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1894 First Bureau Issue, Unwatermarked
 
 
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Lot 623

1894, 1¢ ultramarine (Scott 246), full wide top plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, bright and fresh color and wide jumbo margins; light gum wrinkles on left and right stamps as normal for this issue, Very Fine overall.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $425.
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Lot 624

1894, 2¢ pink, type I (Scott 248), o.g., previously hinged, unusually massive jumbo margins complimented by the overall freshness with intense deep shade of this issue, one of two stamps known in this perfect Gem 100 centering with only one stamp graded higher, with 2010 and 2016 P.S.E. certificates graded Gem 100.
SMQ Gem 100; $600.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $375.
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Lot 625

1894, 2¢ carmine lake, type I (Scott 249), block of 4, o.g., previously hinged, premium quality multiple with great color; the bottom two stamps are exceptionally choice, Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $600.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $300.
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Lot 626

1894, 2¢ carmine, type I (Scott 250), part imprint single, o.g., never hinged, tremendous top quality example with outstanding color and centering, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $325.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $400.
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Lot 627

1894, 2¢ carmine, type I (Scott 250), part imprint single, o.g., never hinged, unbelievably fresh stamp with generous margins all around, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate for strip.
Scott $85.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $140.
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Lot 628

1894, 2¢ carmine, type I (Scott 250), right plate number single, o.g., never hinged, well margined example with vivid color, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with photocopy of 2018 P.S.E. certificate for strip.
Scott $85.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $180.
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Lot 629

1894, 2¢ carmine, type I (Scott 250), part imprint single, o.g., never hinged, a very difficult stamp to find this nice, Very Fine, with photocopy of 2018 P.S.E. certificate for strip.
Scott $85.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $100.
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Lot 630

1894, 2¢ carmine, type II (Scott 251), o.g., never hinged, tremendous example of this woefully undervalued type II stamp - in pristine mint condition with delightful fresh color printed on lily white paper; a handsome top sheet margin example that is surprisingly difficult to find in such wonderful condition, Very Fine, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $1,100.
Scott $1,200.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $750.
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Lot 631

1894, 2¢ carmine, type II (Scott 251), o.g., never hinged, outstanding type II stamp with spacious margins and vivid color; this is among the largest margined example of this stamp obtainable, Very Fine, with 2016 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $1,200.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $600.
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Lot 632

1894, 3¢ purple (Scott 253), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh stamp in a remarkable state of preservation, Very Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate.
Scott $360.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $250.
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Lot 633

1894, 3¢ purple (Scott 253), part imprint single, o.g., never hinged, nice tall margins; a brilliantly colored example, Very Fine, with photocopy of 2018 P.F. certificate for pair.
Scott $325.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $250.
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Lot 634

1894, 3¢ purple (Scott 253), top plate number single, o.g., never hinged, post office fresh color with huge margins at top and bottom; tiny perf disc impression behind Jackson's neck, otherwise Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $325.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $170.
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Lot 635

1894, 4¢ dark brown, dramatic pre-print paper fold (Scott 254 var.), o.g., hinged, Fine, a wonderful error for the Lincoln specialist.
Scott $190.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Unsold
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Lot 636

1894, 6¢ dull brown (Scott 256), o.g., never hinged, remarkably fresh right sheet margin single; a wide margined stamp with ravishing rich color, Very Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate.
Scott $475.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $425.
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Lot 637

1894, 6¢ dull brown (Scott 256), o.g., previously hinged, appears never hinged; a fresh and appealing example, Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $160.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $140.
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Lot 638

1894, 8¢ violet brown (Scott 257), bottom plate number single, o.g., never hinged, premium fresh example with intense color, Fine to Very Fine, with 2013 Weiss certificate.
Scott $475.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $150.
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Lot 639

1894, 10¢ dark green (Scott 258), o.g., never hinged, worthwhile example of this difficult mint stamp; strong color and fully unblemished gum without a single skip or bend, Fine, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $850.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $450.
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Lot 640

1894, 15¢ dark blue (Scott 259), o.g., never hinged, striking deep color; reperforated at left, Very Fine appearance.
Scott $850.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $275.
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Lot 641

1894, 15¢ dark blue (Scott 259), o.g., very lightly hinged, broad margins and bold prooflike color; all printed on bleach white paper; an exceptional stamp, Very Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate.
Scott $275.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $350.
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Lot 642
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1894, 50¢ orange, large die proof (Scott 260P1 var.), printed directly on 79x115mm card, unlisted as such; light soiling top center, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, with 2012 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Unsold
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Lot 643

