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1894-1898 Bureau Issues
 
 
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Lot 1972

1894, 1¢ ultramarine (Scott 246), bottom plate number single, o.g., never hinged, massive margins and luscious rich color; a heart pounding top quality stamp, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $250.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $240.
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Lot 1973
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1894, 2¢ carmine lake, type I, 2¢ carmine, type III and 3¢ purple (Scott 249, 252, 253), blocks of 4, 3¢ with left plate number margin, o.g., 2¢ blocks with hinge remnants, 3¢ block is never hinged; some minor gum creases on 3¢ block, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $400 - 600.
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Lot 1974

1894, 2¢ carmine lake, type I (Scott 249), o.g., never hinged, brilliant stunning color, very scarce shade, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
Scott Stamp Values $1,150 XF 90.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,020.
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Lot 1975

1894, 2¢ carmine, type I (Scott 250), o.g., never hinged, outstanding top margin single with partial imprint; precise centering and gleaming fresh color, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $325.
Estimate $300 - 400.
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Lot 1976

1894, 2¢ carmine, type I, foldover error (Scott 250), multiple foldover lower right corner margin block of six error, creasing two lower right stamps diagonally capturing a significant part of those stamps and again in the other direction 10-11mm away from other foldover, forming a wide gap of blank paper between the two portions of the stamps, certainly a noteworthy piece that will surely be a topic of conversation, o.g., never hinged; light paper wrinkle in top right stamp, light toning along top and bottom and several blind perforations, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $540 for normal singles.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $270.
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Lot 1977

1894, 2¢ carmine, type II (Scott 251), o.g., lightly hinged, incredibly fresh example with bright color approaching the more desirable scarlet shade, Very Fine.
Scott $375.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $270.
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Lot 1978

1894, 3¢ purple (Scott 253), o.g., hinge remnant, vivid color and generous margins, Extremely Fine, difficult to find this nice.
Scott $110.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $180.
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Lot 1979

1894, 4¢ dark brown (Scott 254), top plate number single, o.g., never hinged, attractive example with captivating color and mirror like impression, Very Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $525.
Scott $550.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $420.
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Lot 1980

1894, 5¢ chocolate, imperf horizontally (Scott 255c), vertical pair, slightly disturbed o.g. (light natural gum wrinkles as are always found on this issue), impressive pair with selvage at left; a well margined, nicely centered multiple (most that are known are off centered) with ravishing rich color; a true rarity missing from all but the most advanced collections, Very Fine, less than 50 pairs are believed to exist.
Scott $4,000.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $1,680.
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Lot 1981

1894, 15¢ dark blue (Scott 259), o.g., hinge remnant, bold color, printed on clean white paper, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $275.
Estimate $150 - 200.
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Lot 1982
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1894, 50¢ orange (Scott 260), bottom plate block of 6, o.g., previously hinged (bottom left and bottom right stamps are never hinged), extraordinary example of this rarity; brilliant fresh color and tremendous appearance; a rare opportunity; light removed tone spot, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, less than 10 plate blocks are known to exist, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $20,000.
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.
Realized $10,200.
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Lot 1983

1894, $1 black, type I (Scott 261), o.g., hinged, absolutely gorgeous top quality example of this scarce unwatermarked type I stamp; with "Jet-Black" color printed on clean white paper, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 1984

1894, $1 black, type I (Scott 261), o.g., previously hinged, wonderfully fresh top quality example of this difficult type I stamp that normally comes with tight margins; the example offered here is very unusual, in that it has nicely balanced margins and brilliant color, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate and 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $1,300.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,020.
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Lot 1985

1894, $1 black, type I (Scott 261), o.g., lightly hinged, pleasing example with jet-black color printed on bright white paper, Fine to Very Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $480.
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Lot 1986

