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1893 Columbian Issue continued...
LotNo. Symbol Cat No. Lot Description Estimate or Cat Value
381 o    256 image1894, 6¢ dull brown (256), excellent centering for a 6¢ First Bureau issue, bright color, lightly cancelled, an Extremely Fine used gem with only two graded higher (95J). SMQ $600.
Scott $30

Expertization: 2009 P.S.E. Certificate graded XF-Sup 95. (Image)
Scott $30
SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
382 o    259 image1894, 15¢ dark blue (259), outstanding centering, deep rich color, light unobtrusive cancel, choice, Extremely Fine, only three used singles at this grade or higher (no 100s). SMQ $960.
Scott $70

Expertization: 2006 P.F. Certificate graded XF 90 and 2007 P.S.E. Certificate graded XF-Sup 95.

Provenance: Kirke. (Image)
Scott $70
SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
383 o    260 image1894, 50¢ orange (260), impeccable centering, rich color, neat double oval registry cancel, Extremely Fine, SMQ $1500.
Scott $160

THE 50¢ FIRST BUREAU ISSUE IS NOTORIOUSLY DIFFICULT TO LOCATED IN THIS CHOICE USED CONDITION— 95 IS THE HIGHEST NUMERICAL GRADE YET ASSIGNED AND THERE ARE ONLY TWO, THIS ONE AND A 95J, AND BOTH HAD BEEN IN THE KIRKE COLLECTION.

Expertization: 2007 P.S.E. Certificate graded XF-Sup 95.

Provenance: Kirke (private sale). (Image)
Scott $160
SOLD for $1,050.00
Will close during Public Auction
1894-1898 Bureau Issues
LotNo. Symbol Cat No. Lot Description Estimate or Cat Value
384 **    261 image1894, $1 black, type I (261), fresh and crisp, rich color, original gum, never hinged, Fine.
Scott $3,150 (Image)
Scott $3,150
SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
385 o    261 image1894, $1 black, type I (261), near perfect centering, intense color, neatly cancelled, Extremely Fine, seems a bit undergraded. SMQ $570.
Scott $375

Expertization: 2000 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. Certificates, the latter graded VF-XF 85. (Image)
Scott $375
SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
386 **    261A image1894, $1 black, type II (261A), outstanding centering within beautifully balanced margins, rich color, original gum, never hinged, Extremely Fine.
Scott $6,500

A SUPERB $1 UNWATERMARKED TYPE II, EXCEEDINGLY RARE THIS WELL CENTERED AND NEVER HINGED.

Expertization: 1984 and 2002 P.F. Certificates. (Image)
Scott $6,500
SOLD for $5,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
387 *    261A image1894, $1 black, type II (261A), beautifully centered within wide margins, rich color on bright paper, deeply etched impression, original gum, Extremely Fine and choice.
Scott $2,100

AN EXCEPTIONAL MINT EXAMPLE OF THE SCARCE $1 TYPE II FIRST BUREAU ISSUE.

Expertization: 1995 and 2005 P.F. Certificates.

Provenance: Gorham. (Image)
Scott $2,100
SOLD for $1,350.00
Will close during Public Auction
388 o    261A image1894, $1 black, type II (261A), precisely centered, fresh intense color, lightly cancelled, Extremely Fine, choice. SMQ $2100.
Scott $825

THE $1 TYPE 2 FIRST BUREAU IS NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO LOCATE IN THIS CHOICE USED CONDITION— ONLY TWO HAVE GRADED HIGHER (95).

Expertization: 1993 and 2003 P.F. Certificates and 2005 P.S.E. Certificate, the last graded XF 90.

Provenance: Kirke. (Image)
Scott $825
SOLD for $1,350.00
Will close during Public Auction
389 *    262 image1894, $2 bright blue (262), excellent centering within huge margins, stunning color beautifully contrasted by the bright paper, natural gum crease, original gum, lightly hinged, Extremely Fine, a gorgeous stamp.
Scott $2,750

Expertization: 1992 P.S.E. Certificate. (Image)
Scott $2,750
SOLD for $750.00
Will close during Public Auction
390 o    262 image1894, $2 bright blue (262), outstanding centering, especially for this usually very off-centered issue, rich fresh color, bold New York double oval registry cancel, Extremely Fine and choice. SMQ $1900.
Scott $1,250

Expertization: faint European guarantee handstamp, 1998 pf and 2009 P.S.E. Certificates, the latter graded VF-XF 85. (Image)
Scott $1,250
SOLD for $1,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
391 o    263 image1894, $5 dark green (263), brilliant color, light unobtrusive cancel, fresh and Fine, SMQ $1100.
Scott $2,750

Expertization: 2010 and 2012 P.S.E. Certificates, the latter graded F 70. (Image)
Scott $2,750
SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
392 o    263 image1894, $5 dark green (263), exceptionally well centered within very large margins, lovely color, small thin, Extremely Fine appearing example of this scarce high value. SMQ $425.
Scott $2,750

Expertization: 1986 P.F. (not mentioning thin) and 2012 P.S.E. Certificates, the latter graded VG 50. (Image)
Scott $2,750
SOLD for $675.00
Will close during Public Auction
393 o    264 image1895, 1¢ blue (264), perfectly centered, brilliant color and paper, very neatly cancelled, simply Superb, only one graded higher (98J). SMQ $425.
Scott $1

Expertization: 2008 P.S.E. Certificate graded Superb 98. (Image)
Scott $1
SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
394 o    265 image1895, 2¢ carmine, type I (265), perfectly centered, pristine color and paper, neat machine cancel, a Superb gem, the only one at this grade and only one higher (98J). SMQ $800.
Scott $3

Expertization: 2009 P.S.E. Certificate graded Superb 98. (Image)
Scott $3
SOLD for $675.00
Will close during Public Auction
395 o    270 image1895, 5¢ chocolate (270), precise centering, beautiful rich color, very light cancel, absolutely Superb, only one graded higher, a 98J. SMQ $880.
Scott $3

Expertization: 2009 P.S.E. Certificate graded Superb 98. (Image)
Scott $3
SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction
396 *    274 image1895, 15¢ dark blue (274), outstanding centering within uncommonly wide and beautifully balanced margins, fresh intense color, original gum, lightly hinged, Extremely Fine and choice.
Scott $210

Expertization: 1996 P. F. Certificate. (Image)
Scott $210
SOLD for $250.00
Will close during Public Auction
397 o    274 image1895, 15¢ dark blue (274), virtual perfect centering, intense color, cork cancel, choice, Extremely Fine, SMQ $350.
Scott $17

Expertization: 2008 P.S.E. Certificate graded XF-Sup 95. (Image)
Scott $17
SOLD for $210.00
Will close during Public Auction
398 o    275 image1895, 50¢ orange (275), flawless centering, rich color, Philadelphia double oval registry cancel, Extremely Fine, a superb used example of this higher value. SMQ $800.
Scott $40

Expertization: 2008 P.S.E. Certificate graded XF-Sup 95. (Image)
Scott $40
SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
399 o    276A image1895, $1 black, type II (276A), near perfect centering, bright and fresh, light cancel, an Extremely Fine gem. SMQ $325.
Scott $210

Expertization: 2010 P.S.E. Certificate graded VF-XF 85. (Image)
Scott $210
SOLD for $240.00
Will close during Public Auction
400 **    277 image1895, $2 bright blue (277), top plate number "84" single, beautifully centered, rich color with a detailed impression, post office fresh never hinged original gum, Very Fine and choice.
Scott $3,000

Expertization: 2008 P.S.E. Certificate. (Image)
Scott $3,000
SOLD for $1,050.00
Will close during Public Auction

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