847-1901 Issues

Sale Date — Thursday, 7 November, 2013

Category — 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
834
nh
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 834, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)1c Ultramarine (246), 1c Ultramarine (246)1c Ultramarine (246). Mint N.H., enormous Jumbo margins and choice centering, pretty pastel color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1993 P.S.E. and 2010 P.S.A.G. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo)

90
550
835
nh
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 835, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)1c Blue (247), 1c Blue (247)1c Blue (247). Mint N.H., vibrant color, Jumbo margins and choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $550.00 as 90, $2,100.00 as 95)

190
650
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836
nh
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 836, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)1c Blue (247), 1c Blue (247)1c Blue (247). Mint N.H., wide margins and well-centered, fresh color, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $550.00 as 90, $2,100.00 as 95)

190
500
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837
og
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 837, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249), 2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249). Original gum, lightly hinged, massive margins all around, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp, with 2002 P.F. certificate

150
275
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838
nh
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 838, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)2c Carmine, Ty. I (250), 2c Carmine, Ty. I (250)2c Carmine, Ty. I (250). Mint N.H., small faint pencil offset on gum not mentioned on either certificate, brilliant color on crisp paper, Jumbo margins and outstanding centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1999 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $900.00 as 95, $3,000.00 as 98), only three have graded higher

90
800
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839
nh
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 839, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)2c Carmine, Ty. II (251), 2c Carmine, Ty. II (251)2c Carmine, Ty. II (251). Mint N.H., vivid color on crisp paper, choice centering, couple tiny natural gum skips, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1997 P.F. certificate

1,100
750
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840
nh
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 840, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)2c Carmine, Ty. III (252), 2c Carmine, Ty. III (252)2c Carmine, Ty. III (252). Mint N.H., vibrant color, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins, tiny natural inclusion not mentioned on accompanying certificate

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 2-CENT TYPE III UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,900.00). Only one has graded higher (at 98) and two others share this grade.

375
3,500
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841
nh
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 841, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)4c Dark Brown (254), 4c Dark Brown (254)4c Dark Brown (254). Mint N.H., beautiful rich color and detailed impression, choice centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 4-CENT UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 1985 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $4,000.00 as 95, $11,000.00 as 98). Only two have graded higher and only three others share this grade

525
3,750
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842
og
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 842, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)5c Chocolate (255), 5c Chocolate (255)5c Chocolate (255). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $360.00)

110
350
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843
nh
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 843, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)6c Dull Brown (256), 6c Dull Brown (256)6c Dull Brown (256). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins, rich color, fresh and Extremely Fine, a huge stamp, ex Puliafito, with 1998 P.F. (for block of four) and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $1,200.00 as 90, $3,200.00 as 95)

475
1,200
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844
nh
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 844, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)15c Dark Blue (259), 15c Dark Blue (259)15c Dark Blue (259). Mint N.H., intense color, well-centered, Very Fine and choice, with photocopy of 1996 P.F. certificate for block of four

900
1,100
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845
nh
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 845, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)50c Orange (260), 50c Orange (260)50c Orange (260). Mint N.H., bright color, long and full perforations, fresh and Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate

1,500
425
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846
og
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 846, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)50c Orange (260), 50c Orange (260)50c Orange (260). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, vibrant color and detailed impression, natural gum wrinkle, Very Fine and choice, 2004 P.F. certificate for block of four no longer accompanies

500
400
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847
og
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 847, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$1.00 Black (261), $1.00 Black (261)$1.00 Black (261). Original gum, single hinge mark at top, perfectly centered with massive margins all around, bright shade and detailed impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TYPE I UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE. A STAMP OF TRULY MASSIVE PROPORTIONS.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $3,200.00 as 95, $6,200.00 as 98). Only two have graded higher.

1,000
2,800
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848
og
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 848, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and proof-like impression on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 $1.00 TYPE II UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 1999 P.F. certificate.

2,100
3,250
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849
og
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 849, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$2.00 Bright Blue (262), $2.00 Bright Blue (262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Original gum, rich color on bright paper, almost perfectly centered with extra wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 1894 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 2002 P.F. certificate

2,750
2,400
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850
og
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 850, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$2.00 Bright Blue (262), $2.00 Bright Blue (262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Original gum, h.r., rich color on bright paper, thin spot at left, Very Fine appearance

2,750
700
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851
og
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 851, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$2.00 Bright Blue (262), $2.00 Bright Blue (262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Original gum, h.r., rich color, reperfed at left, natural gum creases and small thin spot, Very Fine appearance

2,750
375
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852
og
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 852, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$5.00 Dark Green (263), $5.00 Dark Green (263)$5.00 Dark Green (263). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression on bright white paper, choice centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE. THE $5.00 1894 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE IS SELDOM SEEN WITH SUCH WIDE MARGINS AND CHOICE CENTERING.

With 1977 and 1998 P.F. certificates

4,500
4,000
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853
og
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 853, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$5.00 Dark Green (263), $5.00 Dark Green (263)$5.00 Dark Green (263). Original gum, dark color on fresh paper with long and full perforations

VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 1894 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 2002 P.F. certificate

4,500
2,700
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854
og
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 854, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$5.00 Dark Green (263), $5.00 Dark Green (263)$5.00 Dark Green (263). Original gum, h.r., rich color, wide margins at top and bottom, small thin spot at left, Fine appearance

4,500
650
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