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Sale 1096 — The Robert R. Hall Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 28-30 April, 2015

Category — 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
469
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 469, 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)1c-50c 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (264-275), 1c-50c 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (264-275)1c-50c 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (264-275). Original gum, Nos. 269-272 Mint N.H., fresh colors, 10c with part imprint top selvage, extra 5c with plate no. selvage (Mint N.H.), extra 15c with detached plate no. selvage (barely hinged if at all but counted as hinged), Fine-Very Fine with several in the latter category, 8c with 2005 P.F. certificate

1,789
1,300
470
ogbl
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 470, 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)1c-10c 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (265-265, 267-273), 1c-10c 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (265-265, 267-273)1c-10c 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (265-265, 267-273). Blocks of four, original gum, Nos. 264 and 271 Mint N.H., few others Mint N.H., bright colors, Fine-Very Fine

3,010
850
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471
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 471, 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)1c-8c 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issue (264, 266-267, 269, 270 two, 272), 1c-8c 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issue (264, 266-267, 269, 270 two, 272)1c-8c 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issue (264, 266-267, 269, 270 two, 272). Imprint and plate no. blocks of six, original gum, several stamps Mint N.H., rich colors, 269 and one 270 small thin spots, Fine-Very Fine and desirable group of plate blocks

3,804
850
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472
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 472, 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)2c Carmine, Ty. II-III (266-267), 2c Carmine, Ty. II-III (266-267)2c Carmine, Ty. II-III (266-267). Mint N.H. block of four, left stamps Type II, radiant color, Fine combination block, of the six plates used to print the Type II stamp (Scott 266), only one, plate 170, contained a combination of both Types II and III -- only three rows from one pane were Type II, leaving a total of ten positions out of the plate that can yield this combination of types, Scott Retail as two pairs

1,000
170
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473
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 473, 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Imperforate (267a), 2c Carmine, Ty. III, Imperforate (267a)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Imperforate (267a). Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, large margins, few natural gum bends, Very Fine

550
170
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474
ngbl
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 474, 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)10c Dark Green, Imperforate (273a), 10c Dark Green, Imperforate (273a)10c Dark Green, Imperforate (273a). Block of four, unused (no gum), large margins to full, rich color, Very Fine, Scott Retail as with original gum

900
200
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475
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 475, 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)15c Dark Blue (274), 15c Dark Blue (274)15c Dark Blue (274). Block of four, original gum, h.r., rich color on bright paper, Fine

900
160
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476
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 476, 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)15c Dark Blue (274), 15c Dark Blue (274)15c Dark Blue (274). Top imprint and plate no. 52 block of six, original gum, h.r. at center, rich color, top left stamp deep thin spot, diagonal crease in top right selvage, Very Fine appearance, a scarce plate block, the 15c was printed from two plates--numbers 52 and 264--the latter has a different style of imprint

4,500
1,600
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477
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 477, 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)50c Orange (275), 50c Orange (275)50c Orange (275). Block of four, original gum, bottom stamps barely hinged, vibrant color, Very Fine and attractive block

1,150
550
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478
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 478, 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)50c Orange (275), 50c Orange (275)50c Orange (275). Wide top imprint and plate no. 75 block of six, original gum, lightly hinged, vibrant color

FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND SCARCE WIDE TOP PLATE BLOCK OF SIX OF THE 50-CENT 1895 BUREAU ISSUE.

With 1990 P.F. certificate

7,500
4,375
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479
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 479, 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276), $1.00 Black, Ty. I (276)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276). Mint N.H., intense shade on bright white paper, attractive margins and centering, Very Fine, with 1996 and 2002 P.F. certificates

1,800
2,300
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480
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 480, 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276), $1.00 Black, Ty. I (276)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276). Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, detailed impression, right stamps especially choice centering, Fine-Very Fine and attractive block

2,600
900
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481
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 481, 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)$1.00 Black Ty. I, Imperforate (276b), $1.00 Black Ty. I, Imperforate (276b)$1.00 Black Ty. I, Imperforate (276b). Horizontal Pair, original gum, large even margins, Very Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate

1,450
650
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482
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 482, 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A). Original gum, lightly hinged, balanced margins and choice centering, Very Fine, with 1984 P.F. and 1996 P.S.E. certificates, the latter stating Mint N.H. but we believe it has been skillfully airbrushed where a hinge was removed

