Sale 3021 - The "Argent" Collection of 1875-1901 Mint United States Stamps
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  • Lot# : 601 1875 Special Printing of the 1873-75 Issue (167-77, 180-81)

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    Catalog# : 171
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    171, 1875 7c Reddish vermilion, Special printing, characteristic bright color, particularly well centered within balanced margins, perfs all around (scissor separated as usual), without gum as issued, Extremely Fine and one of the finest of the approximately 50 special printings extant; 1996 PF certificate (Scott $4,000)
    Start Price : 3,000 USD
    Current Opening : 3,000 USD
    Hammer price : 4,250 USD

    Lot# : 602 1880-87 Special Printings (192-204, 205C, 211B-211D)

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    Catalog# : 193
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    193, 1880 2c Black brown, Special printing, very well centered within large margins, intense color, without gum as issued, Extremely Fine and attractive example being much better centered than most; according to the Siegel census, "there are just 47 certified examples, of which almost half have faults (mostly thins); of the sound examples, nearly all are centered to top or one side "; 2000 PSE certificate, 1947 and 2001 PF certificates (Scott $17,000)
    Start Price : 12,500 USD
    Current Opening : 12,500 USD
    Hammer price : 12,500 USD

    Lot# : 603 1880-87 Special Printings (192-204, 205C, 211B-211D)

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    Catalog# : 196
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    196, 1880 7c Scarlet vermilion, Special printing, exceptionally well centered for the issue with large margins especially at the right, vivid color, full perforations all around, without gum as issued, Extremely Fine and one of the finest singles extant; 1947, 1989 and 2004 PF certificates; ex-Lyons (Scott $6,750)
    Start Price : 10,000 USD
    Current Opening : 10,000 USD
    Hammer price : 10,000 USD

    Lot# : 604 1880-87 Special Printings (192-204, 205C, 211B-211D)

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    Catalog# : 197
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    197 var., 1880 10c Deep brown, Special printing, Double transfer of top and bottom labels, the double transfer is easily seen in both labels, particularly well centered, beautiful color and crisp impression, without gum as issued, Extremely Fine and choice being one of the finest examples of the approx 30 examples recorded and the only recorded example of the double transfer variety; 1957 and 2001 PF certificates
    Start Price : 20,000 USD
    Current Opening : 20,000 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 605 1880-87 Special Printings (192-204, 205C, 211B-211D)

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    Catalog# : 198
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    198, 1880 12c Blackish purple, Special printing, spectacular single with exceptional centering within well balanced margins, full perfs all around, deep rich color, without gum as issued, Extremely Fine and choice, certainly one of the finest singles available; 1991 and 2002 PF certificates; ex-Golin (Scott $9,500)
    Start Price : 7,500 USD
    Current Opening : 7,500 USD
    Hammer price : 7,500 USD

    Lot# : 606 1880-87 Special Printings (192-204, 205C, 211B-211D)

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    Catalog# : 205C
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    205C, 1882 5c Gray brown, Special printing, near perfect centering within lavish margins, beautiful color and a crisp impression on bright white paper, Extremely Fine and choice in every respect;; just 21 examples recorded in the Siegel census, this being 205C-UNC-21; 1959 and 2004 PF certificates; ex-Engel, Klein, Hinrich (Scott $55,000)
    Start Price : 35,000 USD
    Current Opening : 35,000 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 607 1890-93 American Bank Note Issue (219-229)

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    Catalog# : 219
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    219, 1890 1c Dull blue, unusually well centered single with bright color, o.g., NH, Very Fine and choice; 2003 PF certificate (Scott $65)
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 160 USD

    Lot# : 608 1890-93 American Bank Note Issue (219-229)

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    Catalog# : 219D
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    219D, 1890 2c Lake, rich distinctive color, excellent centering, o.g., NH, Very Fine and choice; 1999 PF certificate (Scott $500)
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 500 USD
    Hammer price : 600 USD

    Lot# : 609 1890-93 American Bank Note Issue (219-229)

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    Catalog# : 220
    220, 1890 2c Carmine, extraordinarily well centered within large balanced margins, radiant color, o.g., Extremely Fine (Scott $20)
    Start Price : 20 USD
    Current Opening : 85 USD
    Hammer price : 85 USD

