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1894-1898 Bureau Issues
 
 
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Lot 2659

1894, 1¢ blue (Scott 247), bottom plate number single, o.g., never hinged (minor gum crease not mentioned on accompanying certificate), breathtaking color and impression, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with clear 2014 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $325.
Scott $175.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $150.
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Lot 2660

1894, 4¢ dark brown (Scott 254), block of 4, o.g., lightly hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $825.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $150.
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Lot 2661

1894, 5¢ chocolate (Scott 255), o.g., barest trace of hinge, well margined stamp with delightful bright color, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95 for this stamp when it was a top sheet margin single - which has subsequently been removed.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $350.
Scott $120.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $325.
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Lot 2662

1894, 6¢ dull brown (Scott 256), o.g., never hinged, exuberant color and wonderful overall freshness, Very Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $475.
Scott $475.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $350.
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Lot 2663

1894, 10¢ dark green (Scott 258), o.g., never hinged, extremely scarce never hinged stamp with bold prooflike color; a hard stamp to find in nice condition, Fine to Very Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded F-VF 75.
SMQ F-VF 75; $600.
Scott $850.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $425.
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Lot 2664

1894, 10¢ dark green (Scott 258), right plate number and imprint strip of 3, o.g., lightly hinged, deep rich color and two great sound stamps at bottom; small fault on top stamp and light creases to edge of selvage, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $250.
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Lot 2665

1894, 15¢ dark blue (Scott 259), o.g., never hinged, the most impressive imaginable mint example one could ever imagine; featuring deep color and finely detailed impression; a gorgeous stamp that would enhance any serious collection, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, this is 1 of 2 examples achieving this grade, with only 6 other never hinged examples grading higher, with 1992 P.F.C. and 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $1,500.
Scott $850.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 2666
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1894, 50¢ orange, large die proof (Scott 260P1var), large die proof printed directly on 79x115mm card, unlisted as such, without gum as issued; light soiling top center, Fine to Very Fine, with 2012 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Unsold
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Lot 2667

1894, 50¢ orange (Scott 260), o.g., never hinged, wonderfully fresh and choice example of this terribly scarce mint stamp in a wonderful state of preservation, Fine to Very Fine, with 2008 and 2018 P.S.E. certificates.
Scott $1,425.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $500.
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Lot 2668

1894, 50¢ orange (Scott 260), o.g., previously hinged, Very Fine.
Scott $475.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $250.
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Lot 2669

1894, 50¢ orange (Scott 260), block of 4, o.g., lightly hinged, among the finest known remaining blocks of this difficult issue; the bottom stamps showing a barely perceptible trace of hinging, Very Fine, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $2,000 for 4 singles.
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,400.
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Lot 2670

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.
Realized $1,000.
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Lot 2671

1894, $1 black, type I (Scott 261), o.g., hinged, intense color printed on clean white paper; light crease, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $250.
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Lot 2672

1894, $1 black, type II (Scott 261A), o.g., previously hinged, fresh appearance; slightly shorter perf at top, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $2,100.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2673

1894, $2 bright blue (Scott 262), o.g., hinged, terrific example of this terribly difficult stamp; a flawless $2 Madison with ravishing rich color, Fine to Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate graded F-VF 75.
SMQ F-VF 75; $1,800.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,300.
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Lot 2674

1894, $5 dark green (Scott 263), o.g., previously hinged, Fine to Very Fine, with photocopy of 1947 P.F. certificate for block.
Scott $4,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 2675
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1894, $5 dark green (Scott 263), sharp proof like impression, Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,600.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 2676

1895, 2¢ carmine, type I (Scott 265), right plate number single, o.g., never hinged, exceptionally large margins and bold color, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $105.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $170.
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Lot 2677

1895, 2¢ pink, type III (Scott 267a), o.g., never hinged, outstanding right margin part imprint single with sensational centering; a true GEM for the finest collection, Extremely Fine to Superb, 1 of 5 examples to achieve the grade of XF-Sup-95 - this is the highest grade awarded to a #267a - the Top Of The Pop, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $1,000.
Scott $60.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $850.
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Lot 2678
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1895, 8¢ violet brown, watermarked USIR (Scott 272a), double oval cancel, showing the "I" of watermark, intense shade and impression, attractively centered, a lovely example; tiny perf faults at upper left and right, otherwise Very Fine, usually this variety is encountered far off center, this is a delightfully centered example, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $950.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2679

