Sale 804 — The Robert Zoellner Collection of United States

Sale Date — Thursday-Saturday, 8-10 October, 1998

Category — Postage Dues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
736
nh
Sale 804, Lot 736, Postage Dues1c Brown (J1). Mint N.H., bright color with crisp sharp impression perfectly showing the intricate machinework in the background, Extremely Fine and choice, scarce this well-centered, with 1994 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail for hinged

42
230
737
og
Sale 804, Lot 737, Postage Dues2c Brown (J2). Original gum, h.r., well-centered, Extremely Fine and choice, one of the most difficult of the First Issue Postage Dues to find well-centered, with 1988 P.F. certificate

275
425
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738
og
Sale 804, Lot 738, Postage Dues3c Brown (J3). Full original gum, bright color and sharp impression, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine and choice

37
240
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739
og
Sale 804, Lot 739, Postage Dues5c Brown (J4). Original gum, barest faint trace of what may be hinging, well-centered, sharp impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1992 P.F. certificate

450
950
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740
og
Sale 804, Lot 740, Postage Dues10c Brown (J5). Full original gum, deep rich color, well-centered, Extremely Fine and choice, with 1992 P.F. certificate

475
1,400
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741
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Sale 804, Lot 741, Postage Dues30c Brown (J6). Full original gum, small h.r., sharp impression and bright color, fresh and Extremely Fine, very difficult to find well-centered, small owner's handstamp on back

240
350
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742
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Sale 804, Lot 742, Postage Dues50c Brown (J7). Full original gum, huge margins for this stamp, fresh and Extremely Fine Gem, with 1990 P.F. certificate

350
1,000
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743
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Sale 804, Lot 743, Postage Dues1c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J8). Original gum, single neat h.r. at top, beautiful intense shade and sharp proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE AND CHOICE. WONDERFULLY CHOICE CONDITION FOR THE RARE 1-CENT POSTAGE DUE SPECIAL PRINTING.

The 1c, 2c and 3c are undoubtedly the rarest values of the American Bank Note Co. Postage Due Special Printings, although the sold quantities in the official records are relatively high. William E. Mooz, in an article on the 1c appearing in Chronicle No. 170, May 1996, offers evidence to support his theory that the actual number of true Special Printings sold was significantly lower than the reported figures. For the 1c, Mooz estimates 500 sold, but it is possible that as many as 400 purchased by G. B. Calman were destroyed. It is widely accepted that nearly 9,000 1c stamps sold as Special Printings were actually regular issues.

With 1994 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates

6,250
12,500
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744
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Sale 804, Lot 744, Postage Dues2c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J9). Full original gum, lightly hinged, well-centered, intense color and proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE AND CHOICE. ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE RARE 2-CENT.

The comments made regarding the 1c (lot 743) are also belived true for the 2c.

Ex Clifford Cole. With 1949 A.P.S. and 1988 P.F. certificates

4,250
12,500
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745
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Sale 804, Lot 745, Postage Dues3c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J10). Full original gum, hinge mark at top, beautiful color and sharp proof-like impression, small natural wood fiber inclusion in margin at bottom right

FINE AND EXCEEDINGLY RARE. THE 3-CENT IS POSSIBLY THE RAREST POSTAGE DUE SPECIAL PRINTING. Although 436 copies reached the public, 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 rarity of this stamp.

With smal blue owner's mark on back

3,750
12,500
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746
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Sale 804, Lot 746, Postage Dues5c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J11). Full original gum, well-centered, vibrant color and proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE 5-CENT POSTAGE DUE SPECIAL PRINTING.

It has been estimated that only 249 of the 5c Postage Due Special Printing reached the public.

With 1994 P.F. certificate

3,500
12,500
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747
og
Sale 804, Lot 747, Postage Dues10c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J12). Full original gum, small h.r., beautiful fresh color, well-centered

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE 10-CENT.

It has been estimated that no more than 174 examples of the 10c Postage Due Special Printing reached the public.

