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Sale 1219 — The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 8-9 April, 2020

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Category — 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
459
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 459, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)2c Carmine, Ty. I (265), 2c Carmine, Ty. I (265)2c Carmine, Ty. I (265). Mint N.H., radiant color, beautifully balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $950.00), only four grade higher

105
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460
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 460, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)2c Carmine, Ty. II (266), 2c Carmine, Ty. II (266)2c Carmine, Ty. II (266). Mint N.H., vivid color on crisp paper, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,000.00), only eight grade higher

120
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461
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 461, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)2c Carmine, Ty. III (267), 2c Carmine, Ty. III (267)2c Carmine, Ty. III (267). Mint N.H. with left part imprint selvage, deep shade and detailed impression on crisp paper, essentially perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ 1,000.00), only two grade higher (at 100)

16
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462
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 462, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)4c Dark Brown (269), 4c Dark Brown (269)4c Dark Brown (269). Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression, wide margins and superior centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,400.00), only four Mint N.H. stamps grade higher (highest is 98)

125
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463
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 463, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)5c Chocolate (270), 5c Chocolate (270)5c Chocolate (270). Mint N.H., precise centering with balanced margins, rich color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1999 P.F. (showing bottom selvage) and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $850.00)

105
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464
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 464, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)8c Violet Brown (272), 8c Violet Brown (272)8c Violet Brown (272). Mint N.H., deep color on bright paper, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1990, 2001 and 2014 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95)

210
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465
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 465, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)10c Dark Green (273), 10c Dark Green (273)10c Dark Green (273). Original gum, single hinge mark, pretty color, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1979 and 1997 P.F. certificates, with 2007 and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $375.00)

95
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466
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 466, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)15c Dark Blue (274), 15c Dark Blue (274)15c Dark Blue (274). Original gum, lightly hinged, wonderful depth of color and precise centering on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1999 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $950.00)

200
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467
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 467, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)50c Orange (275), 50c Orange (275)50c Orange (275). Original gum, radiant color, choice centering with well-balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate

240
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468
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 468, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276), $1.00 Black, Ty. I (276)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276). Original gum, essentially perfect centering with wide and balanced margins, bright shade and detailed impression on crisp paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 $1.00 TYPE I WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE. THIS IS THE ONLY UNUSED SCOTT 276 TO ACHEIVE THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 FROM P.S.E.

With 1976 P.F. and 2019 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $5,250.00). This is the highest grade awarded to an unused Scott 276 in any gum condition and it is shared by no others. The highest Mint N.H. grade is 95 (one example)

600
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469
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 469, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A). Original gum, lightly hinged, outstanding centering with balanced margins, intense shade

EXTREMELY FINE GEM ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 $1.00 TYPE II WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 2003 P.F. certificate

1,250
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470
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 470, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$2.00 Dark Blue (277a), $2.00 Dark Blue (277a)$2.00 Dark Blue (277a). Original gum, intense shade and impression in the unmistakable Dark Blue color, superior centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 $2.00 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE IN THE DARK BLUE SHADE.

With 1990, 2001 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,850.00). Only four Scott 277a stamps grade higher (at 98) and one other shares this lofty grade

900
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471
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 471, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, wide margins and choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 $5.00 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $3,500.00). Only five hinged and one Mint N.H. grade higher

2,000
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