1898 Bureau UPU Colors (279-284)

Sale 3021 - The "Argent" Collection of 1875-1901 Mint United States Stamps
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  • Lot# : 676 1898 Bureau UPU Colors (279-284)

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    Catalog# : 279
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    279, 1898 1c Deep green, top margin single with part imprint, virtually perfectly centered and remarkably bright and fresh with immaculate, NH original gum; eye-appealing gem example; 2008 PSE grade XF-S 95 certificate (SVG $350)
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 250 USD
    Hammer price : 325 USD

    Lot# : 677 1898 Bureau UPU Colors (279-284)

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    Catalog# : 279B
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    279B, 1899 2c Red, Type IV, nicely centered within larger margins than usually seen, unblemished o.g., NH, Extremely Fine; 2001 PF certificate (Scott $25)
    Start Price : 25 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 130 USD

    Lot# : 678 1898 Bureau UPU Colors (279-284)

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    Catalog# : 279Bc
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    279Bc, 1899 2c Rose carmine, Type IV, unusually well centered example of this scarcer (and oft-misidentified) shade and type, beautiful distinctive color, o.g., NH, choice Very Fine; 2003 PF certificate (Scott $850)
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 400 USD
    Hammer price : 550 USD

    Lot# : 679 1898 Bureau UPU Colors (279-284)

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    Catalog# : 280
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    280, 1898 4c Rose brown, exceptionally well centered with fresh vibrant color, full o.g., NH, an Extremely Fine gem; 2000 PF certificate (Scott $80)
    Start Price : 80 USD
    Current Opening : 260 USD
    Hammer price : 300 USD

    Lot# : 680 1898 Bureau UPU Colors (279-284)

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    Catalog# : 280a
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    280a, 1898 4c Lilac brown, nearly perfectly centered with uncommonly large margins, PO fresh color and paper. unmarred o.g., NH, Extremely Fine and attractive; 1992 PSE certificate calling it the "Brownish Claret" shade (Scott $80)
    Start Price : 80 USD
    Current Opening : 140 USD
    Hammer price : 300 USD

    Lot# : 681 1898 Bureau UPU Colors (279-284)

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    Catalog# : 280b
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    280b, 1898 4c Orange brown, especially well centered with lovely fresh color, o.g., NH, Extremely Fine and choice; 2002 PF certificate for the pair from which this single originated (Scott $80)
    Start Price : 80 USD
    Current Opening : 100 USD
    Hammer price : 160 USD

    Lot# : 682 1898 Bureau UPU Colors (279-284)

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    Catalog# : 281
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    281, 1898 5c Dark blue, desirable mint single with exceptional centering, wonderfully fresh color on white paper, o.g., NH, Extremely Fine; 1999 PF certificate (Scott $100)
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 130 USD
    Hammer price : 190 USD

    Lot# : 683 1898 Bureau UPU Colors (279-284)

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    Catalog# : 282
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    282, 1898 6c Lake, beautiful intense color on post-office fresh paper, choice centering, Extremely Fine, elusive in this prime condition; 2000 PF certificate (Scott $140)
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 180 USD
    Hammer price : 280 USD

    Lot# : 684 1898 Bureau UPU Colors (279-284)

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    Catalog# : 282C
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    282C, 1898 10c Brown, Type I, choice centering with unusually well-balanced margins, deep rich color, o.g., NH, Extremely Fine; tough to find in this PO fresh well centered condition; 2002 PF certificate, 2007 PF graded XF 90 certificate (SVG $1,425)
    Start Price : 850 USD
    Current Opening : 850 USD
    Hammer price : 1,250 USD

    Lot# : 685 1898 Bureau UPU Colors (279-284)

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    Catalog# : 283
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    283, 1898 10c Orange brown, top plate no. 997 single, nearly perfectly centered with bright, warm color and pristine, never hinged o.g., Extremely Fine; 1999 and 2007 PF certificates (Scott $450)
    Start Price : 450 USD
    Current Opening : 450 USD
    Hammer price : 800 USD

    Lot# : 686 1898 Bureau UPU Colors (279-284)

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    Catalog# : 284
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    284, 1898 15c Olive green, incredibly fresh color on bright white paper, wonderfully well-centered within full balanced margins, o.g., NH, Extremely Fine and choice; 1991 and 1996 PF certificates (Scott $475)
    Start Price : 450 USD
    Current Opening : 450 USD
    Hammer price : 600 USD
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