    Lot# : 610 1890-93 American Bank Note Issue (219-229)

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    Catalog# : 220a
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    220a, 1890 2c Carmine, Cap on left "2", well centered single with balanced even margins, lovely color, o.g. with barest trace of hinging, Very Fine; 2004 PF certificate (Scott $150)
    Start Price : 120 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 160 USD

    Lot# : 611 1890-93 American Bank Note Issue (219-229)

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    Catalog# : 220c
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    220c, 1890 2c Carmine, Cap on both "2"s, rather well centered single with intense color accentuated by the crisp white paper, o.g., very lightly hinged, Very Fine; 1988 PF certificate (Scott $650)
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 425 USD
    Hammer price : 675 USD

    Lot# : 612 1890-93 American Bank Note Issue (219-229)

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    Catalog# : 221
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    221, 1890 3c Purple, precisely centered with large balanced margins, lovely pastel color, o.g., NH, Extremely Fine and choice; 1999 PF certificate (Scott $175)
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 260 USD
    Hammer price : 325 USD

    Lot# : 613 1890-93 American Bank Note Issue (219-229)

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    Catalog# : 222
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    222, 1890 4c Dark brown, beautifully centered within well balanced margins, deep shade, o.g., NH, 2007 PF graded XF 90 certificate (SVG $700)
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 400 USD
    Hammer price : 525 USD

    Lot# : 614 1890-93 American Bank Note Issue (219-229)

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    Catalog# : 223
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    223, 1890 5c Chocolate, warm rich color, remarkably well centered within large margins, o.g., NH, Extremely Fine; 1999 PF certificate (Scott $185)
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : 325 USD

    Lot# : 615 1890-93 American Bank Note Issue (219-229)

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    Catalog# : 224
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    224, 1890 6c Brown red, premium single combining well balanced margins, rich color and unblemished o.g., NH, 2008 PSE graded XF 90 certificate (SMQ $550)
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 250 USD
    Hammer price : 375 USD

    Lot# : 616 1890-93 American Bank Note Issue (219-229)

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    Catalog# : 225
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    225, 1893 8c Lilac, exceptionally well centered, bright color, o.g., 2000 PF certificvate, 2008 PSE grade XF 90 certificate (SMQ $125)
    Start Price : 80 USD
    Current Opening : 160 USD
    Hammer price : 170 USD

    Lot# : 617 1890-93 American Bank Note Issue (219-229)

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    Catalog# : 226
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    226, 1890 10c Green, very well centered, rich shade and crisp impression on bright paper, o.g., NH, Extremely Fine; 2001 PF certificate (the bottom margin has been removed since certificate was issued) (Scott $475)
    Start Price : 600 USD
    Current Opening : 600 USD
    Hammer price : 650 USD

    Lot# : 618 1890-93 American Bank Note Issue (219-229)

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    Catalog# : 227
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    227, 1890 15c Indigo, unusually large margins especially top and bottom, intense color, o.g., NH, choice Very Fine; 1998 PF certificate (top margin has been removed since certificate was issued) (Scott $550)
    Start Price : 750 USD
    Current Opening : 750 USD
    Hammer price : 900 USD

    Lot# : 619 1890-93 American Bank Note Issue (219-229)

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    Catalog# : 228
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    228, 1890 30c Black, near-perfect centering, prooflike color, o.g., NH, scarce so nice; 1991 and 2001 PF certificates, 2001 PSE certificate, 2007 PSE graded XF 90 certificate (SMQ $3,100)
    Start Price : 1,800 USD
    Current Opening : 1,800 USD
    Hammer price : 2,200 USD

    Lot# : 620 1890-93 American Bank Note Issue (219-229)

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    Catalog# : 229
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    229, 1890 90c Orange, vivid color, unusually well centered, o.g., NH, choice Very Fine; 1980 and 1997 PF certificate (Scott $1,350)
    Start Price : 1,000 USD
    Current Opening : 1,000 USD
    Hammer price : 1,400 USD

