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Sale 1162 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 25-26 July, 2017

Category — 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
360
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 360, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)2c Carmine, Ty. II-III (266-267), 2c Carmine, Ty. II-III (266-267)2c Carmine, Ty. II-III (266-267). Mint N.H. block of four, left stamps Type II, radiant color, Fine combination block, of the six plates used to print the Type II stamp (Scott 266), only one, plate 170, contained a combination of both Types II and III -- only three rows from one pane were Type II, leaving a total of ten positions out of the plate that can yield this combination of types, ex Hall, Scott Retail as two pairs

1,200
225
361
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 361, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)4c Dark Brown (269), 4c Dark Brown (269)4c Dark Brown (269). Mint N.H. with wide top plate no. 195 selvage, crisp impression, choice centering, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2005 P.S.E. and 2011 P.F. certificates (XF 90 XQ)

125
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362
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 362, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a), 8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a). Horizontal pair with full imprint at top, unused (no gum), "I" of watermark in selvage and "R" of watermark split between stamps, few perf separations sensibly reinforced, some light staining at top

FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE "IR" POSITION PAIR OF THE 8-CENT 1895 ISSUE WITH "U S I R" WATERMARK.

The "USIR" (United States Internal Revenue) watermark error occurred when a supply of paper reserved for revenue stamp production was used for printing the 6c and 8c postage stamps. There are approximately 75 known of the 8c with approximately ten unused, but many are either off-center or have flaws.

With 1975 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as two singles

12,000
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363
 
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 363, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a), 8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a). Attractively centered with light target cancel, clear "R" watermark, light creases, Fine appearance

950
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364
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 364, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)10c Dark Green, Imperforate (273a), 10c Dark Green, Imperforate (273a)10c Dark Green, Imperforate (273a). Original gum, large balanced margins, deep shade, Very Fine

900
160
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365
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 365, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)50c Red Orange (275a), 50c Red Orange (275a)50c Red Orange (275a). With wide bottom plate no. 75 selvage, original gum, single hinge mark at top left, intense shade and impression, Very Fine and choice, with copy of 2012 P.F. certificate for strip of three

350
350
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366
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 366, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276), $1.00 Black, Ty. I (276)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276). Original gum, lightly hinged, precise centering, intense shade, Extremely Fine, with 1998 P.S.E. certificate

600
400
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367
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 367, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276), $1.00 Black, Ty. I (276)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276). Original gum, detailed impression on bright paper, Very Fine and choice, with 1984 P.F. certificate

600
400
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368
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 368, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$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, left stamp Type I, right stamp Type II, original gum, barest trace of hinging, bright shade, Very Fine and choice, a scarce and desirable pair, with 1984 and 2010 P.F. certificates

2,250
1,200
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369
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 369, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and impression, wide margins, fresh and Very Fine, with copy of 1968 P.F. certificate for block of four, this is the top left stamp

1,250
600
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370
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 370, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, h.r., pretty shade, fresh and Very Fine, small blue backstamp, with 1999 P.F. certificate

900
350
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371
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 371, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, lightly hinged, well-centered with wide margins, bright shade, Very Fine

900
550
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372
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 372, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$2.00 Dark Blue (277a), $2.00 Dark Blue (277a)$2.00 Dark Blue (277a). Original gum, lightly hinged, detailed impression on bright paper, well-proportioned margins, Very Fine, a pretty stamp, with 1988 and 2003 P.F. certificates

900
600
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373
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 373, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$2.00 Dark Blue, Imperforate (277b), $2.00 Dark Blue, Imperforate (277b)$2.00 Dark Blue, Imperforate (277b). Horizontal pair, original gum, large margins, rich color, Very Fine and choice, with 1997 P.F. certificate

3,250
950
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374
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 374, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, choice centering with wide margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 $5.00 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 2004 P.F. certificate

2,000
1,600
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375
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 375, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Original gum, lightly hinged, with part imprint selvage at top, rich color, well-proportioned margins, Very Fine, with 2011 P.F. certificate (VF 80)

2,000
1,200
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376
 
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 376, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Rich color and detailed impression, well-balanced margins, light strike of registry oval cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,250.00)

625
600
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377
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 377, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)1c Deep Green (279), 1c Deep Green (279)1c Deep Green (279). Mint N.H. with wide right plate no. 527 selvage, rich color, choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $375.00)

25
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