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The Whitpain Collection of United States 1894-98 Bureau Issues continued...

Specimen Overprints
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
258 S 1c-$5.00 Bureau Issue, Natal Specimen Ovpt. (264S-278S).> Four pieces containing every denomination, each with purple Specimen overprint applied at Natal, few flaws incl. first four damaged<><>^VERY FINE
APPEARANCE. THE UNIQUE SET OF THE 1895 B1c-$5.00 Bureau Issue, Natal "Specimen" Ovpt. (264S-278S). Four pieces containing every denomination, each with purple "Specimen" overprint applied at Natal, few flaws incl. first four damaged

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE UNIQUE SET OF THE 1895 BUREAU ISSUE OVERPRINTED "SPECIMEN" BY THE POST OFFICE IN NATAL.

These stamps were received without Specimen overprints by the U.P.U. offices in Bern, Switzerland. They were sent to Natal, where the local post office applied the overprint (Samuel type NA2).

With 1981 B.P.A. certificate. With 1981 B.P.A. certificate (Image)

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E. 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $1,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
259 S 1c-15c 1898 Issue, Natal Specimen Ovpts. (279S, 281S, 282CS, 284S).> Affixed to piece from page, rich colors, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, rare, it is evident that the 2c and 4c from the later change of colors were
not affixed to the book as their col1c-15c 1898 Issue, Natal "Specimen" Ovpts. (279S, 281S, 282CS, 284S). Affixed to piece from page, rich colors, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, rare, it is evident that the 2c and 4c from the later change of colors were not affixed to the book as their colors were similar to the earlier issue, this set is unique, with 1981 B.P.A. certificate (Image)

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E. 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $750.00
Will close during Public Auction
260 S 1c-$5.00 1895 Bureau Issue, Specimen Ovpt. (264S-278S).> Thirteen comprising every denomination, each with large SPECIMEN overprint applied almost vertically, unused (no gum), few perfs scissors-trimmed, few
small flaws<><>^VERY FINE APPEARANCE1c-$5.00 1895 Bureau Issue, "Specimen" Ovpt. (264S-278S). Thirteen comprising every denomination, each with large "SPECIMEN" overprint applied almost vertically, unused (no gum), few perfs scissors-trimmed, few small flaws

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE SET OF LARGE "SPECIMEN" OVERPRINTS FOR THE BUREAU ISSUE, FROM THE BRITISH POSTAL ARCHIVES.

It is reported that only two sets are known. (Image)

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E. 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
261 S 1c-$5.00 1895 Bureau Issue, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (264S-E thru 278S-E).> Complete except for the rare $1.00 Ty. II, also with two additional 10c (three total), original gum, h.r. except $5.00 regummed, few small
flaws, overall Fine-Very Fine, scarce1c-$5.00 1895 Bureau Issue, "Specimen" Ovpt. Ty. E (264S-E thru 278S-E). Complete except for the rare $1.00 Ty. II, also with two additional 10c (three total), original gum, h.r. except $5.00 regummed, few small flaws, overall Fine-Very Fine, scarce set (Image)

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2,205.00

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
262 S $1.00 Black, Ty. II, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (276AS-E).> Original gum, small h.r., clear purple Specimen at center, Very Fine and choice, this is the rarest of the set to obtain, with 2000 P.F.
certificate$1.00 Black, Ty. II, "Specimen" Ovpt. Ty. E (276AS-E). Original gum, small h.r., clear purple "Specimen" at center, Very Fine and choice, this is the rarest of the set to obtain, with 2000 P.F. certificate (Image)

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2,000.00

SOLD for $650.00
Will close during Public Auction
263 S $2.00 Dark Blue, Double Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (277S-E var).> Clear doubling of the overprint, original gum, rich color, well-balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, an exceedingly rare double Specimen overprint,
with 1987 P.F. certificate, unliste$2.00 Dark Blue, Double "Specimen" Ovpt. Ty. E (277S-E var). Clear doubling of the overprint, original gum, rich color, well-balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, an exceedingly rare double "Specimen" overprint, with 1987 P.F. certificate, unlisted in Scott, Scott Retail as normal (Image)

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300.00

SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction
264 S 1c-15c 1898 Issue, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (279S-E thru 284S-E).> Incl. three 1c and two 4c with overprints in different places, original gum, few appear Mint N.H., few small thin spots on lower denominations,
still Fine-Very Fine showing every denomi1c-15c 1898 Issue, "Specimen" Ovpt. Ty. E (279S-E thru 284S-E). Incl. three 1c and two 4c with overprints in different places, original gum, few appear Mint N.H., few small thin spots on lower denominations, still Fine-Very Fine showing every denomination (Image)

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1,000.00

SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
265 S 2c Red, Horizontal Wmk., Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (279BjS-E).> Plate no. at top right, original gum, watermark is actually reversed, Very Fine, unusual and desirable variety with the plate so., signed in pencil by
Bartels2c Red, Horizontal Wmk., "Specimen" Ovpt. Ty. E (279BjS-E). Plate no. at top right, original gum, watermark is actually reversed, Very Fine, unusual and desirable variety with the plate so., signed in pencil by Bartels (Image)

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1,100.00

SOLD for $750.00
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266 S 2c Red, Horizontal Wmk., Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (279BjS-E).> Mint N.H., watermark is actually inverted, fresh and Fine, Scott Retail as normal watermark2c Red, Horizontal Wmk., "Specimen" Ovpt. Ty. E (279BjS-E). Mint N.H., watermark is actually inverted, fresh and Fine, Scott Retail as normal watermark (Image)

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750.00

SOLD for $130.00
Will close during Public Auction
267 S 2c Red, Horizontal Wmk., Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (279BjS-E).> Position A, original gum, top stamps lightly hinged, other four Mint N.H., bright color, Very Fine2c Red, Horizontal Wmk., "Specimen" Ovpt. Ty. E (279BjS-E). Position A, original gum, top stamps lightly hinged, other four Mint N.H., bright color, Very Fine (Image)

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525.00

SOLD for $275.00
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268 S 5c Dark Blue, Double Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (281S-E var).> Showing one overprint diagonal at bottom and clear second horizontal overprint at top, original gum, slight adherence on back of Postage Due almost looks
like an offset, Very Fine, very rare,5c Dark Blue, Double "Specimen" Ovpt. Ty. E (281S-E var). Showing one overprint diagonal at bottom and clear second horizontal overprint at top, original gum, slight adherence on back of Postage Due almost looks like an offset, Very Fine, very rare, unlisted in Scott (Image)

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E. 500-750

SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction

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