    Lot# : 621 1893 Columbian Exposition Issue (230-245)

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    Catalog# : 230
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    230, 1893 1c Columbian, exceptionally well centered, PO fresh, o.g., NH, Extremely Fine; 1990 PF certificate; ex-Floyd (Scott $32.50)
    Start Price : 30 USD
    Current Opening : 35 USD
    Hammer price : 55 USD

    Lot# : 622 1893 Columbian Exposition Issue (230-245)

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    Catalog# : 231
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    231, 1893 2c Columbian, incredibly well centered within wide margins, wonderfully fresh color, unblemished o.g., NH, Extremely Fine; 1997 PF certificate (Scott $31)
    Start Price : 30 USD
    Current Opening : 250 USD
    Hammer price : 375 USD

    Lot# : 623 1893 Columbian Exposition Issue (230-245)

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    Catalog# : 231 var
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    231 var., 1893 2c Columbian, "Broken Hat" variety, especially well centered, rich color, o.g., NH, Very Fine and choice; 1991 PF certificate for the block of four from which this single originated (Scott $160)
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 325 USD
    Hammer price : 325 USD

    Lot# : 624 1893 Columbian Exposition Issue (230-245)

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    Catalog# : 232
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    232, 1893 3c Columbian, incredibly well centered within large even margins, crisp impression on bright paper, o.g., NH, 1991 PSE certificate, 2005 PSE graded XF 90 certificate (SMQ $185)
    Start Price : 90 USD
    Current Opening : 110 USD
    Hammer price : 110 USD

    Lot# : 625 1893 Columbian Exposition Issue (230-245)

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    Catalog# : 233
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    233, 1893 4c Columbian, unusually well centered single with rich color, unblemished o.g., NH, Extremely Fine and choice; 2004 PF certificate (Scott $140)
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 180 USD
    Hammer price : 200 USD

    Lot# : 626 1893 Columbian Exposition Issue (230-245)

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    Catalog# : 234
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    234, 1893 5c Columbian, particularly well centered within larger than typical margins, prooflike color enhanced by the bright white paper, unblemished o.g., NH, Extremely Fine; 1999 PF certificate (Scott $140)
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 180 USD
    Hammer price : 200 USD

    Lot# : 627 1893 Columbian Exposition Issue (230-245)

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    Catalog# : 235
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    235, 1893 6c Columbian, beautifully centered single with balanced well-proportioned margins, pristine o.g., NH, Extremely Fine; 1997 PF certificate for the block of four from which this single originated (Scott $140)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 220 USD
    Hammer price : 270 USD

    Lot# : 628 1893 Columbian Exposition Issue (230-245)

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    Catalog# : 236
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    236, 1893 8c Columbian, prooflike impression, well centered within large well balanced margins, full o.g., NH, Extremely Fine, an exceptional example; 2000 PF certificate (Scott $140)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 200 USD
    Hammer price : 270 USD

    Lot# : 629 1893 Columbian Exposition Issue (230-245)

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    Catalog# : 237
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    237, 1893 10c Columbian, pristine mint single with full well balnced margins and lovely fresh color, unblemished o.g., NH, Extremely Fine; 1988 and 2005 PF certificate (Scott $250)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 260 USD
    Hammer price : 280 USD

    Lot# : 630 1893 Columbian Exposition Issue (230-245)

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    Catalog# : 238
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    238, 1893 15c Columbian, quite well centered and with rich verdant color, pristine o.g., NH, Extremely Fine and choice; 1989 and 1999 PF certificates (Scott $600)
    Start Price : 600 USD
    Current Opening : 600 USD
    Hammer price : 675 USD

    Lot# : 631 1893 Columbian Exposition Issue (230-245)

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    Catalog# : 239
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    239, 1893 30c Columbian, extraordinarily well centered amid large balanced margins, wonderfully fresh color, o.g., NH, Extremely Fine gem; 1997 PF certificate, 2008 PSE graded XF 90 certificate (SMQ $1,050)
    Start Price : 700 USD
    Current Opening : 700 USD
    Hammer price : 750 USD

    Lot# : 632 1893 Columbian Exposition Issue (230-245)

