Sale 1107 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 28-29 July, 2015

Category — 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-283)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
347
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Sale 1107, Lot 347, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-283)2c Carmine, Ty. II (251). Mint N.H. block of four, brilliant color, fresh and Fine, extremely scarce, Scott Retail as singles

4,400
375
348
nh
Sale 1107, Lot 348, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-283)8c Violet Brown (257). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

475
850
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349
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Sale 1107, Lot 349, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-283)15c Dark Blue (259). Original gum, lightly hinged, well-centered, marvelous intense color on bright white paper, Very Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate

275
200
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350
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Sale 1107, Lot 350, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-283)50c Orange (260). Original gum, faintly hinged, unusually wide margins and attractive centering, beautiful glowing color, Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

500
400
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351
ogbl
Sale 1107, Lot 351, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-283)50c Orange (260). Block of four, bottom pair Mint N.H., top pair lightly hinged, vivid shade and impression, Fine, Scott Retail as singles

4,000
0
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352
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Sale 1107, Lot 352, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-283)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A). Original gum, h.r., handsomely centered, single nibbed perf at left, toned at top, otherwise Very Fine

2,100
0
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353
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Sale 1107, Lot 353, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-283)$2.00 Bright Blue, $5.00 Dark Green (262-263). Original gum, rich colors, $2.00 natural gum bends, $5.00 tiny corner thin, Fine appearance, $5.00 signed in pencil "no wmk. Geo. B. Sloane"

7,250
950
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354
 
Sale 1107, Lot 354, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-283)2c Carmine, Ty. I (265). Jumbo almost mathematically balanced margins, bright color and paper, neat machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $800.00 as 98, unpriced in higher grades), this is one of only two used examples at this lofty grade with none higher, the other ex Kirke

3
1,600
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355
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Sale 1107, Lot 355, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-283)3c Purple (268). Top imprint and plate no. 107 block of six, four stamps Mint N.H., two at bottom left barely hinged, bright color, fresh and Very Fine, the top stamps are especially choice

725
800
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356
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Sale 1107, Lot 356, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-283)4c Dark Brown (269). Mint N.H. with top part imprint selvage,, rich color and proof-like impression, beautifully balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,250.00), only three have graded higher -- a statistic which has not changed since at least 2010

125
950
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357
 
Sale 1107, Lot 357, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-283)6c Dull Brown, USIR Watermark (271a). Attractively centered, rich color with bold New York double oval cancel, clear "I" watermark, thin spot, Very Fine appearance, very rare paper variety

8,500
950
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358
 
Sale 1107, Lot 358, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-283)6c Dull Brown, USIR Watermark (271a). Horizontal strip of three, "I" of watermark straddles the right pair, stamps rejoined along perfs, center stamp with small thin

FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED USED MULTIPLE CONTAINING THE 6-CENT 1895 "USIR" WATERMARK ERROR. LESS THAN 25 IN TOTAL HAVE BEEN CERTIFIED AS GENUINE BY THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION.

Census No. 271a-CAN-14. With 2009 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as two singles

17,000
3,000
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359
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Sale 1107, Lot 359, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-283)8c Violet Brown (272). Mint N.H., intense shade and proof-like impression, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with copy of 1999 P.F. certificate for pair and 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,850.00)

210
1,700
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360
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Sale 1107, Lot 360, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-283)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a). Unused (no gum), fresh and wonderfully rich color, clear "I" watermark", top perfs touch, Fine for this rare variety and seldom seen unused, signed "RHWCo" (Weill) in pencil, Scott Retail as original gum

6,000
800
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361
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Sale 1107, Lot 361, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-283)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a). Horizontal pair with full imprint at top, unused (no gum), "I" of watermark in selvage and "R" of watermark split between stamps, few perf separations sensibly reinforced, some light staining at top

FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE "IR" POSITION PAIR OF THE 8-CENT 1895 ISSUE WITH "U S I R" WATERMARK.

The "USIR" (United States Internal Revenue) watermark error occurred when a supply of paper reserved for revenue stamp production was used for printing the 6c and 8c postage stamps. There are approximately 75 known of the 8c with approximately ten unused, but many are either off-center or have flaws.

