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Sale 1111 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 27-29 October, 2015

Category — 1895-1903 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
181
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 181, 1895-1903 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)1c-50c 1895-98 Issues (264-275, 279-284), 1c-50c 1895-98 Issues (264-275, 279-284)1c-50c 1895-98 Issues (264-275, 279-284). Outstanding set of Mint N.H. plate number singles, 1895 Issue through the 50c including more than one of a few to show varieties, 1897 Issue complete with only No. 281 lightly hinged, each with a recent certificate and most P.F. or P.S.E. graded, including Nos. 264 (85), 265 (90), 266 (85J), 267 (85), 267 (80), 267 (90), 269 (90), 270 (85), 271 (80), 272 (85), 274 (80), 279 (85), 279B (85), 281 (90), 282a (80)

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING SET OF MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE NUMBER SINGLES OF THE 1895-98 BUREAU ISSUES.

There are several stamps contained here that could stand on their own, but they are offered together to create an outstanding quality collector lot -- perfect for display on an album page. Total Scott Retail without regard to the many better than VF 80 grades

4,790
3,250
182
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 182, 1895-1903 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)1c-$5.00 1895-98 Issues (264-284), 1c-$5.00 1895-98 Issues (264-284)1c-$5.00 1895-98 Issues (264-284). Plate no. singles, all but two are top positions, original gum except $5.00 regummed (selvage rejoined), 15c No. 274 heavily disturbed original gum, $2.00 h.r., overall Fine with a couple Very Fine, an attractive set and seldom offered with all the dollar values included

4,997
1,700
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183
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 183, 1895-1903 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)1c Blue (264), 1c Blue (264)1c Blue (264). Mint N.H., perfectly centered, intense color and impression on fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $875.00), only four grade higher

17
800
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184
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 184, 1895-1903 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)2c Carmine, Ty. I (265), 2c Carmine, Ty. I (265)2c Carmine, Ty. I (265). Mint N.H., radiant color, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $500.00)

82
450
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185
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 185, 1895-1903 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)3c Purple (268), 3c Purple (268)3c Purple (268). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $350.00)

115
300
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186
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 186, 1895-1903 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)4c Dark Brown (269), 4c Dark Brown (269)4c Dark Brown (269). Mint N.H. top imprint and plate no. 106 strip of ten with half-arrow natural s.e. at left and corner selvage at right, representing the top row of the right pane, rich color, Fine, Scott Retail as imprint and plate no. strip plus singles

1,325
0
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187
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 187, 1895-1903 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)5c Chocolate (270), 5c Chocolate (270)5c Chocolate (270). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp, with 1995 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,450.00)

105
800
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188
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 188, 1895-1903 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)15c Dark Blue (274), 15c Dark Blue (274)15c Dark Blue (274). Mint N.H., well-centered, deep rich color and proof-like impression, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1989 P.F. and 2014 P.S.E. certificates

625
500
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189
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 189, 1895-1903 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)50c Orange (275), 50c Orange (275)50c Orange (275). Original gum, lightly hinged, with bottom part imprint selvage, balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate as Mint N.H., which it is not (XF 90; SMQ $450.00 as OGph)

260
350
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190
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 190, 1895-1903 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)$1.00 Black, Ty. I, $2.00 Bright Blue (276, 277), $1.00 Black, Ty. I, $2.00 Bright Blue (276, 277)$1.00 Black, Ty. I, $2.00 Bright Blue (276, 277). Original gum, $1.00 h.r., $2.00 lightly hinged, bright colors, attractive centering and margins, fresh and Fine, $1.00 with 1994, 2013 P.F. and 2014 P.S.E. certificates, $2.00 with 2002 P.S.E. certificate (OG, F-VF 75; SMQ $625.00)

1,500
650
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191
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 191, 1895-1903 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, h.r., intense shade on bright paper, Fine, with 2000 and 2013 P.F. certificates

