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1895 Bureau Issue, Watermarked




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Lot 1282
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1895, 1¢ to $5, overprinted "Universal Postal Congress" (Scott 264SO-276SO, 277SO-278SO), 50¢-$5 are o.g., remaining stamps are without gum, high values are top notch and extremely fine original gum; 3¢ and 15¢ have natural straight edge at right, 10¢ has straight edge at bottom, 5¢ has some clipped perfs at top, Very Fine.
Scott $2,100.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 1283
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1895, 2¢ pink to $5 less the $1 type II, overprinted "Specimen" type E (Scott 267aSE/278SE), bright colors and most very well centered; 10¢ pulled perf, $1 tiny scuff left margin, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, the $2 & $5 are perfectly centered, the $2 with slightly disturbed gum, the $5 a straight edge & guide line at right.
Scott $1,885.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $425.
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Lot 1284
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1895, 2¢ to $5 overprinted "Specimen" type E (Scott 267SE-278SE), without 2¢ pink and $1 type II (#267aS and 276AS), o.g., hinge remnants, fresh and attractive group; most with minor defects ($2 and $5 sound), Fine to Very Fine appearance, including several VF-XF appearance.
Scott $1,885.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
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Lot 1285
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1895, 1¢ to 15¢ (Scott 264-266, 268-74), a select group of low values including extra 271, o.g., mostly lightly hinged, 264-266 never hinged, chosen for freshness and centering, a lovely group, Fine to Very Fine or better, few Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate for 266 block from which single came.
Scott $943.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $375.
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Lot 1286

1895, 2¢ carmine, type I (Scott 265), full wide top plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, scarce and desirable wide top, fresh and bright, nice balanced outer margins, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $900.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $650.
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Lot 1287

1895, 2¢ carmine, type I (Scott 265), full wide top plate block of 6, slightly disturbed o.g., great color and fresh appearance; tiny stain in plate number selvage, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $450.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $150.
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Lot 1288

1895, 2¢ carmine, types II & III (Scott 266-267), horizontal combination pair, o.g., never hinged, exceptionally fresh, one of the best we have seen, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $600.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $500.
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Lot 1289

1895, 2¢ carmine, type III (Scott 267), freak perforations due to foldover, corner margin block of 4 with partial arrow, o.g., never hinged, interesting and attractive variety, fresh, well centered, perfectly framed by trimmed margins showing adjoining stamps on both internal sides, Extremely Fine.
Scott $64 for normal block.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $110.
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Lot 1290

1895, 2¢ carmine, type III (Scott 267), spectacular freak perforations due to foldover, corner margin block of 4, o.g., never hinged, fresh and bright, fabulous block, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 1291

1895, 3¢ purple (Scott 268), top plate number and imprint strip of 3, o.g., never hinged, fresh and bright, well centered stamps, attractive strip, Very Fine, with 2019 P.F. certificate.
Scott $400.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $180.
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Lot 1292

1895, 3¢ purple (Scott 268), top plate number and imprint strip of 3, o.g., never hinged, wide top, fresh and bright, well centered and attractive for these, desirable strip, Very Fine.
Scott $400.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $150.
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Lot 1293

1895, 3¢ purple (Scott 268), bottom imprint and plate number strip of 3, o.g., lightly hinged (center stamp only, others never hinged), fresh, bright color, a marvelous strip, Very Fine.
Scott $268 as singles.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $90.
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Lot 1294

1895, 5¢ chocolate (Scott 270), wide top imprint and plate number strip of 3, o.g., never hinged, exceptional strip, brilliantly fresh, lovely color and impression, trimmed at bottom to include parts of adjoining stamps creating a perfect framing of this choice strip, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2019 P.F. certificate.
Scott $375.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $190.
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Lot 1295

1895, 5¢ chocolate (Scott 270), bottom imprint and plate number strip of 3, o.g., never hinged, post office fresh, an attractive strip, large balanced exterior margins make for a pleasing overall appearance, Very Fine, with 2019 P.F. certificate.
Scott $375.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $170.
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Lot 1296