Ex Clifford Cole. With 1988 P.F. certificate

2,250
6,000
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748
og
Sale 804, Lot 748, Postage Dues30c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J13). Original gum, fresh and vibrant color, proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE AND CHOICE. A MAGNIFICENT 30-CENT SPECIAL PRINTING.

It has been estimated that no more than 179 examples of the 30c Postage Due Special Printing reached the public.

With 1992 P.F. certificate

2,400
10,000
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749
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Sale 804, Lot 749, Postage Dues50c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J14). Full original gum, well-centered, fresh and bright color

EXTREMELY FINE AND CHOICE. POSSIBLY THE FINEST 50-CENT POSTAGE DUE SPECIAL PRINTING EXTANT.

It has been estimated that no more than 179 examples of the 50c Postage Due Special Printing reached the public.

With 1979 P.F. certificate

2,500
6,750
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750
nh
Sale 804, Lot 750, Postage Dues1c Red Brown (J15). Mint N.H., beautiful rich color, well-centered and sharp impression, Extremely Fine Gem, Scott Retail for hinged

40
220
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751
nh
Sale 804, Lot 751, Postage Dues2c Red Brown (J16). Mint N.H., rich color, well-centered, Extremely Fine

50
160
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752
og
Sale 804, Lot 752, Postage Dues3c Red Brown (J17). Full original gum, enormous margins for this stamp, rich color, Extremely Fine and choice, with 1991 P.F. certificate

750
1,200
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753
og
Sale 804, Lot 753, Postage Dues5c Red Brown (J18). Full original gum, deep rich color, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate

350
900
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754
nh
Sale 804, Lot 754, Postage Dues10c Red Brown (J19). Mint N.H., beautiful deep rich color, Extremely Fine and choice, with 1991 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail for hinged

350
800
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755
nh
Sale 804, Lot 755, Postage Dues30c Red Brown (J20). Mint N.H., fresh and bright color, well-centered, trivial natural inclusion, fresh and Extremely Fine, Scott Retail for hinged

175
95
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756
nh
Sale 804, Lot 756, Postage Dues50c Red Brown (J21). Mint N.H., rich color, sharp impression, Extremely Fine Gem, rare in such pristine condition, with 1982 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail for hinged

1,250
3,200
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757
nh
Sale 804, Lot 757, Postage Dues1c Bright Claret (J22). Mint N.H., well-centered, brilliant color on fresh white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, Scott Retail for hinged

20
150
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758
nh
Sale 804, Lot 758, Postage Dues2c Bright Claret (J23). Mint N.H., beautiful color, well-centered with wide margins all around, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in the highest quality attainable, Scott Retail for hinged

25
300
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759
nh
Sale 804, Lot 759, Postage Dues3c Bright Claret (J24). Mint N.H., vibrant color, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine, a superb stamp, Scott Retail for hinged

50
160
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760
nh
Sale 804, Lot 760, Postage Dues5c Bright Claret (J25). Mint N.H., vibrant color, fresh and Extremely Fine, Scott Retail for hinged

60
200
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761
nh
Sale 804, Lot 761, Postage Dues10c Bright Claret (J26). Mint N.H., huge jumbo margins all around, fresh color, Extremely Fine, a superb stamp in every respect, Scott Retail for hinged

100
1,050
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762
og
Sale 804, Lot 762, Postage Dues30c Bright Claret (J27). Original gum, rich color, well-centered, Extremely Fine and choice, ex Clifford Cole, with 1988 P.F. certificate

350
900
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763
og
Sale 804, Lot 763, Postage Dues50c Bright Claret (J28). Full original gum, small h.r., rich color, well-centered, Extremely Fine and choice, ex Clifford Cole, with 1988 P.F. certificate

375
700
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764
og
Sale 804, Lot 764, Postage Dues1c Vermilion (J29). Full original gum, small h.r., fresh and bright color, Very Fine and choice, one of the unsung rarities of Postage Due issues in this well-centered original-gum condition, with 1983 P.F. certificate