1,250
700
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192
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 192, 1895-1903 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Mint N.H. with top plate no. 84 selvage, bright color on fresh paper, Fine, dollar-value 1894-95 Bureaus are very elusive in Mint N.H. condition, especially with plate numbers

2,900
1,300
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193
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 193, 1895-1903 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color on bright paper, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1980 P.F. and 2015 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,150.00)

900
750
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194
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 194, 1895-1903 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, deep rich color, nice margins and centering, fresh and Very Fine, with 2012 P.F. certificate

900
650
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195
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 195, 1895-1903 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, h.r., bright color, few shortish perfs at bottom, otherwise Very Fine

900
275
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196
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 196, 1895-1903 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Original gum, well-balanced margins, fresh color on bright paper, Very Fine and choice, with 2012 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

2,000
1,500
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197
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 197, 1895-1903 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Original gum, rich color, strong Fine and nearly Very Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate

2,000
800
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198
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 198, 1895-1903 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)1c Deep Green (279), 1c Deep Green (279)1c Deep Green (279). Mint N.H., outstanding centering within wide margins, wonderfully rich color and detailed impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,100.00), just three grade higher

25
1,200
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199
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 199, 1895-1903 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)2c Rose Carmine, Ty. IV (279Bc), 2c Rose Carmine, Ty. IV (279Bc)2c Rose Carmine, Ty. IV (279Bc). Mint N.H., vibrant color in the Rose Carmine shade, fresh and Fine, with 2012 A.P.S. certificate

850
300
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200
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 200, 1895-1903 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)2c Pink, Ty. IV (279Bg), 2c Pink, Ty. IV (279Bg)2c Pink, Ty. IV (279Bg). Mint N.H. top imprint and plate no. 509 strip of three, vivid color, nicely centered, Very Fine, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80)

525
400
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201
 
Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 201, 1895-1903 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)2c Red, Ty. IV, Booklet Pane of Six, Horizontal Wmk. (279Bj), 2c Red, Ty. IV, Booklet Pane of Six, Horizontal Wmk. (279Bj)2c Red, Ty. IV, Booklet Pane of Six, Horizontal Wmk. (279Bj). Two, both missing top tab, first bold strikes of "Allegheny Pa." registry oval cancels, center pair with thins, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, second bold circle of wedges cancels, top left stamp tiny crease at top left and tiny tear, Very Fine appearance, a rare pair of used booklet panes, 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 and 2003 P.F. certificates respectively, lot also contains an unused lightly hinged 279Bj, Very Fine -- Scott Retail $6,500.00 with tabs

E. 400-500
150
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202
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 202, 1895-1903 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)6c Lake (282), 6c Lake (282)6c Lake (282). Mint N.H., beautiful intense color on post-office fresh paper, choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2003 and 2013 P.F. certificates (XF 90 XQ), the "XQ" denotes extraordinary quality

140
550
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203
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 203, 1895-1903 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)10c Brown, Ty. I (282C), 10c Brown, Ty. I (282C)10c Brown, Ty. I (282C). Mint N.H., brilliant color, fresh and Very Fine, ex "Golden Oak", with 1978 P.F. certificate

525
425
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204
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 204, 1895-1903 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)15c Olive Green (284), 15c Olive Green (284)15c Olive Green (284). Mint N.H., guide line at bottom, unusually wide margins and almost perfectly centered, rich color on bright white paper, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,600.00), by centering alone this is a 95, but the grade was likely reduced for the guide line

475
650
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205
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 205, 1895-1903 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)15c Olive Green (284), 15c Olive Green (284)15c Olive Green (284). Original gum with wide bottom plate no. 264 selvage, blue "RWB" backstamp and perhaps a faint trace of hinging, accompanying certificate states Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, ex "Golden Oak", with 1985 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $800.00 as Mint N.H., $200.00 as hinged), given the choice centering we are sure the backstamp was taken into consideration in the grading of this stamp, Scott Retail as hinged

150
275
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