1895, 15¢ dark blue (Scott 274), o.g., never hinged, a stunning example in a wonderful mint state; a special opportunity for the serious collector to acquire a choice example of this mint stamp, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $950.
Scott $625.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $700.
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Lot 2680
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1895, 15¢ dark blue (Scott 274), the highest SMQ value is for XF-Sup 95 (the highest used value published by the SMQ), double oval cancel, Superb, with 2016 P.S.A.G. certificate graded SUP 98.
SMQ XF-Sup 95; $500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Unsold
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Lot 2681
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1895, 15¢ dark blue (Scott 274), neat black cancellation, beautiful color and centering; a humdinger of a GEM quality used stamp, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $500.
Scott $17.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $225.
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Lot 2682

1895, $1 black, type I (Scott 276), o.g., lightly hinged, handsome example with beautiful deep color, Very Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott $600.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $450.
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Lot 2683

1895, $1 black, type I (Scott 276), o.g., previously hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $170.
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Lot 2684

1895, $1 black, type II (Scott 276A), top plate number single, o.g., lightly hinged (light and unnoticeable vertical gum crease), magnificent example of this rare type II stamp in a wide margined plate single; bodacious rich color; few plate singles are available to collectors, Very Fine, with 2012 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $800.
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Lot 2685
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1895, $2 bright blue (Scott 277), double oval cancel, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $600.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $425.
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Lot 2686
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1895, $2 bright blue (Scott 277), neatly struck black Registry cancellation, exquisite rich shade; a desirable high quality example with wonderful centering, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $600.
Scott $400.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2687

1895, $2 dark blue (Scott 277a), o.g., hinged, fabulous example of the dark blue shade; a pristine example with nicely balanced margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $1,150.
Scott $900.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $650.
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Lot 2688

1895, $2 dark blue (Scott 277a), o.g., lightly hinged, brilliant fresh example of this desirable dark blue shade; with extra large margins and tremendous eye appeal, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $1,150.
Scott $900.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $700.
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Lot 2689

1895, $2 dark blue (Scott 277a), o.g., hinge remnant, exceedingly fresh example of the beautiful dark blue shade, Very Fine.
Scott $900.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $400.
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Lot 2690

1895, $5 dark green (Scott 278), o.g., lightly hinged (appears never hinged), fresh with beautiful proof like color, Fine to Very Fine, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $650.
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Lot 2691

1895, $5 dark green (Scott 278), disturbed o.g., select appearance; small faults, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $350.
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Lot 2692
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1895, $5 dark green (Scott 278), light double oval REG cancel, well centered with proof like impression, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $1,250.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $600.
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Lot 2693
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1895, $5 dark green (Scott 278), neatly struck black cancellation, prize example with radiating color; a handsome $5 Marshall, Very Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $625.
Scott $600.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $325.
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Lot 2694
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1895, $5 dark green (Scott 278), light double oval REG cancels, choice well centered appearance with sharp etched impression; light paper wrinkles, otherwise Extremely Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $160.
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Lot 2695
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1895, $5 dark green (Scott 278), light postmark, nice inexpensive example of this elusive high value; a couple small repaired faults at top, Fine to Very Fine centering.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $160.
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Lot 2696
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1895, $5 dark green (Scott 278), double oval REG cancel, well centered and bright fresh color; tiny pinhole in center, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $120.
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Lot 2697

1898, 2¢ rose carmine, type IV (Scott 279Bc), o.g., hinged, deep vibrant example of the tough rose carmine shade; an often mis-identified and undervalued Bureau issue, Fine to Very Fine, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $275.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $250.
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Lot 2698
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1898, 6¢ lake (Scott 282), top plate block of 6, o.g., some never hinged / some hinged, absolutely pristine multiple in an immaculate mint state; this desirable top plate position has outstanding rich color, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,650.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Unsold
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Lot 2699

1898, 10¢ brown, type I (Scott 282C), o.g., never hinged, brilliant fresh example of this tough stamp; a handsome top margin single showing partial imprint in the wide top margin, Fine to Very Fine, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $525.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $425.
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Lot 2700

1898, 10¢ brown, type I (Scott 282C), o.g., lightly hinged, a stunning beauty with equally balanced margins and delightful rich color, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $650.
Scott $175.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $600.
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Lot 2701

1898, 10¢ orange brown, type II (Scott 283), o.g., never hinged, eye catching top sheet margin single with partial imprint in selvage; a Post Office fresh example with dazzling color, Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate for strip/3, from which it was taken - middle stamp from the strip.
Scott $450.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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