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Sale 1187 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 July, 2018

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
387
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 387, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)4c Dark Brown (254), 4c Dark Brown (254)4c Dark Brown (254). Mint N.H., deep rich color, jumbo margins all around, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, ex Zoellner, with 1992 P.F. certificate

550
600
388
ng
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 388, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)5c 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, unused (no gum), nicely centered, some slight soiling in selvage and middle stamp light wrinkle visible when drying

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.

Scott Retail for a pair without premium for the third stamp

3,500
475
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389
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 389, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)6c Dull Brown (256), 6c Dull Brown (256)6c Dull Brown (256). Bottom imprint and plate no. 28 block of six, original gum, lightly hinged, natural gum crease at right, Fine

3,250
425
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390
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 390, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)8c Violet Brown (257), 8c Violet Brown (257)8c Violet Brown (257). Bottom imprint and plate no. 58 strip of three, original gum, pos. 1 lightly hinged, pos.2-3 Mint N.H., choice margins, fresh and Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

1,110
700
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391
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 391, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)15c Dark Blue (259), 15c Dark Blue (259)15c Dark Blue (259). Mint N.H. bottom imprint and plate no. 52 strip of three, gorgeous deep color contrasted by bright white paper, left stamp light natural gum bend, Fine-Very Fine, exceedingly rare Mint N.H. position piece, we have offered only two others since keeping computerized records, we have never offered a Mint N.H. plate block since keeping computerized records

2,550
500
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392
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 392, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)50c Orange (260), 50c Orange (260)50c Orange (260). Bottom imprint and plate no. 75 strip of five, original gum, was Mint N.H. except the gum shows barest trace of disturbance from treatment to remove oxidation, otherwise Very Fine-Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as hinged pair and imprint and plate no. strip of three ($8,450.00 as Mint N.H. )

3,250
1,300
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393
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 393, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)50c Orange (260), 50c Orange (260)50c Orange (260). Horizontal strip of three with bottom part arrow selvage, right two stamps Mint N.H., left barest trace of hinging, some color oxidation, otherwise Fine, Scott Retail as singles

3,325
350
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394
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 394, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$1.00 Black (261), $1.00 Black (261)$1.00 Black (261). Mint N.H., intense shade, centered to top, about Fine

3,150
225
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395
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 395, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$1.00 Black (261), $1.00 Black (261)$1.00 Black (261). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and impression, three wide margins, Very Fine

1,000
550
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396
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 396, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$1.00 Black (261), $1.00 Black (261)$1.00 Black (261). Bottom imprint and plate no. 76 strip of three, slightly disturbed original gum, intense shade, left stamp tiny toned spot on back, Fine appearance, a rare multiple, the $1.00 with plate number only exists from the bottom position, an excellent alternative to a full plate block which catalogues $20,000.00

4,250
500
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397
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 397, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A). Original gum, lightly hinged, detailed impression, fresh and Very Fine

2,100
1,300
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398
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 398, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$5.00 Dark Green (263), $5.00 Dark Green (263)$5.00 Dark Green (263). Disturbed original gum, deep rich color, three wide margins, Very Fine, with 1983 P.F. certificate as original gum

4,000
1,800
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399
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 399, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$5.00 Dark Green (263), $5.00 Dark Green (263)$5.00 Dark Green (263). Slightly disturbed original gum, small gum soak in perfs at top, still Fine

4,000
475
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400
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 400, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)1c Blue (264), 1c Blue (264)1c Blue (264). Mint N.H., radiant color on bright paper, choice centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp in every respect, with 2003 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $400.00)

17
350
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401
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 401, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)6c Dull Brown (271), 6c Dull Brown (271)6c Dull Brown (271). Top imprint and plate no. 373 block of six, original gum, lightly hinged, lovely color, well-balanced margins, fresh and Very Fine

2,900
1,500
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402
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 402, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)15c Dark Blue (274), 15c Dark Blue (274)15c Dark Blue (274). Original gum, small h.r., perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, intense shade and impression on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, a stunning stamp, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $1,650.00 as 98), this is the highest grade awarded to a hinged stamp and it is the only example to achieve this grade (one Mint N.H. has graded higher)

210
850
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403
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 403, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)15c Dark Blue (274), 15c Dark Blue (274)15c Dark Blue (274). Original gum, wide and balanced margins, very strong dark color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2000 P.F., 2005 and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $950.00)