1894, $1 black, type I (Scott 261), o.g., previously hinged, wonderfully fresh example with Jet-Black color printed on clean white paper - just like it was freshly broken from the sheet, Fine to Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $480.
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Lot 1987
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1894, $1 black, type I (Scott 261), unusually light black cancellation, jet-black color on clean white paper; a fresh and handsome example of this seldom seen quality used stamp, Very Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate.
Scott $375.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $360.
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Lot 1988

1894, $1 black, type II (Scott 261A), o.g., previously hinged, lovely example with large margins and sharp black color; among the more attractive examples one could obtain, Very Fine, with 2013 P.F. certificate for block.
Scott $2,100.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,560.
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Lot 1989

1894, $1 black, type II (Scott 261A), o.g., previously hinged, excellent example of this terribly difficult type II stamp; with razor sharp impression and tremendous eye appeal, Very Fine, with photocopy of 2013 P.F. certificate for block.
Scott $2,100.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $960.
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Lot 1990

1894, $1 black, type II (Scott 261A), o.g., small hinge remnant, scarce type II stamp; a sound and attractive example with vivid color, Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $480.
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Lot 1991

1894, $1 black, type I and $2 bright blue (Scott 261-262), o.g. $1 has tiny hinge remnant, $2 is lightly hinged, fresh and affordable examples of the unwatermarked first bureau issue; each stamp with vivid color, Very Good.
Scott $3,750.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
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Lot 1992

1894, $2 bright blue (Scott 262), o.g., very lightly hinged, flawless high quality example of this impossible stamp; with breathtaking color and clear impression, Fine to Very Fine, an elite unwatermarked $2 Madison, with 1991 and 2013 P.F. certificates.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,800.
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Lot 1993

1894, $5 dark green (Scott 263), o.g., lightly hinged, desirable example of this scarce stamp—the rarest regularly issued United States postage stamp; brilliant fresh color printed on lily-white paper; simply marvelous, Fine to Very Fine, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $4,250.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,680.
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Lot 1994
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1894, $5 dark green (Scott 263), partial double oval cancel, sharp etched impression; tiny tear at upper left, Just Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $450.
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Lot 1995
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1895, 2¢ carmine, type II, dramatic foldover error (Scott 266), vertical strip of 3, o.g., lightly hinged at top stamp and partially ungummed on back and gummed on front because the foldover occurred before gumming, a great showpiece item; perforations trimmed at top, otherwise Fine.
Scott $233.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 1996

1895, 2¢ carmine, type II (Scott 266), left margin plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged; bottom right stamp with gum disturbance at lower right, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Unsold
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Lot 1997

1895, 2¢ carmine, type II (Scott 266), left plate block of 6, o.g., hinge remnants, choice example of this difficult type II plate, with warm rich color, Fine.
Scott $475.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $132.
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Lot 1998

1895, 2¢ carmine, type III, dramatic foldover (Scott 267), horizontal strip of 7, left four stamps are imperforate between stamp and selvage, o.g., never hinged, a great showpiece freak; a few light gum wrinkles, otherwise Fine.
Scott $122.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $168.
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Lot 1999

1895, 2¢ carmine, type III (Scott 267), top plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, full wide top in extremely fresh condition; surprisingly difficult in this quality, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $325.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $168.
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Lot 2000

1895, 2¢ carmine, type III (Scott 267), wide top plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, Fine.
Scott $325.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $180.
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Lot 2001

1895, 6¢ dull brown (Scott 271), o.g., never hinged, lively color and clear impression; an elusive mint stamp, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $360.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $228.
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Lot 2002
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1895, 6¢ dull brown, watermarked USIR (Scott 271a), lightly struck duplex cancellation, fabulous example of the rare USIR watermark, beautiful color and centering; a wonderful fault free example that would enhance any great collection, Very Fine, this is the only example grading VF-80 according to PSE's population report, with just one other, an XF-90, grading higher, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $11,500.
Estimate $8,000 - 12,000.
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Lot 2003

1895, 8¢ violet brown (Scott 272), o.g., never hinged, remarkably fresh example with finely etched impression; a remarkably fresh top sheet margin single, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $210.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2004

