Sale Number: 1019
Sale Date: Thursday thru Friday, March 1-2, 2012
United States Stamps

1895-97 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 266-283)
Lot Sym. Lot Description Est/Cat Realized
595 nh 2c Carmine, Ty. II (266). Mint N.H., vivid fresh color, crisp paper, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $900.00) (Image Magnifier)

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100 800
596 og 2c Carmine, Ty. II (266). Original gum, lightly hinged, wide margins and perfect centering, bright color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $290.00), this is the only example to achieve this grade with only one hinged stamp higher (at 100), there are also only three Mint N.H. stamps graded 98 (Image Magnifier)

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32 300
597 og 4c Dark Brown (269). Original gum, lightly hinged, mathematically perfect centering with wide margins, sharp impression on crisp paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $325.00 as 98), the highest grade for a Mint N.H. example is 98, this is the only 100 (plus one at 100J) (Image Magnifier)

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42 475
598 nh 6c Dull Brown (271). Mint N.H., wide beautifully balanced margins, proof-like impression on bright paper, fresh and crisp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 6-CENT WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,800.00). Only one Mint N.H. stamp has graded higher to date (at 95J). (Image Magnifier)

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360 3,500
599 nh 6c Dull Brown (271). Mint N.H., lovely rich color, well-centered, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $750.00) (Image Magnifier)

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360 675
600 nh 8c Violet Brown (272). Mint N.H., deep rich color, beautiful centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,850.00), only four have graded higher to date (Image Magnifier)

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210 1,300
601 nh 8c Violet Brown (272). Mint N.H., with wide plate no. 58 selvage at top, deep rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $475.00) (Image Magnifier)

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210 450
602 nh 8c Violet Brown (272). Mint N.H., detailed impression, wide and balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2002 and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $475.00) (Image Magnifier)

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210 375
603 og 15c Dark Blue (274). Original gum, lightly hinged, lovely balanced margins, very strong dark color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $950.00) (Image Magnifier)

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210 750
604   50c Red Orange (275a). Brilliant color in the true Red Orange shade, neat strike of oval cancel, choice centering, Extremely Fine (Image Magnifier)

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47 80
605 og $2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, h.r., wonderful margins and exceptional centering, strong Bright Blue color on fresh paper, Very Fine and choice (Image Magnifier)

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950 1,300
606 og $2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, small corner crease, tiny tear and couple perf flaws, appears Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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950 180
607   $2.00 Bright Blue (277). Deep rich color which looks more like the 277a shade to us, bright paper, lightly cancelled, Very Fine and choice, with 2010 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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450 650
608   $5.00 Dark Green (278). Warm color on bright paper, well-proportioned margins, bold strike of oval registry cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,250.00) (Image Magnifier)

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625 600
609 nh 1c Deep Green (279). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, choice centering with well-proportioned margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $375.00) (Image Magnifier)

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25 250
610 nh 2c Rose Carmine, Ty. IV (279Bc). Mint N.H., bright color on fresh paper, attractive centering, fresh and Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $720.00) (Image Magnifier)

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850 550
611 og 2c Red, Ty. IV, Booklet Pane of Six, Horizontal Wmk. (279Bj). Original gum, single h.r. at top, rich color, fresh and Fine (Image Magnifier)

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500 160
612 og 2c Red, Ty. IV, Booklet Pane of Six, Vertical Wmk. (279Bk). Position D with plate no. 1368 at top right, original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, Fine, Scott Retail with no premium for the position (Image Magnifier)

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500 250
613 og 2c Red, Ty. IV, Booklet Pane of Six, Vertical Wmk. (279Bk). Position E, original gum, barely hinged, brilliant color, fresh and Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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500 170
614 nh 5c Dark Blue (281). Two Mint N.H. top imprint and plate no. strips of three with wide selvage, plate nos. 391 and 392, bright shade, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as Mint N.H. singles (Image Magnifier)

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600 250
615 nh 10c Brown, Ty. I (282C). Mint N.H., pretty shade, fresh and Very Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $500.00) (Image Magnifier)

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525 400
616 og 10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (283). Original gum, lightly hinged, marvelous centering, fresh, bright color, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $265.00) (Image Magnifier)

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150 250
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