1,300
1,500
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765
og
Sale 804, Lot 765, Postage Dues2c Vermilion (J30). Full original gum, only lightly hinged, deep color and sharp impression, very well-centered, Extremely Fine Gem, an outstanding stamp, with 1994 P.F. certificate

550
1,050
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766
nh
Sale 804, Lot 766, Postage Dues1c Deep Claret (J31). Mint N.H., wide and even margins, crisp impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1993 P.F. certificate

55
525
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767
nh
Sale 804, Lot 767, Postage Dues2c Deep Claret (J32). Mint N.H., bright shade, fresh and Very Fine, difficult to find this well-centered

52
300
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768
nh
Sale 804, Lot 768, Postage Dues3c Deep Claret (J33). Rich color, Mint N.H., an Extremely Fine Gem, with 1988 P.F. certificate

210
700
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769
nh
Sale 804, Lot 769, Postage Dues5c Deep Claret (J34). Mint N.H., bright shade, well-centered, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 1992 P.F. certificate

290
1,400
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770
nh
Sale 804, Lot 770, Postage Dues10c Deep Claret (J35). Mint N.H., rich color, Extremely Fine and choice, with 1993 P.F. certificate

290
1,500
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771
og
Sale 804, Lot 771, Postage Dues30c Deep Claret (J36). Original gum, well-centered with wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1994 P.F. certificate

350
450
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772
nh
Sale 804, Lot 772, Postage Dues50c Deep Claret (J37). Mint N.H., rich color and very well-centered, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 1994 P.F. certificate

1,400
4,750
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773
nh
Sale 804, Lot 773, Postage Dues1c, 2c Deep Claret (J38, J39). Mint N.H., 1c very deep color and 2c bright shade, both are well-centered and Extremely Fine, the two stamps demonstrate the wide range of shades on this issue, the 2c with 1990 P.F. certificate

25
130
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774
og
Sale 804, Lot 774, Postage Dues3c Deep Claret (J40). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright color, well-centered, fresh and Extremely Fine, with copy of 1990 P.F. certificate for left arrow block of four this being the top right stamp

47
200
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775
og
Sale 804, Lot 775, Postage Dues5c Deep Claret (J41). Full original gum, barest faint trace of what may be hinging, rich color, Extremely Fine and choice

50
230
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776
og
Sale 804, Lot 776, Postage Dues10c Deep Claret (J42). Full original gum, lightly hinged, well-centered, Extremely Fine and choice

52
170
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777
og
Sale 804, Lot 777, Postage Dues30c Deep Claret (J43). Original gum, h.r., mathematically perfect centering, fresh and vibrant color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1992 P.F. certificate

450
950
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778
nh
Sale 804, Lot 778, Postage Dues50c Deep Claret (J44). Mint N.H., bright color and well-centered, Extremely Fine and choice, with 1992 P.F. certificate

425
2,700
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779
nh
Sale 804, Lot 779, Postage Dues1c, 2c Deep Claret (J45, J46). Mint N.H., both are well-centered, fresh and Extremely Fine

80
300
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780
nh
Sale 804, Lot 780, Postage Dues3c Deep Claret (J47). Mint N.H., beautiful rich color, well-centered, Extremely Fine and choice

675
1,900
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781
nh
Sale 804, Lot 781, Postage Dues5c Deep Claret (J48). Mint N.H., brilliant color, well-centered, Extremely Fine and choice, with 1993 P.F. certificate

120
210
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782
nh
Sale 804, Lot 782, Postage Dues10c Deep Claret (J49). Mint N.H., fresh and bright color, huge margins at sides, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp

150
290
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783
nh
Sale 804, Lot 783, Postage Dues50c Deep Claret (J50). Mint N.H., bright color, well-centered, Extremely Fine and choice

1,150
1,450
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784
nh
Sale 804, Lot 784, Postage Dues1c Carmine Lake (J52). Mint N.H., vibrant color, well-centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with copy of 1993 P.F. certificate for block of six, this being the top left stamp

