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Sale 1165 — Classic Bureau Issues featuring The Dr. Irvin Heimburger and Roger Brody Collections

Sale Date — Tuesday, 24 October, 2017

Category — 1894-98 Bureau Issue: Essays, Proofs, Specimens

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1
E
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 1, 1894-98 Bureau Issue: Essays, Proofs, Specimens1c Ultramarine, Composite Large Die Essay on White Card (247-E2b), 1c Ultramarine, Composite Large Die Essay on White Card (247-E2b)1c Ultramarine, Composite Large Die Essay on White Card (247-E2b). 50 x 38mm, showing two designs, one at left without corner triangles, design at right with experimental 15-line high triangle at top right only (issued stamp has 18-line high triangle), slightly cracked horizontal crease thru the designs as usual with these, otherwise Fine

1,500
400
2
E
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 2, 1894-98 Bureau Issue: Essays, Proofs, Specimens2c Opal Lake, Composite Large Die Essay on India (250-E2), 2c Opal Lake, Composite Large Die Essay on India (250-E2)2c Opal Lake, Composite Large Die Essay on India (250-E2). On 52 x 30mm card, showing two designs, one at left without corner triangles, design at right with 14-line high triangles in corners which are smaller than those adopted for the 18-line high issued design, Very Fine and rare

2,000
1,300
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3
E
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 3, 1894-98 Bureau Issue: Essays, Proofs, Specimens2c Deep Red, Ty. I, Large Die Essay on India (250-E3), 2c Deep Red, Ty. I, Large Die Essay on India (250-E3)2c Deep Red, Ty. I, Large Die Essay on India (250-E3). Incomplete engraving of design with 18-line high Ty. I triangles (as adopted) engraved in upper corners, die sunk on 68 x 68mm card cut to just outside the die sinkage area, albino impression of "C-224, American Banknote Co. N.Y." below the design, manuscript "1" at bottom left, Very Fine, a desirable and scarce example with full die sinkage, with 2003 P.F. certificate

1,250
500
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4
E
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 4, 1894-98 Bureau Issue: Essays, Proofs, Specimens2c Bright Red, Ty. I, Large Die Essay on India (250-E4), 2c Bright Red, Ty. I, Large Die Essay on India (250-E4)2c Bright Red, Ty. I, Large Die Essay on India (250-E4). Incomplete engraving of design with numerous lines not etched, on 73 x 76mm card with full die sinkage, fresh and Very Fine, desirable with full die sinkage, ex Brazer

1,250
500
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5
P
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 5, 1894-98 Bureau Issue: Essays, Proofs, Specimens1c-$5.00 1894-98 Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (246P1-247P1, 250P1, 253AP1-263P1), 1c-$5.00 1894-98 Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (246P1-247P1, 250P1, 253AP1-263P1)1c-$5.00 1894-98 Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (246P1-247P1, 250P1, 253AP1-263P1). 14, most approximately 125x125mm, first 1c smaller but still extending outside die sinkage area (most are die sunk and a couple are affixed directly), fresh colors, Very Fine set of large die proofs easily displayed two to an album or exhibit page

5,300
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6
P
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 6, 1894-98 Bureau Issue: Essays, Proofs, Specimens1c-$5.00 1894-98 Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove (246P2/284P2), 1c-$5.00 1894-98 Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove (246P2/284P2)1c-$5.00 1894-98 Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove (246P2/284P2). Complete set of 17 proofs on intact page from a Roosevelt album, one 5c and one 15c with some toning specks, otherwise Very Fine, a rare intact page and highly suitable for exhibition, only 85 albums were produced and most pages have been cut down

5,035
3,750
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7
P
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 7, 1894-98 Bureau Issue: Essays, Proofs, Specimens1c-$5.00 1894-98 Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove (246P2/284P2), 1c-$5.00 1894-98 Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove (246P2/284P2)1c-$5.00 1894-98 Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove (246P2/284P2). Complete set of 17 including the four from 1898-1903, each on its original card backing from a Roosevelt presentation album, gorgeous colors, fresh and Extremely Fine set

5,035
1,800
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8
P
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 8, 1894-98 Bureau Issue: Essays, Proofs, Specimens2c Carmine, Ty. I, Plate Proof on Card (250P4, unlisted in Scott), 2c Carmine, Ty. I, Plate Proof on Card (250P4, unlisted in Scott)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Plate Proof on Card (250P4, unlisted in Scott). Large margins to huge bottom sheet margin, Extremely Fine, Scott lists the 2c plate proof on card only in the Pink color (248P4), the Carmine color is unlisted, with 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
325
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9
P
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 9, 1894-98 Bureau Issue: Essays, Proofs, Specimens4c Dark Brown, Large Die Proof on India (254P1), 4c Dark Brown, Large Die Proof on India (254P1)4c Dark Brown, Large Die Proof on India (254P1). On 152 x 202mm card with full die sinkage, remarkably fresh and Extremely Fine

600
170
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10
P
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 10, 1894-98 Bureau Issue: Essays, Proofs, Specimens$5.00 Dark Green, Large Die Proof on India (263P1), $5.00 Dark Green, Large Die Proof on India (263P1)$5.00 Dark Green, Large Die Proof on India (263P1). On 152 x 201mm card with full die sinkage, rich color, few trivial toned specks on card are insignificant, Very Fine, this is known with both square and rectangular die sinkage area, the rectangular offered here is very unusual

650
350
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11
Pbl
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 11, 1894-98 Bureau Issue: Essays, Proofs, Specimens$5.00 Dark Green, Plate Proof on Card (263P4), $5.00 Dark Green, Plate Proof on Card (263P4)$5.00 Dark Green, Plate Proof on Card (263P4). Block of four, large margins, deep rich color, Extremely Fine, an attractive and scarce block

2,500
850
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12
S
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 12, 1894-98 Bureau Issue: Essays, Proofs, Specimens1c-$5.00 1894-95 Issue, "Specimen" Ovpt. Ty. E (246S-E-278S-E), 1c-$5.00 1894-95 Issue, "Specimen" Ovpt. Ty. E (246S-E-278S-E)1c-$5.00 1894-95 Issue, "Specimen" Ovpt. Ty. E (246S-E-278S-E). Mostly original gum ($2.00 no gum), some h.r., ovpts. applied diagonally at bottom and in the case of the $5.00 horizontally at bottom, a few of the flaws typically seen, overall Fine set

2,065
475
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13
S
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 13, 1894-98 Bureau Issue: Essays, Proofs, Specimens2c Orange Red, Booklet Pane of Six, "Specimen" Ovpt. Ty. E (279BjS-E), 2c Orange Red, Booklet Pane of Six, "Specimen" Ovpt. Ty. E (279BjS-E)2c Orange Red, Booklet Pane of Six, "Specimen" Ovpt. Ty. E (279BjS-E). Mint N.H., trivial natural inclusions, Fine

750
0
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14
S
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 14, 1894-98 Bureau Issue: Essays, Proofs, Specimens1c-$5.00 1895 Issue, "Universal Postal Congress" Ovpt. (264S-O-278S-O), 1c-$5.00 1895 Issue, "Universal Postal Congress" Ovpt. (264S-O-278S-O)1c-$5.00 1895 Issue, "Universal Postal Congress" Ovpt. (264S-O-278S-O). Mix of original gum and no gum ($1.00 Ty. II and $2.00 no gum), unusually choice centering nearly throughout, a few small flaws, overall a Very Fine and scarce set with only 125 issued

2,400
800
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