1895, 8¢ violet brown (Scott 272), o.g., never hinged, wonderful well-margined example with delightful rich color; one of the more elite examples one could imagine, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate.
Scott $210.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2005

1895, $1 black, type I (Scott 276), o.g., lightly hinged, captivating color; an extremely pleasing example of this tough stamp, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1977 P.F. certificate.
Scott $600.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $480.
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Lot 2006
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1895, $1 black, type I (Scott 276), neat black cancellation, outstanding type II stamp with near perfect centering and intense color; scarce when found so choice, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $100.
Estimate $250 - 350.
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Lot 2007
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1895, $1 black, type I (Scott 276), double oval REG cancel, awesome example with wonderful centering and intense color; among the most beautiful #276's we've seen, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $100.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $240.
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Lot 2008

1895, $1 black, type II (Scott 276A), o.g., hinged, premium example of this tremendously undervalued type II stamp; deep sultry color printed on clean white paper, Fine to Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $660.
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Lot 2009

1895, $2 bright blue (Scott 277), bottom margin single, o.g., never hinged, a phenomenal stamp in a wonderful mint state; with delightful fresh color and clear impression; this is an elite example of this stamp that would please the most quality conscious collector of top quality stamps, Very Fine, PSE has only certified 4 never hinged examples of this issue, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
Scott $2,900.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 2010

1895, $2 bright blue (Scott 277), o.g., small hinge remnant, remarkably fresh and choice $2 Madison with glowing color and razor-sharp impression, Fine to Very Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott $900.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $390.
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Lot 2011

1895, $2 dark blue (Scott 277a), o.g., hinged twice, incredible well centered example of this desirable color variety, bold rich color and sharp clear impression, marvelous top quality stamp, Extremely Fine.
Scott $950.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $510.
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Lot 2012

1895, $5 dark green (Scott 278), o.g., lightly hinged, exquisite example with incredible depth of color; a completely sound stamp in immaculate condition, Fine to Very Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $840.
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Lot 2013

1895, $5 dark green (Scott 278), o.g., heavy hinge remnant, sharp clear impression; a very pleasing example of this tough stamp, Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
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Lot 2014
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1895, $5 dark green (Scott 278), incredibly light black cancellation, prooflike color and clear impression; a flawless example that would please any collector, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $625.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2015
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1895, $5 dark green (Scott 278), Philadelphia postmark, well centered, rich color and attractive; tiny thins, Extremely Fine appearance.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $144.
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Lot 2016
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1898, 2¢ red, type IV (Scott 279Bj), booklet pane of 6, position A, o.g., never hinged, Very Good to Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $132.
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Lot 2017

1898, 5¢ dark blue (Scott 281), bottom plate number strip of 3, o.g., never hinged, most impressive multiple in a wonderful mint state, with strong color, Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $340.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $216.
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Lot 2018

1898, 6¢ lake (Scott 282), bottom strip of 3, o.g., never hinged, outstanding well centered plate number strip in a remarkable state of preservation; these Bureau issue strips are never found this well centered, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $475.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $480.
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Lot 2019

1898, 10¢ brown, type I (Scott 282C), o.g., very lightly hinged, premium quality stamp with nicely balanced margins, Very Fine.
Scott $175.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $156.
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Lot 2020

1898, 10¢ orange brown, type II (Scott 283), o.g., never hinged, bottom margin part arrow single with natural straight edge at right; excellent centering, Extremely Fine.
Scott $450.
Estimate $250 - 350.
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Lot 2021

1898, 10¢ orange brown, type II (Scott 283), o.g., never hinged, attractive top left corner margin single, with deep rich color, Fine.
Scott $450.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $84.
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Lot 2022

1898, 15¢ olive green (Scott 284), o.g., never hinged, extremely fresh and choice bottom margin single in a quality seldom seen on this difficult Bureau issue, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $1,600.
Scott $475.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,440.
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