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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2124, Special Delivery thru Offices in China3c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J10), 3c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J10)3c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J10). Unused (no gum), bright color and detailed impression, choice centering for this difficult issue

EXTREMELY FINE. THE 3-CENT IS THE RAREST OF THE 1879 POSTAGE DUE SPECIAL PRINTINGS.

Although 436 copies were reported sold, it is believed that 100 copies were destroyed in the Calman lot. A thorough search of the marketplace, combined with conversations with dealers and collectors, has confirmed the extreme rarity of this stamp in sound centered condition. This example is one of the finest known.

With 1959 and 2018 P.F. certificates

8,000
6,750
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Postage Due
2018-04-11
The David Wingate Collection of United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 416, Postage Due3c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J10), 3c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J10)3c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J10). Part original gum, rich color, detailed impression, small thin spot at center

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE 3-CENT IS THE RAREST OF THE 1879 POSTAGE DUE SPECIAL PRINTINGS. VERY FEW HAVE ORIGINAL GUM.

Although 436 copies were reported sold, it is believed that 100 copies were destroyed in the Calman lot. A thorough search of the marketplace, combined with conversations with dealers and collectors, has confirmed the extreme rarity of this stamp in any condition. We have offered perhaps ten with original gum since keeping computerized records, and only three are sound.

With 1985 and 2002 P.F. certificates

20,000
2,400
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Postage Due
2017-06-27
2017 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 270, Special Delivery, Postage Due3c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J10), 3c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J10)3c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J10). Original gum, hinged only at top, bright color and detailed impression, exceptionally well-centered, especially for this difficult issue

EXTREMELY FINE. THE 3-CENT IS THE RAREST OF THE 1879 POSTAGE DUE SPECIAL PRINTINGS. THIS IS THE FINEST SOUND, ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE WE HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED.

Although 436 copies were reported sold, it is believed that 100 copies were destroyed in the Calman lot. A thorough search of the marketplace, combined with conversations with dealers and collectors, has confirmed the extreme rarity of this stamp in any condition. Of the fewer than ten examples we have offered since keeping computerized records, only two others are sound with original gum. This superb stamp has the finest centering of the three.

Ex Engel. With 1960, 1999 P.F. and 2017 P.S.E. certificates

20,000
30,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Postage Due
2017-06-27
2017 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 271, Special Delivery, Postage Due3c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J10), 3c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J10)3c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J10). Unused (no gum), detailed impression, small flaws and thin spot at top

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1879 3-CENT POSTAGE DUE SPECIAL PRINTING. THIS IS THE RAREST POSTAGE DUE ISSUE.

Although 436 copies were reported sold, it is believed that 100 copies were destroyed in the Calman lot. A thorough search of the marketplace, combined with conversations with dealers and collectors, has confirmed the extreme rarity of this stamp.

With 1970 P.F. certificate

20,000
2,100
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Postage Due
2017-05-11
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3822, Special Delivery thru Offices in China3c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J10), 3c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J10)3c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J10). Unused (no gum), crisp impression, small closed tear, two filled thins, short perfs at top not mentioned on accompanying certificate

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 3-CENT POSTAGE DUE SPECIAL PRINTING. THIS IS THE RAREST POSTAGE DUE ISSUE.

Although 436 copies were reported sold, it is believed that 100 copies were destroyed in the Calman lot. A thorough search of the marketplace, combined with conversations with dealers and collectors, has confirmed the extreme rarity of this stamp.

With 1985 and 2017 P.F. certificates. Scott Retail as with original gum

20,000
2,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Postage Due
2015-10-27
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 768, Postage Due including Errors3c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J10), 3c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J10)3c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J10). Large part original gum, small h.r. at top, rich color and proof-like impression of the Special Printings, choice centering, small tear and scuff at right, slight gum soaks in perf tips

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 3-CENT POSTAGE DUE SPECIAL PRINTING. THIS IS THE RAREST POSTAGE DUE ISSUE.

Although 436 copies were reported sold, it is believed that 100 copies were destroyed in the Calman lot. A thorough search of the marketplace, combined with conversations with dealers and collectors, has confirmed the extreme rarity of this stamp.

With 2015 P.F. certificate

25,000
5,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Postage Due
2015-04-28
The Robert R. Hall Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 842, Postage Due with 1879 American Bank Note Co. Special Printing (Scott J1-J14)3c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J10), 3c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J10)3c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J10). Slightly disturbed original gum, h.r., rich color and proof-like impression of the Special Printings, choice centering, small scuff at right, slight gum soaks in perf tips

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 3-CENT POSTAGE DUE SPECIAL PRINTING. THIS IS THE RAREST POSTAGE DUE ISSUE.

Although 436 copies were reported sold, it is believed that 100 copies were destroyed in the Calman lot. A thorough search of the marketplace, combined with conversations with dealers and collectors, has confirmed the extreme rarity of this stamp.

25,000
5,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Postage Due
2015-03-25
The Curtis Collection: Back of Book and Possessions
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 44, Postage Due: 1879-91 Issues (Scott J1-J28)3c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J10), 3c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J10)3c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J10). Unused (no gum), rich color and cameo typical of genuine Special Printings, small natural inclusion above "P"

FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT POSTAGE DUE SPECIAL PRINTING. THIS IS THE RAREST POSTAGE DUE ISSUE.

Although 436 copies were reported sold, it is believed that 100 copies were destroyed in the Calman lot. A thorough search of the marketplace, combined with conversations with dealers and collectors, has confirmed the extreme rarity of this stamp.

With copy of 1982 P.F. and with 2002 P.S.E. certificates. Scott Retail as original gum

25,000
4,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Postage Due
2014-03-24
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1067, Lot Number 1683, Postage Due, Offices in China (Scott J, K)3c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J10), 3c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J10)3c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J10). Original gum, h.r., beautiful color and impression, small surface scrape at top, faint diagonal crease at bottom right not mentioned on accompanying certificate

FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT POSTAGE DUE SPECIAL PRINTING. THIS IS THE RAREST POSTAGE DUE ISSUE.

Although 436 copies were reported sold, it is believed that 100 copies were destroyed in the Calman lot. A thorough search of the marketplace, combined with conversations with dealers and collectors, has confirmed the extreme rarity of this stamp. A review using Power Search reveals that we have not offered another with original gum since 2009.

With 1984 P.F. certificate

25,000
3,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Postage Due
2010-12-08
Siegel Sale 1000
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Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1289, Postage Due3c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J10), 3c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J10)3c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J10). Unused (no gum), bright color and detailed impression, choice centering for this difficult issue

EXTREMELY FINE. THE 3-CENT IS POSSIBLY THE RAREST OF THE POSTAGE DUE SPECIAL PRINTINGS, AND IS EXTREMELY ELUSIVE IN SOUND AND CENTERED CONDITION.

Although 436 copies were reported sold, it is believed that 100 copies were destroyed in the Calman lot. A thorough search of the marketplace, combined with conversations with dealers and collectors, has confirmed the extreme rarity of this stamp.

Ex Hoffman. With 1950, 1995 and 2008 P.F. certificates. Scott Retail as with original gum

25,000
6,500
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25 Selected Lots , Page 1 of 3


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