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Sale 1116 — United States Stamps and Possessions

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 16-17 December, 2015

Category — 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-278)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3254
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Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3254, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-278)1c Ultramarine (246), 1c Ultramarine (246)1c Ultramarine (246). Mint N.H. with plate no. 2 selvage at left, intense color which is probably the Dark Ultramarine sub-shade (but not noted as such on accompanying certificates), perfectly centered with enormous margins all around, Extremely Fine Gem, ex "Scarsdale", with 2000 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,450.00), only seven stamps have graded higher

90
800
3255
nh
Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3255, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-278)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249), 2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249). Mint N.H., brilliant color on post-office fresh paper, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,200.00)

450
900
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3256
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Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3256, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-278)10c Dark Green (258), 10c Dark Green (258)10c Dark Green (258). Original gum, lightly hinged, well-proportioned margins, detailed impression, Extremely Fine, ex "Laila", with 1989 and 2009 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

275
450
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3257
nh
Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3257, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-278)15c Dark Blue (259), 15c Dark Blue (259)15c Dark Blue (259). Mint N.H. bottom imprint and plate no. 52 strip of three, deep dark color and proof-like impression on bright paper, faint natural gum bend at bottom of left stamp, right stamp with perf disc indentation, Fine-Very Fine

2,750
325
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3258
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Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3258, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-278)50c Orange (260), 50c Orange (260)50c Orange (260). Original gum, lightly hinged, vibrant color, attractive margins and centering, Very Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate (VF 80)

500
275
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3259
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Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3259, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-278)50c Orange (260), 50c Orange (260)50c Orange (260). Block of four, top pair with slightly disturbed original gum, bottom pair faintly hinged, vivid shade and impression, Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate

2,500
375
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3260
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Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3260, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-278)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A). Original gum, h.r., handsomely centered, faint trace of toning at top, minute thin speck, Very Fine appearance

2,100
190
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3261
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Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3261, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-278)$2.00 Bright Blue (262), $2.00 Bright Blue (262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Original gum, lightly hinged, vivid rich color on bright paper, Very Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate

2,750
1,400
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3262°
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Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3262, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-278)$5.00 Dark Green (263), $5.00 Dark Green (263)$5.00 Dark Green (263). Original gum, well-centered, deep rich color on bright paper

FRESH AND VERY FINE SOUND ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 1894 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 2013 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, VF 80; SMQ $4,500.00)

4,500
2,900
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3263
nh
Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3263, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-278)2c Carmine, Ty. II (266), 2c Carmine, Ty. II (266)2c Carmine, Ty. II (266). Mint N.H., perfect centering with wide margins, vivid color on post-office fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1895 TY. II WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 2000 and 2015 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $4,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded in the P.S.E. Population Report to a Mint N.H. example and it is shared by only four others

100
3,750
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3264
nhbl
Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3264, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-278)2c Carmine, Ty. II (266), 2c Carmine, Ty. II (266)2c Carmine, Ty. II (266). Mint N.H. left imprint and plate no. 170 block of six, brilliant color, top left stamp light natural gum bend, Fine

1,000
200
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3265
nh
Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3265, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-278)15c Dark Blue (274), 15c Dark Blue (274)15c Dark Blue (274). Mint N.H., wonderful depth of color, well-centered, fresh paper, Very Fine and choice, with 2013 P.S.E. and 2014 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85)

625
750
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3266
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Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3266, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-278)15c Dark Blue (274), 15c Dark Blue (274)15c Dark Blue (274). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, well-centered, deep rich color on bright paper, Extremely Fine, with 1999, 2009 P.F. (XF 90) and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $400.00)

210
350
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3267
 
Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3267, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-278)15c Dark Blue (274), 15c Dark Blue (274)15c Dark Blue (274). Beautifully centered, deep rich color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $450.00)

17
225
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3268
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Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3268, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-278)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276), $1.00 Black, Ty. I (276)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276). Original gum, choice centering with balanced margins, intense shade and detailed impression, Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

600
900
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3269
og
Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3269, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-278)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, deep rich color on bright paper, choice centering, fresh and Extremely Fine

900
1,000
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3270
og
Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3270, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-278)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Original gum, h.r., deep rich color, fresh and Very Fine

2,000
850
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3271°
 
Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3271, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-278)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Deep rich color and detailed impression on bright white paper, essentially perfect centering, unobtrusive registry oval cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 $5.00 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

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 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,900.00). Only five have graded higher.

625
2,700
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3272
 
Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3272, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-278)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Intense shade and impression, unobtrusive strike of registry oval cancel, fresh and Very Fine

625
300
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