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Sale 1061 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 19 November, 2013

Category — 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-281)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3741
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3741, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-281)1c Ultramarine (246), 1c Ultramarine (246)1c Ultramarine (246). Mint N.H. with left part imprint selvage, brilliant color, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $250.00 as 90, $875.00 as 95)

90
375
3742
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3742, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-281)1c Ultramarine (246), 1c Ultramarine (246)1c Ultramarine (246). Original gum, mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins, vibrant color and proof-like impression on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, a stunning and superb stamp, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ value of $250.00 for 98 grade has little relevance), no other Scott 246 has been graded above 98J in any condition category -- used, previously hinged or Mint N.H.

30
425
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3743
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3743, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-281)2c Pink, Ty. I (248), 2c Pink, Ty. I (248)2c Pink, Ty. I (248). Mint N.H. with top plate no. 79 selvage, extra wide top and bottom margins, beautifully centered, Extremely Fine, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate

90
375
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3744
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3744, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-281)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249), 2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249). Mint N.H., deep rich color, wide and well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 1994 P.F. certificate

450
600
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3745
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3745, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-281)2c Carmine, Ty. III (252), 2c Carmine, Ty. III (252)2c Carmine, Ty. III (252). Mint N.H. with left plate no. 142 selvage, brilliant color, Very Fine and choice, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate

375
275
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3746
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3746, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-281)5c Chocolate (255), 5c Chocolate (255)5c Chocolate (255). Original gum, barely hinged, wide and well-proportioned margins, beautiful bright color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1997 P.F. certificate as Mint N.H.

110
225
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3747
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3747, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-281)6c Dull Brown (256), 6c Dull Brown (256)6c Dull Brown (256). Original gum, Jumbo margins and perfect centering, deep rich color on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, a stunning stamp, with 2013 P.S.A.G. certificate (98J ogH)

160
750
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3748
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3748, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-281)15c Dark Blue (259), 15c Dark Blue (259)15c Dark Blue (259). Mint N.H. with bottom plate no. 52 selvage, intense shade and impression, Extremely Fine, a stunning stamp, ex Vineyard, with 1982 and 2000 P.F. certificates

900
1,200
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3749
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3749, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-281)50c Orange (260), 50c Orange (260)50c Orange (260). Mint N.H., intense shade which is slightly oxidized (does not appear as such on accompanying certificate), Very Fine and choice, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $2,200.00)

1,500
1,200
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3750
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3750, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-281)50c Orange (260), 50c Orange (260)50c Orange (260). Mint N.H. top imprint and plate no. 75 margin strip of three, perfectly centered with vivid color

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST 50-CENT 1894 BUREAU PLATE STRIPS OF THREE KNOWN. PARTICULARLY RARE IN MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.

The 1894 Issue was the Bureau of Engraving and Printing's first effort at regular stamp production, and they experienced difficulty in applying perforations. This problem, coupled with the fact that only small quantities of high values were printed before watermarked paper was introduced (only 175,000 of the 50c), accounts for the rarity of 50c and dollar-value 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau stamps in choice condition. Plate number multiples are exponentially rarer, and this is perhaps the finest 50c 1894 we have handled. Using Power Search, we located one other Mint N.H. strip, a bottom position with similar centering.

5,250
3,500
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3751
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3751, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-281)$1.00 Black (261), $1.00 Black (261)$1.00 Black (261). Original gum, h.r., Jumbo margins, intense shade on white paper, brown speck under the hinge remnant (if the remnant is removed, the speck might come off), Extremely Fine

1,000
1,800
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3752
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3752, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-281)$1.00 Black (261), $1.00 Black (261)$1.00 Black (261). Disturbed original gum, deep shade, attractive margins and centering, Very Fine

1,000
225
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3753
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3753, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-281)$1.00 Black (261), $1.00 Black (261)$1.00 Black (261). Original gum, intense shade and impression on bright paper, Very Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate

1,000
600
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3754
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3754, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-281)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A). Mint N.H., intense shade and proof-like impression, three enormous margins

VERY FINE. A SCARCE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 $1.00 TYPE II UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

We have offered just over a dozen Mint N.H. examples in the past 19 years.

Ex Hoffman. With 2004 P.F. certificate

7,250
0
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3755
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3755, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-281)$1.00 Black, Types I-II-II (261-261A-261A), $1.00 Black, Types I-II-II (261-261A-261A)$1.00 Black, Types I-II-II (261-261A-261A). Bottom imprint and plate no. 76 strip of three, original gum, perfs close to barely in, Very Good, an extremely rare combination of types from Plate 76, which comprised Types I and II, combinations can only be found between the fifth and sixth columns of one pane

10,000
1,000
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3756
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3756, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-281)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A). Slightly disturbed original gum, intense shade and impression, thin spot at upper left, Very Fine appearance

2,100
0
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3757
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3757, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-281)$5.00 Dark Green (263), $5.00 Dark Green (263)$5.00 Dark Green (263). Wide margins, deep rich color, lightly struck oval registry cancel, small filled thin spot at right, Very Fine appearance, with 2013 P.F. certificate

2,750
650
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3758
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3758, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-281)2c Carmine, Ty. I (265), 2c Carmine, Ty. I (265)2c Carmine, Ty. I (265). Mint N.H. with top plate no. 80 selvage which is slightly reduced, wide margins and well-centered, Extremely Fine, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $235.00 as 90, $950.00 as 95)

82
225
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3759
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3759, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-281)3c Purple (268), 3c Purple (268)3c Purple (268). Mint N.H. with bottom part imprint selvage, rich color, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, ex Westchester, with 1998 P.F. certificate