1894, 50¢ orange (Scott 260), o.g., never hinged, impressive stamp with unusually strong impression and scrumptious rich color seldom encountered on this normally washed out issue; a marvelous stamp in a scarce stamp of preservation with fully unblemished gum; just a great stamp worthy of a serious bid, Fine to Very Fine, with 1989 P.F.C. for block/4, from which it was taken; and 2012 P.S.E. certificate graded F-VF 75.
SMQ F-VF 75; $1,000.
Scott $1,425.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $900.
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Lot 644

1894, 50¢ orange (Scott 260), o.g., never hinged, quite exceptional example in Post Office fresh condition, with brilliant color and finely detailed impression; unusually nice stamp for this difficult issue, Fine to Very Fine, with photocopy of 2008 P.F. certificate for block of 4, from which this pristine mint stamp was taken; this being the bottom left stamp from the block.
Scott $1,425.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $650.
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Lot 645

1894, 50¢ orange (Scott 260), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh example with gleaming color and clear impression; as fresh on the front as it is on the reverse - with fully unblemished gum, Fine, with photocopy of 1998 P.F. certificate for block/4, from which this stamp was taken; bottom right stamp from the block.
Scott $1,425.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $300.
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Lot 646
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1894, $1 black, types I and II (Scott 261, 261a), unused without gum; type I with small faults, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, key dollar values.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $600.
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Lot 647
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1894, $1 black, type I (Scott 261), regummed over small thins, attractive example with brilliant color, Very Fine appearance.
Scott $400 for no gum.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Unsold
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Lot 648

1894, $1 black, type II (Scott 261A), o.g., lightly hinged, remarkably fresh and choice example of this scarce type II stamp; nice big margins and Jet-Black color, Very Fine, with 1995 P.F.C. and 2014 P.F. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $2,100.
Scott $2,100.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 649

1894, $1 black, type II (Scott 261A), o.g., lightly hinged, wonderful example of this tough stamp; Jet-Black color printed on clean white paper; seldom found this choice, Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $2,100.
Scott $2,100.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,300.
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Lot 650

1894, $1 black, type II (Scott 261A), o.g., previously hinged, brilliant fresh example of this difficult type II stamp; intense color printed on clean white paper, Fine to Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,100.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $750.
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Lot 651

1894, $2 bright blue (Scott 262), o.g., very lightly hinged, exquisite high quality example of this surprisingly difficult Bureau issue; razor sharp impression and choice centering; one short perf at top right, otherwise Very Fine, with 2006 P.F.C. and 2012 Weiss certificates.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,800.
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Lot 652
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1894, $2 bright blue (Scott 262), unobtrusive face free duplex cancel, brilliant fresh shade; vertical wrinkle, otherwise Fine.
Scott $1,200.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Unsold
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Lot 653
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1894, $2 bright blue (Scott 262), black duplex cancellation, bold color; a nice-appearing used example; small thins, rebacked, otherwise Very Fine, with 2018 Crowe certificate.
Scott $1,200.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $250.
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Lot 654
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1894, $5 dark green (Scott 263), unused without gum, spectacular example of this normally "tight" margined issue; a true JUMBO with the most brilliant fresh color you'll ever see; simply stunning, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $3,250.
Scott $2,100.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $2,400.
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Lot 655
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1894, $5 dark green (Scott 263), expertly regummed, awesome rich shade; a pleasing example of this rare stamp; completely fault free with gum that could easily pass as original - with faint hinge mark; a great stamp for the collector that can't afford to spend $1000's, Fine, with 2013 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $2,100 for no gum.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $650.
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Lot 656
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1894, $5 dark green (Scott 263), expertly regummed, absolutely spectacular well centered stamp with large margins and the deepest and richest color imaginable; a true GEM that would enhance any serious collection, as it's so well regummed it would fool any layman collector; reperforated along bottom, horizontal crease, otherwise Extremely Fine.
Scott $2,100 for no gum.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $700.
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Lot 657
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1894, $5 dark green (Scott 263), rarely encountered with a light black town cancellation, tiny natural inclusion between Marshall's head and the "TA" of "Postage" - insignificant on a stamp of this grandeur, and should not be considered a flaw on this outstanding large margined showpiece - with mouth watering color; we offered many used examples of #263 over the past 133 years since Kelleher has been selling stamps at public auction, but we've never offered a #263 with the stunning attributes that this $5 Marshall offers; a true World Class GEM destined for the finest collection of top quality stamps; worth a serious bid for any philatelist searching for a $5 Marshall that is above all others, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $3,800.
Scott $2,600.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.
Realized $3,000.
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Lot 658
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1894, $5 dark green (Scott 263), duplex cancel, affordable example of this challenging stamp; thinned, creases and with some frayed perfs at right, Fine appearance, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,600.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Unsold
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