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Sale 1172 — United States Stamps and Hawaii

Sale Date — Tuesday, 19 December, 2017

Category — 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
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Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 580, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A). Mint N.H, $1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A). Mint N.H$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A). Mint N.H., intense shade on bright paper, choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 1894 UNWATERMARKED TYPE II BUREAU ISSUE. ONE OF THE FINEST COPIES IN EXISTENCE.

Collectors of this issue know that it is extremely difficult to find the first Bureau Issue in centered, Mint Never-Hinged condition, particularly the higher denominations. This is mostly due to production problems as the Bureau of Engraving and Printing assumed responsibility for stamp production after the American Bank Note contract expired.

With 1998 (for a pair) and 2006 P.F. certificates

6,500
3,000
581
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Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 581, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)4c Dark Brown (269), 4c Dark Brown (269)4c Dark Brown (269). Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression, wide margins and superior centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,250.00), only four have graded higher (highest is 98)

125
750
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582
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Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 582, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)8c Violet Brown (272), 8c Violet Brown (272)8c Violet Brown (272). Mint N.H., well-balanced margins, rich color, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $525.00)

210
400
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583
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Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 583, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)15c Dark Blue (274), 15c Dark Blue (274)15c Dark Blue (274). Barest trace of hinging, deep rich color on bright paper, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 1994 P.F. certificate for strip of three (as Mint N.H.), with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF-XF 85; SMQ $275.00), also includes No. K3, Mint N.H., Very Fine, with 2003 P.F. and 2017 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $150.00)

360
400
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584
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Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 584, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)2c Pink, Ty. IV (279Bg), 2c Pink, Ty. IV (279Bg)2c Pink, Ty. IV (279Bg). Original gum, lightly hinged, beautiful vivid color in this better shade, balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $110.00), despite the modest SMQ value this is a very difficult stamp to find in the higher grades, there are no examples (used, hinged or Mint N.H.) that have exceeded the 90 grade offered here

55
180
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585
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Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 585, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)4c Lilac Brown (280), 4c Lilac Brown (280)4c Lilac Brown (280). Mint N.H., unusual shade with great visual appeal, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, ex Dr. Morris, Whitman and Merlin, 2000 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates no longer accompany, with 1990 P.F. and 2017 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $225.00)

80
600
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586
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Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 586, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)5c Dark Blue (281), 5c Dark Blue (281)5c Dark Blue (281). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 1995 P.F. and 2017 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $325.00)

100
300
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587
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Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 587, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (283), 10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (283)10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (283). Bottom imprint and plate no. 1338 block of six, top row Mint N.H., bottom row lightly hinged, brilliant color, perf separations along right hand vertical row, appears Very Fine, ex Hall, Scott Retail as hinged plate block

1,900
475
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588
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Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 588, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)15c Olive Green (284), 15c Olive Green (284)15c Olive Green (284). Mint N.H. wide bottom imprint and plate no. 264 block of six, deep rich color, attractive margins and centering

FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1898 15-CENT BUREAU ISSUE.

This is the only Scott 284 plate block in Mint N.H. condition listed in Power Search.

Ex Hall

4,250
1,200
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