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Sale 1217 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 3 March, 2020

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1003
P
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1003, 1894-98 Bureau Issue (Scott 246-284)1c-$5.00 1894 Bureau Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove (247P2-263P2), 1c-$5.00 1894 Bureau Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove (247P2-263P2)1c-$5.00 1894 Bureau Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove (247P2-263P2). Complete set of 13 proofs, bright colors, removed from card backing so many show the thinning that often occurs with Roosevelt album proofs when they are separated from their cards (the adhesive used is very difficult to dissolve), Very Fine appearance, only 85 albums were produced

3,535
700
1004
S
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1004, 1894-98 Bureau Issue (Scott 246-284)$2.00 Bright Blue, $5.00 Dark Green, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (277S-E-278S-E), $2.00 Bright Blue, $5.00 Dark Green, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (277S-E-278S-E)$2.00 Bright Blue, $5.00 Dark Green, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (277S-E-278S-E). Original gum, h.r., rich color, $2.00 Very Fine, $5.00 thin spot, appears Fine

700
250
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1005
og
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1005, 1894-98 Bureau Issue (Scott 246-284)2c-6c 1894-95 Issue Imperforate (253P5, 267P5, 268P5, 270P5, 271P5), 2c-6c 1894-95 Issue Imperforate (253P5, 267P5, 268P5, 270P5, 271P5)2c-6c 1894-95 Issue Imperforate (253P5, 267P5, 268P5, 270P5, 271P5). Pairs, original gum, 3c wmk. with right sheet margin, all have four large margins and are Very Fine

1,275
700
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1006
ogbl
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1006, 1894-98 Bureau Issue (Scott 246-284)15c Dark Blue (259), 15c Dark Blue (259)15c Dark Blue (259). Bottom imprint and plate no. 52 block of six, original gum, center stamps h.r., other four Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, top center stamp small thin spot from partial hinge removal, Fine-Very Fine appearance, a scarce plate block, we have offered only three others since keeping computerized records (one had toned spots and another had perfs into the design), we have never offered one in Mint N.H. condition

4,750
1,200
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1007
og
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1007, 1894-98 Bureau Issue (Scott 246-284)$1.00 Black (261), $1.00 Black (261)$1.00 Black (261). Original gum, h.r., intense shade, three wide margins, Very Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate

1,000
650
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1008
og
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1008, 1894-98 Bureau Issue (Scott 246-284)$2.00 Bright Blue (262), $2.00 Bright Blue (262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Original gum, long and full perforations, wide margins, Very Fine and choice

2,750
2,300
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1009
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1009, 1894-98 Bureau Issue (Scott 246-284)$2.00 Bright Blue (262), $2.00 Bright Blue (262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Attractively centered, deep color, light strike of New York registry oval cancel, Very Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate

1,200
900
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1010
og
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1010, 1894-98 Bureau Issue (Scott 246-284)$5.00 Dark Green (263), $5.00 Dark Green (263)$5.00 Dark Green (263). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep color and sharp impression, well-centered with wide margins

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

With 1991 P.F. certificate.

4,000
2,600
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1011
ogbl
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1011, 1894-98 Bureau Issue (Scott 246-284)6c Dull Brown, Imperforate (271b), 6c Dull Brown, Imperforate (271b)6c Dull Brown, Imperforate (271b). Left arrow block of four, original gum, bottom right stamp Mint N.H., large margins, rich color, top left stamp small thin spot, Very Fine appearance, a rare position block

825
600
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1012
og
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1012, 1894-98 Bureau Issue (Scott 246-284)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a), 8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a). Vertical pair with right arrow selvage, showing clear "I" and "R" of watermark in selvage, "I" of watermark on top stamp and "S" on bottom stamp, slightly disturbed original gum, deep rich color, top stamp natural gum crease

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM PAIR OF THE 1895 8-CENT WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE WITH "USIR" WATERMARK.

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 with approximately ten unused, but many are either off-center or have flaws.

With 2010 P.S.A.G. certificate. Scott Retail for a single watermark error without premium for the bottom stamp or the position piece

6,000
2,200
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1013
ogbl
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1013, 1894-98 Bureau Issue (Scott 246-284)10c Dark Green, Imperforate (273a), 10c Dark Green, Imperforate (273a)10c Dark Green, Imperforate (273a). Block of nine with left selvage showing part arrow, original gum, h.r. at top and left, large margins, small thin spot at bottom affects bottom left stamp and barely touches bottom center stamp, Very Fine appearance, scarce large multiple, Scott Retail as block of four and two pairs

1,550
650
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1014
og
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1014, 1894-98 Bureau Issue (Scott 246-284)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, attractive centering and margins with trace of guide arrow in perfs at top left, rich color, Very Fine, with 1990 P.F. certificate

900
550
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1015
og
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1015, 1894-98 Bureau Issue (Scott 246-284)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, deep rich color, well-centered, slightly shorter perf at top right not mentioned on accompanying certificate, appears Extremely Fine, with 1994 P.F. certificate

900
350
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1016
og
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1016, 1894-98 Bureau Issue (Scott 246-284)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, lightly hinged, plate no. 84 in bottom selvage, rich color in a dark shade, Very Fine and choice, with 1978 P.F. certificate

900
425
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1017
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1017, 1894-98 Bureau Issue (Scott 246-284)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Excellent centering, wonderfully rich color, oval registry cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $600.00)

400
325
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1018
og
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1018, 1894-98 Bureau Issue (Scott 246-284)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Slightly disturbed original gum, rich color, Very Fine, with 1984 P.F. certificate as "original gum"

2,000
950
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1019
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1019, 1894-98 Bureau Issue (Scott 246-284)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Deep rich color on bright paper, well-proportioned margins, faint watermark, neat strikes of registry oval cancel, Very Fine and choice

600
325
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1020
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1020, 1894-98 Bureau Issue (Scott 246-284)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Rich color, nicely centered, Very Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $625.00)

600
300
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1021
S
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1021, 1894-98 Bureau Issue (Scott 246-284)2c Red, Booklet Pane of Six, "Specimen" Ovpt. Ty. E (279BjS-E), 2c Red, Booklet Pane of Six, "Specimen" Ovpt. Ty. E (279BjS-E)2c Red, Booklet Pane of Six, "Specimen" Ovpt. Ty. E (279BjS-E). Position D with plate no. 990 at top right, Mint N.H., rich color, Fine-Very Fine, accompanied by front and back booklet cover with "Specimen" overprint at left of cover and with two pieces of interleaving, with red "one of the first one one hundred books issued" and signed by Edwin C. Madden, a wonderful collateral item

E. 300-400
800
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