With 1975 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as two singles

12,000
1,500
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362
 
Sale 1107, Lot 362, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-283)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a). Attractively centered with light target cancel, clear "R" watermark, light creases, Fine appearance

1,000
150
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363
nh
Sale 1107, Lot 363, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-283)10c Dark Green (273). Mint N.H. left imprint and plate no. 64 strip of three, impressively rich color, Very Fine, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80)

1,000
600
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364
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Sale 1107, Lot 364, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-283)15c Dark Blue (274). Mint N.H., with wide bottom part imprint selvage, deep shade on bright paper, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1998 and 2009 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

625
1,100
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365
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Sale 1107, Lot 365, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-283)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A). Original gum, minor h.r., rich shade, Very Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate

1,250
950
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366
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Sale 1107, Lot 366, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-283)$1.00 Black, Ty. II, $2.00 Bright Blue, $5.00 Dark Green (276A-278). Original gum, $1.00 minor thin spot, $2.00 slight toning, $5.00 few perf flaws top, Fine-Very Fine appearance

4,150
450
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367
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Sale 1107, Lot 367, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-283)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, tiny h.r., exceptionally well-centered, dark color, Very Fine and choice, with 2014 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

900
450
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368
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Sale 1107, Lot 368, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-283)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, h.r., attractive centering, Very Fine, with 2014 P.S.A.G. certificate

900
350
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369
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Sale 1107, Lot 369, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-283)$2.00 Dark Blue (277a). Original gum, exceptional depth of color, well-balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,150.00)

900
700
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370
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Sale 1107, Lot 370, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-283)$2.00 Dark Blue (277a). Original gum, h.r., choice margins and handsomely centered, intense color, tiny thin spot, Very Fine appearance, with 2015 P.F. certificate

950
400
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371
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Sale 1107, Lot 371, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-283)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Original gum, rich color, fresh and Fine, with 1990 P.F. certificate

2,400
750
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372
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Sale 1107, Lot 372, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-283)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Original gum, paper h.r., rich color, a few gum soaked perf tips at top, otherwise Very Fine, with 2014 P.F. certificate

2,000
275
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373
 
Sale 1107, Lot 373, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-283)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, beautiful centering with well-balanced margins, light strike of oval registry cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 $5.00 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE. A DIFFICULT ISSUE TO OBTAIN IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.

The $5.00 was usually heavily cancelled or used on heavy parcels which were not treated kindly. The example offered here, with gorgeous centering, rich color, bright paper and an attractive cancel, is a true rarity.

With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,900.00). Only five have graded higher.

625
2,900
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374
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Sale 1107, Lot 374, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-283)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Block of four, choice centering, neat strikes of New York oval registry cancels, few flaws including sensibly reinforced perf separations and creases, still Very Fine, ex Whitpain, a scarce used block of the $5.00 watermarked Bureau issue, the last block we offered was in our 2001 Twigg-Smith sale

4,000
650
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375
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Sale 1107, Lot 375, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-283)2c Red, Ty. IV, Booklet Pane of Six, Horizontal Wmk. (279Bj). Lightly hinged, pretty color, Very Fine

500
0
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376
 
Sale 1107, Lot 376, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-283)2c Red, Ty. IV, Booklet Pane of Six, Horizontal Wmk. (279Bj). Radiant color, missing top tab, bold strikes of "Allegheny Pa." registry oval cancels, center pair with thins, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, a rare used booklet pane, our census of this issue in used condition, available at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/279Bj/279Bj.pdf , contains only five used panes, of which only two retain their tabs, with 2007 P.F. certificate

3,000
0
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377
 
Sale 1107, Lot 377, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-283)2c Red, Ty. IV, Booklet Pane of Six, Horizontal Wmk. (279Bj). Rich color, missing top tab, bold circle of wedges cancels, top left stamp tiny crease at top left and tiny tear, Very Fine appearance, a rare used booklet pane, our census of this issue in used condition, available at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/279Bj/279Bj.pdf , contains only five used panes, of which only two retain their tabs, with 2003 P.F. certificate

3,000
0
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378
ogbl
Sale 1107, Lot 378, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-283)10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (283). Bottom imprint and plate no. 1338 block of six, original gum, h.r. at top center, unusual blue "6" or "9" handstamp struck sideways in bottom left selvage, top three stamps separated and partly rejoined to bottom stamps, bottom stamps with horizontal crease, otherwise, Fine, with 2014 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as plate no. strip of three $1,000.00, Scott Retail as full plate block $1,900.00

E. 300-400
500
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