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1894-1898 Bureau Issues




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Lot 3408

1894, 1st Bureau issue (unwatermarked), 1¢ to 15¢ (Scott 246-259), o.g., hinged, attractive group of 14, fresh and affordable; couple tiny flaws, otherwise Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $300.
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Lot 3409
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1894-97, 1st and 2nd Bureau issues, 6 different (Scott 247, 248, 265 (3), 267, 268, 281), o.g., lightly hinged or never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, 247-48, 268 and 281 with 1991-92 P.F. certificate.
Scott $583.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $275.
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Lot 3410
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1894, 2¢ pink, type I (Scott 248), neat black cancellation, absolutely spectacular GEM QUALITY example with large even margins and precise centering; the most impressive example we have ever had the pleasure to offer at public auction; this stamp is 1 of only 2 examples to achieve this grade of Sup-98, and is the HIGHEST GRADED #248 according to PSE's population report, Superb, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate graded SUP 98.
SMQ SUP 98; $1,100.
Scott $9.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,300.
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Lot 3411

1894, 2¢ carmine lake, type I (Scott 249), o.g., never hinged, a Post Office fresh and choice example of this notoriously difficult shade, a very pleasing stamp, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $450.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $275.
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Lot 3412

1894, 2¢ carmine, type I (Scott 250), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. and 2015 P.S.E. certificates graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $175.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $200.
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Lot 3413

1894, 2¢ carmine, type I (Scott 250), o.g., lightly hinged, fabulous rich shade; a supreme top quality example, Extremely Fine, with photocopy of 2004 P.S.E. certificate for block/4, from which it came, bottom right stamp from block.
Scott $30.
Estimate $75 - 100.
Unsold
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Lot 3414

1894, 2¢ carmine, type II (Scott 251), o.g., heavy hinge remnants, lively bright shade; choice example of this elusive unwatermarked type II stamp, Very Fine.
Scott $375.
Estimate $150 - 200.
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Lot 3415

1894, 6¢ dull brown (Scott 256), o.g., never hinged, intense color printed on clean white paper; a tough stamp to find in immaculate mint condition, Fine to Very Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott $475.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $275.
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Lot 3416

1894, 6¢ dull brown (Scott 256), o.g., never hinged (light pencil inscription on reverse), deep color; a tiny perf crease lower left corner, otherwise Very Fine, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $475.
Estimate $250 - 350.
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Lot 3417

1894, 6¢ dull brown (Scott 256), slightly disturbed o.g., impressive example with huge JUMBO margins and brilliant color, Extremely Fine.
Scott $160.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $70.
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Lot 3418

1894, 8¢ violet brown (Scott 257), o.g., barest trace of hinge, extremely fresh; a choice example of this tough stamp, Fine to Very Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott $160.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $90.
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Lot 3419
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1894, 10¢ green, small die proof (Scott 258P2), gorgeous rich color; small thin at top right, otherwise Extremely Fine.
Scott $250.
Estimate $150 - 200.
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Lot 3420

1894, 15¢ dark blue (Scott 259), o.g., hinged, bold prooflike color printed on lily white paper, very pretty, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $275.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $150.
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Lot 3421

1894, 50¢ orange (Scott 260), o.g., small hinge remnant, tall margins and sharp clear color; a beauty, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $500.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $190.
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Lot 3422

1894, $1 black, type I (Scott 261), o.g., hinge remnants, handsome appearing well centered stamp; reperforated at right; small thin spots, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $160.
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Lot 3423
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1894, $1 black, type I (Scott 261), light black town cancellation, intense color, attractive example, especially with a town cancel that doesn't obliterate the design; nibbed perf at left, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $375.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $180.
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Lot 3424

1894, $1 black, type II (Scott 261A), o.g., previously hinged, jet black color and sharp impression on contrasting bright white paper of the scarcer type II, Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $2,100.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $350.
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Lot 3425
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1894, $1 black, type II (Scott 261A), extremely light black cancellation confined to the upper left corner, a beautiful appearing example of this tough type II stamp, with extra large margins and delightful rich color; tiny thin speck, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $825.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 3426
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1894, $2 bright blue (Scott 262), expertly regummed, beautiful appearing $2 Madison with brilliant fresh color and finely detailed impression; reperforated at right, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,100 for no gum.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $325.
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Lot 3427

1894, $2 bright blue (Scott 262), o.g., hinged (minor gum skip along right side), vivid and fresh stamp with lively color, Very Good to Fine.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $350.
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Lot 3428

1894, $2 bright blue (Scott 262), o.g., small hinge remnant (natural gum crease), extremely fresh example of this scarce stamp, Very Good.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $275.
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Lot 3429

1894, $5 dark green (Scott 263), slightly disturbed o.g., extremely fresh and choice example with razor sharp impression, Fine.
Scott $4,500.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $750.
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Lot 3430
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1894, $5 dark green (Scott 263), regummed, Fine to Very Fine, with 1979 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,200.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $600.
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Lot 3431

