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Sale 1140 — Outstanding United States Stamps, featuring The Irwin Weinberg Inventory

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 9-11 November, 2016

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*A buyer’s premium of 15% of the winning bid was added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers were responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid, bidders agreed to the terms and conditions in effect at the time of the sale.

Category — 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
640
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 640, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282)2c Pink, Ty. I (248), 2c Pink, Ty. I (248)2c Pink, Ty. I (248). Brilliant color, Jumbo margins and outstanding centering, light target cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $500.00), only two have been graded higher (both at 98) and two others share this grade

9
350
641
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 641, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249), 2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249). Deep shade, Jumbo margins and precise centering, neat machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $500.00), only five have been graded higher

7
325
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642
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 642, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282)2c Carmine, Ty. I (250), 2c Carmine, Ty. I (250)2c Carmine, Ty. I (250). Mint N.H. with wide part imprint left selvage, vivid color, choice balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $450.00)

90
325
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643
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 643, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282)2c Carmine, Ty. III (252), 2c Carmine, Ty. III (252)2c Carmine, Ty. III (252). Mint N.H. with left plate no. 156 selvage, bright color, Very Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate

375
475
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644
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 644, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282)2c Carmine, Ty. III (252), 2c Carmine, Ty. III (252)2c Carmine, Ty. III (252). Mint N.H. wide top imprint and plate no. 158 strip of three, brilliant color, fresh and Fine

1,300
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645
og
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 645, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282)5c Chocolate (255), 5c Chocolate (255)5c Chocolate (255). Original gum, wide margins and essentially perfect centering, deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, Superb 98; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 95J, $450.00 as 95J), this is the highest grade awarded to any Scott 255 and it is shared by only two other unused examples (both Mint N.H.)

110
600
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646
og
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 646, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282)5c Chocolate (255), 5c Chocolate (255)5c Chocolate (255). Original gum, barely hinged, plate no. 164 at bottom, wide margins and precise centering, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $350.00)

110
300
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647
og
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 647, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282)10c Dark Green (258), 10c Dark Green (258)10c Dark Green (258). Three items, right imprint and plate no. 64 strip of three, original gum, small h.r., Very Fine and choice, also top and left imprint and plate no. strips of three, first plate no. 64, second plate no. 55, first disturbed original gum, second original gum, h.r., distinctly different shades, perfs touch on both, Fine, ex "Whitpain"

3,750
550
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648
ogbl
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 648, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282)15c Dark Blue (259), 15c Dark Blue (259)15c Dark Blue (259). Block of four, original gum, h.r., deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, few expertly reattached perfs, Fine-Very Fine, ex "Whitpain"

1,150
200
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649
og
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 649, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282)$1.00 Black, Types I-II (261-261A), $1.00 Black, Types I-II (261-261A)$1.00 Black, Types I-II (261-261A). Horizontal pair, left stamp Ty. I, original gum, detailed impression, few expertly rejoined perfs at top where one perf on left stamp with small flaw, Very Fine appearance, combination pairs and strips, which exist only between the fifth and sixth columns, are rare and desirable, ex "Whitpain"

4,000
650
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650
og
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 650, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A). Original gum, bright color, well-centered, reperfed, appears Very Fine

2,100
475
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651
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 651, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A). Crisp shade, neat strike of circular datestamp, Very Fine, ex Bowman, with 1992 P.F. certificate

825
375
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652
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 652, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A). Horizontal pair, detailed impression, unobtrusive cancels, perf separations at top, Fine-Very Fine, scarce used multiple, ex "Whitpain", Scott Retail as two singles

1,650
325
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653
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 653, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282)$5.00 Dark Green (263), $5.00 Dark Green (263)$5.00 Dark Green (263). Used with 50c Orange (260), 2c Carmine Ty. III (252) and 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4), tied by Hartford Conn. oval registry cancels on small piece, 50c diagonal crease at top right, Very Fine, a colorful and rare franking, ex "Whitpain", Scott Retail for the four stamps as used singles

