Sale 337

Harbour Auction


1895-1898 Bureau Issues, Watermarked
 
 
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Lot 2712
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1895, 1¢ blue, imperf proof on stamp paper (264P), left sheet margin horizontal pairs split arrows, bright and fresh with mostly large margins, original gum except 4¢ without gum, 1¢ natural paper wrinkle, F.-V.F.
Scott $1,025
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Lot 2713

1895, 2¢ carmine, type III, printing freak (267 var.), blocks of ten, six and four with full right sheet margin (originally a block of 20) with a full length fold-over causing parts of 12 of the 20 stamps to be unprinted, blue pencil initials in unprinted area; original gum, few stamps lightly thinned, otherwise Very Fine. A unique and truly spectacular variety.
Estimate $500 - 750

THE STAMPS THAT ARE COMPLETELY WITHOUT DESIGN WILL BE LISTED IN THE 2012 SCOTT CATALOGUE AS "COLOR MISSING" ERRORS.
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Lot 2714
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1894, 4¢, 5¢ & 8¢, imperf proofs on stamp paper (269P, 270P, 272P), horizontal pairs with full sheet margins and split arrows, large margins, original gum, small thin one 4¢, 8¢ thin in selvage, fresh and otherwise Very Fine, only 300 issued.
Scott $900
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Lot 2715
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1895, 8¢ violet brown, watermarked USIR (272a), nearly perfectly centered with large margins and a bold target cancel, tiny pinhole and small internal tear; choice, Extremely Fine appearance.
Scott $1,000

Expertization: 2010 PF Certificate.
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Lot 2716

1895, 10¢ dark green (273), choice centering with deep, rich color and barely hinged original gum, Extremely Fine. Scott $95.
SMQ $180

Expertization: 1999 & 2008 PF and 2008 PSE Certificates, last two graded XF 90.
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Lot 2717

1895, 50¢ orange (275), wonderfully fresh and virtually perfectly centered with large balanced margins and choice original color, original gum, Extremely Fine to Superb. Scott $275.
SMQ $1,100

AN EXTRAORDINARY MINT SINGLE OF THE SURPRISINGLY DIFFICULT 50¢ WATERMARKED BUREAU.

Expertization: 2002 PF and 2008 PSE Certificates, the latter graded XF-Sup 95.

Only one example has achieved a higher numerical grade (98).

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Lot 2718

1895, 50¢ orange (275), virtually perfectly centered with extra large margins, deep, vibrant color and lightly hinged original gum; a choice, Extremely Fine gem.
Scott $275

Expertization: 1989 PF Certificate.
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Lot 2719

1895, $1 black, type I (276), original gum, very lightly hinged, Fine.
Scott $650
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Lot 2720

1895, $1 black, type II (276A), quite well centered within wide margins, bright fresh color, original gum lightly hinged, Very Fine.
Scott $1,350

Expertization: 2010 PSE Certificate graded VF 80.
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Lot 2721
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1895, $1 black, type II (276A), bottom plate no. single with a neat, face-free Chicago oval cancel, fresh and F.-V.F.
Scott $210

A STUNNING AND RARE USED POSITION PIECE.

Expertization: 2003 PF Certificate.
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Lot 2722

1895, $2 bright blue (277), beautifully centered and wonderfully fresh, slightly disturbed original gum, Extremely Fine and choice.
Scott $1,000

Expertization: photocopy of 1989 PF Certificate for block of 4.
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Lot 2723
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1895, $2 bright blue (277), well centered with bright color and a light cancel, fresh and Very Fine.
Scott $450
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Lot 2724

1895, $2 dark blue (277a), deep, rich color, original gum, lightly hinged, fresh and Fine.
Scott $1,000
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Lot 2725

1895, $5 dark green (278), fresh and nicely centered, o.g., hinge remnant, tiny tone spot right margin and minute thin speck, otherwise F.-V.F.
Scott $2,250

Expertization: 1998 APS Certificate.
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Lot 2726

1895, $5 dark green (278), top margin plate number and imprint strip of three, well centered and bright, but lightly toned with gum thoroughly brushed and redistributed over reinforced separation, Very Fine appearance.
Scott $9,500
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Lot 2727
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1895, $5 dark green (278), exceptionally well centered with large balanced margins and relatively light cancels, Very Fine.
Scott $625

Expertization: 1992 PSE and 1997 APS Certificates.
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Lot 2728
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1895, $5 dark green (278), virtually perfectly centered and unusually lightly canceled, tiny tear and corner crease; choice Extremely Fine appearance.
Scott $625
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Lot 2729

1898, 5¢ dark blue (281), virtually perfectly centered with large margins, deep, rich color, bright paper and pristine, never hinged original gum; post office fresh and Extremely Fine to Superb.
Scott $100
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Lot 2730

1898, 10¢ brown, type I (282C), nearly perfectly centered with rich color and lightly hinged original gum, fresh and Extremely Fine. Scott $190.
SMQ $340

Expertization: 2000 PF and 2009 PSE Certificates, the latter graded XF 90.
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Lot 2731

1898, 10¢ orange brown, type II, vertical watermark (283a), nearly perfectly centered with warm color and barely hinged original gum, an Extremely Fine gem. Scott Stamp Values $450.
Scott $150

Expertization: 1994 PF and 2010 PSAG Certificates, the latter graded 90, neither noting vertical watermark.
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Lot 2732

1898, 15¢ olive green (284), fresh and bright and virtually perfectly centered with exceptionally large margins, slightly disturbed original gum; still a striking, Extremely Fine to Superb gem.
Scott $160
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