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Sale 1134 — The Alan Collection of United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 14 September, 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 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
198
og
Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 198, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)1c-$5.00 1894-98 Bureau Issues, Balance (247/282), 1c-$5.00 1894-98 Bureau Issues, Balance (247/282)1c-$5.00 1894-98 Bureau Issues, Balance (247/282). Unused balance of 14 stamps, range of values from 1c thru 15c plus $5.00 No. 263 (regummed over thin and reperfed), some flaws to be expected but several with Very Fine appearance, four certificates accompany, Scott Retail more than $3,000.00

E. 500-750
850
199
nh
Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 199, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)1c Ultramarine (246), 1c Ultramarine (246)1c Ultramarine (246). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, light natural gum wrinkle at top right, Extremely Fine, ex Odeneal, with 1988 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $500.00), this surely would have graded much higher were it not for the natural gum wrinkle

90
375
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200
og
Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 200, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)2c Pink, Ty. I (248), 2c Pink, Ty. I (248)2c Pink, Ty. I (248). Original gum, single hinge mark, brilliant color, mathematically perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Gem 100; SMQ $600.00), this is the only example at this lofty grade (one hinged 100J is also recorded)

30
900
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201
nh
Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 201, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)2c Carmine, Ty. I (250), 2c Carmine, Ty. I (250)2c Carmine, Ty. I (250). Mint N.H., balanced margins, vivid color, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $325.00)

250
275
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202
nh
Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 202, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)2c Carmine, Ty. II (251), 2c Carmine, Ty. II (251)2c Carmine, Ty. II (251). Mint N.H., rich color, three wide margins, Very Fine, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate showing attached top plate number selvage, which accompanies

1,100
0
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203
og
Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 203, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)2c Carmine, Ty. II (251), 2c Carmine, Ty. II (251)2c Carmine, Ty. II (251). Original gum, choice centering with balanced margins, fresh color, Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.S.A.G. certificate (90 Ogh)

375
300
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204
nh
Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 204, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)2c Carmine, Ty. III (252), 2c Carmine, Ty. III (252)2c Carmine, Ty. III (252). Mint N.H., precise centering on post-office fresh paper, bright color, Extremely Fine, with 1992 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,000.00)

375
650
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205
og
Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 205, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)3c Purple (253), 3c Purple (253)3c Purple (253). Original gum, Jumbo margins and near perfect centering, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.A.G. certificate (95J Ogh)

110
350
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206
og
Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 206, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)5c Chocolate (255), 5c Chocolate (255)5c Chocolate (255). Original gum, lightly hinged, wide margins and precise centering, deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1989 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $350.00)

110
375
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207
og
Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 207, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)6c Dull Brown (256), 6c Dull Brown (256)6c Dull Brown (256). Original gum, hinged in bottom left corner, essentially perfect centering, rich color on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $575.00)

160
400
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208
og
Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 208, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)8c Violet Brown (257), 8c Violet Brown (257)8c Violet Brown (257). Original gum, rich color and detailed impression, mathematically perfect centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 8-CENT UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE, WHICH IS GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, Gem 100; SMQ $2,450.00). This is the highest grade awarded to a Scott No. 257 in any condition (used, original gum or Mint N.H.) and no other example has equaled it

160
1,400
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209
og
Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 209, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)10c Dark Green (258), 10c Dark Green (258)10c Dark Green (258). Redistributed original gum, Jumbo margins and well-centered, gorgeous color, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (DOG, XF 90; SMQ $650.00)

275
170
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210
og
Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 210, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)50c Orange (260), 50c Orange (260)50c Orange (260). Original gum, lightly hinged, vibrant color, outstanding centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,750.00), only one has graded higher and four others share this grade

500
1,100
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211
og
Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 211, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$1.00 Black (261), $1.00 Black (261)$1.00 Black (261). Original gum, perfectly centered with massive margins all around, bright shade and detailed impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TYPE I UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE. A STAMP OF TRULY MASSIVE PROPORTIONS.

Ex Curtis. With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $4,000.00). Only three have been graded higher.

1,000
2,200
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212
og
Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 212, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A). Original gum, beautifully balanced margins, intense impression on crisp paper

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 $1.00 TYPE II UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

Ex Floyd. With 1990 and 2001 P.F. certificates

2,100
0
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213
og
Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 213, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$2.00 Bright Blue (262), $2.00 Bright Blue (262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Original gum, wide and balanced margins, beautiful color on bright paper, full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 1894 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

Ex Laehder. With 1987 and 2012 P.F. certificates

2,750
3,750
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