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

1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (5-Cent, Scott 255)
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
318 ogbl 5c Chocolate (255).> Right arrow block of four, original gum, bottom stamps barest trace of what may be hinging, fresh color, few perf separations at top sensibly reinforced, Fine-Very Fine5c Chocolate (255). Right arrow block of four, original gum, bottom stamps barest trace of what may be hinging, fresh color, few perf separations at top sensibly reinforced, Fine-Very Fine (Image)

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525.00

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
319 ogbl 5c Chocolate (255).> Bottom right corner selvage block of four, bottom stamps Mint N.H., top stamps h.r., intact perfs at top and left and with <wild perfs causing bottom right stamp to be part-perforate at
right,> bright color, Fine and unusual frea5c Chocolate (255). Bottom right corner selvage block of four, bottom stamps Mint N.H., top stamps h.r., intact perfs at top and left and with wild perfs causing bottom right stamp to be part-perforate at right, bright color, Fine and unusual freak, Scott Retail as normal (Image)

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870.00

SOLD for $225.00
Will close during Public Auction
320 nhbl 5c Chocolate (255).> Mint N.H. top left selvage block of six, bright color, s.e. at bottom and with <wild diagonal perforations> caused by a misfeed into the perforating machine which looks like it was then put
into the machine correctly, few natural5c Chocolate (255). Mint N.H. top left selvage block of six, bright color, s.e. at bottom and with wild diagonal perforations caused by a misfeed into the perforating machine which looks like it was then put into the machine correctly, few natural paper creases, natural short gum at top, Very Fine, a dramatic and unusual variety, Scott Retail as normal (Image)

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1,950.00

SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
321 ogbl 5c Chocolate (255).> Top imprint and plate no. 54 block of six, bottom stamps Mint N.H., top side stamps barely hinged, top center stamp single hinge mark, pretty shade, Fine-Very Fine, the top center and top
right stamps are especially nice5c Chocolate (255). Top imprint and plate no. 54 block of six, bottom stamps Mint N.H., top side stamps barely hinged, top center stamp single hinge mark, pretty shade, Fine-Very Fine, the top center and top right stamps are especially nice (Image)

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1,305.00

SOLD for $2,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
322 ogbl 5c Chocolate (255).> Top imprint and plate no. 161 block of six, original gum, h.r., bright shade, top center stamp thin spot, Very Fine appearance5c Chocolate (255). Top imprint and plate no. 161 block of six, original gum, h.r., bright shade, top center stamp thin spot, Very Fine appearance (Image)

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1,300.00

SOLD for $1,900.00
Will close during Public Auction
323   5c Chocolate (255).> Perforated on all sides and with <captured plate no.> at bottom, unobtrusive cancel, warm shade, light crease, Very Fine appearance, an unusual item5c Chocolate (255). Perforated on all sides and with captured plate no. at bottom, unobtrusive cancel, warm shade, light crease, Very Fine appearance, an unusual item (Image)

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E. 150-200

SOLD for $130.00
Will close during Public Auction
324 ogbl 5c Chocolate, Imperforate (255a).> Top imprint and plate no. 53 block of eight, large margins all around, original gum, gorgeous color, tiny thin spot in sheet margin only<><>^VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE
IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF EIGHT O5c Chocolate, Imperforate (255a). Top imprint and plate no. 53 block of eight, large margins all around, original gum, gorgeous color, tiny thin spot in sheet margin only

VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF EIGHT OF THE 1894 5-CENT IMPERFORATE UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

Full imperforate sheets of 400 of the 3c, 4c, 5c and 10c values were removed from the Bureau and became available to collectors. They were not gummed when they came from the Bureau, but were later unofficially gummed.

This is the first plate block we have offered since keeping computerized records. Scott Retail as plate block and a pair (Image)

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4,800.00

SOLD for $8,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
325 ogbl 5c Chocolate, Imperforate Horizontally (255c).> Bottom imprint and plate no. 130 block of nine, original gum, h.r. in few places primarily where few perf separations sensibly reinforced, light gum soak at top
left, thin spots in top stamps not affect5c Chocolate, Imperforate Horizontally (255c). Bottom imprint and plate no. 130 block of nine, original gum, h.r. in few places primarily where few perf separations sensibly reinforced, light gum soak at top left, thin spots in top stamps not affecting the plate block, horizontal crease in bottom selvage, tiny natural paper wrinkles on stamps in plate block not mentioned on accompanying certificate

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE UNIQUE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF NINE OF THE 1894 5-CENT UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE IMPERFORATE HORIZONTALLY. ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF THE ISSUE.

It is believed that most examples of this error originate from a part sheet purchased by a collector at the Richmond Va. post office.

Ex Col. Green. Noted in Brookman Vol. 3, p. 113. With 1989 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as three pairs (Image)

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12,000.00

SOLD for $12,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
326 ngbl 5c Chocolate, Imperforate Horizontally (255c).> Bottom left corner selvage block of six, unused (no gum), bright color, couple of light creases<><>^VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE CORNER-MARGIN MULTIPLE OF THE 1894
5-CENT UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE IM5c Chocolate, Imperforate Horizontally (255c). Bottom left corner selvage block of six, unused (no gum), bright color, couple of light creases

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE CORNER-MARGIN MULTIPLE OF THE 1894 5-CENT UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE IMPERFORATE HORIZONTALLY.

It is believed that most examples of this error originate from a part sheet purchased by a collector at the Richmond Va. post office. Scott Retail as two pairs (Image)

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8,000.00

SOLD for $3,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
327 og 5c Chocolate, Imperforate Horizontally (255c).> Vertical strip of three, original gum, top stamp h.r., light natural vertical paper wrinkle<><>^VERY FINE. A SCARCE AND DESIRABLE STRIP OF THE 1894 5-CENT
UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE IMPERFORATE HORIZO5c Chocolate, Imperforate Horizontally (255c). Vertical strip of three, original gum, top stamp h.r., light natural vertical paper wrinkle

VERY FINE. A SCARCE AND DESIRABLE STRIP OF THE 1894 5-CENT UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE IMPERFORATE HORIZONTALLY.

It is believed that most examples of this error originate from a part sheet purchased by a collector at the Richmond Va. post office. Scott Retail as a pair (Image)

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4,000.00

SOLD for $2,000.00
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328 og 5c Chocolate, Imperforate Horizontally (255c var).> Original gum, with <plate no. 130> at top, rich color, Very Fine, a scarce single which is imperforate horizontally, especially desirable with the plate no.,
with 1977 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail5c Chocolate, Imperforate Horizontally (255c var). Original gum, with plate no. 130 at top, rich color, Very Fine, a scarce single which is imperforate horizontally, especially desirable with the plate no., with 1977 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as pair $4,000.00 (Image)

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E. 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $750.00
Will close during Public Auction

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