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1894-98 FOUR CENT FIRST BUREAU ISSUED STAMPS continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
301 ogPB 269 269, 4c Dark brown, full top margin imprint and plate no. 94 block of six, featuring an extra-large sheet selvage and much better centering than typically found, deep rich
color and a sharp impression, couple of sensibly rejoined perforations at#269, 4c Dark brown, full top margin imprint and plate no. 94 block of six, featuring an extra-large sheet selvage and much better centering than typically found, deep rich color and a sharp impression, couple of sensibly rejoined perforations at right center, o.g., l.h., very fine; a striking and choice full top plate block; ex-Fogelson. (Image) $825.00

SOLD for $1,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
302 ogPB 269 269, 4c Dark brown, bottom margin imprint and plate no. 104 block of six, strong rich color, nicely centered, o.g., l.h., fine-very fine.#269, 4c Dark brown, bottom margin imprint and plate no. 104 block of six, strong rich color, nicely centered, o.g., l.h., fine-very fine. (Image) $825.00

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
303 nh 280, 280a, 280b 280, 280a, 280b, 4c Lincoln Second Bureau issue, a handsome quartet of four top or bottom sheet-margin plate no. singles, each in a different shade, Rose brown (plate no. 462),
Lilac brown (791), Orange brown (1103) and Deep orange brown (1100),#280, 280a, 280b, 4c Lincoln Second Bureau issue, a handsome quartet of four top or bottom sheet-margin plate no. singles, each in a different shade, Rose brown (plate no. 462), Lilac brown (791), Orange brown (1103) and Deep orange brown (1100), all with deep luxuriant color and quite fresh, mostly very well centered, o.g., n.h., Orange brown fine, others choice very fine; Lilac brown (#280a) accompanied by a 1999 PF certificate. (Image) $360.00

SOLD for $675.00
Will close during Public Auction
304 ogPB 280 280, 4c Rose brown, top margin imprint and plate no. 792 block of six, deep luxuriant color, outstanding centering throughout, couple of horizontal perforations in centered
sensibly rejoined, o.g., l.h., extremely fine.#280, 4c Rose brown, top margin imprint and plate no. 792 block of six, deep luxuriant color, outstanding centering throughout, couple of horizontal perforations in centered sensibly rejoined, o.g., l.h., extremely fine. (Image) $700.00

SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
305 ogPB 280a 280a, 4c Lilac brown, full bottom margin imprint and plate no. 463 block of six, strong rich color, attractively centered, o.g., l.h., very fine.#280a, 4c Lilac brown, full bottom margin imprint and plate no. 463 block of six, strong rich color, attractively centered, o.g., l.h., very fine. (Image) $700.00

SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction
1894-98 FOUR CENT FIRST BUREAU ISSUE POSTAL HISTORY COLLECTION
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
306 c 254, 269, 280 254, 269, 280 4c Bureau issues of 1894, 1895 and 1898, wonderful postal history exhibit collection, consisting of 47 mounted and well annotated covers, plus 10 more unmounted,
all have in common that few (if any) are common usages, all selecte#254, 269, 280 4c Bureau issues of 1894, 1895 and 1898, wonderful postal history exhibit collection, consisting of 47 mounted and well annotated covers, plus 10 more unmounted, all have in common that few (if any) are "common" usages, all selected for being interesting and scarce in some way, both domestic and foreign usages, domestic covers begin with the Earliest Known Usage of the 1894 Issue (11/18/94) on cover, and we note a bisect revenue usage, illustrated and patriotic covers, better towns including such areas as Indian Territories and Alaska, plus the foreign destinations are particularly scarce, including Honduras, Malta, Paraguay, Sweden and Uruguay, overall the condition is quite nice, with nearly all fine-very fine; a difficult group to assemble and perfect for the Bureau issue specialist or exhibitor. (imagea) (imageb) (imagec) (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $2,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
1903 FIVE CENT SECOND BUREAU ISSUE ESSAYS, PROOFS & SPECIMENS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
307 E 304-E1 304-E1, 5c Blue, large die essay on India, rejected die, die sunk on card measuring 92x106mm, showing full die sinkage, being the rejected die, showing the figure at right
poorly draped, blank triangles below United States and no shading aroun#304-E1, 5c Blue, large die essay on India, rejected die, die sunk on card measuring 92x106mm, showing full die sinkage, being the rejected die, showing the figure at right poorly draped, blank triangles below "United States" and no shading around "Postage/Five Cents" except at extreme ends, fresh and clean, very fine; a terribly important essay from the 1902-03 Regular issue series, being the only known example; 2007 PF certificate; ex-"Lincoln". (Image) $2,300.00

