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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: Issued Stamps and Covers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
15
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Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 15, 1894-98 Bureau Issue: Issued Stamps and Covers1c-$5.00 1894-95 Issues (246-278), 1c-$5.00 1894-95 Issues (246-278)1c-$5.00 1894-95 Issues (246-278). Complete sets of unwatermarked and watermarked issues, mostly original gum (No. 278 no gum), generally Fine centering with a couple Very Good, flaws to be expected on the better stamps, Scott Retail approximately $17,000.00

E. 2,000-3,000
1,600
16
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Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 16, 1894-98 Bureau Issue: Issued Stamps and Covers1c-50c 1894-95 Issue, Imperforate (253a-258a, 264a-275a), 1c-50c 1894-95 Issue, Imperforate (253a-258a, 264a-275a)1c-50c 1894-95 Issue, Imperforate (253a-258a, 264a-275a). Complete set of the 3c-5c and 10c pairs of the unwatermarked issue (only these four exist imperforate) and pairs of the watermarked issue through the 50c, original gum (50c no gum), some h.r. or disturbance, ample to large margins, a couple trivial flaws including faint ink mark on 50c, overall Very Fine, in Brookman Volume III, pages 128-129, a complete account of the origin of the 1895 Imperforates is quoted from a column by George B. Sloane, although the Scott Catalogue at first did not recognize the imperforates, from 1916 they inserted a statement "All denominations of this issue exist imperforate but they were not regularly issued in that condition"

6,000
0
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17
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Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 17, 1894-98 Bureau Issue: Issued Stamps and Covers2c Carmine, Ty. II (251), 2c Carmine, Ty. II (251)2c Carmine, Ty. II (251). Left imprint and plate no. 133 strip of three, lightly hinged, fresh and Fine

1,400
0
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18
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Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 18, 1894-98 Bureau Issue: Issued Stamps and Covers2c Carmine, Ty. II (251), 2c Carmine, Ty. II (251)2c Carmine, Ty. II (251). Right imprint and plate no. 131 block of six, original gum, lightly hinged, bright color, Fine-Very Fine, a rare plate block, we have offered only three others in more than 10 years

4,000
650
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19
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Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 19, 1894-98 Bureau Issue: Issued Stamps and Covers5c Chocolate, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (255c), 5c Chocolate, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (255c)5c Chocolate, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (255c). Top margin strip of three, small part original gum (covers most of the top two stamps), fresh color

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 5-CENT UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE IMPERFORATE HORIZONTALLY.

It is believed that most examples of this error originate from a part sheet purchased by a collector at the Richmond Va. post office. Most tend to be off center.

With 1992 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail for a pair without premium for the third stamp

4,000
1,400
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20
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Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 20, 1894-98 Bureau Issue: Issued Stamps and Covers6c Dull Brown, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (256a), 6c Dull Brown, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (256a)6c Dull Brown, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (256a). Original gum, lightly hinged, fresh and bright color

FINE-VERY FINE. A SOUND AND LIGHTLY-HINGED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE FIRST BUREAU ISSUE ERROR.

Brookman notes that the source of this error is likely a Western post office. Most examples we have encountered are centered to the left to varying degrees.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

3,000
1,700
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21
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Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 21, 1894-98 Bureau Issue: Issued Stamps and Covers50c Orange (260), 50c Orange (260)50c Orange (260). Top imprint and plate no. 75 strip of three, original gum, lightly hinged, bright color, fresh and Fine

2,400
750
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22
 
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 22, 1894-98 Bureau Issue: Issued Stamps and Covers$1.00 Black (261), $1.00 Black (261)$1.00 Black (261). Used with 3c Purple, two singles 10c Dark Green and 50c Orange (253, 258, 260), each stamp tied by neat strike of New York registry oval on small blue piece, Very Fine and colorful

E. 750-1,000
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23
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Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 23, 1894-98 Bureau Issue: Issued Stamps and Covers2c Carmine, Ty. II-III (266-267), 2c Carmine, Ty. II-III (266-267)2c Carmine, Ty. II-III (266-267). Mint N.H. top left corner imprint and plate no. 170 block of 16, left block of six Ty. II (266), right block of eight including plate block Ty. III (267), vivid color, Fine, a desirable multiple combining Types II and III, only Plate 170 yields a combination of the two types, Scott Retail as two combination pairs, plate block of Ty. III and singles

2,037
0
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24
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Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 24, 1894-98 Bureau Issue: Issued Stamps and Covers8c Violet Brown (272), 8c Violet Brown (272)8c Violet Brown (272). Top imprint and plate no. 928 block of six, rich color, selvage with small thin spot, Fine-Very Fine

975
425
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25
 
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 25, 1894-98 Bureau Issue: Issued Stamps and Covers8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a), 8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a). With clear "R" of watermark, deep rich color, neat strike of town datestamp, Very Fine and choice, 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, but many are either off-center or have flaws, collectors prefer examples showing the "R" watermark, as this letter is unquestionably from "USIR", with 1998 P.F. certificate

950
500
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26
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Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 26, 1894-98 Bureau Issue: Issued Stamps and Covers10c Dark Green (273), 10c Dark Green (273)10c Dark Green (273). Mint N.H. wide right imprint and plate no. 303 strip of three, exceptionally deep color, attractive centering and margins, Very Fine

1,000
0
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27
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Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 27, 1894-98 Bureau Issue: Issued Stamps and Covers50c Orange (275), 50c Orange (275)50c Orange (275). Block of four, original gum, vivid color, Very Fine, a pretty block

1,150
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28
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Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 28, 1894-98 Bureau Issue: Issued Stamps and Covers$1.00 Black, Ty. I-II (276-276A), $1.00 Black, Ty. I-II (276-276A)$1.00 Black, Ty. I-II (276-276A). Block of four with bottom imprint selvage, left stamps Ty. I, right stamps Ty. II, original gum, h.r., intense shade on fresh paper

FINE. A RARE IMPRINT BLOCK OF THE 1895 $1.00 WATERMARKED ISSUE, WITH THE LEFT STAMPS TYPE I AND THE RIGHT STAMPS TYPE II.