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    Catalog# : 240
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    240, 1893 50c Columbian, a fabulous quality mint example with near-perfect centering combined with a rich, intense color, full o.g., NH, an eye-catching example; 1997 PF certificate, 2008 PSE graded XF-S 95 certificate; just nine other singles with this grade and a mere three grading higher (SMQ $9,500)
    Start Price : 5,000 USD
    Current Opening : 5,000 USD
    Hammer price : 6,250 USD

    Lot# : 633 1893 Columbian Exposition Issue (230-245)

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    Catalog# : 241
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    241, 1893 $1 Columbian, attractive single with strong color and premium centering, o.g., lightly hinged, a Very Fine sound example; 1995 PF certificate (Scott $1,000)
    Start Price : 600 USD
    Current Opening : 725 USD
    Hammer price : 900 USD

    Lot# : 634 1893 Columbian Exposition Issue (230-245)

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    Catalog# : 242
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    242, 1893 $2 Columbian, remarkably well centered within uncharacteristically large margins, vivid color, o.g., Extremely Fine and choice; 1998 PSE certificate (Scott $1,050)
    Start Price : 750 USD
    Current Opening : 850 USD
    Hammer price : 950 USD

    Lot# : 635 1893 Columbian Exposition Issue (230-245)

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    Catalog# : 243
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    243, 1893 $3 Columbian, handsome and striking mint single with particularly deep rich color, very well centered within larger than usual margins, o.g., barest trace of hinging, Extremely Fine; 1991 PF certificate (Scott $1,350)
    Start Price : 1,000 USD
    Current Opening : 1,200 USD
    Hammer price : 1,600 USD

    Lot# : 636 1893 Columbian Exposition Issue (230-245)

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    Catalog# : 244
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    244, 1893 $4 Columbian, sumptuous color and especially well centered within full well balanced margins, o.g., a most attractive example of this high value; signed Senf, 2008 PSE graded XF 90 certificate (SMQ $4,250)
    Start Price : 2,100 USD
    Current Opening : 2,100 USD
    Hammer price : 3,250 USD

    Lot# : 637 1893 Columbian Exposition Issue (230-245)

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    Catalog# : 245
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    245, 1893 $5 Columbian, a gem mint single with precise centering among lavishly wide margins, crisp prooflike impression, o.g., great eye appeal; 1999 PF certificate (Scott $2,300)
    Start Price : 2,000 USD
    Current Opening : 2,900 USD
    Hammer price : 5,250 USD

    Lot# : 638 1894 Bureau Unwatermarked (246-263)

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    Catalog# : 246
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    246, 1894 1c Ultramarine, premium mint single being unusually well centerd and with lovely pastel color, pristine o.g., NH, Extremely Fine; 2000 PF certificate (Scott $90)
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 130 USD
    Hammer price : 300 USD

    Lot# : 639 1894 Bureau Unwatermarked (246-263)

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    Catalog# : 247
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    247, 1894 1c Blue, exceedingly well centered and with a deep blue color, unblemished o.g., Extremely Fine and attractive; 1996 PF certificate (bottom margin has been removed since certificate was issued)(Scott $175)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 220 USD
    Hammer price : 260 USD

    Lot# : 640 1894 Bureau Unwatermarked (246-263)

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    Catalog# : 248
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    248, 1894 2c Pink, Type I, impressive well balanced margins, PO fresh, pristine o.g., Extremely Fine, a gem; 2000 PF certificate for the pair from which this single originated (Scott $90)
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 270 USD
    Hammer price : 425 USD

    Lot# : 641 1894 Bureau Unwatermarked (246-263)

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    Catalog# : 249
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    249, 1894 2c Carmine lake, Type I, outstanding centering within wide margins with sumptuously rich color, flawless o.g., NH, 2007 PSE grade XF 90J certificate (SMQ $2,250)
    Start Price : 1,200 USD
    Current Opening : 1,200 USD
    Hammer price : 1,600 USD

    Lot# : 642 1894 Bureau Unwatermarked (246-263)

