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Sale 1230 — U.S. and Hawaii Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 15-18 December, 2020

Category — 1894-1903 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1921
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1921, 1894-1903 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)2c Pink, Ty. I (248), 2c Pink, Ty. I (248)2c Pink, Ty. I (248). Original gum, single hinge mark, brilliant color, mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal stamp, ex Merlin, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Gem 100 Jumbo, SMQ $600.00 as 100, unpriced in the 100 Jumbo grade), this is the highest grade possible on the grading chart and this is the only stamp to be awarded this grade in any category (used, No Gum, OG or Mint N.H.)

32
475
1922
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1922, 1894-1903 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)4c Dark Brown, Imperforate (254a), 4c Dark Brown, Imperforate (254a)4c Dark Brown, Imperforate (254a). Right imprint and plate no. 50 block of six, disturbed original gum, large margins all around, rich color, some slight wrinkling on center stamps

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF SIX OF THE 1894 4-CENT IMPERFORATE UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

Full imperforate 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. We have previously sold a left position plate block, in our 1967 Rarities sale, and the bottom position plate block in one of our 2014 auctions.

7,500
2,600
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1923
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1923, 1894-1903 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)50c Orange (260), 50c Orange (260)50c Orange (260). Original gum, vibrant color, well-balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2001 P.F. certificate

475
450
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1924
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1924, 1894-1903 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, intense shade on bright paper, Fine

2,100
600
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1925
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1925, 1894-1903 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$2.00 Bright Blue (262), $2.00 Bright Blue (262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Slightly disturbed original gum, bright color, small natural inclusion in Madison's tie, Very Fine

2,750
1,000
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1926
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1926, 1894-1903 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$5.00 Dark Green (263), $5.00 Dark Green (263)$5.00 Dark Green (263). Original gum, small hinge remnant, rich color, small natural paper wrinkle at bottom left, Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate

4,000
1,500
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1927
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1927, 1894-1903 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$5.00 Dark Green (263), $5.00 Dark Green (263)$5.00 Dark Green (263). Original gum, h.r., deep rich color, single perf thin at left, reperfed, Fine appearance

4,000
500
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1928
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1928, 1894-1903 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)2c Carmine, Ty. III (267), 2c Carmine, Ty. III (267)2c Carmine, Ty. III (267). Mint N.H. with wide top part imprint selvage, mathematically perfect centering with wide margins, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2020 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $2,250.00), one of only three at this perfect grade with none higher

16
1,700
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1929
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1929, 1894-1903 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)4c-5c 1894 Issue, Imperforate (269a, 270a), 4c-5c 1894 Issue, Imperforate (269a, 270a)4c-5c 1894 Issue, Imperforate (269a, 270a). Horizontal pairs, original gum, h.r., large margins, rich colors, Very Fine, 5c with 1985 P.F. certificate

500
400
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1930
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1930, 1894-1903 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)6c Dull Brown (271), 6c Dull Brown (271)6c Dull Brown (271). Mint N.H. with bottom selvage, deep rich color, well-centered, Very Fine and choice, with copy of 2020 P.F. certificate for a strip of four

325
225
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1931
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1931, 1894-1903 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a), 8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a). With clear "R" of watermark, deep rich color, neat strike of town datestamp, Very Fine and choice, the "USIR" (United States Internal Revenue) watermark error occurred when a supply of paper reserved for revenue stamp production was used for printing the 6c and 8c postage stamps, there are approximately 75 known of the 8c, but many are either off-center or have flaws, collectors prefer examples showing the "R" watermark, as this letter is unquestionably from "USIR", ex "Natalee Grace" and Dr. Heimburger, with 1998 P.F. certificate

950
350
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1932
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1932, 1894-1903 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a), 8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a). Showing "R" of watermark, deep rich color, unobtrusive cork cancel, few creases, Fine appearance

950
180
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1933
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1933, 1894-1903 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)8c Violet Brown, Imperforate (272b), 8c Violet Brown, Imperforate (272b)8c Violet Brown, Imperforate (272b). Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, large margins with sheet margin with part arrow at top, rich color, Very Fine and choice, with 2004 P.F. certificate

1,100
375
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1934
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1934, 1894-1903 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)10c Dark Green (273), 10c Dark Green (273)10c Dark Green (273). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, choice centering, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2020 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $775.00)

280
550
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1935
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1935, 1894-1903 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)50c Orange (275), 50c Orange (275)50c Orange (275). Original gum, lightly hinged, gorgeous fiery color, Very Fine and choice, ex Curtis, with 2000 P.F. certificate

240
325
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1936
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1936, 1894-1903 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)50c Orange (275), 50c Orange (275)50c Orange (275). Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, rich color with a hint of oxidation, Very Fine

1,075
600
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1937
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1937, 1894-1903 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$2.00 Dark Blue, $5.00 Dark Green, Imperforate (277b, 278a), $2.00 Dark Blue, $5.00 Dark Green, Imperforate (277b, 278a)$2.00 Dark Blue, $5.00 Dark Green, Imperforate (277b, 278a). Horizontal pairs with wide left sheet margins, original gum, both with single hinge mark, rich colors, Extremely Fine pairs of the two top value 1895 imperforates

6,500
2,400
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1938°
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1938, 1894-1903 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Mint N.H. with plate no. 84 bottom selvage, deep rich color and detailed impression, choice centering with balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 $2.00 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE. A DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND IN THE HIGHER GRADES IN MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION -- ESPECIALLY WITH A PLATE NUMBER.

With 2019 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85).

2,900
3,250
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1939
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1939, 1894-1903 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Bright shade, wide margins, neat strike of oval registry cancel, fresh and Very Fine, ex Curtis, with 2000 P.F. certificate

400
250
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1940
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1940, 1894-1903 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Original gum, h.r., deep rich color, reperfed at right, Very Fine appearance, with clear 2009 B.P.A. certificate

2,000
750
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1941
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1941, 1894-1903 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Choice margins and centering, rich color on bright white paper, Philadelphia Pa. "Nov 2? '96" circular datestamp, the earliest recorded date of use is November 3, 1896, this could be one day earlier, or 20-29, impossible to tell since the "2" is at the right edge, trivial edge thin, Extremely Fine appearance and highly collectible with the neat circular datestamp rather than the usual registry or parcel cancels, ex Diamond

600
350
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1942
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1942, 1894-1903 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Block of four, choice centering, neat strikes of oval registry cancel, bottom left stamp single perf thin at right

EXTREMELY FINE DESPITE THE TINY FLAW. AN EXTRAORDINARILY CHOICE USED BLOCK OF THIS BUREAU ISSUE TOP VALUE.

In terms of margins and centering, this is one of the finest used blocks of the $5.00 1895 Issue extant.

4,000
1,800
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