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

Sale Date — Thursday, 8 March, 2018

Category — 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
558
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Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 558, 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)2c Carmine, Ty. I (265), 2c Carmine, Ty. I (265)2c Carmine, Ty. I (265). Mint N.H. wide top imprint and plate no. 97 strip of three, brilliant color, well-centered, Very Fine and choice, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80)

325
190
559
ogbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 559, 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)4c Dark Brown (269), 4c Dark Brown (269)4c Dark Brown (269). Top imprint and plate no. 94 block of six with extra wide selvage, original gum, deep rich color, nice centering and margins, Very Fine and choice

775
200
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560
ogbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 560, 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)5c Chocolate (270), 5c Chocolate (270)5c Chocolate (270). Top imprint and plate no. 390 block of six, original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, Very Fine

675
350
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561
ogbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 561, 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)5c Chocolate (270), 5c Chocolate (270)5c Chocolate (270). Top imprint and plate no. 190 block of six with extra wide selvage, four stamps Mint N.H., bottom left and top center stamps lightly hinged, bright shade, bottom right stamp small corner crease, horizontal crease in selvage far above the plate no., Very Fine appearance, ex "Whitpain", with 1998 P.F. certificate

675
450
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562
nhbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 562, 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)6c Dull Brown (271), 6c Dull Brown (271)6c Dull Brown (271). Mint N.H. top imprint and plate no. 386 block of six, bright color

FINE AND RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1895 6-CENT WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

A review using Power Search found only one other Mint N.H. plate block, offered in our 2007 Rarities sale

5,250
2,200
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563
ogbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 563, 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)8c Violet Brown (272), 8c Violet Brown (272)8c Violet Brown (272). Top imprint and plate no. 249 block of six, original gum, top center stamp h.r. and small thin spot, radiant color, few expertly rejoined perf separations, Very Fine appearance, ex "Whitpain"

975
150
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564
ogbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 564, 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)10c Dark Green (273), 10c Dark Green (273)10c Dark Green (273). Left imprint and plate no. 303 block of 12, original gum, most are lightly hinged, attractive color and centering throughout, top left stamp thin spot, Very Fine appearance, ex "Whitpain"

2,525
600
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565
og
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 565, 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)15c Dark Blue (274), 15c Dark Blue (274)15c Dark Blue (274). Top Type I imprint and plate no. 52 strip of three with wide selvage, stamps Mint N.H., small h.r. in ungummed selvage, rich color, right stamp small natural inclusion, Very Fine, ex "Whitpain", Scott Retail as Mint N.H. singles

1,875
700
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566
og
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 566, 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276), $1.00 Black, Ty. I (276)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276). Bottom imprint and plate no. 76 strip of three, original gum, detailed impression, few minor perf separations sensibly reinforced at bottom right, small toned spot in selvage only at right, Very Fine-Extremely Fine appearance, ex "Whitpain"

2,500
1,100
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567
ogbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 567, 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Block of four with selvage at right, original gum, h.r., fresh color, minor lightened manuscript in selvage only, Fine-Very Fine block, ex Frelinghuysen

4,000
1,100
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568
og
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 568, 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Original gum, hinged at top, rich color, well-proportioned margins and attractive centering, fresh and Very Fine, with 2002 P.S.E. and 2012 P.F. certificates (VF 80)

2,000
950
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569
og
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 569, 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)2c Red, Ty. IV, Booklet Pane of Six, Horizontal, Vertical Wmk. (279Bj, 279Bk), 2c Red, Ty. IV, Booklet Pane of Six, Horizontal, Vertical Wmk. (279Bj, 279Bk)2c Red, Ty. IV, Booklet Pane of Six, Horizontal, Vertical Wmk. (279Bj, 279Bk). One of each, distinctly different shades, original gum, h.r., Fine, the vertical watermark is surprisingly difficult to obtain, ex Frelinghuysen

1,000
140
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570
nh
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 570, 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)4c Rose Brown (280), 4c Rose Brown (280)4c Rose Brown (280). Mint N.H. bottom imprint and plate no. 532 strip of three, warm color, well-balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, wonderful quality, ex "Whitpain"

300
160
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571
ogbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 571, 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)5c Dark Blue (281), 5c Dark Blue (281)5c Dark Blue (281). Bottom imprint and plate no. 1220 block of six, top center stamp hinged, others either Mint N.H. or faintest trace of hinging, deep rich color, Fine-Very Fine

650
170
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572
ogbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 572, 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)6c Lake (282), 6c Lake (282)6c Lake (282). Top imprint and plate no. 922 block of six, stamps Mint N.H., h.r. in selvage reinforcing some perf separations, bright color, Fine-Very Fine

900
600
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573
ogbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 573, 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)10c Orange Brown, Ty. II, Vertical Watermark (283a), 10c Orange Brown, Ty. II, Vertical Watermark (283a)10c Orange Brown, Ty. II, Vertical Watermark (283a). Bottom imprint and plate no. 1338 block of six with wide selvage, original gum, h.r. at top center, unusual blue "6" or "9" handstamp struck sideways in bottom left selvage, top three stamps separated and partly rejoined to bottom stamps, bottom stamps with horizontal crease, otherwise Fine, ex Curtis, with 2014 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as plate no. strip of three and singles (a full plate block is priced $2,850.00)

1,175
500
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574
ogbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 574, 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)15c Olive Green (284), 15c Olive Green (284)15c Olive Green (284). Bottom imprint and plate no. 264 block of six, original gum, rich color, filled thin in top middle stamp, appears Fine

2,250
325
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