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Sale 1180 — The David Wingate Collection of United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 11-12 April, 2018

Category — 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282C)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
278
nh
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 278, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282C)1c Blue (247), 1c Blue (247)1c Blue (247). Mint N.H. with wide top plate no. 98 selvage, beautifully centered with enormous margins, detailed impression, remarkably fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, superb in every respect, with 1987 and 2000 P.F. certificates

175
650
279
nh
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 279, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282C)2c Carmine, Ty. I (250), 2c Carmine, Ty. I (250)2c Carmine, Ty. I (250). Mint N.H., brilliant color, perfectly centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2000 P.F. certificate

85
950
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280
nh
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 280, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282C)2c Carmine, Ty. III (252), 2c Carmine, Ty. III (252)2c Carmine, Ty. III (252). Mint N.H., rich color and detailed impression on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 1986 and 1996 P.F. certificates

375
2,000
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281
nh
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 281, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282C)6c Dull Brown (256), 6c Dull Brown (256)6c Dull Brown (256). Mint N.H., bright color and crisp impression, choice centering, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

475
1,100
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282
og
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 282, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282C)10c Dark Green (258), 10c Dark Green (258)10c Dark Green (258). Original gum, lightly hinged, near perfect centering, deep shade on fresh paper, Extremely Fine, a superb stamp, with 2000 P.F. certificate

275
950
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283
og
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 283, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282C)$1.00 Black (261), $1.00 Black (261)$1.00 Black (261). Original gum, lightly hinged, beautifully centered, incredibly intense impression on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE. A GORGEOUS ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TYPE I UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 1997 P.F. certificate

1,000
2,000
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284
og
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 284, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282C)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A). Original gum, lightly hinged, remarkably detailed impression on bright paper, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1979 P.F. certificate for block

2,100
1,500
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285
og
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 285, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282C)$2.00 Bright Blue (262), $2.00 Bright Blue (262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Original gum, lightly hinged, gorgeous color on fresh paper, remarkably well-centered

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 $2.00 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE. VERY RARE IN THIS QUALITY WITH ORIGINAL GUM.

The 1894 unwatermarked issue was the first U.S. stamp issue to be printed by the Bureau of Engraving & Printing, after the contract with American Bank Note Co. expired. The first stamps printed by the Bureau are notoriously difficult to find well-centered, as production was marred by initial problems as they geared up to meet the needs of the public for stamps. The designs were kept the same from the 1890 ABN Co. issue, with the addition of corner triangles to distinguish the printings. The use of the same designs is another indication of the time pressure that may have caused some of the initial production problems. The $2.00 is one of the rarest of the set in this original-gum condition and choice grade. A review of the P.S.E. population report bears this out -- only two in Mint N.H. condition are graded (both 90) and only eight hinged copies have graded higher than an 85J.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

2,750
2,800
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286
og
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 286, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282C)$5.00 Dark Green (263), $5.00 Dark Green (263)$5.00 Dark Green (263). Original gum, lightly hinged, gorgeous rich color on bright paper, wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE. AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND IN SUCH WONDERFUL CONDITION.

With 1999 P.F. certificate

4,000
5,250
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287
nh
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 287, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282C)6c Dull Brown (271), 6c Dull Brown (271)6c Dull Brown (271). Mint N.H., warm color and proof-like impression, wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate

360
600
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288
nh
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 288, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282C)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276), $1.00 Black, Ty. I (276)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276). Mint N.H. with left selvage with part arrow, intense shade and proof-like impression on fresh and bright paper, superb centering with wide margins, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TYPE I 1895 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

This is one of the most difficult issues to obtain in Mint N.H. condition, especially with such choice centering. The last we offered in Mint N.H. condition was in 2015. The highest grade we have ever offered is an 80, back in 2008.

With 1977 and 1998 P.F. certificates

1,800
3,000
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289
og
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 289, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282C)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A). Original gum, lightly hinged, detailed impression, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1978 P.F. certificate

1,250
1,300
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290
nh
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 290, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282C)10c Brown, Ty. I (282C), 10c Brown, Ty. I (282C)10c Brown, Ty. I (282C). Mint N.H., bright shade and crisp impression, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate for block of four

525
650
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