SOLD for $1,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
308 E 304-E2 304-E2, 5c Blue, large die essay on India, incomplete design, die sunk on card measuring 92x105mm, showing full die sinkage, being an incomplete design, with shading on
allegorical figures unfinished, fresh and clean, very fine extremely rare a#304-E2, 5c Blue, large die essay on India, incomplete design, die sunk on card measuring 92x105mm, showing full die sinkage, being an incomplete design, with shading on allegorical figures unfinished, fresh and clean, very fine; extremely rare as this is the only known example; undercataloged given that this essay realized $2,000.00, plus the 15% buyer's premium, the last time this was sold at auction in November 2006; 2007 PF certificate; ex-"Lincoln". (Image) $1,250.00

SOLD for $1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
309 P 304P1 304P1, 5c Blue, large die proof on India, die sunk on card measuring 102x114mm, showing full die sinkage, brilliantly fresh, extremely fine a surprisingly rare large die proof
as only three examples are currently recorded ex-Lincoln.#304P1, 5c Blue, large die proof on India, die sunk on card measuring 102x114mm, showing full die sinkage, brilliantly fresh, extremely fine; a surprisingly rare large die proof as only three examples are currently recorded; ex-"Lincoln". (Image) $1,500.00

SOLD for $525.00
Will close during Public Auction
310 P 304P2 304P2, 5c Blue, small die proof on wove, on original card backing from a Roosevelt album, extremely fine a special printing of small die proofs was produced in 1904 by the
Roosevelt administration, only 85 Roosevelt presentation albums were c#304P2, 5c Blue, small die proof on wove, on original card backing from a Roosevelt album, extremely fine; a special printing of small die proofs was produced in 1904 by the Roosevelt administration, only 85 "Roosevelt" presentation albums were created using these proofs. (Image) $300.00

SOLD for $180.00
Will close during Public Auction
311 S 300S-313S 300S-313S, 1c-$5.00 1902-03 Regular issue, with SPECIMEN diagonal handstamps in black complete, a very rare set of all fourteen values, each with large SPECIMEN handstamp
applied by British postal authorities as examples of stamps the govern#300S-313S, 1c-$5.00 1902-03 Regular issue, with "SPECIMEN" diagonal handstamps in black complete, a very rare set of all fourteen values, each with large "SPECIMEN" handstamp applied by British postal authorities as examples of stamps the government could expect to see on incoming mail from the United States, all slightly disturbed o.g., six values with natural s.e. on one side, couple of trivial flaws, overall fine-very fine; while stray individual values of these distinctive specimen overprints are occasionally found, complete sets are almost impossible to locate; ex-Brody. (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $2,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
312 S 304SE 304SE, 5c Blue, with small Specimen. overprint type E, two examples, one with vertical overprint in top left margin, other a most unusual plate no. 1537 single with the
overprint diagonally across the center, deep rich colors, o.g., h.r., very#304SE, 5c Blue, with small "Specimen." overprint type E, two examples, one with vertical overprint in top left margin, other a most unusual plate no. 1537 single with the overprint diagonally across the center, deep rich colors, o.g., h.r., very fine; a scarce duo; the plate number single accompanied by a 2005 PF certificate. (Image) $250.00

SOLD for $230.00
Will close during Public Auction
1903 FIVE CENT SECOND BUREAU ISSUED STAMPS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
313 nhPB 305 305, 5c Blue, an incredibly fresh and choice full top margin imprint and plate no. 1537 block of six, being in a true post office fresh state of preservation, completely intact
and strong perforations, prooflike color and impression, nicely ce#305, 5c Blue, an incredibly fresh and choice full top margin imprint and plate no. 1537 block of six, being in a true "post office" fresh state of preservation, completely intact and strong perforations, prooflike color and impression, nicely centered, pristine o.g., n.h., overall very fine; among the finest never hinged full top plate blocks of this popular value we have ever seen. (Image) $1,375.00

