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Sale 1163 — The Clipper City Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 19 September, 2017

Category — 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
181
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 181, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)1894-1902 Bureau Issues, Choice Balance, 1894-1902 Bureau Issues, Choice Balance1894-1902 Bureau Issues, Choice Balance. Seven stamps on a stock card, all but two Mint N.H., one 1890 Small Bank Note No. 220 (Mint N.H., PFC), graded Bureau Issues Nos. 248 (OGph, 95), 270 (Mint N.H., 90), 274 (OGph, 80), 280b, (Mint N.H., 90), 300 (Mint N.H., 95) and 302 (Mint N.H., P.S.E.), fresh and Extremely Fine balance, total SMQ not counting Nos. 220 and 302 $1,060.00

E. 500-750
656
182
og
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 182, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)1c Ultramarine (246), 1c Ultramarine (246)1c Ultramarine (246). Original gum, lightly hinged, radiant color on crisp paper, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a stamp of massive proportions, ex Merlin, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $375.00)

30
375
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183
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 183, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)1c Blue (247), 1c Blue (247)1c Blue (247). Mint N.H., rich color on crisp paper, beautifully balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1994 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,100.00), only three have graded higher (all 95J) and only five others share this grade

190
950
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184
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 184, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249), 2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249). Mint N.H., vibrant color on post-office fresh paper, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2007 and 2013 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

450
800
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185
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 185, 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., brilliant color on bright white paper, Jumbo margins and precise centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,500.00), only three have graded higher

90
850
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186
nh
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 186, 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., brilliant color on bright white paper, choice centering with balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT TYPE II 1894 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 1996 and 2007 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

1,100
3,750
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187
nh
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 187, 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., vibrant color, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins, tiny natural inclusion not mentioned on accompanying certificate

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 2-CENT TYPE III UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

Ex Curtis. With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,250.00). Only one has graded higher (at 98) and two others share this desirable grade.

375
2,100
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188
nh
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 188, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)3c Purple (253), 3c Purple (253)3c Purple (253). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, wonderfully well-centered

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 3-CENT UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,250.00). Only one has graded higher (at 98) and seven others share this grade

325
2,400
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189
og
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 189, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)4c Dark Brown (254), 4c Dark Brown (254)4c Dark Brown (254). Original gum, lightly hinged, wide balanced margins, rich color and clear impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $475.00)

190
500
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190
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 190, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)5c Chocolate (255), 5c Chocolate (255)5c Chocolate (255). Mint N.H., wonderful depth of color on bright paper, Jumbo margins and well-centered, Extremely Fine, with 2011 (for a block) and 2012 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $1,500.00)

325
700
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191
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 191, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)6c Dull Brown (256), 6c Dull Brown (256)6c Dull Brown (256). Mint N.H., intense shade and proof-like impression, beautiful centering with unusually wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 6-CENT UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

Ex Beckley and "Hanover". With 2003 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,200.00). We are surprised this did not receive a Jumbo designation. Only four have graded higher (two 95J and two 98).

475
3,250
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192
nh
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 192, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)8c Violet Brown (257), 8c Violet Brown (257)8c Violet Brown (257). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, gorgeous centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 8-CENT 1894 UNWATERMARKED FIRST BUREAU ISSUE.

With 1996 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,600.00). Only one Mint N.H. example has been graded higher (at 98) and only three others share this grade

475
2,100
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193
og
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 193, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)15c Dark Blue (259), 15c Dark Blue (259)15c Dark Blue (259). Original gum, wide margins and well-centered, intense color, Extremely Fine, with 1991 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $500.00)

275
550
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194
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 194, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)50c Orange (260), 50c Orange (260)50c Orange (260). Mint N.H., beautiful wide margins and choice centering, pristine color, fresh and crisp, Extremely Fine, with 1982 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $2,800.00)

1,500
1,600
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195
og
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 195, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$1.00 Black (261), $1.00 Black (261)$1.00 Black (261). Original gum, wide margins and exceptionally well-centered, beautiful impression and deep shade on bright white paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-DOLLAR TYPE I 1894 FIRST BUREAU ISSUE.

Ex Merlin. With 2006 P.F. (XF-Superb 95) and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,350.00)

1,000
2,300
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196
og
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 196, 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, single hinge mark, deep shade and proof-like impression on bright paper, choice centering with balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-DOLLAR TYPE II 1894 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 2014 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $4,000.00). Only five have graded higher (highest is 98)

2,100
3,000
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197
og
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 197, 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 beautifully balanced margins, rich 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, 2012 and 2016 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

2,750
4,250
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198
og
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 198, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$5.00 Dark Green (263), $5.00 Dark Green (263)$5.00 Dark Green (263). Original gum which is slightly disturbed from hinge removal, deep rich color, well-centered with particularly wide margins at top and bottom

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

With 1981, 2013 P.F. (as "disturbed o.g. from hinge removal") and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (as "hinged")

4,500
2,300
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