1,250
2,300
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483
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 483, 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A). Original gum, slight disturbance from hinge removal, intense shade, Very Fine, with 1979 P.F. certificate

1,250
500
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484
 
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 484, 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A). Bright shade, wide margins, unobtrusive cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate

210
550
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485
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 485, 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, wonderful depth of color, choice centering, fresh and Very Fine, with 1995 P.F. certificate

900
825
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486
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 486, 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)$2.00 Dark Blue (277a), $2.00 Dark Blue (277a)$2.00 Dark Blue (277a). Block of four with bottom imprint selvage, original gum, deep rich color and detailed impression, better centering than normally seen

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1895 $2.00 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE IN THE DARK BLUE SHADE.

With 1970 P.F. certificate

4,000
2,200
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487
 
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 487, 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)$2.00 Dark Blue (277a), $2.00 Dark Blue (277a)$2.00 Dark Blue (277a). Rich color on bright paper, well-balanced margins, unobtrusive strike of New York registry oval cancel, reperfed at left (not noted on certificate), looks Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

425
325
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488
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 488, 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Original gum, large thin, rich color, balanced margins, some gum soaked perfs, appears Very Fine

2,000
400
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489
 
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 489, 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Bright shade, light strikes of registry oval cancel, fresh and Very Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate

625
500
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490
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 490, 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)$5.00 Dark Green, Imperforate (278a), $5.00 Dark Green, Imperforate (278a)$5.00 Dark Green, Imperforate (278a). Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, large even margins all around, bright shade

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE IMPERFORATE 1895 $5.00 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

Only 100 were printed, and most have been separated into pairs. This is the second block we have offered outside of a complete set since at least 1992.

7,500
3,750
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491
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 491, 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)1c-15c 1898 Issue (279-282C, 284), 1c-15c 1898 Issue (279-282C, 284)1c-15c 1898 Issue (279-282C, 284). 11 stamps, missing only No. 283, with additional Nos. 279, 279Bc and 280a, original gum, several Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine group

972
700
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492
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 492, 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)1c-10c 1898 Issue (279, 279B, 280 two, 281, 282, 282C), 1c-10c 1898 Issue (279, 279B, 280 two, 281, 282, 282C)1c-10c 1898 Issue (279, 279B, 280 two, 281, 282, 282C). Blocks of four, the 4c slightly different shades, Nos. 279, 279B and one of the 280 Mint N.H., other 280 and 282C slightly disturbed original gum, few h.r., bright colors, Fine-Very Fine

1,815
750
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493
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 493, 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)1c-5c 1898 Issue (279-281), 1c-5c 1898 Issue (279-281)1c-5c 1898 Issue (279-281). Imprint and plate no. blocks of six of the four denominations, original gum, few h.r., 5c slightly disturbed, rich colors, 4c few minor perf separations, Fine-Very Fine group of plate blocks

1,685
475
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494
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 494, 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)6c Lake (282), 6c Lake (282)6c Lake (282). Top imprint and plate no. 925 block of six, stamps Mint N.H., lightly hinged in selvage only, brilliant color, fresh and Very Fine, Scott Retail as hinged plate block

900
300
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495
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 495, 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (283), 10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (283)10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (283). Mint N.H., rich color, Very Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate

450
500
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496
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 496, 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (283), 10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (283)10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (283). Bottom imprint and plate no. 1338 block of six, four stamps Mint N.H., bottom center and bottom left lightly hinged, brilliant color, perf separations along righthand vertical row, otherwise Very Fine, Scott Retail $2,100.00 as singles with Mint N.H. premium, value as a hinged plate block

1,900
650
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497
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 497, 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)15c Olive Green (284), 15c Olive Green (284)15c Olive Green (284). Mint N.H. block of four with top imprint selvage, bright color, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, an attractive block, Scott Retail as singles

1,900
700
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498
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 498, 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)15c Olive Green (284), 15c Olive Green (284)15c Olive Green (284). Mint N.H. wide bottom imprint and plate no. 264 block of six, pretty shade

FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1898 15-CENT BUREAU ISSUE.

This is the first plate block in Mint N.H. condition we have offered since keeping computerized records.

4,250
900
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