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Sale 1077 — United States Stamps and Possessions

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 29-30 July, 2014

Category — 1894-98 Bureau Issue (Scott 246-284)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
185
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 185, 1894-98 Bureau Issue (Scott 246-284)1c-2c 1894 Issue (246-250b), 1c-2c 1894 Issue (246-250b)1c-2c 1894 Issue (246-250b). Imprint and plate no. blocks of six, bottoms or sides except for No. 249 top, No. 246 Mint N.H. (gum creases), 247 barely hinged (few perf separations), 248 block of eight (fingerprint on front), 249 lightly hinged top plate block, three different shades of No. 250, two with h.r. and minor perf separations, one small nick in bottom selvage, Fine group

6,025
2,700
186
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 186, 1894-98 Bureau Issue (Scott 246-284)2c-4c 1894 Issue (250, 253-254), 2c-4c 1894 Issue (250, 253-254)2c-4c 1894 Issue (250, 253-254). Bottom imprint and plate no. blocks of six, original gum, typical centering, fresh colors, few small faults, about Fine appearance

4,075
800
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187
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 187, 1894-98 Bureau Issue (Scott 246-284)2c Carmine, Ty. II (251), 2c Carmine, Ty. II (251)2c Carmine, Ty. II (251). Mint N.H. top imprint and plate no. 131 strip of three, radiant color, well-centered, right selvage with light crease, light fingerprint on gum as well as small backstamp, Very Fine, a scarce plate no. multiple of the 1894 unwatermarked 2c Ty. II

4,000
750
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188
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 188, 1894-98 Bureau Issue (Scott 246-284)1894-95 Bureau Issues, Plate Number Singles (254/277), 1894-95 Bureau Issues, Plate Number Singles (254/277)1894-95 Bureau Issues, Plate Number Singles (254/277). 11 stamps, each with top or bottom plate no. selvage, mostly better values incl. Nos. 260, 261A, 262, 275, 276-276A, 277, mostly original gum (276A no gum), h.r. on several, margins generally to close or touched on one side, small flaws incl. thins on a few, Fine or appear so, Scott Retail more than $9,000.00 without premium for the plate nos.

E. 1,500-2,000
1,800
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189
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 189, 1894-98 Bureau Issue (Scott 246-284)8c Violet Brown (257), 8c Violet Brown (257)8c Violet Brown (257). Bottom imprint and plate no. 58 block of six, original gum, slight gum creases, deep rich color and proof-like impression, Very Fine, plate 58 was the only one used to print Scott 257 and 272

2,500
1,600
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190
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 190, 1894-98 Bureau Issue (Scott 246-284)15c Dark Blue (259), 15c Dark Blue (259)15c Dark Blue (259). Top imprint and plate no. 52 strip of three, original gum, lightly hinged, deep dark color on bright paper, Very Fine

1,375
400
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191
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 191, 1894-98 Bureau Issue (Scott 246-284)50c Orange (260), 50c Orange (260)50c Orange (260). Top imprint and plate no. 75 strip of three, original gum, h.r. reinforcing perf separations, slight toning, otherwise Fine

2,400
300
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192
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 192, 1894-98 Bureau Issue (Scott 246-284)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (261), $1.00 Black, Ty. I (261)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (261). Bottom plate no. 76 single, original gum, h.r., intense shade and impression on bright paper, fresh and Fine, plate 76 was the only one used to print this issue, no plate number examples exist from the top of the sheet since the selvage was trimmed prior to perforating, ex Whitpain

1,000
750
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193
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 193, 1894-98 Bureau Issue (Scott 246-284)$2.00 Bright Blue (262), $2.00 Bright Blue (262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Original gum, h.r., deep rich color on bright paper, unusually wide margins

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

Scarce with such wide margins. With 2014 P.F. certificate

2,750
2,700
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194
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 194, 1894-98 Bureau Issue (Scott 246-284)$2.00 Bright Blue (262), $2.00 Bright Blue (262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Original gum which is partly disturbed from hinge removal, deep rich color and detailed impression, unusually wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 $2.00 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 2014 P.F. certificate

2,750
1,400
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195
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 195, 1894-98 Bureau Issue (Scott 246-284)$5.00 Dark Green (263), $5.00 Dark Green (263)$5.00 Dark Green (263). Bottom plate no. 85 selvage, disturbed original gum, rich color, wide margins three sides, slightly irregular perf at right and tiny inconsequential edge crease at bottom of selvage

FINE APPEARING AND RARE PLATE NUMBER SINGLE OF THE $5.00 1894 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

The dollar values of the unwatermarked Bureau issues had the top selvage cut to accommodate the available perforating machine. Therefore, no top plate numbers exist for the dollar values in any form.

