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1894-1898 Bureau Issues
 
 
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Lot 1154
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1894, 1¢-$5, large die proofs on India, sunk on card (Scott 247P1/263P1), consisting of 247P1, 250P1, 253AP1-261AP1, 262P1-263P1, reduced, each measuring approximately 79 x 82mm; several with trivial light toning spots, each are hinged on back, Fine, rare complete set.
Scott $4,850.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Current Bid $1,300.
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Lot 1155
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1894, 1¢-$5, Roosevelt small die proofs on wove (Scott 247P2//263P2), 247P2, 250P2, 253AP2-261AP2, 262P2, 263P2, each measuring approximately 26 x 28mm; some hinge remnants, 1¢, 6¢, $1 and $2 small thins, as often without gray card backing, Very Fine, only 85 sets produced.
Scott $3,535.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,000.
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Lot 1156

1894, 2¢ pink, type I (Scott 248), o.g., never hinged, sensational top quality showpiece with unusually large margins and bold rich color; a true condition rarity as this issue is seldom found so choice, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2018 P.S.A.G. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $1,000.
Scott $90.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $475.
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Lot 1157

1894, 2¢ scarlet, type III (Scott 252a), o.g., lightly hinged, bold rich unmistakable shade, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2018 P.F. certificate for block.
Scott $120.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $200.
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Lot 1158

1894, 2¢ scarlet, type III (Scott 252a), vertical pair, o.g., lightly hinged, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with photocopy of 2018 P.F. certificate for block.
Scott $240.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $130.
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Lot 1159

1894, 10¢ dark green (Scott 258), left plate number single, o.g., never hinged, luscious rich color and impression, Very Fine, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $850.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $450.
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Lot 1160

1894, 15¢ dark blue (Scott 259), o.g., very lightly hinged, incredibly large-margined stamp with breath-taking color, Fine to Very Fine, quite elusive like this, with 1991 P.F. certificate.
Scott $275.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $170.
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Lot 1161
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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 $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150.
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Lot 1162

1894, 50¢ orange (Scott 260), bottom plate number single, eye-catching pre-printing paper fold, o.g., previously hinged, rich color, Fine to Very Fine, an unusually scarce item with either the plate number or the paper fold; combined, this is quite a showpiece.
Scott $500.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180.
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Lot 1163

1894, 50¢ orange (Scott 260), block of 4, o.g., previously hinged, bright and fresh; light wrinkle on top left stamp, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375.
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Lot 1164

1894, $5 dark green (Scott 263), o.g., hinged, absolutely gorgeous deep rich color printed on clean white paper; a handsome example of this scarce stamp - the rarest regularly issued United States stamp, Fine to Very Fine, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $4,000.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,200.
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Lot 1165
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1894, $5 dark green (Scott 263), unused without gum, sharp complete color and impression, Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,100.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $900.
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Lot 1166

1894, $5 dark green (Scott 263), o.g., previously hinged, Fine to Very Fine reperforated at left, with photocopy of clean 1947 P.F. certificate for block and 2019 PSE certificate that states reperforated at left.
Scott $4,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500.
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Lot 1167

1895, 1¢ to $1 (Scott 264-276A), fresh and pleasing selection up to the $1 type II; includes both $1 values, #276A is expertly regummed, others are o.g. hinged; #274 and 275 reperforated at bottom; 276A reperforated at top, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $2,205.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300.
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Lot 1168
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1895, 2¢ carmine, types II & III (Scott 266-267), bottom left full pane of 100, mute double-oval cancellations, left three columns are #266 (Type II), right 7 are #267 (Type III); some selvage faults along left side, and some separated or reinforced perforations as one would expect, otherwise Fine, this is the first cancelled pane we have ever encountered.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500.
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Lot 1169

1895, 2¢ pink, type III (Scott 267a), o.g., never hinged, impressive example of this challenging type III stamp in the beautiful pink shade, Extremely Fine, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $300.
Scott $75.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $170.
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Lot 1170

1895, 6¢ dull brown (Scott 271), o.g., never hinged, remarkably fresh and choice example of this watermarked Bureau issue; immaculate, just like the very first day it was handed over the Post Office counter, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $525.
Scott $325.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $400.
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Lot 1171

1895, 8¢ violet brown (Scott 272), o.g., never hinged, wonderful top sheet margin single with vivid fresh color, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $210.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $190.
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Lot 1172