3,014
500
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654
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 654, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282)1c-10c 1895 Issue, Imperforate (264a-273a), 1c-10c 1895 Issue, Imperforate (264a-273a)1c-10c 1895 Issue, Imperforate (264a-273a). Horizontal pairs, 1c, 6c and 10c with part arrows top selvage, 8c with guide line at top, also extra single 1c with plate no. top selvage, original gum, some h.r., 3c faded, a couple other small flaws, the position pieces are Very Fine and choice

2,362
550
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655
og
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 655, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282)2c Carmine, Ty. II (266), 2c Carmine, Ty. II (266)2c Carmine, Ty. II (266). Original gum, barely hinged, with plate no. 132 at left, vivid color, choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $160.00)

32
275
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656
og
2c Carmine, Ty. III (267). 384 imprint and plate no. strips of three comprising 102 full or part matched sets, partials all have three of the four positions, complete except for left positions from nos. 143, 155, 275, 312, 317 and 318 and bottom from plate nos. 201, 207, 214, 222, 224, 229, 230, 232 and 324, several Mint N.H., usual flaws as found in such a comprehensive assemblage, overall bright, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, an impossible group to duplicate, Scott Retail approximately

12,270
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657
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 657, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282)8c Violet Brown (272), 8c Violet Brown (272)8c Violet Brown (272). Mint N.H. with part imprint top selvage, intense shade and proof-like impression, extra wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $975.00)

210
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658
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 658, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282)8c Violet Brown (272), 8c Violet Brown (272)8c Violet Brown (272). Intense shade and impression, mathematically perfect centering with wide and balanced margins, unobtrusive purple cancel at upper right, Extremely Fine Gem, a stunning stamp, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $1,250.00), only one has been graded higher (100J) and only one other shares this grade

2
850
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659
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 659, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282)8c Violet Brown (272), 8c Violet Brown (272)8c Violet Brown (272). Jumbo margins and outstanding centering, rich color, blue cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $225.00)

2
160
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660
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 660, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a), 8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a). Rich color, clear and bold "R" of watermark with letter nearly complete, indistinct cancel, Very Fine, desirable with such a clear "R", with 1994 P.F. certificate

1,000
0
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661
og
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 661, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282)10c Dark Green (273), 10c Dark Green (273)10c Dark Green (273). Set of four imprint and plate no. 306 strips of three, top position unused (no gum), bottom position with two stamps Mint N.H., a few others h.r., Fine-Very Fine, attractive matched set, ex "Whitpain", Scott Retail as hinged strips of three

1,640
375
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662
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 662, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282)10c Dark Green, Imperforate (273a), 10c Dark Green, Imperforate (273a)10c Dark Green, Imperforate (273a). Horizontal pair, large margins all around, tied by "New York 3" oval on piece with printed return address from The Walker Gum Co., faint corner crease at top right and light overall soiling, Very Fine appearance, scarce in used condition, ex "Whitpain"

E. 500-750
400
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663
ogbl
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 663, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282)15c Dark Blue, Imperforate (274a), 15c Dark Blue, Imperforate (274a)15c Dark Blue, Imperforate (274a). Left arrow block of four, huge margins all around, gorgeous color and detailed impression, unused (no gum), faint vertical crease at left edge of selvage, Very Fine and rare position multiple, ex "Whitpain", Scott Retail as block of four with gum but without premium for the arrow position

2,750
450
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664
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 664, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282)$1.00 Black, Ty. I, $2.00 Bright Blue, $5.00 Dark Green (276, 277, 278), $1.00 Black, Ty. I, $2.00 Bright Blue, $5.00 Dark Green (276, 277, 278)$1.00 Black, Ty. I, $2.00 Bright Blue, $5.00 Dark Green (276, 277, 278). Horizontal pair of $5.00, tied by strikes of New York oval registry cancels on small blue piece, also with some red crayon ms., Very Fine, colorful and scarce large franking, ex "Whitpain", Scott Retail as singles

