Sale 1078 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 16-17 September, 2014

Category — 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 249-284)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
381
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Sale 1078, Lot 381, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 249-284)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249). Mint N.H., deep rich color and bright paper, Very Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate

450
350
382
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Sale 1078, Lot 382, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 249-284)2c Carmine, Ty. II (251). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, deceptively reperfed at right, Extremely Fine appearance

375
70
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383
nh
Sale 1078, Lot 383, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 249-284)2c Carmine, Ty. II (251). Mint N.H. wide top imprint and plate no. 132 strip of three, brilliant color, choice centering

VERY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER STRIP OF THREE OF THE 1894 2-CENT CARMINE TYPE II ON UNWATERMARKED PAPER.

A scarce plate number multiple of the 1894 unwatermarked 2c Ty. II

4,000
1,000
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384
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Sale 1078, Lot 384, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 249-284)2c Carmine, Ty. III (252). Mint N.H. with left part imprint selvage, brilliant color, Very Fine and choice, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate for strip of three

375
250
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385
ogbl
Sale 1078, Lot 385, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 249-284)3c Purple, Imperforate (253a). Right imprint and plate no. 47 block of six, large margins, brilliant color, original gum, h.r. in sheet margin where reinforcing small tear, few other faults

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF SIX OF THE 1894 3-CENT IMPERFORATE UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

Full sheets of 400 of the 3c, 4c, 5c and 10c values were removed from the Bureau and became available to collectors. They were not gummed when they came from the Bureau, but were later unofficially gummed.

7,500
4,000
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386
ogbl
Sale 1078, Lot 386, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 249-284)4c Dark Brown, Imperforate (254a). Bottom imprint and plate no. 50 block of six, large margins, original gum, rich color, top right stamp small thin spot at upper right

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF SIX OF THE 1894 4-CENT IMPERFORATE UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

Full imperforate sheets of 400 of the 3c, 4c, 5c and 10c values were removed from the Bureau and became available to collectors. They were not gummed when they came from the Bureau, but were later unofficially gummed. We have previously sold a left position plate block, in our 1967 Rarities sale.

Ex Whitpain. With 2009 P.F. certificate

7,500
7,500
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387
ngbl
Sale 1078, Lot 387, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 249-284)10c Green, Imperforate (258a). Left imprint and plate no. 63 block of six, unused (no gum), large margins all around, few creases

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF SIX OF THE 1894 10-CENT IMPERFORATE UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

Full imperforate sheets of 400 of the 3c, 4c, 5c and 10c values were removed from the Bureau and became available to collectors. They were not gummed when they came from the Bureau, but were later unofficially gummed, which is not present on this block.

We have offered only one other plate block since keeping computerized records, from the bottom position, plus a block with plate no. and part imprint from the right position

9,500
6,000
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388
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Sale 1078, Lot 388, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 249-284)10c Dark Green (258). Original gum, lightly hinged, pretty shade, Very Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate

300
225
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389
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Sale 1078, Lot 389, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 249-284)15c Dark Blue (259). Original gum, lightly hinged, dark shade on bright paper, choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1987 P.F. certificate

300
400
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390
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Sale 1078, Lot 390, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 249-284)50c Orange (260). Original gum, lightly hinged, vivid color, long and full perforations, Very Fine, with 1984 P.F. certificate

500
425
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391
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Sale 1078, Lot 391, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 249-284)$1.00 Black (261). Original gum, small h.r., intense shade and impression on crisp paper, three wide margins, single unpunched perf at bottom left not noted on accompanying certificate, Very Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate

1,000
800
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392
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Sale 1078, Lot 392, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 249-284)$1.00 Black (261). Original gum, single hinge mark, detailed impression on bright paper, well-balanced margins, reperfed at left and top, Extremely Fine appearance

1,000
325
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393
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Sale 1078, Lot 393, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 249-284)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A). Original gum, small h.r., detailed impression on bright paper

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 UNWATERMARKED $1.00 TYPE II ISSUE.