115
225
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3760
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3760, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-281)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a), 8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a). Clear "R" watermark, cancelled by duplex datestamp and oval grid, tiny scuff in top right margin, otherwise Fine, scarce

1,000
110
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3761
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3761, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-281)10c Dark Green (273), 10c Dark Green (273)10c Dark Green (273). Mint N.H., pretty shade on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,400.00), only two have graded higher

280
2,800
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3762
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3762, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-281)15c Dark Blue (274), 15c Dark Blue (274)15c Dark Blue (274). Original gum, small h.r., perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, intense shade and impression on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, a stunning stamp, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $1,500.00 as 98), this is the highest grade awarded to a hinged stamp and it is the only example to achieve this grade (one Mint N.H. has graded higher)

210
850
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3763
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3763, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-281)15c Dark Blue (274), 15c Dark Blue (274)15c Dark Blue (274). Deep rich color on bright paper, neat cork cancel, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $350.00)

17
150
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3764
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3764, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-281)15c Dark Blue, Imperforate (274a), 15c Dark Blue, Imperforate (274a)15c Dark Blue, Imperforate (274a). Mint N.H. left sheet margin horizontal pair, large margins other sides, deep rich color, Extremely Fine, this is the only Mint N.H. example we have offered since keeping computerized records, with 2013 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as hinged pair

1,000
900
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3765
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3765, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-281)50c Orange (275), 50c Orange (275)50c Orange (275). Enormous top imprint and plate no. 75 strip of three, slightly disturbed original gum, fresh, well-centered, Very Fine

1,600
500
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3766
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3766, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-281)50c Orange (275), 50c Orange (275)50c Orange (275). Top imprint and plate no. 75 block of six, party disturbed original gum with some stray offset on gum, fresh, rich color, some hinge reinforcement

FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE 50-CENT 1895 BUREAU ISSUE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF SIX.

Top position imprint and plate number blocks of the high-value 1895 Bureau Issue are exceedingly scarce.

8,000
9,500
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3767
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3767, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-281)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276), $1.00 Black, Ty. I (276)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276). Wide top imprint and plate no. 76 strip of three, original gum, barely hinged, exceptionally well-centered, intense shade, tiny "oily" translucent speck in the left margin of the right stamp (perhaps a production flaw), otherwise Extremely Fine

2,500
1,300
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3768
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3768, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-281)$1.00 Black, Ty. I-II (276-276A), $1.00 Black, Ty. I-II (276-276A)$1.00 Black, Ty. I-II (276-276A). Left stamp Type I, right stamp Type II, intense shade and impression, cork cancels, few minor perf separations at bottom, Very Fine, a scarce used combination pair, there are only ten positions on the plate which yield combination pairs (between the fifth and sixth columns), with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

2,600
750
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3769
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3769, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-281)$1.00 Black, Ty. I-II (276-276A), $1.00 Black, Ty. I-II (276-276A)$1.00 Black, Ty. I-II (276-276A). Left stamp Type I, right stamp Type II, light circular datestamps, couple creases, Fine-Very Fine appearance, a scarce used combination pair, there are only ten positions on the plate which yield combination pairs (between the fifth and sixth columns)

2,600
475
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3770
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3770, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-281)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A). Original gum, single hinge mark, crisp impression, tiny tear at bottom left, Very Fine appearance, with 1994 P.F. certificate

1,250
400
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3771
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3771, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-281)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Unused (regummed), deep rich color, well-balanced margins, Very Fine, with 2013 P.F. certificate

275
250
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3772
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3772, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-281)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Rich color on bright paper, unusually choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, ex Mayer and Dr. Hinrichs, with 1994 P.F. and 2003 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,650.00), only one has graded higher and three others share this grade

450
2,100
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3773
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3773, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-281)$2.00 Dark Blue (277a), $2.00 Dark Blue (277a)$2.00 Dark Blue (277a). Original gum, deep shade, light horizontal crease, Very Fine appearance, with 1985 P.F. certificate as Scott 277

950
170
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3774
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3774, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-281)$2.00 Dark Blue (277a), $2.00 Dark Blue (277a)$2.00 Dark Blue (277a). Wide margins, rich color in the darker shade, duplex cancel, Very Fine, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate

450
250
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3775
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3775, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-281)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Part disturbed original gum, intense shade and impression on bright paper, few thins, reperfed at left, Very Fine appearance

2,000
300
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3776
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3776, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-281)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, unobtrusive strike of purple cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 $5.00 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE IN THE FINEST CONDITION ATTAINABLE.

Ex Hoffner, Dr. Hinrichs and Dauer. With 1997 P.S.E. and 2006 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95)

650
3,750
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3777
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3777, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-281)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Wide margins, rich color, oval registry cancel, tiny corner perf thin at lower left, Very Fine appearance, with 2013 P.F. certificate

625
140
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3778
nh
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3778, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-281)1c Deep Green (279), 1c Deep Green (279)1c Deep Green (279). Mint N.H. with top part imprint selvage, Jumbo margins and almost perfect centering, bright and crisp, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $375.00 as 95, $1,000.00 as 98)

25
325
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3779
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3779, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-281)4c Orange Brown (280b), 4c Orange Brown (280b)4c Orange Brown (280b). Mint N.H. with wide top plate no. 1103 selvage, deep rich color, Very Fine and choice, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate

75
250
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3780
nh
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3780, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-281)5c Dark Blue (281), 5c Dark Blue (281)5c Dark Blue (281). Mint N.H., outstanding centering with balanced margins, post office fresh color and paper, Extremely Fine, with 2013 P.F. certificate (XF 90 XQ)

100
250
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