1895, 6¢ dull brown (Scott 271), o.g., never hinged, beautifully well centered, Extremely Fine, a very tough issue to find well centered, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $900.
Estimate $900 - 1,000.
Realized $1,500.
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Lot 1297

1895, 8¢ violet brown (Scott 272), partial imprint single, o.g., never hinged, fresh and bright, large balanced margins, exceptional example, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate for strip from which it came.
Scott $210.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $190.
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Lot 1298

1895, 8¢ violet brown (Scott 272), bottom imprint and plate number strip of 3, o.g., never hinged, fresh, deep rich color, beautifully framed by trimmed adjoining stamps, a showpiece, Very Fine, with 2019 P.F. certificate.
Scott $750.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $325.
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Lot 1299

1895, 10¢ dark green (Scott 273), wide left margin part imprint single, o.g., never hinged, bright and fresh; a pleasing example, Very Fine, with photocopy of 2018 P.F. certificate for pair.
Scott $280.
Estimate $300 - 350.
Realized $225.
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Lot 1300

1895, $1 black, type I (Scott 276), o.g., barest trace of hinge, fresh and brilliant, large margins all around to highlight the rich contrast, a wonderful stamp, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90 and 1986 P.F. certificate.
SMQ XF 90; $1,100.
Scott $600.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,200.
Realized $1,000.
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Lot 1301

1895, $1 black, type I (Scott 276), o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $600.
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Lot 1302

1895, $1 black, type I (Scott 276), o.g., previously hinged, Very Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $275.
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Lot 1303

1895, $1 black, type II (Scott 276A), corner margin single, o.g., lightly hinged, fresh and sharp, large margins for this very difficult stamp, most attractive item, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate for block from which it came.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $2,000 - 2,500.
Realized $1,500.
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Lot 1304

1895, $1 black, type II (Scott 276A), o.g., hinged, fresh, well centered for this difficult stamp, a lovely example, Very Fine and attractive, with 2018 P.F. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $1,300.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,200.
Realized $1,000.
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Lot 1305

1895, $1 black, type II (Scott 276A), o.g., previously hinged, rich jet black color; two toned perfs at left and tiny paper bend at right, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 1306

1895, $1 black, type II (Scott 276A), o.g., hinge remnant, lovely and inexpensive high value; corner perf crease and perf tear at lower right, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $140.
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Lot 1307
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1895, $1 black, type II (Scott 276A), partial double oval registry cancel, fresh, remarkably well centered, large margins all around, an incredible example of this difficult stamp, Extremely Fine to Superb, only one graded higher in SMQ population report, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $1,400.
Scott $200.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,000.
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Lot 1308

1895, $2 bright blue (Scott 277), o.g., hinged, fresh and bright, large margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1980 P.F. certificate.
Scott $900.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $600.
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Lot 1309

1895, $2 bright blue (Scott 277), o.g., hinged, fresh, deep rich color, Fine.
Scott $900.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $225.
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Lot 1310
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1895, $2 bright blue (Scott 277), lighter than normal postmark, very well centered with fabulous appearance; tiny corner crease, otherwise Extremely Fine.
Scott $400.
Estimate $350 - 450.
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Lot 1311

1895, $5 dark green (Scott 278), o.g., small hinge remnant, nicely centered, deep rich color, Very Fine, with 1986 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,000.
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Lot 1312

1895, $5 dark green (Scott 278), o.g., very lightly hinged, bright color and sharp detailed impression, three balanced margins, fresh and appealing stamp, Fine to Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $900.
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Lot 1313
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1895, $5 dark green (Scott 278), New York oval registry cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $1,250.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $650.
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Lot 1314
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1895, $5 dark green (Scott 278), light cancel (appears unused), attractive appearance; tiny insignificant corner crease, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $400 - 500.
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Lot 1315
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1895, $5 dark green (Scott 278), double oval registry cancels, fresh and attractive used example, Fine to Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $600.
Estimate $400 - 500.
Realized $275.
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Lot 1316
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1895, $5 dark green (Scott 278), light registry postmark, moderate cancel on an attractive stamp, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $200.
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