The plate of the $1.00 1894-95 Bureau Issue consisted of fifteen vertical rows of Type I and five vertical rows of Type II, which accounts for the scarcity of Type II compared with Type I. There are only ten positions on the plate which yield combination pairs -- between the fifth and sixth rows of the right pane.

Scott Retail for block of four without premium for the imprint

6,000
1,600
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29
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Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 29, 1894-98 Bureau Issue: Issued Stamps and Covers$1.00 Black Ty. I, Ty. II, $2.00 Bright Blue (276, 276A, 277), $1.00 Black Ty. I, Ty. II, $2.00 Bright Blue (276, 276A, 277)$1.00 Black Ty. I, Ty. II, $2.00 Bright Blue (276, 276A, 277). Blocks of four, neat strikes of oval registry cancels on the $1.00 blocks and $2.00 with Philadelphia oval cancel, $1.00 blocks with a couple small flaws including light creases and thin speck, Fine appearing trio

5,250
600
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30
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Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 30, 1894-98 Bureau Issue: Issued Stamps and Covers$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Bottom imprint and plate no. 84 strip of three, original gum, h.r., beautiful warm shade, attractive margins

FINE-VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM MULTIPLE OF THE 1895 $2.00 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE. ONE OF THE RAREST IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER MULTIPLES OF THE ISSUE.

Lewis Kaufman records only five full imprint and plate number blocks of six, all in the Dark Blue sub-shade. The full plate block has a catalogue value of $85,000.00.

4,000
2,800
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31
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Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 31, 1894-98 Bureau Issue: Issued Stamps and Covers$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Top imprint and plate no. 85 strip of three, slightly disturbed original gum, deep rich color and proof-like impression

VERY FINE AND RARE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER STRIP OF THE 1895 $5.00 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

This is an excellent alternative to a plate block, of which only one exists (and catalogues $200,000.00)

8,750
5,750
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32
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Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 32, 1894-98 Bureau Issue: Issued Stamps and Covers$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Block of four, rich color, very lightly cancelled, some faint creasing in top left stamp only evident when drying, Fine and very scarce used block, Power Search located only three others

4,000
1,200
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33
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Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 33, 1894-98 Bureau Issue: Issued Stamps and Covers4c Rose Brown (280), 4c Rose Brown (280)4c Rose Brown (280). Bottom imprint and plate no. 1333 block of six, original gum, rich color, Fine-Very Fine

700
375
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34
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Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 34, 1894-98 Bureau Issue: Issued Stamps and Covers5c Dark Blue (281), 5c Dark Blue (281)5c Dark Blue (281). Top imprint and plate no. 837 block of six, original gum, lightly hinged on one stamp, others Mint N.H., small adherence to gum in selvage, intense Dark Blue color, Very Fine and choice

650
375
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35
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Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 35, 1894-98 Bureau Issue: Issued Stamps and Covers15c Olive Green (284), 15c Olive Green (284)15c Olive Green (284). Top imprint and plate no. 264 block of six, several stamps Mint N.H. including the two outside the plate block, deep rich color, Fine, Scott Retail as hinged plate block and two Mint N.H. singles

3,200
950
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36
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Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 36, 1894-98 Bureau Issue: Issued Stamps and Covers5c Dark Blue (281), 5c Dark Blue (281)5c Dark Blue (281). Natural s.e., tied by blue "Office Foreign Mails Recd. Aug." double-oval datestamp on Spanish-American War prisoner's letter to Jerez, Spain, clear strike of purple "Prisoner's Letter/Censored and forwarded/Navy Department/Bureau of Navigation/Washington, D.C." and small "U.S.N.A. Censored" handstamp in black and initialed in red, receiving backstamp, minor cover toning, Very Fine and extremely rare example of this Navy Department censor handstamp, which was used at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis

E. 750-1,000
900
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37
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Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 37, 1894-98 Bureau Issue: Issued Stamps and Covers2c Deep Claret, Vertical Half, "Due 1 cent" Surcharge (J39 var), 2c Deep Claret, Vertical Half, "Due 1 cent" Surcharge (J39 var)2c Deep Claret, Vertical Half, "Due 1 cent" Surcharge (J39 var). Well-tied by "Jefferson Iowa Oct. 13 11AM 1895" duplex datestamp and grid on cover with 1c Blue (264) tied by Chicago Oct. 11 waving flag machine cancel, to Waucoma Ia., forwarded to Jefferson where bisects were prepared, purple "Postage Due" and "Forwarded" handstamps (completed with red manuscript), Waucoma and Jefferson backstamps, Extremely Fine, according to the Scott footnote only 20 of the Jefferson bisects were used, though a series of articles in the U.S. Specialist listed only 13 (this is example #3 in the census), signed George B. Sloane

E. 1,000-1,500
2,600
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