210
650
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404
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 404, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)15c Dark Blue (274), 15c Dark Blue (274)15c Dark Blue (274). Top imprint and plate no. 52 block of six with wide selvage, original gum, deep rich color on bright paper, bottom right stamp natural vertical gum wrinkle and small ink smear, bottom center and bottom right stamps few faintly toned perfs, otherwise Fine, a scarce plate block, the 15c was printed from two plates--numbers 52 and 264--the latter has a different style of imprint

4,500
1,800
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405
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 405, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)50c Orange (275), 50c Orange (275)50c Orange (275). Top imprint and plate no. 75 strip of three with wide selvage, original gum, slight gum creases, vivid color, choice centering, few minor perf separations, Extremely Fine

1,075
700
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406
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 406, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276), $1.00 Black, Ty. I (276)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276). Top imprint and plate no. 76 strip of three with wide selvage, left stamp slightly disturbed original gum, right stamp tiny perf thin at lower right, tiny thin in left selvage, all are negligible and this is still Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate

2,500
550
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407
 
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 407, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276), $1.00 Black, Ty. I (276)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276). Intense shade and impression on bright paper, light oval registry cancel, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,000.00), only two have graded higher (at 98) and only three others share this grade

95
550
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408
 
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 408, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Intense shade on bright paper, neat registry cancel, Very Fine and choice

400
180
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409
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 409, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$2.00 Dark Blue (277a), $2.00 Dark Blue (277a)$2.00 Dark Blue (277a). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color, Very Fine

900
650
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410
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 410, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and impression, reperfed at left, Very Fine appearance, with 1986 P.F. certificate not mentioning the reperfing

2,000
750
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411
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 411, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Original gum, rich color, Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VG-F 60)

2,000
550
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412
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 412, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Top imprint and plate no. 85 strip of three with wide selvage, original gum, lightly hinged, hinge sliver at left where few perf separations sensibly reinforced, expertly sealed tear in right selvage not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Fine appearance, this should be considered a desirable wide top plate number strip, an excellent alternative to a plate block, of which only one exists (and catalogues $200,000.00), with 1988 and 2007 P.F. certificates

8,750
0
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413
 
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 413, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Exceptionally wide and balanced margins for this difficult issue, rich color on bright paper, neat registry oval cancel, couple "scuffed" perfs at bottom left which are truly insignificant, Extremely Fine Gem appearance, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate (F-VF 75; SMQ $425.00) noting "Apparent Centering: Superb 98" which would have an SMQ value of $11,000.00 and be the highest grade on record with only four sharing

600
850
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414
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 414, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)2c Red, Ty. IV, Booklet Panes of Six (279Bj-S, 279Bj, 279Bk), 2c Red, Ty. IV, Booklet Panes of Six (279Bj-S, 279Bj, 279Bk)2c Red, Ty. IV, Booklet Panes of Six (279Bj-S, 279Bj, 279Bk). Seven total, including three with "Specimen" ovpt. (two Mint N.H.), one with vertical wmk. and three with horizontal wmk., few small faults, overall Fine

4,525
475
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415
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 415, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)10c Brown, Ty. I (282C), 10c Brown, Ty. I (282C)10c Brown, Ty. I (282C). Mint N.H., rich color and crisp impression on brilliant paper, Very Fine and choice, an elusive stamp in Mint N.H. condition, ex "Silver Lake", Hoffman and "Hampshire", with 2004 P.F. certificate

525
600
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416
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 416, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)10c Brown, Ty. I (282C), 10c Brown, Ty. I (282C)10c Brown, Ty. I (282C). Top imprint and plate no. 305 strip of three, original gum, very lightly hinged in selvage, stamps Mint N.H., left stamp minor wrinkle and single short perf, perfs touch, Fine, Scott Retail as three Mint N.H. singles

1,575
400
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417
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 417, 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). Mint N.H., brilliant color, choice centering with well-balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, ex "Golden Oak", with 1992, 2001 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,500.00), we feel this stamp deserves a 95 grade

450
1,400
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418
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 418, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)15c Olive Green (284), 15c Olive Green (284)15c Olive Green (284). Top imprint and plate no. 264 block of six, four stamps Mint N.H., others lightly hinged, fresh and Fine-Very Fine

2,250
450
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