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Sale 1231 — The James P. Myerson Collection of Superb United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 9-10 February, 2021

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
188
 
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 188, 1894-1903 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)2c Pink, Ty. I (248), 2c Pink, Ty. I (248)2c Pink, Ty. I (248). Brilliant color, wide margins and precise centering, face-free cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $275.00), only five used examples grade higher (highest is 98)

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10
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189
 
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 189, 1894-1903 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)6c Dull Brown (256), 6c Dull Brown (256)6c Dull Brown (256). Outstanding centering with balanced margins, rich color, light strike of violet cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp with a colored cancel, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $550.00), only three grade higher

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27
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190
 
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 190, 1894-1903 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)10c Dark Green (258), 10c Dark Green (258)10c Dark Green (258). Huge Jumbo balanced margins, precise centering, bright shade on crisp paper, essentially face-free cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $750.00), this is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only three others -- we have offered two of them (one of them three separate times) and each time the stamp realized well in excess of SMQ value

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20
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191
 
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 191, 1894-1903 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)15c Dark Blue (259), 15c Dark Blue (259)15c Dark Blue (259). Well-centered with balanced margins, rich color, cork cancel leaves Henry Clay vignette fully visible, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $375.00), only four grade higher

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65
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192
 
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 192, 1894-1903 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)50c Orange (260), 50c Orange (260)50c Orange (260). Outstanding centering and margins, brilliant color complemented by multiple strikes of magenta New York oval cancel used on Supplementary Mail, Extremely Fine Gem, a striking stamp and scarce with this cancel, with 2016 P.S.A.G. certificate (95 used), Scott value without premium for the cancel

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140
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193
 
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 193, 1894-1903 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$1.00 Black (261), $1.00 Black (261)$1.00 Black (261). Intense shade and proof-like impression on bright paper, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins, unobtrusive cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, ex Hall, with 2004 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

350
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194
 
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 194, 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). Well-centered with attractive margins, intense shade, very lightly cancelled (appears unused at a glance), Very Fine and choice, with 2015 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

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800
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195
 
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 195, 1894-1903 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$2.00 Bright Blue (262), $2.00 Bright Blue (262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Deep rich color, choice centering, unobtrusive double oval cancel

EXTREMELY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 1894 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

The 1894 unwatermarked issue was the first U.S. stamp issue to be printed by the Bureau of Engraving & Printing, after the contract with American Bank Note Co. expired.

With 2019 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

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1,200
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196
 
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 196, 1894-1903 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)2c Carmine, Ty. I (265), 2c Carmine, Ty. I (265)2c Carmine, Ty. I (265). Wide margins and almost mathematically precise centering, bright color, unobtrusive oval grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $850.00), only three used examples grade higher and one other shares this grade

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3
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197
 
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 197, 1894-1903 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)5c Chocolate (270), 5c Chocolate (270)5c Chocolate (270). Outstanding centering and margins, rich color, Ohio double oval cancel struck so that Grant's face is unobscured, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $250.00)

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3
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198
 
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 198, 1894-1903 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)6c Dull Brown (271), 6c Dull Brown (271)6c Dull Brown (271). Perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, deep rich color on bright paper, small portion of cancel at right leaves the design fully visible, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $1,500.00), this is the highest grade awarded to this issue in any condition and it is shared by only two others (both used)

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8
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199
 
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 199, 1894-1903 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)6c Dull Brown, USIR Watermark (271a), 6c Dull Brown, USIR Watermark (271a)6c Dull Brown, USIR Watermark (271a). Showing full and clear "R" of watermark, rich color, bold cork cancel, horizontal crease, Extremely Fine appearance, a rare paper variety, Scott value $8,500.00

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E. 1,000-1,500
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200
 
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 200, 1894-1903 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)8c Violet Brown (272), 8c Violet Brown (272)8c Violet Brown (272). Detailed impression on bright paper, light strike of purple cancel, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $525.00), only four grade higher

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2
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201
 
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 201, 1894-1903 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)15c Indigo (274), 15c Indigo (274)15c Indigo (274). Wonderful depth of color, outstanding centering with wide margins, bold but mostly face-free cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,050.00), only two grade higher (at 98J) and only four others share this grade

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17
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202
 
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 202, 1894-1903 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, lightly struck registry oval cancel, choice centering with well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2014 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

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95
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203
 
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 203, 1894-1903 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A). Crisp shade, wide margins, unobtrusive cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Hall, with 2004 P.F. and 2015 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,400.00), only one stamp grades higher (at 98)

Bid on this lot

200
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204
 
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 204, 1894-1903 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Choice centering with balanced margins, bright color, face-free duplex cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1992 and 2007 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

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400
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205
 
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 205, 1894-1903 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Jumbo margins and outstanding centering, deep rich color and detailed impression, light strike of registry oval cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB JUMBO USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 $5.00 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

The $5.00 was usually heavily cancelled or used on heavy parcels which were not treated kindly. The example offered here, with Jumbo margins, choice centering and rich color, is a true rarity.

With 2012 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $5,500.00). This is the only used Scott 278 in the P.S.E. Population Report with a Jumbo grade. There are four that grade higher (at 98), but none of those have the margin size of this example.

Bid on this lot

600
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206
 
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 206, 1894-1903 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)4c Rose Brown (280), 4c Rose Brown (280)4c Rose Brown (280). Wide margins and precise centering, deep rich color, face-free cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $350.00), only one grades higher (at 98)

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3
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207
 
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 207, 1894-1903 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)5c Dark Blue (281), 5c Dark Blue (281)5c Dark Blue (281). Deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression, exceptionally well-centered, faintly cancelled, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $725.00), this is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only three others

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2
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