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Sale 1175 — The George "Buddy" Byers Collection of United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday, 8 March, 2018

Category — 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
544
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Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 544, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)1c Dark Ultramarine, 1c Blue (246, 264), 1c Dark Ultramarine, 1c Blue (246, 264)1c Dark Ultramarine, 1c Blue (246, 264). Left imprint and plate no. blocks of six, No. 246 from plate 6, lightly hinged, Fine, No. 264 from plate 439, Mint N.H., fresh and Very Fine

950
190
545
ogbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 545, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)1c Blue (247), 1c Blue (247)1c Blue (247). Wide top imprint and plate no. 35 block of six, original gum, barely hinged on one stamp, other five Mint N.H., fresh, beautiful color, Very Fine, ex Todd and Fogelson

850
250
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546
ogbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 546, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)2c Carmine, Ty. III (252), 2c Carmine, Ty. III (252)2c Carmine, Ty. III (252). Wide top imprint and plate no. 158 block of six, five stamps Mint N.H., top center stamp hinged, radiant color, top stamps each with one incomplete triangle caused by plate wear, Fine, ex "Whitpain"

2,100
650
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547
ogbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 547, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)3c Purple (253), 3c Purple (253)3c Purple (253). Bottom imprint and plate no. 107 block of six, glazed original gum, rich color, small thins at top edge from hinge removal, few perf separations, appears Very Fine

1,500
190
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548
ogbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 548, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)5c Chocolate, Imperforate (255a), 5c Chocolate, Imperforate (255a)5c Chocolate, Imperforate (255a). Block of four, original gum, few h.r. at top, large margins including Ty. I imprint sheet margin at bottom, Very Fine and choice, full sheets of 400 of the 3c, 4c, 5c and 10c values were removed from the Bureau and became available to collectors, they were not gummed when they came from the Bureau, but were later unofficially gummed, ex "Whitpain", Scott Retail for a normal block without the imprint

625
325
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549
ogbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 549, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)6c Dull Brown (256), 6c Dull Brown (256)6c Dull Brown (256). Bottom imprint and plate no. 28 block of six, original gum, top center stamp h.r., others either Mint N.H. or faintly hinged, rich color and clean impression, separations and natural gum crease, otherwise Fine, a seldom offered plate block

3,250
800
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550
ogbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 550, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)8c Violet Brown (257), 8c Violet Brown (257)8c Violet Brown (257). Bottom imprint and plate no. 58 block of six, original gum, lightly hinged with a couple Mint N.H., natural gum creases, deep rich color and proof-like impression, Very Fine, plate 58 was the only one used to print Scott 257, ex Cleland

2,500
750
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551
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Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 551, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)10c Dark Green (258), 10c Dark Green (258)10c Dark Green (258). Top imprint and plate no. 63 block of six with wide selvage, top stamps Mint N.H., fresh color, small thin spot at top of selvage (easily trimmed), few toned perfs at bottom, otherwise Fine, ex "Whitpain"

3,250
600
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552
ogbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 552, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)10c Green, Imperforate (258a), 10c Green, Imperforate (258a)10c Green, Imperforate (258a). Block of four with part Type I imprint and plate no. 63 at right, original gum, large margins to full, few small thin spots at bottom, Very Fine appearance, an attractive multiple, full sheets of 400 of the 3c, 4c, 5c and 10c values were removed from the Bureau and became available to collectors, they were not gummed when they came from the Bureau, but were later unofficially gummed, ex "Whitpain", Scott Retail without premium for the position

1,100
160
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553
ogbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 553, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)15c Dark Blue (259), 15c Dark Blue (259)15c Dark Blue (259). Bottom imprint and plate no. 52 block of six, original gum, multiple h.r., deep rich color, light natural gum wrinkles, bottom left stamp small thin spot, scattered small toned spots and some selvage perf separations, otherwise Fine, a very scarce plate block, we have offered only three others since keeping computerized records, all from the bottom position, ex Curtis

4,750
1,300
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554
og
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 554, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)50c Orange (260), 50c Orange (260)50c Orange (260). Top imprint and plate no. 75 strip of three, original gum, h.r. reinforcing perf separations, slight toning or oxidation, otherwise Fine, ex Cleland

2,400
200
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555
og
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 555, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep shade, balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 $1.00 TYPE II.

With 2000 and 2007 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85)

2,100
1,500
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556
 
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 556, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$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 grade higher

1,250
2,000
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557
og
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 557, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$5.00 Dark Green (263), $5.00 Dark Green (263)$5.00 Dark Green (263). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, detailed impression on fresh paper

VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 $5.00 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 1997 P.F. certificate

4,250
2,500
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