Sale 1245 — United States Stamps, featuring the Sacramento Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 16-18 November, 2021

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1558
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Sale 1245, Lot 1558, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)2c Carmine, Ty. I (265). Mint N.H., near perfect centering, vivid color on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 2-CENT TYPE I WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $3,000.00). Only one grades higher (at 100J, offered in our 2019 Gems sale) and only two others share this lofty grade

105
2,500
1559
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Sale 1245, Lot 1559, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)2c Carmine, Ty. I (265). Mint N.H., excellent centering and brilliant color, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.S.A.G. certificate (95 ogNH)

105
500
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1560
nh
Sale 1245, Lot 1560, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)2c Carmine, Ty. II (266). Mint N.H., fresh color on crisp paper, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, ex Merlin, with copy of 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,000.00)

120
950
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1561
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Sale 1245, Lot 1561, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)2c Carmine, Ty. III (267). Mint N.H., with plate no. 173 left selvage, choice centering, vibrant color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $300.00)

16
300
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1562
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Sale 1245, Lot 1562, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)2c Vermilion, Ty. III, Pink Back (267b var). Mint N.H. with bottom part imprint selvage, glowing color with clear aniline ink pinkish tinge on gum side, Extremely Fine, the Vermilion Scott 267b is a very rare shade with or without the Pink Back, very few certified copies are listed in either the P.F. online records or the P.S.E. Population Report, with 2021 P.S.E. certificate for a strip of three and stating "aniline ink variety", Scott value of $50.00 for normal 267b (hinged) bears little relation to the value of this stamp, which is unlisted in Scott with the Pink Back

E. 500-750
1,500
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1563
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Sale 1245, Lot 1563, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)3c Purple (268). Mint N.H., wonderful depth of color, precise centering with balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2004 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,250.00)

115
950
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1564
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Sale 1245, Lot 1564, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)3c Purple (268). Mint N.H., with part imprint top selvage, outstanding centering, deep rich color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.A.G certificate (95 ogNH)

115
500
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1565
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Sale 1245, Lot 1565, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)4c Dark Brown (269). Mint N.H., with part imprint bottom selvage, impressively wide margins all around, lovely rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.A.G. certificate (95J ogNH)

125
2,600
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1566
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Sale 1245, Lot 1566, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)4c Dark Brown (269). Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression, unusually wide and balanced margins for this difficult issue, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,400.00), only four grade higher (highest is 98)

125
1,000
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1567
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Sale 1245, Lot 1567, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)5c Chocolate (270). Mint N.H., unusually choice centering with Jumbo margins, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,450.00), only six grade higher (at 98)

105
1,100
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1568
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Sale 1245, Lot 1568, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)5c Chocolate (270). Mint N.H., with plate no. 134 bottom selvage, balanced margins, intense color, Extremely Fine, with 1990 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $300.00)

105
300
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1569
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Sale 1245, Lot 1569, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)6c Dull Brown (271). Mint N.H., balanced margins and near perfect centering, proof-like impression on post-office fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 6-CENT WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,000.00). Only three Mint N.H. stamps grade higher (at 95J).

325
3,250
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1570
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Sale 1245, Lot 1570, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)8c Violet Brown (272). Mint N.H., intense shade, wide and beautifully balanced margins, post-office fresh in every respect, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,950.00), only seven grade higher

210
1,900
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1571
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Sale 1245, Lot 1571, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)8c Violet Brown (272). Mint N.H., with part imprint top selvage, well-centered, fresh color, Extremely Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $525.00)

210
350
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1572
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Sale 1245, Lot 1572, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)10c Dark Green (273). Mint N.H., wide and balanced margins, deep rich color on crisp white paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 10-CENT WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,000.00). Only three grade higher (at 95J and 98)

280
2,500
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1573
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Sale 1245, Lot 1573, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)10c Dark Green (273). Original gum, h.r., rich color on bright paper, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $365.00)

95
325
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1574
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Sale 1245, Lot 1574, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)10c Dark Green (273). Original gum, with plate no. 305 bottom selvage, described on most recent certificate as "Never Hinged", however it subsequently acquired small bit of mount glaze on the gum, so now would be classified as previously hinged, excellent centering, deep color, Extremely Fine, ex Whitman, with 1983 and 2016 P.F. certificates

95
275
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1575
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Sale 1245, Lot 1575, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)15c Dark Blue (274). Mint N.H., dark color on bright paper, choice margins and centering, Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,450.00), this could well re-grade at 95

600
1,700
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1576
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Sale 1245, Lot 1576, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)15c Dark Blue (274). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, well-balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. and 2017 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,450.00)

600
1,000
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1577
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Sale 1245, Lot 1577, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)15c Dark Blue (274). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F., 2006 and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,450.00)

600
1,100
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1578
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Sale 1245, Lot 1578, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)50c Orange (275). Original gum, barest trace of hinging (if at all), brilliant color, well-centered with balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 1983 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $450.00)

240
750
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1579
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Sale 1245, Lot 1579, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)50c Orange (275). Original gum, lightly hinged, well-centered, bright color, Very Fine, ex Hewitt, with 1982 P.F. certificate

240
225
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1580
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Sale 1245, Lot 1580, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276). Original gum, bright shade and detailed impression on crisp paper, beautiful centering

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

Ex "Alan" and "Clipper City". With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,500.00). Only one hinged example of Scott 276 grades higher (at 98)

600
2,600
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1581
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Sale 1245, Lot 1581, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276). Original gum, deep shade and strong impression, Very Fine, with 1985 P.F. certificate

600
450
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1582
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Sale 1245, Lot 1582, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A). Mint N.H., guide line at top, intense color, Fine, scarce in Mint N.H. condition, with 2005 P.F. certificate

3,750
1,900
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1583
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Sale 1245, Lot 1583, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A). Original gum, intense color and impression, reperfed at right (not noted on certificate), appears Very Fine, with 1975 P.F. certificate

1,250
750
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1584
 
Sale 1245, Lot 1584, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A). Outstanding centering and margins, intense shade, registry oval and red cancels, fresh and Extremely Fine Gem, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,400.00), only one used example grades higher (at 98)

200
850
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1585
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Sale 1245, Lot 1585, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant shade on bright paper, choice centering

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

With 1987 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,850.00). Only two unused stamps in any gum condition grade higher (both hinged, at 95J and 100)

900
2,000
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1586
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Sale 1245, Lot 1586, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, beautiful dark shade, proof-like impression, Very Fine and choice, with 1998 P.F. certificate

900
550
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1587
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Sale 1245, Lot 1587, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, deep rich color, Very Fine, with 1995 P.F. certificate

900
475
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1588
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Sale 1245, Lot 1588, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$2.00 Dark Blue (277a). Original gum, lightly hinged though accompanying certificate notes "OGh" implying more heavily hinged, rich color, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,150.00)

900
650
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1589
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Sale 1245, Lot 1589, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color on bright paper, exceptionally choice centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL LIGHTLY HINGED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 1895 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,000.00). Only five grade higher.

2,000
3,250
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1590
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Sale 1245, Lot 1590, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Original gum, lightly hinged, attractive centering, bright and fresh, Very Fine, with 1990 P.F. (for block) and 1992 P.S.E. certificates

2,000
1,800
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1591
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Sale 1245, Lot 1591, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Very slightly disturbed original gum, deep rich color, reperfed at right and bottom, Very Fine appearance, 1994 P.F. certificate (279644) no longer accompanies, with clear 2018 A.P.S. certificate

2,000
900
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