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Price History for Scott 262 in Used 95 Grade

Scott No.
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Condition
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70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
262
$2
32
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0
0
0
3
0
0
3
1
1
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5
1
2
0
1
1
0
0
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3377
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3377, 1894-98 Bureau Issues, Unwatermarked (Scott 246-263)$2.00 Bright Blue (262), $2.00 Bright Blue (262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Gorgeous centering and margins, rich color on wonderful bright paper, light strike of oval registry cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS SUPERB STAMP IS ONE OF THE FINEST USED EXAMPLES OF THE 1894 $2.00 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE IN EXISTENCE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE STAMP TO FIND WITH PERFECT CENTERING AND A LIGHT CANCEL.

Brookman notes "Only 10,027 of this stamp were issued and for some reason the centering on most of the copies we have seen is very poor." This amounts to just a bit more than 100 panes. Only a small number were used, mostly on parcels or other oversize or heavy mailings. The stamps on these mailings tend to be heavily cancelled and many were damaged from use or were discarded, resulting in a small population of sound used stamps. No covers are known. Given Brookman's comments on centering, the existence of this superb stamp is a true anomaly.

With 1979 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $10,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only two others have achieved this grade

1,250
5,750
2012-09-19
The Natalee Grace Collection of Used U.S. Stamps, Part Two
140
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1027, Lot Number 140, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$2.00 Bright Blue (262), $2.00 Bright Blue (262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Gorgeous lustrous shade on wonderful bright paper, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins all around, long and full perforations, neat strike of oval registry cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST USED EXAMPLES OF THE 1894 $2.00 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE IN EXISTENCE. THIS STAMP IS EXCEEDINGLY RARE IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.

Brookman notes "Only 10,027 of this stamp were issued and for some reason the centering on most of the copies we have seen is very poor." This amounts to just a bit more than 100 panes. Only a small number were used, mostly on parcels or other oversize or heavy mailings. The stamps on these mailings tend to be damaged from use or were discarded, resulting in a small population of sound used stamps. No covers are known. Given Brookman's comments on centering, the existence of this superb stamp is a true anomaly.

With 1997 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $10,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date and only two others have achieved this grade. Based on centering, color and overall freshness we are surprised this did not grade higher.

1,250
4,750
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2018-03-08
The George "Buddy" Byers Collection of United States Stamps
556
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 556, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$2.00 Bright Blue (262), $2.00 Bright Blue (262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Warm color on bright paper, outstanding centering, unobtrusive cancel

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

With 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $3,250.00). Only four examples grade higher

1,250
2,000
2017-05-11
United States Stamps
3423°
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3423, 1894-97 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$2.00 Bright Blue (262), $2.00 Bright Blue (262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Warm color on bright paper, outstanding centering, unobtrusive cancel

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

With 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $3,250.00). Only four examples have been graded higher

1,250
2,800
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2008-09-23
The Dr. Edward and Joanne Dauer Collection of Superb Used U.S.
122
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 961, Lot Number 122, 1894-98 Bureau Issues$2.00 Bright Blue (262), $2.00 Bright Blue (262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Warm color on bright paper, detailed impression, unobtrusive cancel at right is barely noticeable, long and full perforations all around

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

With 1961 and 1992 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $2,850.00). Only two have graded higher to date (both graded 95) and only two others share this grade.

1,250
6,250
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2007-06-19
United States Stamps
1423
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 938, Lot Number 1423, 1894-98 Bureau Issues$2.00 Bright Blue (262), $2.00 Bright Blue (262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Choice balanced margins and nearly perfect centering, strong color on bright white paper, remarkably light cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. THE $2.00 1894 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE IS EXCEEDINGLY RARE IN THIS CHOICE LIGHTLY-CANCELLED CONDITION.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $2,600.00). Only three used 90's and one used 95 are in the P.S.E. Population Report.

1,250
3,250
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
70
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2012-06-27
United States Stamps and Postal History, CSA, General Foreign
1333
PSE 70
 
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1333, 1894-95 Bureau Issues (Scott 250-284)$2.00 Bright Blue (262), $2.00 Bright Blue (262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Rich color, bold strike of oval registry cancel, 2.8mm sealed tear at top, Very Fine appearance, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (F 70; SMQ $520.00)

1,250
250
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