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Price History for Scott 259 in OGnh 90 Grade

Scott No.
Denom.
Condition
Total
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20
30
40
50
60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
259
15c
12
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2005-12-10
Superb United States Stamps
249
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 249, 1894-98 Bureau Issues15c Dark Blue (259), 15c Dark Blue (259)15c Dark Blue (259). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, unusually wide margins for this difficult issue

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. WITHOUT QUESTION THIS IS ONE OF THE FINEST MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLES OF THE 15-CENT UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE IN EXISTENCE.

In our description of lot 203 in this sale, the 1890 counterpart to the 15c 1894 Issue offered here, we pointed out the extraordinary beauty of this issue's design and deep blue color. The same comments apply to this First Bureau issue, with the added footnote regarding the notoriously poor quality of the Bureau's early effort in perforating stamps. This stamp stands out as one of the finest 15c 1894's in Mint N.H. condition.

With 1999 and 2004 P.F. certificates and 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

850
10,500
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2015-02-19
Outstanding United States Stamps
1198
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1198, 1894-1903 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)15c Dark Blue (259), 15c Dark Blue (259)15c Dark Blue (259). Mint N.H., deep rich color on post-office fresh paper, choice balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 15-CENT UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE. SCARCE IN SUCH PRISTINE CONDITION.

Ex Killien. With 1993 P.F. (for block of four) and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $2,500.00). Only two stamps have been graded higher and only two others share this grade -- statistics which have not changed in more than five years

850
3,250
2013-05-22
United States Essays, Proofs and Stamps
208
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 1044, Lot Number 208, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)15c Dark Blue (259), 15c Dark Blue (259)15c Dark Blue (259). Mint N.H., deep rich color on post-office fresh paper, choice balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 15-CENT UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE. SCARCE IN SUCH PRISTINE CONDITION.

Ex Killien. With 1993 P.F. (for block of four) and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $2,500.00). Only two stamps have been graded higher and only two others share this grade -- statistics which have not changed in more than three years

900
4,000
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2009-04-14
The Alan B. Whitman Collection, Part Two: 1870-1901 Issues
310
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 968A, Lot Number 310, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)15c Dark Blue (259), 15c Dark Blue (259)15c Dark Blue (259). Mint N.H., deep rich color which is striking against the bright white paper, wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 15-CENT UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE. SCARCE IN SUCH PRISTINE CONDITION.

With 1991 and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90). Only two stamps have graded higher to date and only two others share this grade

1,000
3,000
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2008-03-25
United States Stamps
783
PSE 85
nh
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 783, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)15c Dark Blue (259), 15c Dark Blue (259)15c Dark Blue (259). Mint N.H., stunning color on bright paper, Very Fine and choice, a pretty stamp, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,800.00)

1,000
1,300
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
80
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2015-10-27
United States Stamps
172
PSE 80
nh
Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 172, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)15c Dark Blue (259), 15c Dark Blue (259)15c Dark Blue (259). Mint N.H. with bottom plate no. 52 selvage, intense shade and impression, Very Fine and choice, a stunning stamp, ex "Vineyard", with 1982 and 2000 P.F. certificates, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $900.00)

850
700
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