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Sale 1221 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 27-28 May, 2020

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1382
og
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1382, 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). Original gum, lightly hinged, unusually choice centering, dark color and detailed impression

VERY FINE PAIR OF THE RARE UNWATERMARKED 5-CENT 1894 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. The unique unused block of nine with imprint and plate number, ex Col. Green collection, also originated from this find.

With 2002 P.F. certificate

3,500
1,900
1383
ng
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1383, 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). Unused (no gum), beautiful centering with wide margins at top and bottom, rich color, Extremely Fine, scarce, 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, with 2001 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail with gum

3,500
1,400
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1384
og
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1384, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)6c Dull Brown, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (256a), 6c Dull Brown, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (256a)6c Dull Brown, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (256a). Original gum, h.r. at top, bright color, Fine-Very Fine, Brookman notes that the source of this error is likely a Western post office, most examples we have encountered are centered to the left to varying degrees

3,000
1,700
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1385
og
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1385, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)50c Orange (260), 50c Orange (260)50c Orange (260). Original gum, lightly hinged, faint corner crease at top right, appears Very Fine

475
190
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1386
og
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1386, 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, intense shade and impression nicely contrasted by bright white paper, beautifully centered

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 $1.00 TYPE II UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 1991 and 2011 P.F. certificates

2,100
1,600
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1387
bl
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1387, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$2.00 Bright Blue (262), $2.00 Bright Blue (262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Block of four, bright color and detailed impression, attractive margins and centering, unobtrusive strikes of oval cancels, few perf separations, right stamps with some lightly toned perf tips, we also noted bottom left stamp light creases the last time we offered this block but this is not mentioned on accompanying certificate

FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE USED BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE $2.00 1894 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE. THIS IS THE LARGEST RECORDED USED MULTIPLE.

According to Linn's U.S. Stamp Facts, a block of four is the largest recorded used multiple of the $2.00 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue.

With 2007 P.F. certificate

9,500
3,500
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1388
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1388, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$2.00-$5.00 1894-95 Bureau Issues (262-263, 277-278), $2.00-$5.00 1894-95 Bureau Issues (262-263, 277-278)$2.00-$5.00 1894-95 Bureau Issues (262-263, 277-278). Five used stamps including two of No. 278, attractive margins and centering, mostly light cancels, a few small flaws, overall Fine-Very Fine or appear so

5,400
1,700
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1389
og
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1389, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$5.00 Dark Green (263), $5.00 Dark Green (263)$5.00 Dark Green (263). Original gum slightly disturbed from hinge removal (certificate simply says "previously hinged"), wide margins, deep color and highly detailed impression, Very Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate

4,000
2,100
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1390
nh
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1390, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)2c Carmine, Ty. III (267), 2c Carmine, Ty. III (267)2c Carmine, Ty. III (267). Mint N.H., deep shade and detailed impression on bright paper, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Merlin, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,000.00), only two have graded higher

16
1,000
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1391
nh
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1391, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)4c Dark Brown (269), 4c Dark Brown (269)4c Dark Brown (269). Mint N.H., deep shade, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, ex "Golden Oak", with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,400.00), only four have graded higher

125
1,200
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1392
nh
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1392, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)5c Chocolate (270), 5c Chocolate (270)5c Chocolate (270). Mint N.H., wide selvage with part imprint at top, unusually choice centering with Jumbo margins, gorgeous color, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, ex "Hampshire", with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,450.00), only six grade higher (at 98)

105
800
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1393
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1393, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a), 8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a). Wide and balanced margins, bold and complete "I" of watermark, small tear at lower left is well obscured by the cancel, appears Extremely Fine, with 2020 P.F. certificate

950
375
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1394
nh
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1394, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)8c Violet Brown, Imperforate (272b), 8c Violet Brown, Imperforate (272b)8c Violet Brown, Imperforate (272b). Mint N.H. pair, large to huge margins including bottom right corner sheet margins, deep rich color, Extremely Fine, with 1994 P.F. certificate

400
500
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1395
og
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1395, 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). Original gum, gorgeous centering, intense shade and detailed impression, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

600
750
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1396
og
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1396, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A). Original gum, hinge mark, deep shade and impression, well-centered, Very Fine, ex Dr. Larson, with 1996 P.F. certificate

1,250
1,000
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1397
og
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1397, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, bright color, fresh and Fine, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate

900
325
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1398
og
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1398, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)4c Lilac Brown, Kiss Print (280a var), 4c Lilac Brown, Kiss Print (280a var)4c Lilac Brown, Kiss Print (280a var). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color on bright paper, light kiss print at bottom and lower right, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $150.00 with no premium for the kiss print, which is very unusual)

E. 200-300
375
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1399
nh
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1399, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)6c Lake (282), 6c Lake (282)6c Lake (282). Mint N.H., brilliant color, perfectly centered with balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, one of the most difficult stamps of the series to obtain in such superb condition, with 2001 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,400.00)

525
1,800
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1400
og
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1400, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)10c Brown, Ty. I (282C), 10c Brown, Ty. I (282C)10c Brown, Ty. I (282C). Original gum, bright color, choice centering with exceptionally wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $650.00)

175
500
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1401
og
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1401, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)10c Brown, Ty. I (282C), 10c Brown, Ty. I (282C)10c Brown, Ty. I (282C). Original gum, single hinge mark, rich color and proof-like impression, unusually choice centering with balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $650.00)

175
375
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1402
og
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1402, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)15c Olive Green (284), 15c Olive Green (284)15c Olive Green (284). Original gum, lightly hinged, near perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $600.00)

150
700
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