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1894-1898 Bureau Issues




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Lot 4580
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1894, 1¢-$5, large die proofs (Scott 246P1//263P1), on India die sunk on cards, most measuring approximately 150 x 200 mm; 13 different values, the 1¢ #246P1, the 2¢ #250P1, the 3¢ #253P1 (Type II), while the 15¢ is a hybrid; very fresh colors; a couple with trivial light marks on card only, Very Fine, altogether a beautiful set.
Scott $4,850.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Current Bid $1,300
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Lot 4581

1894, 2¢ pink, type I, unwatermarked (Scott 248), o.g., never hinged, in sensationally fresh color, perfectly centered on clean, bright paper, Superb, a Top of the Pop, PSE listing just three stamps at this pinnacle grade in their Population Report, with photocopy of 2019 P.F. certificate for block of nine, plus original 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate, the latter graded 98.
SMQ SUP 98; $4,000.
Scott $98.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid $1,500
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Lot 4582

1894, 2¢ pink, type I, unwatermarked (Scott 248), o.g., never hinged, bright color and sharp impression within overly generous margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $1,350.
Scott $98.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 4583
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1894, 2¢ carmine lake, type I, unwatermarked (Scott 249), a scintillating jumbo with outstanding color, detail and massive margins; lightly struck duplex cancel, Extremely Fine to Superb, only five stamps grade higher in PSE's Population Report, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 95J.
SMQ XF-SUP 95J; $500.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 4584
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1890, 3¢ Jackson, Bureau essay, in dusky red violet (Scott 253-E1a), engraved vignette as issued but with type II triangles, die on India, die sunk on card, solidly printed, with "C-225" plate number below; vertical toned streak crosses India but not the design, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 4585

1894, 3¢ purple, unwatermarked (Scott 253), o.g., never hinged, a jaw-dropper with crisp, cool color and clean lines; Post Office fresh with rarely seen centering, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2018 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $4,500.
Scott $360.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid $1,500
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Lot 4586

1894, 4¢ dark brown, unwatermarked (Scott 254), right margin plate number 51 strip of 3 with imprint, o.g., never hinged, a gorgeous positional with crystal-clear detail in ramrod color; paper fresh with perforations sound; middle stamp with a natural horizontal gum crease, Very Fine, with 2020 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,950.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 4587

1894, 10¢ dark green, unwatermarked, imperf (Scott 258a), also catalogued as #258P5, disturbed o.g., fresh faced with deep color and solid margins all around; small shallow thin spot in top left stamp, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate (as #258a) graded 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 4588

1894, $1 black, type I, unwatermarked (Scott 261), o.g., previously hinged, Post Office fresh with incredibly deep color and three-dimensional detail, Very Fine, with 2020 P.F. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $1,000.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 4589

1894, $1 black, type II, unwatermarked (Scott 261A), o.g., barest trace of hinge, with immense color depth and proof-like impression; paper fresh with nicely balanced margins, Fine to Very Fine+, with 1984 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,100.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $600
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Lot 4590

1894, $2 bright blue, unwatermarked (Scott 262), o.g., previously hinged, a doll of a Madison, Post Office fresh, with near-perfect margins on vibrantly white paper, the design in deep color with sharp lines, Extremely Fine to Superb, only three stamps thus graded, with two higher, in PSE's Population Report, with 2000 P.F. and 2020 P.S.A.G. certificates, the latter graded 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $10,000.
Scott $1,200.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.
Current Bid $3,750
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Lot 4591

1894, $2 bright blue, unwatermarked (Scott 262), o.g., hinged, bright and clean with wonderful detail; slightly nibbed perforation at top, otherwise Very Fine, a pretty stamp, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $2,000 - 2,500.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 4592
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1894, $2 bright blue, unwatermarked (Scott 262), wonderfully centered in outstanding color; fresh; a couple short perforations at bottom not mentioned on the accompanying certificate, still Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2020 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,200.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,200.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 4593
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1894, $5 dark green, unwatermarked (Scott 263), off-center but still an amazingly fresh stamp with exceptionally deep color and clean lines that show through the cancels; small thin, Very Good, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $2,600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 4594

1895, 2¢ carmine, type I, D.L. watermark (Scott 265), wide left margin plate number 111 strip of 3 with imprint, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with glowing color and crisp detail; sound and attractively centered, Very Fine, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 80.
SMQ VF 80.
Scott $325.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 4595

1895, 2¢ carmine, type I, D.L. watermark (Scott 265), full wide left margin plate number 96 strip of 3 with imprint, o.g., never hinged, in compelling color with razor-sharp lines; paper fresh and clean; sound, Very Fine, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 80.
SMQ VF 80; $255 as singles.
Scott $325.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 4596

1895, 2¢ carmine, type II, D.L. watermark (Scott 266), full wide left margin plate number 170 block of 6 with imprint, o.g., never hinged, a stunner, with pulsating color, fresh paper, and exceptional centering across the block; all perforations intact and sound, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a wonderful early plate, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 4597

1895, 4¢ dark brown, D.L. watermark (Scott 269), o.g., never hinged, a beauty of a jumbo with spectacular color, detail and centering; fresh and sound, Extremely Fine to Superb, only one stamp at this grade in PSE's Population Report, with three higher, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 95J.
SMQ XF-SUP 95J; $2,000.
Scott $125.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 4598