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    Catalog# : 250
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    250, 1894 2c Carmine, Type I, marvelously well centered mint single with uncharacteristically large margins, intense color, o.g., NH, Extremely Fine and choice; 1999 PF certificate (Scott $85)
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 190 USD
    Hammer price : 400 USD

    Lot# : 643 1894 Bureau Unwatermarked (246-263)

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    Catalog# : 251
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    251, 1894 2c Carmine Type II, near mathematically perfect centering further enhanced by its deep luxuriant color, o.g., a truly impressive gem example; 1999 PF certificate, 2008 PSE graded Superb 98 certificate; the only recorded single at this lofty grade with its closest competitor at 95 (SMQ $2,150)
    Start Price : 1,250 USD
    Current Opening : 1,250 USD
    Hammer price : 2,100 USD

    Lot# : 644 1894 Bureau Unwatermarked (246-263)

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    Catalog# : 252
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    252, 1894 2c Carmine, Type III, left plate no 145 single, excellent centering with wide margins top and bottom, striking color enhanced by the fresh white paper, o.g., NH, Extremely Fine and choice; 1994 PF certificate (the margin has been reduced since the certificate was issued) (Scott $375)
    Start Price : 350 USD
    Current Opening : 350 USD
    Hammer price : 375 USD

    Lot# : 645 1894 Bureau Unwatermarked (246-263)

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    Catalog# : 253
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    253, 1894 3c Purple, select mint single being remarkably well centered within full balanced margins, deep luxuriant color, o.g., NH, 2003 PSE and 2004 PF certificates, 2006 PF graded XF 90 certificate (SVG $850)
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 500 USD
    Hammer price : 575 USD

    Lot# : 646 1894 Bureau Unwatermarked (246-263)

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    Catalog# : 254
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    254, 1894 4c Dark brown, particularly well centered within large balanced margins, rich color and sharp impression, pristine o.g., NH, quite attractive, 1992 PF certificate, 2006 PF graded XF 90 certificate (SVG $1,175)
    Start Price : 650 USD
    Current Opening : 650 USD
    Hammer price : 1,000 USD

    Lot# : 647 1894 Bureau Unwatermarked (246-263)

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    Catalog# : 254
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    254, 1894 4c Dark brown, huge margins three sides and nearly as large at the left, truly PO fresh with unblemished o.g., NH, choice Very Fine; 2001 PF certificate (bottom margin has been removed since certificate was issued (Scott $550)
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 400 USD
    Hammer price : 450 USD

    Lot# : 648 1894 Bureau Unwatermarked (246-263)

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    Catalog# : 255
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    255, 1894 5c Chocolate, impressive jumbo margins and being especially well centered within them, warm rich color, flawless o.g., a striking mint single; 2007 PSE graded XF-Sup 95J certificate; only one single at this premium grade and just 2 graded higher (SMQ $4,500)
    Start Price : 2,500 USD
    Current Opening : 2,500 USD
    Hammer price : 4,000 USD

    Lot# : 649 1894 Bureau Unwatermarked (246-263)

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    Catalog# : 256
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    256, 1894 6c Dull brown, marvelously well centered mint single with unusually large margins, crisp impression in a color that's anything but "dull", o.g., NH (rare thus), 1991 PF certificate, 2002 PF certificate (Scott $475)
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 400 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 650 1894 Bureau Unwatermarked (246-263)

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    Catalog# : 257
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    257, 1894, 8c Violet brown, splendidly well centerd within large balanced margins, glorious rich color, pristine o.g., NH, a select example; 1994 and 2007 PF certificates, 008 PSE graded XF 90 certificate (SMQ $1,100)
    Start Price : 600 USD
    Current Opening : 600 USD
    Hammer price : 850 USD

    Lot# : 651 1894 Bureau Unwatermarked (246-263)

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    Catalog# : 258
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    258, 1894 10c Dark green, delightful fresh color and especially well centered within large balanced margins, o.g., Extremely Fine and choice; 2004 PF certificate (Scott $275)
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 270 USD
    Hammer price : 280 USD

    Lot# : 652 1894 Bureau Unwatermarked (246-263)