1,775
550
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665
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 665, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282)$1.00 Black, Ty. I-II (276-276A), $1.00 Black, Ty. I-II (276-276A)$1.00 Black, Ty. I-II (276-276A). Horizontal pair with wide imprint selvage, left stamp Ty. I as always, original gum, bottom of right stamp and selvage h.r., bottom of left stamp extraneous blue ink mark on back, Fine-Very Fine appearance, ex "Whitpain"

2,250
800
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666
og
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 666, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276), $1.00 Black, Ty. I (276)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276). Slightly disturbed original gum, intense shade and impression, choice centering, Extremely Fine, with copy of 1984 P.F. (for a block) and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (DOG, XF 90; SMQ $1,100.00)

600
1,300
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667
ogbl
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 667, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276), $1.00 Black, Ty. I (276)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276). Disturbed original gum, h.r., intense shade and impression on bright paper, Fine, a scarce block

2,600
550
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668
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 668, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276), $1.00 Black, Ty. I (276)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276). Sharp proof-like impression on bright white paper, extra wide margins, light strike of oval registry cancel, Extremely Fine, a huge stamp, ex Bowman, with 2000 P.F. certificate

100
0
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669
og
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 669, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade, looks well-centered but reperfed on at least one side, Extremely Fine appearance

1,250
225
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670
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 670, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A). Intense shade and impression on fresh paper, duplex cancel, Extremely Fine, ex Bowman, with 2000 P.F. certificate

210
275
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671
og
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 671, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, well-centered with wide margins, fresh color, Extremely Fine, with 1989 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $1,500.00)

900
1,300
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671A
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 671A, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Wide margins, intense shade and impression which is closer to the Dark Blue shade, bright paper, neat cancel, Extremely Fine, ex Bowman, with 1993 P.F. certificate

425
200
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672
og
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 672, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Large part original gum, rich color, unusually wide margins, small thin spots at top, Extremely Fine appearance, scarce with such wide margins

2,000
600
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673
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 673, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Horizontal pair with plate no. 85 at top right and part imprint at top left, light strike of target cancel, few expertly rejoined perf separations, tiny natural wrinkle at top of left selvage, Very Fine, a scarce used position piece, ex "Whitpain", Scott Retail as singles with no premium for the plate no. or part imprint

1,250
800
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674
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 674, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Wide margins approaching Jumbo proportions, almost perfectly centered, light cancel, Extremely Fine, ex Bowman, with 2008 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,250.00)

625
700
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675
og
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 675, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282)1c Deep Green (279), 1c Deep Green (279)1c Deep Green (279). Horizontal strip of three with double vertical perforations, original gum, h.r., natural s.e. at bottom, each stamp perfectly centered within its narrower inside perforations, an unusual and striking variety, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

E. 300-400
225
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676
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 676, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282)2c Rose Carmine, Ty. IV (279Bc), 2c Rose Carmine, Ty. IV (279Bc)2c Rose Carmine, Ty. IV (279Bc). Block of four, right stamps Mint N.H., top left stamp small h.r., brilliant color, fresh and Fine, Scott Retail as singles

2,250
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677
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 677, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282)4c Orange Brown (280b), 4c Orange Brown (280b)4c Orange Brown (280b). Mint N.H., wonderful depth of color, choice centering and margins, Extremely Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $200.00)

75
225
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678°
nh
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 678, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282)5c Dark Blue (281), 5c Dark Blue (281)5c Dark Blue (281). Mint N.H. with top part imprint selvage, deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, perfectly centered with beautifully proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1898 5-CENT BUREAU ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2016 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $3,750.00). Only one has been graded higher (at 98J) and only three others share this grade. We are not aware of any others in this population with part imprint selvage (at least three of the four are in Power Search and do not have selvage)

100
3,750
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679
og
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 679, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282)6c Lake (282), 6c Lake (282)6c Lake (282). Original gum, barest trace of hinging (if at all), vivid color, precise centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2002 and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $190.00)

45
275
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