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

1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (8-Cent USIR Watermark, Scott 272a)
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
411 og 8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a).> Top imprint and plate no. 58 strip of three with wide selvage, original gum, I of watermark straddles right and center stamps, R of watermark is also partly visible in
selvage at top left, rich color and p8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a). Top imprint and plate no. 58 strip of three with wide selvage, original gum, "I" of watermark straddles right and center stamps, "R" of watermark is also partly visible in selvage at top left, rich color and proof-like impression

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. ONE OF ONLY THREE RECORDED IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER STRIPS OF THE 8-CENT 1895 BUREAU ISSUE WITH THE "USIR" WATERMARK ERROR. A GREAT RARITY OF THE ISSUE.

The "USIR" (United States Internal Revenue) watermark error occurred when a supply of paper reserved for revenue stamp production was used for printing the 6c and 8c postage stamps. Our records contain only three imprint and plate number strips of the 8c (a plate block of six is part of the Miller collection at The New York Public Library). One of the three was recently sold in our auction of the Alan B. Whitman Collection. (Image)

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20,000.00

SOLD for $8,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
412 og 8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a).> Horizontal pair, left stamp the variety with clear R of watermark, rich color, few trivial perf separations, tiny ink mark at bottom left of the variety, otherwise Very
Fine, considerably scarcer in unused c8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a). Horizontal pair, left stamp the variety with clear "R" of watermark, rich color, few trivial perf separations, tiny ink mark at bottom left of the variety, otherwise Very Fine, considerably scarcer in unused condition, small backstamps, the error was created when the stock of paper intended for use on revenue stamps was inadvertently used for regular-issue stamps (Image)

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6,000.00

SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
413   8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a).> Showing clear I of watermark, rich color, neat ms. X cancel, tiny thin speck at center and faint stains, centered to top, an affordable example of this scarce
error8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a). Showing clear "I" of watermark, rich color, neat ms. "X" cancel, tiny thin speck at center and faint stains, centered to top, an affordable example of this scarce error (Image)

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1,000.00

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
414 bl 8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a).> Block of four, top stamps share I of watermark, bottom stamps with S, bright color, neat duplex cancels, expertly rejoined perf separations, light corner creases at top
right and bottom right, Very Fine ap8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a). Block of four, top stamps share "I" of watermark, bottom stamps with "S", bright color, neat duplex cancels, expertly rejoined perf separations, light corner creases at top right and bottom right, Very Fine appearance, a scarce multiple, Scott Retail as singles (Image)

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2,000.00

SOLD for $2,200.00
Will close during Public Auction

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