1894, $5 dark green (Scott 263), o.g., hinge remnant, sensational rich color; a pleasing example of this rare stamp; minor wrinkles, otherwise Fine.
Scott $4,500.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $375.
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Lot 3432

1895, 2nd Bureau issue (D.L. watermark), 1¢ to 50¢ (Scott 264-275a), o.g., hinged, 272 and 275a are regummed, attractive group of 12 values, a fresh and affordable group, Fine.
Scott $940.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $90.
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Lot 3433
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1895, 6¢ dull brown, watermarked USIR (Scott 271a), neat face-free duplex cancel, fresh and attractive with bold "R" watermark, typical centering; small insignificant tear at top, Fine appearance, a very rare stamp with most likely between 30 and 35 used examples extant, with 1990 P.S.E. certificate.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 3434

1895, 8¢ violet brown (Scott 272), o.g., never hinged, nice big margins and captivating rich color; simply gorgeous, Very Fine.
Scott $210.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $225.
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Lot 3435

1895, 50¢ orange (Scott 275), o.g., lightly hinged, radiant rich color, a pristine example, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $260.
Estimate $150 - 200.
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Lot 3436
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1895, 50¢ red orange (Scott 275a), regummed, wonderfully fresh example of the red orange shade, Fine.
Scott $350 for o.g.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $50.
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Lot 3437

1895, $1 black, type I (Scott 276), o.g., previously hinged, lovely example with jet-black color and clear impression, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $225.
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Lot 3438

1895, $1 black, type I (Scott 276), o.g., hinge remnant (pencil mark on gum), intense color, Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $200.
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Lot 3439
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1895, $1 black, type I (Scott 276), nice light black cancellation, extraordinary example with near perfect centering and ravishing rich color, a true condition rarity when found so choice, Extremely Fine, encased 2008 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $350.
Scott $100.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $350.
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Lot 3440

1895, $1 black, type II (Scott 276A), o.g., hinged, nice appearing example of this elusive type II stamp; hinge thin, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $300.
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Lot 3441
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1895, $1 black, type II (Scott 276A), neat black cancellation, brilliant fresh example with intense color and clear impression, Fine to Very Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate.
Scott $210.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $100.
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Lot 3442
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1895, $2 bright blue (Scott 277), faint black cancellation, heavenly rich color, a very impressive stamp, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $425.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $275.
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Lot 3443

1895, $2 dark blue (Scott 277a), o.g., lightly hinged, gorgeous rich shade; a pristine and fresh example, Fine, with photocopy of 1993 P.F. certificate for block/4, from which this stamp was taken, this being the top right stamp from the block.
Scott $900.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $325.
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Lot 3444

1895, $2 dark blue (Scott 277a), o.g., hinged, fresh and affordable example of this desirable dark blue shade; reperforated at right; tiny hinge thin, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $900.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $160.
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Lot 3445
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1895, $5 dark green, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott 278SE), o.g., small part hinge remnant, difficult specimen; tiny thin specks, otherwise Fine.
Scott $400.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $120.
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Lot 3446

1895, $5 dark green (Scott 278), o.g., hinged, bold rich color; a flawless $5 Marshall, Fine.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $450.
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Lot 3447
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1895, $5 dark green (Scott 278), neatly struck black registry cancellation, refreshing example with luscious rich color; light crease, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $625.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $150.
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Lot 3448

1898, 3rd Bureau issue (color changes), 1¢ to 15¢ complete (Scott 279-284), o.g., hinged, choice group of 8 values with intense colors, Fine.
Scott $595.
Estimate $150 - 200.
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Lot 3449
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1898, 2¢ red, type IV (Scott 279Bj), booklet pane of 6, o.g., never hinged, scarce and fresh pane; small gum skip on left center stamp, Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $190.
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Lot 3450
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1898, 2¢ red, type IV, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott 279BjS), booklet pane of 6, o.g., hinged, scarce and fresh appearing pane; a few reinforced perf separations, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $525.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 3451

1898, 6¢ lake (Scott 282), o.g., never hinged, extremely large margins and brilliant color; a gorgeous stamp considering that it rarely comes with such impressive margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott $140.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $180.
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Lot 3452

1898, 6¢ purple lake (Scott 282a), o.g., never hinged, wonderfully fresh top sheet margin single of this rarely encountered purple lake shade; as this is one of the most difficult 1898 "new colors" to find in any condition, we expect this stamp to realize well over it's modest $225.00 catalog value, as it should, Fine to Very Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $225.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $170.
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Lot 3453

1898, 10¢ brown, type I (Scott 282C), o.g., hinge remnant, warm rich color, a very choice example, Very Fine.
Scott $175.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $90.
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