With 1993 P.F. certificate

2,100
1,100
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394
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Sale 1078, Lot 394, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 249-284)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Original gum, deep rich color on bright paper, Fine

2,750
700
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395
 
Sale 1078, Lot 395, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 249-284)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Choice margins and attractively centered, New York registry oval cancel, Very Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate

1,250
900
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396
 
Sale 1078, Lot 396, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 249-284)$5.00 Dark Green (263). Attractive color, well-proportioned margins, faint cancel at lower right leaves entire design clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 1894 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 2002 P.F. certificate

2,750
2,300
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397
ogbl
Sale 1078, Lot 397, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 249-284)1c Blue, Imperforate (264a). Bottom imprint and plate no. 314 block of six, original gum, h.r., thin spot affects bottom center stamp, Very Fine appearance

1,150
800
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398
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Sale 1078, Lot 398, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 249-284)1c Blue (264). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, perfectly centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $875.00), only four have graded higher

17
500
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399
 
Sale 1078, Lot 399, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 249-284)10c Dark Green (273). Rich color, perfectly centered with wide margins, cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $750.00), this is the highest grade awarded

2
850
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400
nh
Sale 1078, Lot 400, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 249-284)15c Dark Blue (274). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine, a huge stamp

625
4,000
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401
nh
Sale 1078, Lot 401, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 249-284)15c Dark Blue (274). Mint N.H., rich color, reperfed at left, Very Fine appearance

625
140
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402
og
Sale 1078, Lot 402, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 249-284)50c Orange (275). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, brilliant color, almost perfectly centered, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, VF-XF 85; SMQ $330.00)

300
325
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403
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Sale 1078, Lot 403, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 249-284)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep shade and detailed impression, balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate

600
425
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404
og
Sale 1078, Lot 404, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 249-284)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276). Original gum, detailed impression, tiny thin speck at center, Very Fine appearance

600
750
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405
ng
Sale 1078, Lot 405, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 249-284)$1.00 Black, Ty. I-II (276-276A). Original gum and unused (no gum) respectively, beautiful centering, strong shades and fresh, Extremely Fine, each with 1976 P.F. certificate (No. 276A states regummed, but gum has been removed)

975
650
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406
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Sale 1078, Lot 406, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 249-284)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, lightly hinged, pretty shade, wide margins, Very Fine, with 1992 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates

950
800
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407
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Sale 1078, Lot 407, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 249-284)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, rich color on bright paper, natural gum crease at left, Very Fine appearance

950
425
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408
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Sale 1078, Lot 408, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 249-284)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, single hinge mark, intense shade and impression, single bent perf at bottom center, Very Fine appearance

950
0
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409
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Sale 1078, Lot 409, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 249-284)$2.00 Dark Blue (277a). Original gum, h.r., deep rich color, Very Fine and choice

950
600
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410
 
Sale 1078, Lot 410, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 249-284)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Unobtrusive cancel, wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $750.00)

625
750
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411
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Sale 1078, Lot 411, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 249-284)2c Red, Ty. IV (279B). Bright color, imperforate at bottom, tied by "Boston Mass. Nov. 1 10-AM 1900 Back Bay Station" machine cancel on cover to Hopedale Mass., receiving backstamp, stamp with horizontal crease at bottom, which caused the imperforate margin, Very Fine and unusual variety

E. 300-400
200
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412
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Sale 1078, Lot 412, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 249-284)2c Red, Ty. IV, Booklet Pane of Six, Horizontal and Vertical Wmk. (279Bj, 279Bk). Three panes, No. 279Bj Position M, lightly hinged, Very Good-Fine, 279Bk Position E, lightly hinged and Fine, also the scarce Position I, just showing part of the vertical guideline that defines the position, h.r. and slight thin, appears Very Fine, two certificates accompany, Scott Retail for most common positions

1,500
190
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413
nh
Sale 1078, Lot 413, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 249-284)5c Dark Blue (281). Mint N.H. with part imprint at top, intense shade, wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.S.E. certificate

100
100
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414
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Sale 1078, Lot 414, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 249-284)10c Brown, Ty. I (282C). Original gum, lightly hinged, vibrant color, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $325.00)

175
400
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415
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Sale 1078, Lot 415, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 249-284)15c Olive Green (284). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, detailed impression, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine

160
425
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