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

1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue ($2.00, Scott 262)
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
361 og $2.00 Bright Blue (262).> Original gum, rich color on bright paper, wide margins<><>^VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 $2.00 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.^<><>With copy of 1976 P.F. certificate for
block$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Original gum, rich color on bright paper, wide margins

VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 $2.00 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With copy of 1976 P.F. certificate for block (Image)

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2,750.00

SOLD for $1,900.00
Will close during Public Auction
362 og $2.00 Bright Blue (262).> With part arrow selvage at right, original gum, bright color, fresh and Very Fine, a pretty stamp$2.00 Bright Blue (262). With part arrow selvage at right, original gum, bright color, fresh and Very Fine, a pretty stamp (Image)

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2,750.00

SOLD for $2,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
363 og $2.00 Bright Blue (262).> Selvage at right and wide natural s.e. at top, original gum, h.r., natural gum wrinkles, Fine, an excellent position piece, the top of the sheet for the dollar values were trimmed to
allow them to fit into the perforating ma$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Selvage at right and wide natural s.e. at top, original gum, h.r., natural gum wrinkles, Fine, an excellent position piece, the top of the sheet for the dollar values were trimmed to allow them to fit into the perforating machine, this is an excellent demonstration of that (Image)

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2,750.00

SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
364 ng $2.00 Bright Blue (262). Three, each a distinctly different shade, one unused (no gum), one regummed, other disturbed original gum, some faults, otherwise Fine

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4,950.00

SOLD for $600.00
Will close during Public Auction
365 og $2.00 Bright Blue (262).> Original gum, h.r., wide margin at top where natural s.e., rich color, small thin spots at top, Very Good appearance, the unwatermarked dollar-value Bureaus were trimmed at top prior to
perforating so that they could fit int$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Original gum, h.r., wide margin at top where natural s.e., rich color, small thin spots at top, Very Good appearance, the unwatermarked dollar-value Bureaus were trimmed at top prior to perforating so that they could fit into the perforating machine then in use, this is an excellent demonstration of this (Image)

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2,750.00

SOLD for $225.00
Will close during Public Auction
366 ogbl $2.00 Bright Blue (262).> Block of four, original gum, rich color on bright paper, some natural gum bends, single toned perf at top left<><>^FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF THE 1894
$2.00 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.^<><>$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Block of four, original gum, rich color on bright paper, some natural gum bends, single toned perf at top left

FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF THE 1894 $2.00 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

Blocks of any size are scarce. The largest recorded multiple is the unique plate block of six. (Image)

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12,500.00

SOLD for $4,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
367 ogbl $2.00 Bright Blue (262).> Left arrow block of four, original gum, few h.r. where perfs sensibly reinforced, radiant color, perfs just in at left, natural gum creases<><>^VERY GOOD. A SCARCE LEFT ARROW POSITION
BLOCK OF THE 1894 $2.00 UNWATERMARKED$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Left arrow block of four, original gum, few h.r. where perfs sensibly reinforced, radiant color, perfs just in at left, natural gum creases

VERY GOOD. A SCARCE LEFT ARROW POSITION BLOCK OF THE 1894 $2.00 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

Key position multiples of the dollar-value Bureaus are extremely rare. (Image)

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13,000.00

SOLD for $1,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
368 og $2.00 Bright Blue (262).> Bottom imprint and plate no. 84 strip of three, original gum, lightly hinged where few perfs sensibly reinforced, rich color, tiny tear at edge of selvage at bottom left<><>^FINE-VERY
FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE IMPRINT AND PL$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Bottom imprint and plate no. 84 strip of three, original gum, lightly hinged where few perfs sensibly reinforced, rich color, tiny tear at edge of selvage at bottom left

FINE-VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER STRIP OF THE 1894 $2.00 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE. ONLY ONE FULL PLATE BLOCK OF SIX IS KNOWN.

The dollar values of the unwatermarked Bureau issues had the top selvage cut to accommodate the available perforating machine. Therefore, no top plate numbers exist for the dollar values in any form. The unique plate block was recently offered in our sale of the MLG Collection.

From our 1985 Rarities sale. With 1987 P.F. certificate (Image)

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15,000.00

SOLD for $10,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
369 ogbl $2.00 Bright Blue (262).> Bottom block of four with <part imprint and plate no. 84,> original gum, very lightly hinged, rich color, natural gum wrinkles and bends<><>^FRESH AND FINE. A RARE IMPRINT AND PLATE
NUMBER MULTIPLE OF THE 1894 UNWATERMARKE$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Bottom block of four with part imprint and plate no. 84, original gum, very lightly hinged, rich color, natural gum wrinkles and bends

FRESH AND FINE. A RARE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER MULTIPLE OF THE 1894 UNWATERMARKED $2.00 BUREAU ISSUE. ONLY ONE COMPLETE PLATE BLOCK IS RECORDED.

Plate 84 is the only one used for this issue, and plate number examples are only known from the bottom of the sheet, since the tops were trimmed prior to perforating.

Scott Retail as block of four with no premium for the part imprint and plate number (Image)

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14,500.00

SOLD for $4,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
370 bl $2.00 Bright Blue (262).> Block of four, bright color, cancelled by neat strikes of oval registry cancels, some perf separations sensibly reinforced, right stamps vertical crease visible only in fluid<><>^FINE
APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE USED BLO$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Block of four, bright color, cancelled by neat strikes of oval registry cancels, some perf separations sensibly reinforced, right stamps vertical crease visible only in fluid

FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE USED BLOCK OF THE 1894 $2.00 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

According to Linn's U.S. Stamp Facts, a block of four is the largest recorded used multiple of the $2.00 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue. We have only sold two others. (Image)

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9,000.00

SOLD for $4,750.00
Will close during Public Auction

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