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    Catalog# : 259
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    259, 1894 15c Dark blue, uncommonly well centered mint single with wide well balanced margins and in a particularly rich shade, o.g., Extremely Fine single with excellent eye appeal; 2000 PF certificate (Scott $275)
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 260 USD
    Hammer price : 500 USD

    Lot# : 653 1894 Bureau Unwatermarked (246-263)

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    Catalog# : 260
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    260, 1894 50c Orange, a stunning mint single with truly radiant color and wonderfully large well balanced margins so seldom seen on this issue, o.g., an Extremely Fine gem; 1999 PF certificate (Scott $475)
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 500 USD
    Hammer price : 500 USD

    Lot# : 654 1894 Bureau Unwatermarked (246-263)

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    Catalog# : 261
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    261, 1894 $1 Black, Type I, uncharacteristically large well balanced margins and near perfect centering within, strong rich color and impression, o.g., Extremely Fine, quite desirable in this premium condition; 1999 PF certificate (Scott $1,000)
    Start Price : 800 USD
    Current Opening : 800 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 655 1894 Bureau Unwatermarked (246-263)

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    Catalog# : 261A
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    261A, 1894 $1 Black, Type II, exceptionally handsome and choice mint single bringing together uncommon characteristics of large balanced margins, "on the money" centering and deep rich color, o.g., Extremely Fine and scarce in this premium sound and well centered condition; 1980 and 2002 PF certificates (Scott $2,100)
    Start Price : 1,500 USD
    Current Opening : 1,500 USD
    Hammer price : 2,300 USD

    Lot# : 656 1894 Bureau Unwatermarked (246-263)

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    Catalog# : 262
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    262, 1894 $2 Bright blue, a highly desirable mint single with brilliant color and a sharp impression, especially well balanced margins and well centered within them, o.g., Extremely Fine and striking - one of the most difficult of the 1894 issue to find with both original gum and superior centering; 1984 and 2001 PF certificates (Scott $2,750)
    Start Price : 2,000 USD
    Current Opening : 2,000 USD
    Hammer price : 2,700 USD

    Lot# : 657 1894 Bureau Unwatermarked (246-263)

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    Catalog# : 263
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    263, 1894 $5 Dark green, impeccably well centered with wide balanced margins and a beautiful deep rich color combined with a crisp detailed impression, o.g., lightly hinged, Extremely Fine and one of the finest examples extant - only 25,000 were issued and just a tiny percentage remain in this gem condition; 1984 and 2000 PF certificate (Scott $4,000)
    Start Price : 3,500 USD
    Current Opening : 4,000 USD
    Hammer price : 5,750 USD

    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

    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

    Lot# : 687 1898 Trans-Mississippi Exposition Issue (285-293)

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    Catalog# : 285
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    285, 1898 1c Trans-Mississippi, top margin imprint single, a select mint single with outstanding centering, vivid color and unblemished o.g., NH, Extremely Fine; 2007 PSE certificate (Scott $70)
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 150 USD

    Lot# : 688 1898 Trans-Mississippi Exposition Issue (285-293)

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    Catalog# : 286
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    286, 1898 2c Trans-Mississippi, top margin imprint single, choice margins and impeccable centering, deep rich color, o.g., NH, great eye appeal; 2006 PF graded XF-S 95 certificate (margin has been reduced since certificate was issued) (SVG $650)
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 400 USD
    Hammer price : 450 USD

    Lot# : 689 1898 Trans-Mississippi Exposition Issue (285-293)

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    Catalog# : 287
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    287, 1898 4c Trans-Mississippi, top plate no 636 single, exemplary centering within wide well balanced margins, radiant color with no trace of the oxidation often seen, pristine o.g., NH, Extremely Fine gem for the finest collection - should grade quite well; 2003 PF certificate (margin has been reduced since certificate was issued) (Scott $275)
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 475 USD
    Hammer price : 575 USD

    Lot# : 690 1898 Trans-Mississippi Exposition Issue (285-293)

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    Catalog# : 288
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    288, 1898 5c Trans-Mississippi, top margin imprint single, well centered, deep shade on bright paper, o.g., NH, PO fresh and Extremely Fine; 1996 PF certificate (margin has been reduced since the certificate was issued)(Scott $250)
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 250 USD
    Hammer price : 250 USD

