1894 Bureau Watermarked (264-278)

Sale 3021 - The "Argent" Collection of 1875-1901 Mint United States Stamps
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  • Lot# : 658 1894 Bureau Watermarked (264-278)

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    Catalog# : 264
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    264, 1895 1c Blue, top margin single with part imprint, a relatively common stamp in anything but common condition - unusually large margins, excellent centering, bright fresh color and unblemished o.g., NH, 2008 PSE graded XF 90J certificate (top margin has been reduced since certificate was issued) (SMQ $135)
    Start Price : 80 USD
    Current Opening : 85 USD
    Hammer price : 200 USD

    Lot# : 659 1894 Bureau Watermarked (264-278)

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    Catalog# : 265
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    265, 1895 2c Carmine, Type I, spectacular centering amidst a "boardwalk" set of margins, radiant color, o.g., NH, Extremely Fine and eye-catching example; 1999 PF certificate (Scott $105)
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 160 USD
    Hammer price : 350 USD

    Lot# : 660 1894 Bureau Watermarked (264-278)

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    Catalog# : 266-67
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    266-67, 1895 2c Carmine, Types II, III, stunning horizontal pair with left stamp type II, right type III, each stamp near-perfect centering amid large margins, radiant fresh color, unblemished o.g., NH, a gem pair seldom seen in this premium condition; 2001 PF certificate; ex-Floyd (Scott $600)
    Start Price : 750 USD
    Current Opening : 750 USD
    Hammer price : 1,150 USD

    Lot# : 661 1894 Bureau Watermarked (264-278)

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    Catalog# : 267
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    267, 1895 2c Carmine Type III, right margin single with part imprint, exceptionally well centered with very well balanced margins, stunning rich color, o.g. NH, a gem for the most fastidious collector; 2001 PF certificate (margin has been reduced since certificate was issued) (Scott $16)
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 95 USD
    Hammer price : 130 USD

    Lot# : 662 1894 Bureau Watermarked (264-278)

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    Catalog# : 268
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    268, 1895 3c Purple, choice mint single being particularly well centered and with PO fresh color and o.g., NH, Very Fine and choice; 2003 PF certificate (Scott $115)
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 100 USD
    Hammer price : 170 USD

    Lot# : 663 1894 Bureau Watermarked (264-278)

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    Catalog# : 269
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    269, 1895 4c Dark brown, top margin single with part imprint, combines outstanding centering, crisp impression, wonderfully fresh color and unblemished o.g., NH, choice Very Fine; 2002 PF certificate (Scott $125)
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 325 USD
    Hammer price : 325 USD

    Lot# : 664 1894 Bureau Watermarked (264-278)

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    Catalog# : 270
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    270, 1895 5c Chocolate, incredibly well centered within especially well balanced and large margins, lovely fresh color, unblemished o.g., NH, Extremely Fine gem; 2003 PF certificate (Scott $105)
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 190 USD
    Hammer price : 210 USD

    Lot# : 665 1894 Bureau Watermarked (264-278)

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    Catalog# : 271
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    271, 1895 6c Dull brown, a most impressive mint single with exceptional centering and warm rich color, pristine o.g., NH, a teriffic stamp; 2008 PSE graded XF-Sup 95 certificate; one of 12 at this premium grade and only two grading higher (SMQ $4,000)
    Start Price : 2,500 USD
    Current Opening : 2,500 USD
    Hammer price : 3,250 USD

    Lot# : 666 1894 Bureau Watermarked (264-278)

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    Catalog# : 272
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    272, 1895 8c Violet brown, magnificent mint single with near perfect centering amid large well balanced margins, crisp prooflike impression enhanced by the bright white paper, unblemished o.g., NH, ideal for the discriminating collector; 1999 PF certificate, 2008 PSE graded XF-Sup 95 certificate; just six stamps with a higher grade (SMQ $1,950)
    Start Price : 1,200 USD
    Current Opening : 1,200 USD
    Hammer price : 1,200 USD

    Lot# : 667 1894 Bureau Watermarked (264-278)

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    Catalog# : 273
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    273, 1895 10c Dark green, left margin single with part imprint, magnificent quality with exceptional centering amid large margins, deep rich color, unblemished o.g., NH, Extremely Fine, a real eye-catcher; 2002 PF certificate (Scott $280)
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : 300 USD

    Lot# : 668 1894 Bureau Watermarked (264-278)

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    Catalog# : 274
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    274, 1895 15c Dark blue, jumbo margined mint example with balanced oversized margins, vivid "eye popping" color, o.g., barest trace of previous hinging, Extremely Fine and choice; 1983 PF and 2001 PSE certificates (Scott $200)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 210 USD
    Hammer price : 300 USD

    Lot# : 669 1894 Bureau Watermarked (264-278)

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    Catalog# : 275
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    275, 1895 50c Orange, bottom margin single, marvelous example of this issue which is always difficult to find in premium condition, especially well centered within full balanced margins, intense color, o.g., NH, 2008 PSE graded XF 90 certificate; a mere two examples at this grade and just two grading higher, a testament of the difficulty in finding well centered examples of this issue (margin has been reduced since certificate was issued) (SMQ $2,300)
    Start Price : 1,500 USD
    Current Opening : 1,500 USD
    Hammer price : 1,700 USD

    Lot# : 670 1894 Bureau Watermarked (264-278)

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    Catalog# : 275a
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    275a, 1895 50c Red orange, rich distinctive color, particularly well centered within nicely balanced margins, o.g., Very Fine and choice; 2003 PSE certificate (Scott $325)
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : 375 USD

    Lot# : 671 1894 Bureau Watermarked (264-278)

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    Catalog# : 276
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    276, 1895 $1 Black, Type I, stellar mint example with both intense shade and impression combined with choice centering, o.g., lightly hinged, Extremely Fine and choice; 1997 PF certificate (Scott $600)
    Start Price : 600 USD
    Current Opening : 600 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 672 1894 Bureau Watermarked (264-278)

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    Catalog# : 276A
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    276A, 1895 $1 Black, Type II, precisely centered within unusually large margins, prooflike color and impression, o.g., wonderfully fresh and Extremely Fine; 2000 PF certificate (Scott $1,250)
    Start Price : 900 USD
    Current Opening : 900 USD
    Hammer price : 1,000 USD

    Lot# : 673 1894 Bureau Watermarked (264-278)

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    Catalog# : 277
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    277, 1895 $2 Blue, a remarkable wide-margined example with exceptional centering, striking color, o.g., Extremely Fine gem with excellent eye appeal; 1992 (margin subsequently removed) and 2003 PF certificates (Scott $900)
    Start Price : 750 USD
    Current Opening : 750 USD
    Hammer price : 1,000 USD

    Lot# : 674 1894 Bureau Watermarked (264-278)

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    Catalog# : 277a
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    277a, 1895 $2 Dark blue, bright and fresh with choice, near-perfect centering, large balanced margins, o.g., Extremely Fine and attractive example of the shade variety; 2003 PF certificate (Scott $900)
    Start Price : 750 USD
    Current Opening : 750 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 675 1894 Bureau Watermarked (264-278)

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    Catalog# : 278
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    278, 1895 $5 Dark green, remarkably well centered within large margins for this high value, gorgeous fresh color enhanced by bright paper, o.g., Extremely Fine and desirable in this premium quality; 1999 PF certificate (Scott $2,000)
    Start Price : 2,000 USD
    Current Opening : 2,000 USD
    Hammer price : 2,000 USD
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