80
525
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785
nh
Sale 804, Lot 785, Postage Dues2c Vermilion (J53b). Mint N.H., bright color, well-centered, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1994 P.F. certificate

70
325
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786
og
Sale 804, Lot 786, Postage Dues3c Carmine Lake (J54). Barely hinged, extremely deep color from an overinked impression that still shows background detail, well-centered with wide margins, some offset on back as would be expected for a stamp with such deep color, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect

750
1,700
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787
og
Sale 804, Lot 787, Postage Dues5c Carmine Lake (J55). Lightly hinged, bright color, huge and even margins all around, Extremely Fine and choice

32
140
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788
nh
Sale 804, Lot 788, Postage Dues10c Carmine Lake (J56). Mint N.H., rich color, wide margins all around, Extremely Fine Gem

80
300
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789
nh
Sale 804, Lot 789, Postage Dues30c Carmine Lake (J57). Mint N.H., fresh and bright color, wide margins all around, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, ex Clifford C. Cole (where it realized $475 hammer against a $125 catalogue value), with 1988 P.F. certificate

275
900
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790
og
Sale 804, Lot 790, Postage Dues50c Carmine Lake (J58). Original gum, single hinge remnant, beautiful rich color, well-centered, tiny barely noticeable natural paper inclusion at right

AN EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE 1914 50-+CENT POSTAGE DUE WITH ORIGINAL GUM IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL POSTAGE DUE STAMPS.

With 1988 P.F. certificate

8,250
11,000
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791
nh
Sale 804, Lot 791, Postage Dues1c Rose (J59). Mint N.H., sheet margin with "BUREAU, ENGRA" of imprint at top, enormous margins at sides, centered slightly to bottom,

FRESH AND VERY FINE. THE 1916 1-CENT PERF 10 UNWATERMARKED POSTAGE DUE IS ONE OF THE UNDERRATED RARITIES OF TWENTIETH CENTURY PHILATELY.

The Perf 10 stamps were printed on unwatermarked paper for a brief time. Well-centered original-gum examples are exceedingly rare.

With 1980 P.F. certificate

3,100
7,000
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792
nh
Sale 804, Lot 792, Postage Dues2c Rose (J60). Mint N.H., brilliant color, perfectly centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, an outstanding stamp

200
1,600
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793
nh
Sale 804, Lot 793, Postage Dues-1/2c-5c 1917-25 Issue, Perf 11 (J61-J64, J68). All are Mint N.H., range of shades, all are fresh and Extremely Fine

43
140
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794
nh
Sale 804, Lot 794, Postage Dues10c Carmine Rose (J65). Mint N.H., bright color, well-centered with wide margins, slight trace of offset on back, Extremely Fine and choice, with 1992 P.F. certificate

27
325
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795
nh
Sale 804, Lot 795, Postage Dues30c Carmine Rose (J66). Mint N.H., rich color, Extremely Fine

120
180
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796
nh
Sale 804, Lot 796, Postage Dues50c Carmine Rose (J67). Mint N.H., beautiful color, wide margins, Extremely Fine and choice, with 1990 P.F. certificate

150
375
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797
nh
Sale 804, Lot 797, Postage Dues-1/2c-10c 1930 Postage Due (J69-J74). Mint N.H., all have beautiful color, a Very Fine-Extremely Fine group

143
375
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798
nh
Sale 804, Lot 798, Postage Dues30c Carmine (J75). Mint N.H., bright color, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1984 and 1988 P.F. certificates

160
325
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799
nh
Sale 804, Lot 799, Postage Dues50c Carmine (J76). Mint N.H., bright color, wide margins, Extremely Fine and choice

250
600
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800
nh
Sale 804, Lot 800, Postage Dues-1/2c-$5.00 Postage Dues (J77-J87). All are Mint N.H. and Very Fine-Extremely Fine

179
325
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