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Sale 1057 — The Curtis Collection: 1847-1901 Issues

Sale Date — Thursday, 7 November, 2013

Category — 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
855
nh
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 855, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)1c Blue (264), 1c Blue (264)1c Blue (264). Mint N.H., deep rich color and detailed impression on bright paper, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Merlin, with 2007 and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $850.00 as 98), only one has graded higher and none share this grade.

17
850
856
nh
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 856, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)2c Carmine, Ty. II (266), 2c Carmine, Ty. II (266)2c Carmine, Ty. II (266). Mint N.H., brilliant color, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $170.00 as 85, $325.00 as 90)

100
325
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857
nh
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 857, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)2c Carmine, Ty. III (267), 2c Carmine, Ty. III (267)2c Carmine, Ty. III (267). Mint N.H., gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins, long and full perforations, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $225.00), only nine have graded higher

16
450
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858
og
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 858, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)5c Chocolate (270), 5c Chocolate (270)5c Chocolate (270). Original gum, barest trace of hinging (described on accompanying P.F. certificate as Mint N.H.), intense shade and impression, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1999 P.F. certificate as Mint N.H., with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $125.00 as 95, $270.00 as 98)

35
700
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859
og
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 859, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)10c Dark Green (273), 10c Dark Green (273)10c Dark Green (273). Original gum, lightly hinged, pretty pastel color, wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF 90; SMQ $180.00)

95
150
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860
og
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 860, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)15c Dark Blue (274), 15c Dark Blue (274)15c Dark Blue (274). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color on bright paper, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 1990 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $395.00 as 90, $950.00 as 95)

210
425
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861
og
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 861, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)50c Orange (275), 50c Orange (275)50c Orange (275). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and impression, well-balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1984 P.F. certificate

260
300
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862
og
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 862, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276), $1.00 Black, Ty. I (276)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and impression on bright paper, choice centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate

600
700
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863
og
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 863, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A). Slightly disturbed original gum, deep shade, crisp impression, Very Fine, with 1996 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (DOG, VF 80; SMQ $1,250.00)

1,250
850
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864
og
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 864, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, rich color on bright paper, beautiful centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 $2.00 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE. SCARCE WITH SUCH WIDE MARGINS.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $2,750.00 as 95, $5,000.00 as 98). Only two have graded higher.

950
2,200
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865
og
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 865, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color and detailed impression

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 $5.00 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 1971 and 1999 P.F. certificates.

2,000
2,000
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866
og
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 866, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright color, well-proportioned margins, Very Fine, with 1994 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, VF 80; SMQ $2,000.00)

2,000
1,550
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