Scott Retail without premium for the position

4,500
1,100
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196
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 196, 1894-98 Bureau Issue (Scott 246-284)2c Carmine, Ty. II-III (266-267), 2c Carmine, Ty. II-III (266-267)2c Carmine, Ty. II-III (266-267). Top left corner block of 42 with imprint and plate no. 170 selvage at top and left, left three columns Type II (including left plate block), others Type III (including top plate block), original gum, all but six stamps Mint N.H., h.r. in several places in selvage reinforcing some perf separations, small thin top right stamp, Fine-Very Fine, an impressive large multiple combining Types II and III, only Plate 170 yields a combination of the two types, this block is especially desirable because it contains plate blocks of both types, Scott Retail more than $3,600.00 as combination pairs and plate blocks.

E. 750-1,000
700
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197
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 197, 1894-98 Bureau Issue (Scott 246-284)8c Violet Brown (272), 8c Violet Brown (272)8c Violet Brown (272). Mint N.H. top imprint and plate no. 249 strip of three, beautiful centering on bright paper, Extremely Fine

750
1,400
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198
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 198, 1894-98 Bureau Issue (Scott 246-284)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A). Original gum, lightly hinged, tiny sealed tear at bottom left difficult to detect, Very Fine appearance, with 2014 P.F. certificate

1,250
250
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199
 
Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 199, 1894-98 Bureau Issue (Scott 246-284)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Choice centering with wide and balanced margins, pretty color, face-free duplex cancel, Very Fine and choice

450
425
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200
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 200, 1894-98 Bureau Issue (Scott 246-284)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Bottom plate no. 85 selvage, original gum, rich color, Fine, Scott Retail without premium for the position

2,000
600
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201
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 201, 1894-98 Bureau Issue (Scott 246-284)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade on bright paper, reperfed at right, Very Fine appearance, with 1990 P.F. certificate as sound

2,000
850
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202
 
Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 202, 1894-98 Bureau Issue (Scott 246-284)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Intense color and impression, oval registry cancel, Extremely Fine

625
550
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203
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 203, 1894-98 Bureau Issue (Scott 246-284)1c-5c 1898 Issue (279-281), 1c-5c 1898 Issue (279-281)1c-5c 1898 Issue (279-281). Five imprint and plate no. blocks of six, incl. Nos. 279 (disturbed original gum, tiny thin in one), 279B (two, different plate nos.), 280 (Mint N.H.) and 281 (h.r. on one, other stamps Mint N.H.), Fine-Very Fine

2,410
750
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204
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 204, 1894-98 Bureau Issue (Scott 246-284)2c-10c 1898 Issue (279B, 282, 282C, 293), 2c-10c 1898 Issue (279B, 282, 282C, 293)2c-10c 1898 Issue (279B, 282, 282C, 293). Six imprint and plate no. strips of three, incl. Nos. 279B (two, one is a Mint N.H. strip of four), 282, 282C (two, couple stamps Mint N.H.) and 283 (two stamps Mint N.H.), largely Fine with some Very Fine stamps

3,247
600
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205
S
Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 205, 1894-98 Bureau Issue (Scott 246-284)2c Red, Ty. IV, Booklet Pane of Six, Horizontal Wmk., "Specimen" Ovpt. Ty. E (279BjS-E), 2c Red, Ty. IV, Booklet Pane of Six, Horizontal Wmk., "Specimen" Ovpt. Ty. E (279BjS-E)2c Red, Ty. IV, Booklet Pane of Six, Horizontal Wmk., "Specimen" Ovpt. Ty. E (279BjS-E). Position D with plate no. 990, couple small surface scuffs, appears Very Fine

1,100
325
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206
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 206, 1894-98 Bureau Issue (Scott 246-284)2c Red, Ty. IV, Booklet Pane of Six, Vertical Wmk. (279Bk), 2c Red, Ty. IV, Booklet Pane of Six, Vertical Wmk. (279Bk)2c Red, Ty. IV, Booklet Pane of Six, Vertical Wmk. (279Bk). Position D with plate no. 1324, mount glazed original gum, bright color, Fine-Very Fine

1,350
300
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