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1895 Issue, Watermarked

Lots 2153-2161

Lot 2153    

1895, 5¢ chocolate, horizontal plate number pair, LH-NH, with crazy perfs at bottom, F.-V.F., Striking pair.
Scott No. 270    $100.

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Current Opening Bid: $20

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Lot 2154 o   

1895, 6¢ dull brown, watermarked USIR, showing full "R" watermark, neat oval cancel, intensely rich color, about Fine, a very rare watermark variety with approximately two dozen examples known, Scott catalog value for the grade of fine; with 2010 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 271a    $8,500.

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Current Opening Bid: $850

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Lot 2155 o   

1895, 6¢ dull brown, watermarked USIR, showing "I" watermark, target cancel, strong vivid color, faint unnoticeable horizontal crease, F.-V.F. appearance, a very rare example of the 6¢ Bureau on USIR watermark paper; with 1998 P.F. certificate for pair and 2013 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 271a    $8,500.

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Current Opening Bid: $475

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Lot 2156 o   

1895, 6¢ dull brown, watermarked USIR, showing "R" watermark between both stamps, horizontal pair, central Baltimore, Md. registry oval cancel, bold color, tiny crease in right stamp at bottom left, otherwise Fine, a very rare watermark variety with approximately two dozen examples known, Scott catalog value for the grade of fine.
Scott No. 271a    $17,000 for singles.

AN EXTREMELY RARE MULTIPLE OF THE 1895 6¢ BUREAU ISSUE WITH THE "USIR" WATERMARK ERROR.

Only three multiples are known to us. Including a used strip of three with the "I" watermark between two of the stamps, a mint pair with one stamp showing the "I" watermark and the used pair offered here.

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Current Opening Bid: $1,700

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Lot 2157    

1895, 10¢ dark green, o.g., very lightly hinged, exceptional centering within beautifully balanced margins, rich vibrant color, Extremely Fine to Superb, a choice gem; with 2017 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $365).
Scott No. 273    $95.

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Current Opening Bid: $220

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Lot 2158    

1895, $2 dark blue, o.g., lightly hinged, fresh with rich color, well proportioned margins, Very Fine; with 1986 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 277a    $900.

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Current Opening Bid: $290

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Lot 2159    

1895, $5 dark green, o.g., lightly hinged, wide margins and intense color, Very Fine and choice, a stunning and scarce high value; with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 278    $2,000.

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Current Opening Bid: $1,400

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Lot 2160    

1895, $5 dark green, slightly disturbed o.g., rich color, bright and fresh, F.-V.F., an attractive mint high value; with 2014 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 278    $2,000.

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Current Opening Bid: $400

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Lot 2161 BK   

1898, 2¢ red, type IV, booklet pane of 6, o.g., never hinged, remarkably well centered with all perfs clear of the design (rare thus), rich vibrant color and Post Office fresh, Extremely Fine and choice, a beautiful gem pane, rarely encountered so choice; with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 279Bj    $1,000.

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Current Opening Bid: $475

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