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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Postage Due
2019-05-08
The William H. Gross Collection: Outstanding U.S. Stamp Multiples
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 295, Postage Due, Offices In China Issues, A rare plate block of the 1916 1¢ Perf 10 Unwatermarked Postage Due, Scott J59

DESCRIPTION

1¢ Rose (J59), top "BUREAU, ENGRAVING & PRINTING" imprint, plate number 5510 and star block of six, top center stamp lightly hinged, other five stamps and selvage Mint N.H., typical centering for this difficult issue, brilliant color

PROVENANCE

Dr. J. Paul Wampler, Shreves Philatelic Galleries, 4/24-25/1998, lot 456, to William H. Gross

CERTIFICATION

The Philatelic Foundation (2001)

CONDITION NOTES

Fine

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$30,000.00

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

Perf 10 and Unwatermarked--A Rare Concurrence

Scott J59 was issued concurrently with its regular issue counterparts, Scott 462-478. These issues were printed on unwatermarked paper. Similar to Scott 476A, a small supply of 1¢ and 2¢ Postage Due stamps were also printed on the unwatermarked paper. Perforations were soon changed from gauge 10 to 11, so only a small quantity was printed. It is generally found with poor centering.

Our review of major plate block and Postage Due auctions, including Chapin, Cole, Kobacker, Simon, Todd, and Wampler, revealed only three plate blocks, plus a bottom position in the Miller collection owned by The New York Public Library. The ex-Cole/Drucker plate block and the plate block from our 2012 Rarities sales have been broken into singles, tragically. The remaining plate blocks are:

1) Top Plate 5510 block of 6, ex Wampler, offered in this sale

2) Right Plate 5510 block of 8, ex Grunin

3) Top Plate 5522 block of 6, ex Curtis and Siegel 2003 Rarities of the World sale

4) Bottom Plate 5541 block of 6, Miller collection, The New York Public Library, unavailable to collectors

E. 5,000-7,500
7,500
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Postage Due
2018-07-25
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 719, Postage Due, Offices in China1c Rose (J59). Mint N.H. with top plate no, 1c Rose (J59). Mint N.H. with top plate no1c Rose (J59). Mint N.H. with top plate no. 5541 selvage, brilliant color

FINE AND RARE RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1916 ONE-CENT PERF 10 UNWATERMARKED POSTAGE DUE ISSUE WITH PLATE NUMBER.

With copy of 2014 P.S.E. certificate for a plate block of six

9,000
5,250
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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 424, Postage Due1c Rose (J59), 1c Rose (J59)1c Rose (J59). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, fresh and Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate

4,000
1,100
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Postage Due
2018-03-27
United States and Possessions
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Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2521, Back-of-Book: Special Delivery thru Parcel Post1c Rose (J59), 1c Rose (J59)1c Rose (J59). With top part imprint selvage, lightly hinged, vivid color on fresh paper

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 1916 ONE-CENT PERF 10 UNWATERMARKED POSTAGE DUE ISSUE WITH PART IMPRINT.

With copy of 2014 P.F. certificate for a plate block

4,000
2,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Postage Due
2017-12-19
United States Stamps and Hawaii
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Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 917, Special Delivery thru Parcel Post1c Rose (J59), 1c Rose (J59)1c Rose (J59). Mint N.H., sheet margin at right with "VING & PRINTING" of imprint with star at right, unusually choice centering, post-office fresh

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN INCALCULABLY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1916 ONE-CENT PERF 10 UNWATERMARKED POSTAGE DUE ISSUE. THIS IS ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES IN EXISTENCE.

The Perf 10 stamps were printed on unwatermarked paper for only a brief period of time. Well-centered original-gum examples are exceedingly rare. We have only sold five Mint N.H. examples in the past nineteen years, when we started to keep computerized records. Of those, only one or two compares favorably with the example offered here.

Ex "Scarsdale". With 1999 and 2007 P.F. certificates.

9,000
8,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Postage Due
2017-12-19
United States Stamps and Hawaii
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Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 918, Special Delivery thru Parcel Post1c Rose (J59), 1c Rose (J59)1c Rose (J59). Original gum, vivid color on fresh paper, Fine, scarce Perf 10 Postage Due on unwatermarked paper, with 2017 P.F. certificate

4,000
1,000
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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 277, Special Delivery, Postage Due1c Rose (J59), 1c Rose (J59)1c Rose (J59). Vivid color, well-centered

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 1916 ONE-CENT PERF 10 UNWATERMARKED POSTAGE DUE ISSUE.

The Postage Due stamps on unwatermarked paper were perforated with 10-gauge pins for a brief time. Well-centered original-gum examples are exceedingly rare.

With 1995 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates

4,000
3,000
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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 278, Special Delivery, Postage Due1c Rose (J59), 1c Rose (J59)1c Rose (J59). Original gum, pretty color, three wide margins

FRESH AND VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1916 ONE-CENT PERF 10 UNWATERMARKED POSTAGE DUE ISSUE.

Ex Geisler. With 1991 P.F. certificate

4,000
1,700
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Postage Due
2016-11-09
U.S. and Possessions, featuring The Weinberg Inventory
1123°
PSE 95
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1123, Postage Due1c Rose (J59), 1c Rose (J59)1c Rose (J59). Lightly hinged, selvage at top, exceptionally precise centering with wide margins, vivid color, remarkably fresh

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION THE FINEST EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1916 ONE-CENT PERF 10 UNWATERMARKED POSTAGE DUE ISSUE WE HAVE ENCOUNTERED. THIS SUPERB STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- BY FAR THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND SHARED BY NO OHERS.

The 1c Perf 10 stamps were printed on unwatermarked paper for only a brief time. Well-centered original-gum examples are exceedingly rare. This copy, with lightly hinged original gum, outstanding centering and fresh color is a condition rarity of the highest order.

With 1992 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 90, SMQ $6,500.00 as 90). This is the only example to achieve this superior grade. The next highest in P.S.E.'s Population Report is VF-XF 85. By comparison, the highest graded J59 on the Philatelic Foundation's website is XF 90

4,000
9,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Postage Due
2016-10-06
The Hanover Collection of Superb-Quality U.S. Stamps-Part 2
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1762, Postage Due (Scott J1-J78a)1c Rose (J59), 1c Rose (J59)1c Rose (J59). Mint N.H., sheet margin at right with "VING & PRINTING" of imprint with star at right, unusually choice centering, post office fresh

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN INCALCULABLY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1916 ONE-CENT PERF 10 UNWATERMARKED POSTAGE DUE ISSUE. THIS IS ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES IN EXISTENCE.

The Perf 10 stamps were printed on unwatermarked paper for only a brief period of time. Well-centered original-gum examples are exceedingly rare. We have only sold five Mint N.H. examples in the past nineteen years, when we started to keep computerized records. Of those, only one or two compares favorably with the example offered here.

Ex "Scarsdale". With 1999 and 2007 P.F. certificates.

9,000
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