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Sale 1139 — U.S. Treasures of Philately from The Irwin Weinberg Inventory

Sale Date — Wednesday, 9 November, 2016

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Category — 1894-98 Bureau Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
69
ngbl
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 69, 1894-98 Bureau Issues5c Chocolate, Imperforate Horizontally (255c), 5c Chocolate, Imperforate Horizontally (255c)5c Chocolate, Imperforate Horizontally (255c). Bottom left corner selvage block of six, unused (no gum), bright color, couple of light creases

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE CORNER-MARGIN MULTIPLE OF THE 1894 5-CENT UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE IMPERFORATE HORIZONTALLY.

It is believed that most examples of this error originate from a part sheet purchased by a collector at the Richmond Va. post office. Most tend to be off center.

Ex "Whitpain". Scott Retail as two pairs with gum without premium for the two extra stamps

8,000
4,000
70
og
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 70, 1894-98 Bureau Issues6c Dull Brown, Imperforate Horizontally (256a), 6c Dull Brown, Imperforate Horizontally (256a)6c Dull Brown, Imperforate Horizontally (256a). Vertical strip of three, original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color

VERY FINE. A RARE STRIP OF THE 1894 6-CENT UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE IMPERFORATE HORIZONTALLY.

Brookman notes that the source of this error is likely a Western post office.

Ex "Whitpain". With 1974 P.F. certificate for a block of six. Scott Retail as a pair without premium for the extra stamp

3,000
1,600
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71
 
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 71, 1894-98 Bureau Issues$1.00 Black (261), $1.00 Black (261)$1.00 Black (261). Astonishing Jumbo margins, deep shade and impression on bright paper, unobtrusive cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp, ex Bowman, with 1994 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $1,850.00), we are surprised this did not grade 95J

375
2,200
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72
ogbl
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 72, 1894-98 Bureau Issues$2.00 Bright Blue (262), $2.00 Bright Blue (262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Left arrow block of four, original gum, few h.r. where perfs sensibly reinforced, radiant color, perfs just in at left, natural gum creases

VERY GOOD. A SCARCE LEFT ARROW POSITION BLOCK OF THE 1894 $2.00 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

Ex "Whitpain".

13,000
1,100
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73
Pbl
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 73, 1894-98 Bureau Issues$5.00 Dark Green, Plate Proof on Card (263P4), $5.00 Dark Green, Plate Proof on Card (263P4)$5.00 Dark Green, Plate Proof on Card (263P4). Top imprint and plate no. 85 block of six, large margins other sides, deep rich color on bright card, faint crease at top left in sheet margin only (well above imprint)

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE PLATE BLOCK CARD PROOF OF THE 1894 $5.00 BUREAU ISSUE.

Ex Warm-Griffiths

6,500
3,500
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74
og
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 74, 1894-98 Bureau Issues8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a), 8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a). Horizontal pair, left stamp the variety with clear "R" of watermark, disturbed original gum, rich color, few trivial perf separations, tiny ink mark at bottom left of the variety, otherwise Very Fine, small backstamps, ex "Whitpain"

6,000
900
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75
ogbl
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 75, 1894-98 Bureau Issues$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Block of four, original gum, rich color on bright paper, bottom stamps light horizontal crease visible only in fluid

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF THE 1895 $2.00 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

Ex "Whitpain"

4,000
900
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76
og
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 76, 1894-98 Bureau Issues$5.00 Dark Green, Imperforate (278a), $5.00 Dark Green, Imperforate (278a)$5.00 Dark Green, Imperforate (278a). Horizontal pair with wide top part arrow sheet margin, large margins other sides, original gum, left stamp h.r., few light natural paper wrinkles, Very Fine, a scarce and desirable sheet-margin pair of the $5.00 1895 imperforate Bureau issue, ex "Whitpain"

3,250
900
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