1895, 10¢ dark green (Scott 273), top right plate number strip of 10, o.g., never hinged, exceptionally bright and fresh; light natural gum wrinkle on position 5, Very Good to Fine.
Scott $2,960.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375.
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Lot 1173

1895, 15¢ dark blue (Scott 274), o.g., lightly hinged, a true GEM of Philately with immense margins and scintillating rich color; the most impressive example we had ever had the pleasure to offer in one of our auctions, Superb, this is the only example attaining the desirable grade of Superb-98J, with just one other grading higher, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate graded SUP 98J.
SMQ SUP 98; $1,650.
Scott $210.
Estimate $1,250 - 1,500.
Current Bid $1,200.
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Lot 1174
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1895, 15¢ dark blue (Scott 274), Superb, the SMQ does not list a value for a stamp in this grade, so the Scott Values by Grade were used, with 2016 P.S.A.G. certificate graded SUP 98.
Scott Stamp Values SUP 98; $1,450.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $550.
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Lot 1175

1895, 50¢ orange (Scott 275), left sheet margin single with split arrow, o.g., fresh and nicely centered; sheet margin reinforced, Very Fine.
Scott $240.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100.
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Lot 1176
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1895, $1 black, type I (Scott 276), sharp neat example, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $1,000.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $650.
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Lot 1177
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1895, $1 black, type I (Scott 276), unusually light cancellation, top-quality example with a beautiful postmark that doesn't obscure the beautiful design; seldom found like this, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $95.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100.
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Lot 1178

1895, $2 bright blue (Scott 277), a lovely mint single, o.g., never hinged, post office fresh and quite well centered, virtually Very Fine, a very difficult stamp to find in its original Post Office state.
Scott $2,900.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Current Bid $600.
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Lot 1179

1895, $2 bright blue (Scott 277), o.g., previously hinged, gorgeous deep, rich color; tiny corner crease at bottom, otherwise Extremely Fine.
Scott $900.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $750.
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Lot 1180

1895, $2 bright blue (Scott 277), bottom margin imprint single, o.g., hinged, a beautiful example with deep dark color, Fine to Very Fine, with photocopy of 2012 P.F. certificate for strip/3, from which this stamp was taken - middle stamp from the strip.
Scott $900.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $500.
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Lot 1181

1895, $2 dark blue (Scott 277a), o.g., lightly hinged, awesome example of the dark blue shade; a beautifully centered stamp, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2014 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $1,150.
Scott $900.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $850.
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Lot 1182

1895, $2 bright blue (Scott 277), block of 4, o.g., small hinge remnant, premium-quality multiple with electrifying color; a solidly centered multiple that's fresh to market, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $4,000.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Current Bid $1,300.
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Lot 1183

1895, $5 dark green (Scott 278), top margin plate number single, o.g., previously hinged, an eye-arresting luscious $5 Marshall, Extremely Fine, plate blocks of this top-value are rare, plate number singles are highly sought after and are a premium item, especially in this top-notch quality, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $3,500.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid $2,900.
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Lot 1184

1895, $5 dark green (Scott 278), o.g., hinged (pencil mark on gum), awesome example with the deepest and richest color you'll ever see on this issue; an eye catching showpiece, Extremely Fine, with 1974 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,600.
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Lot 1185

1895, $5 dark green (Scott 278), top plate number and imprint strip of 3, o.g., heavy hinge remnants, extremely attractive multiple of the desirable $5 Marshall; wide selvage at top; beautiful color and superior centering; as plate blocks are virtually unobtainable, this beautiful showpiece is the nest best thing; left and right stamps with small thin spots, Extremely Fine appearance with the middle stamp sound and of exceptional quality, plate strips of this high value are exceedingly rare.
Scott $8,750.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.
Current Bid $1,800.
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Lot 1186
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1898, 3rd Bureau issue (color changes), 1¢ to 15¢ complete (Scott 279-284), nice looking group of the 1898 new colors, o.g., some never hinged / some hinged, no #280, but there is a #280b (the orange brown shade) as well as a #279B imprint and plate number strip of 3; a few trivial flaws, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $666.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $250.
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Lot 1187

1898, 5¢ dark blue (Scott 281), a magnificent top margin imprint single, o.g., never hinged, bold prooflike color, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate for pair, from which this stamp was taken - this being left stamp from the pair.
Scott $100.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $225.
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Lot 1188

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 $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100.
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