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Sale 1156 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday, 11 May, 2017

Category — 1894-97 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3421
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3421, 1894-97 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)1895-1902 Bureau Issues, Graded Balance (268/319), 1895-1902 Bureau Issues, Graded Balance (268/319)1895-1902 Bureau Issues, Graded Balance (268/319). Nine stamps, all but one Mint N.H., highest grade is No. 268 (OGph, XF-Superb 95), Nos. 280b, 301, 302, 304, 306 and 307 each graded Mint N.H. VF-XF 85, also Nos. 281 and 319 ungraded, Extremely Fine group, total SMQ for the seven graded stamps $1,100.00

810
700
3422
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3422, 1894-97 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)50c Orange (260), 50c Orange (260)50c Orange (260). Original gum, lightly hinged, vivid color, Very Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF 80; SMQ $500.00)

500
375
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3423°
 
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3423, 1894-97 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$2.00 Bright Blue (262), $2.00 Bright Blue (262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Warm color on bright paper, outstanding centering, unobtrusive cancel

EXTREMELY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 1894 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $3,250.00). Only four examples have been graded higher

1,250
2,800
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3424
 
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3424, 1894-97 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$2.00 Bright Blue (262), $2.00 Bright Blue (262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Nicely balanced margins, deep rich color, bold N.Y. double oval cancel, fresh and Very Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate (VF 80)

1,250
800
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3425
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3425, 1894-97 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)1c Blue (264), 1c Blue (264)1c Blue (264). Mint N.H., beautifully balanced margins, strong color and impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $275.00)

17
170
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3426
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3426, 1894-97 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)4c Dark Brown (269), 4c Dark Brown (269)4c Dark Brown (269). Mint N.H., well-proportioned margins, rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $375.00)

125
300
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3427
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3427, 1894-97 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)5c Chocolate (270), 5c Chocolate (270)5c Chocolate (270). Mint N.H., lovely rich color, outstanding centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $850.00)

105
650
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3428
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3428, 1894-97 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)6c Dull Brown (271), 6c Dull Brown (271)6c Dull Brown (271). Mint N.H., intense shade, well-centered, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $525.00)

360
475
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3429
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3429, 1894-97 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)8c Violet Brown (272), 8c Violet Brown (272)8c Violet Brown (272). Mint N.H., proof-like impression on bright paper, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $525.00)

210
425
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3430
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3430, 1894-97 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)10c Dark Green (273), 10c Dark Green (273)10c Dark Green (273). Mint N.H., beautiful rich color, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $775.00)

280
650
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3431
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3431, 1894-97 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)15c Dark Blue (274), 15c Dark Blue (274)15c Dark Blue (274). Mint N.H., intense shade on bright white paper, well-centered, Very Fine and choice, with 2004 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $950.00)

625
700
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3432
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3432, 1894-97 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276), $1.00 Black, Ty. I (276)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276). Original gum, crisp impression on bright paper, balanced margins, we felt this was reperfed at left when we last offered it, but a recent P.F. certificate disagrees, in either case Extremely Fine, with 1976 and 2014 P.F. certificates, both stating "genuine previously hinged", the latter graded XF 90

600
650
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3433°
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3433, 1894-97 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A). Original gum with bottom right corner selvage, intense shade, well-centered on bright paper

VERY FINE AND CHOICE POSITION PIECE OF THE 1895 $1.00 TYPE II WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

Scott 276A is very difficult to find in choice centered, original gum condition, particularly from a better position. With 2016 P.S.E. certificate for block of four

1,250
0
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3434
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3434, 1894-97 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A). Original gum, lightly hinged at bottom, intense shade on bright white paper, nicely proportioned margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2014 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

1,250
1,400
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3435
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3435, 1894-97 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, well-centered with wide margins, bright color, Extremely Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $1,500.00)

900
950
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3436
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3436, 1894-97 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, well-proportioned margins, rich color, Very Fine and choice, with 2014 P.S.A.G. certificate (85 ogH)

900
475
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3437
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3437, 1894-97 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Original gum, hinged at top, rich color, well-proportioned margins and attractive centering, fresh and Very Fine, with 2002 P.S.E. and 2012 P.F. certificates (VF 80)

2,000
850
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3438
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3438, 1894-97 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)1c Deep Green (279), 1c Deep Green (279)1c Deep Green (279). Mint N.H., vivid color on post office fresh paper, choice centering and margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $375.00)

25
275
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3439
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3439, 1894-97 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)2c Red, Ty. IV, Booklet Pane of Six, Vertical Wmk. (279Bk), 2c Red, Ty. IV, Booklet Pane of Six, Vertical Wmk. (279Bk)2c Red, Ty. IV, Booklet Pane of Six, Vertical Wmk. (279Bk). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright color, few minor perf separations at lower left, Very Fine, with 2012 P.F. certificate

500
350
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3440
 
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3440, 1894-97 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)15c Olive Green (284), 15c Olive Green (284)15c Olive Green (284). Brilliant color on bright white paper, outstanding centering with wide margins, neat duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $450.00), only two have graded higher (at 98), we believe this could have easily achieved a 98

13
475
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