SOLD for $1,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
314 ng 304 var. 304 var., 5c Blue, an unused horizontal pair which displays the most dramatic perforation shift imaginable, with partial impressions of two designs shifted strongly to the
bottom left, resulting in only a tiny bit of two impressions showing#304 var., 5c Blue, an unused horizontal pair which displays the most dramatic perforation shift imaginable, with partial impressions of two designs shifted strongly to the bottom left, resulting in only a tiny bit of two impressions showing on the left stamp and about one third of an design impression on the right stamp, the remaining areas of the "pair" devoid of any printing, light corner crease at top left, very fine; a visually stunning and important pair, perfect for exhibition. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $575.00
Will close during Public Auction
315 ng 304 var. 304 var., 5c Blue, unused top right corner margin block of three, with spectacular crazy perforations due to a foldover, several hinge reinforcements, fine an eye-catching
freak that would enhance any 1902-03 Series or Lincoln specialist#304 var., 5c Blue, unused top right corner margin "block" of three, with spectacular crazy perforations due to a foldover, several hinge reinforcements, fine; an eye-catching freak that would enhance any 1902-03 Series or Lincoln specialist's collection; ex-Brody. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction
316 ogbl 304 var. 304 var., 5c Blue, a spectacular top sheet-margin irregular block of six, with plate no. 4203 in top selvage, all six stamps showing a massive diagonal pre-printing paper fold
that has been opened out leaving large unprinted areas on each#304 var., 5c Blue, a spectacular top sheet-margin irregular "block" of six, with plate no. 4203 in top selvage, all six stamps showing a massive diagonal pre-printing paper fold that has been opened out leaving large unprinted areas on each stamp, quite unlike any other we have ever seen, deep luxuriant color, o.g., couple of trivial flaws, very fine; simply an amazing piece. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
317 Obl 304 304, 5c Blue, exceptional used block of fifteen (3x5), natural s.e. at top, unusually well centered for a multiple of this size, rich luxuriant color, each stamp with Brooklyn,
N.Y. registry oval postmark, bottom right stamp with minor crease, o#304, 5c Blue, exceptional used block of fifteen (3x5), natural s.e. at top, unusually well centered for a multiple of this size, rich luxuriant color, each stamp with Brooklyn, N.Y. registry oval postmark, bottom right stamp with minor crease, overall very fine and in remarkable quality for such a large used multiple, in fact, this is the largest recorded used multiple of this value; a great exhibition item for either the 1902-03 specialist of for the Lincoln enthusiast; ex-Brody. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $675.00
Will close during Public Auction
1903 FIVE CENT SECOND BUREAU ISSUE POSTAL HISTORY
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
318 c 304 304, 5c Blue, single with natural s.e. at bottom, tied to most unusual cover by Pago PagoMay 24 1904Samoa duplex cancel, and sent to Apia, (German) Samoa, with Apia backstamp
dated May 25th, very fine an exceptional use from a United Stat#304, 5c Blue, single with natural s.e. at bottom, tied to most unusual cover by "Pago Pago/May 24 1904/Samoa" duplex cancel, and sent to Apia, (German) Samoa, with Apia backstamp dated May 25th, very fine; an exceptional use from a United States post office abroad in American Samoa to Apia in German Samoa; ex-"Lincoln". (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,400.00
Will close during Public Auction
319 c 304 304, 5c Blue, tied to a spectacularly colorful and unusually travelled cover from Jamaica Plain, Mass. to Paris France, then forwarded to Egypt and Sudan, the 5c stamp tied by
January 22, 1907 duplex cancel, addressed to Paris in care of an#304, 5c Blue, tied to a spectacularly colorful and unusually travelled cover from Jamaica Plain, Mass. to Paris France, then forwarded to Egypt and Sudan, the 5c stamp tied by January 22, 1907 duplex cancel, addressed to Paris in care of an agent, marked due with circle "T" handstamp and a French 50c postage due stamp applied, then remailed to Cairo, Egypt where a 2pi Orange due was applied and tied by a Cairo c.d.s. and boxed "T" handstamp, forwarded yet again to Khartoum, Sudan where a horizontal pair of 10m Violet and blue green postage due was applied and tied by a Khartoum c.d.s., various numerous transit markings on reverse, some edge wear and bit of back flap missing, fine; not only is this cover one of the few known bearing Sudanese postage due stamps, but it is also an extraordinary four-country and three-continent non-philatelic franking; ex-"Lincoln". (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $2,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
320 c 304 304, 5c Blue, the remarkable foreign destination postal history collectionaccumulation of over 120 covers, this incredible assemblage is the most comprehensive and fascinating
collection of its kind likely to have ever been formed, as each of t#304, 5c Blue, the remarkable foreign destination postal history collection/accumulation of over 120 covers, this incredible assemblage is the most comprehensive and fascinating collection of its kind likely to have ever been formed, as each of these covers were painstakingly and patiently assembled by Mr. Ainsworth over many years, selecting as many different foreign destinations as he could find, often acquiring more than one from several countries if the usage was particularly interesting, like uncommon advertising covers such as an illustrated gun cover to Buenos Aires, Argentina, or colorful illustrated exposition covers to Germany, just a sampling of the many scarce destinations found in this collection include Bahamas, Ceylon, China, German East Africa, Gold Coast, Iceland, Japan, Palestine, Russia, Turkestan and many others too numerous to mention, adding to the desirability of this group is the presence of a number of covers with special use stamps on them, such as foreign postage dues, officially sealed, etc., plus several are used from places outside of the continental U.S. like Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Samoa, about two-thirds of the covers have been mounted and are well annotated, with dozens more waiting to be mounted, included in the group are a few better domestic uses, but nearly all are foreign destinations, condition varies however the vast majority are fine-very fine; without question this collection could immediately contend for a gold-medal at any level. (Image) Est. $4,000-5,000

SOLD for $9,000.00
Will close during Public Auction

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