    Lot# : 691 1898 Trans-Mississippi Exposition Issue (285-293)

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    Catalog# : 289
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    289, 1898 8c Trans-Mississippi, top margin imprint single, very well centered, with prooflike color and impression. o.g., NH, Extremely Fine, it is generally agreed that the 8c value of this set is the most difficult of the lower values to find in premium condition with regard to centering; copy of 1994 PF certificate for the pair from which this single originated (margin has been reduced since the certificate was issued) (Scott $375)
    Start Price : 350 USD
    Current Opening : 350 USD
    Hammer price : 400 USD

    Lot# : 692 1898 Trans-Mississippi Exposition Issue (285-293)

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    Catalog# : 290
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    290, 1898 10c Trans-Mississippi, top margin imprint single, nicely centered single with vivid color, o.g., NH, a very light natural gum wrinkle, Very Fine and choice; 2003 PSE certificate (margin has been reduced since the certificate was issued)(Scott $380)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 200 USD
    Hammer price : 260 USD

    Lot# : 693 1898 Trans-Mississippi Exposition Issue (285-293)

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    Catalog# : 291
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    291, 1898 50c Trans-Mississippi, exceptionally well centered within unusually large margins for this typically tight-margined issue, bright rich color, unblemished o.g., NH, Extremely Fine, difficult to locate this issue in choice condition, combining both superior centering and full o.g.; 1991 and 2000 PF certificates (Scott $1,650)
    Start Price : 2,000 USD
    Current Opening : 2,000 USD
    Hammer price : 2,200 USD

    Lot# : 694 1898 Trans-Mississippi Exposition Issue (285-293)

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    Catalog# : 292
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    292, 1898 $1 Trans-Mississippi, particularly wide well balanced margins, crisp prooflike impression, pristine o.g., NH, Extremely Fine and choice; a stellar example of what is widely considered America's most beautiful stamp; 2000 PF certificate (Scott $3,500)
    Start Price : 7,500 USD
    Current Opening : 7,500 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 695 1898 Trans-Mississippi Exposition Issue (285-293)

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    Catalog# : 293
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    293, 1898 $2 Trans-Mississippi, left margin single, very well centered for this typically poorly centered issue displaying rich color and sharp impression, unblemished o.g., NH, Extremely Fine and choice; truly scarce in this quality; 1999 PF certificate (Scott $5,500)
    Start Price : 10,000 USD
    Current Opening : 10,000 USD
    Hammer price : 10,000 USD

    Lot# : 696 1901 Pan-American Exposition Issue (294-299)

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    Catalog# : 294-95
    294-95, 1c-2c Pan Americans, PO fresh well centered mint singles, particularly the 2c having wide balanced margins, NH, Very Fine and choice (Scott $77)
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 75 USD
    Hammer price : 120 USD

    Lot# : 697 1901 Pan-American Exposition Issue (294-299)

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    Catalog# : 296
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    296, 1901 4c Pan American, very well centered with rich colors, NH, Very Fine and choice; 2003 PSE certificate (Scott $170)
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 100 USD
    Hammer price : 100 USD

    Lot# : 698 1901 Pan-American Exposition Issue (294-299)

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    Catalog# : 297
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    297, 1901 5c Pan American, excellent centering within generous margins, lovely bright colors, NH, Extremely Fine; 1997 PSE certificate for a pair, this being the right stamp (Scott $180)
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 150 USD

    Lot# : 699 1901 Pan-American Exposition Issue (294-299)

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    Catalog# : 298
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    298, 1901 8c Pan American, particularly well centered and with vivid colors, NH, quite attractive; 2002 PSE graded XF 90 certificate (SMQ $500)
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 250 USD
    Hammer price : 260 USD

    Lot# : 700 1901 Pan-American Exposition Issue (294-299)

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    Catalog# : 299
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    299, 1901 10c Pan American, select mint single, well centered within nicely balanced margins, PO fresh colors, NH, Extremely Fine; 2003 PF certificate (Scott $300)
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 260 USD
    Hammer price : 260 USD
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