1895, 5¢ chocolate, D.L. watermark (Scott 270), o.g., never hinged, a most gratifying Grant, with warm color, flawless impression and near-perfect margins of fresh white, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 1999 P.F. and 2020 P.S.A.G. certificates, the latter graded 90.
SMQ XF 90; $300.
Scott $105.
Estimate $250 - 300.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 4599

1895, 6¢ dull brown, D.L. watermark (Scott 271), bottom left corner margin single, o.g., never hinged, a magnificent position piece, the stamp with warm color and near-perfect centering, the selvage full wide with all perforations intact and solid, Extremely Fine, with 2020 P.F. certificate for strip of four, this position 1.
Scott $325.
Estimate $500 - 600.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 4600

1895, 8¢ violet brown, D.L. watermark (Scott 272), o.g., never hinged, boldness of color and impression, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, so much nicer looking than the grade, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $325.
Scott $210.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 4601
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1895, 8¢ violet brown, USIR watermark (Scott 272a), deep color and fresh with clear watermark; small corner crease at top left, Fine to Very Fine, with 2012 P.F. certificate.
Scott $950.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 4602

1895, 10¢ dark green, D.L. watermark (Scott 273), o.g., never hinged, perfectly printed with meticulous detail and monumental color, beautifully centered on pristine paper, Extremely Fine, a superior stamp, with 2020 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $775.
Scott $280.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 4603

1895, 15¢ dark blue, D.L. watermark (Scott 274), o.g., never hinged, a solid Clay with incredibly deep color gorgeously centered on immaculate paper, Extremely Fine, with 1992 P.F. and 2020 P.S.A.G. certificates, the latter graded 90.
SMQ XF 90; $1,450.
Scott $600.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,500.
Current Bid $600
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Lot 4604

1895, 15¢ dark blue, D.L. watermark (Scott 274), o.g., never hinged, nicely centered, very bright and fresh, almost Very Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $600.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 4605

1895, 15¢ dark blue, D.L. watermark (Scott 274), block of 4, slightly disturbed o.g., deep blue shade, nicely centered, clean handsome block, strong Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $875.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 4606
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1895, 15¢ dark blue, D.L. watermark (Scott 274), bottom margin plate number 52 block of 6 with imprint, in the boldest color imaginable, providing razor-sharp detail; paper like-new; very lightly hinged at position 2 and in bottom center selvage tab, Fine.
Scott $4,500.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $800
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Lot 4607

1895, $1 black, type I, D.L. watermark (Scott 276), o.g., previously hinged, a profoundly pretty Perry, with immaculate color and detail on bright white paper, Extremely Fine to Superb, a top-line stamp, PSE's Population Report lists just four stamps at this grade, with one higher, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $2,500.
Scott $600.
Estimate $2,000 - 2,500.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 4608

1895, $1 black, type I, D.L. watermark (Scott 276), o.g., previously hinged, executed in proof-like color and detail on gleaming paper, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, prettier than its grade, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $775.
Scott $600.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 4609
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1895, $1 black, type I, D.L. watermark (Scott 276), light face-free postmark, jet-black color and razor sharp impression, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $1,000.
Scott $95.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 4610
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1895, $1 black, type II, D.L. watermark (Scott 276A), a most admirable Perry, flawlessly printed in grand color, on fresh paper with a light, mostly face-free cancel, Superb, hazard a bid or two, a Top of the Pop, PSE recording just one 98 in their Population Report, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 98.
SMQ SUP 98; $3,500.
Scott $200.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 4611

1895, $2 bright blue, D.L. watermark (Scott 277), o.g., previously hinged, Post Office fresh in luxurious color and clean lines, Very Fine, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 80.
SMQ VF 80; $1,500.
Scott $900.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 4612

1895, $2 bright blue, D.L. watermark (Scott 277), full top margin plate number 84 strip of 3 with imprint, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh and sound, with intense color and like-new paper, all pleasingly centered, Very Fine, a blue trio to make you sing, unpriced never hinged in Scott, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $4,500 as o.g.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.
Current Bid $3,750
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Lot 4613
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1895, $2 bright blue, D.L. watermark (Scott 277), pristine with immense color and a clean wavy-line cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1996 and 2020 P.F. certificates, the latter graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $1,000.
Scott $400.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 4614
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1895, $5 dark green, D.L. watermark (Scott 278), very lightly canceled, a premium example, exceptionally well centered and with bright fresh color, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $600.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 4615

1898, 2¢ red, type IV (Scott 279B), oversized plate block of 90, nearly a complete sheet, missing right margin straight edge vertical row and missing most of selvage at left (remaining selvage is toned), o.g., never hinged; many perf separations (plate block does not have perf separations), light horizontal crease slightly above perfs on fourth from top horizontal row of perforations, inclusion on position 38, small nick to stamp at bottom center, Very Good to Fine.
Scott $2,450.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 4616

1898, 2¢ rose carmine, type IV (Scott 279Bc), o.g., never hinged, seven in total comprising a block of four, a vertical pair and a single; all bright and fresh, the pair and single with natural straight edge at right, Fine, a great chance to replenish your stock, with photocopies of 2019 P.F. certificate for originating block of 12.
Scott $5,950 as singles.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 4617
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1900, 2¢ red, type IV (Scott 279Bj), booklet pane of 6, three booklet pane and partial pane of five, includes front and back covers, plus interleaving, o.g., never hinged; a few tiny spots of gum disturbance and one pane with crease on bottom two stamps, Very Good to Fine.
Scott $3,000 as 3 panes.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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