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Sale 904 — Superb United States Stamps

Sale Date — Saturday, 10 December, 2005

Category — Back-of-Book Issues (Postage Dues)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
520
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 520, Back-of-Book Issues (Postage Dues)5c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J11), 5c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J11)5c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J11). Slightly disturbed original gum, bright color, reperfed at left

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 5-CENT POSTAGE DUE SPECIAL PRINTING.

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

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate

12,500
4,500
521
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 521, Back-of-Book Issues (Postage Dues)5c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J11), 5c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J11)5c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J11). Original gum, small paper h.r., small thin spot.

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE SPECIAL PRINTING IN ATTRACTIVE CONDITION.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate

12,500
4,250
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522
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 522, Back-of-Book Issues (Postage Dues)10c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J12), 10c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J12)10c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J12). Original gum, lightly hinged, sharp proof-like impression

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 10-CENT POSTAGE DUE SPECIAL PRINTING.

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

Signed by Bartels in pencil on back. With 2005 P.S.E. certificate

7,500
5,250
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523
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 523, Back-of-Book Issues (Postage Dues)10c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J12), 10c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J12)10c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J12). Large part disturbed original gum, intense color, tiny thin spot at top

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT POSTAGE DUE SPECIAL PRINTING.

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

With 2005 P.F. certificate

7,500
2,100
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524
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 524, Back-of-Book Issues (Postage Dues)50c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J14), 50c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J14)50c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J14). Unused (no gum), bright color, reperfed at right

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 50-CENT POSTAGE DUE SPECIAL PRINTING.

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

With 1956 and 2005 P.F. certificates, the first not mentioning the reperfing

7,500
1,900
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525
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 525, Back-of-Book Issues (Postage Dues)1c Vermilion (J29), 1c Vermilion (J29)1c Vermilion (J29). Original gum, lightly hinged, perfectly centered, bright and fresh

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THIS CHALLENGING STAMP IN THE HIGHEST QUALITY ATTAINABLE.

Most copies of this stamp are poorly centered and with small faults.

With 1999 P.F. certificate

2,100
2,800
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526
 
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 526, Back-of-Book Issues (Postage Dues)30c Deep Claret (J43), 30c Deep Claret (J43)30c Deep Claret (J43). Choice centering with wide and balanced margins, "face free" strike of grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, scarce in such superb condition, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

55
500
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527
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 527, Back-of-Book Issues (Postage Dues)10c Rose Carmine (J49a), 10c Rose Carmine (J49a)10c Rose Carmine (J49a). Mint N.H., bright color, huge margins, Extremely Fine, with 1993 P.F. certificate

275
400
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528
 
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 528, Back-of-Book Issues (Postage Dues)50c Deep Claret (J50), 50c Deep Claret (J50)50c Deep Claret (J50). Wide margins, light strike of purple cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate for block of four

140
500
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529
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 529, Back-of-Book Issues (Postage Dues)50c Carmine Lake (J58), 50c Carmine Lake (J58)50c Carmine Lake (J58). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color and proof-like impression

VERY FINE. THE 1914 50-CENT POSTAGE DUE WITH ORIGINAL GUM IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL POSTAGE DUE STAMPS.

With 2001 P.F. certificate

15,000
17,000
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530
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 530, Back-of-Book Issues (Postage Dues)1c Rose (J59), 1c Rose (J59)1c Rose (J59). Lightly hinged, bright shade, choice centering for this difficult issue

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

With 2002 P.F. certificate

4,250
4,500
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531
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 531, Back-of-Book Issues (Postage Dues)1c Dull Rose (J61 var), 1c Dull Rose (J61 var)1c Dull Rose (J61 var). Mint N.H., brilliant color, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem example of this shade, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo)

7
140
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532
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 532, Back-of-Book Issues (Postage Dues)30c Carmine Rose (J66), 30c Carmine Rose (J66)30c Carmine Rose (J66). Mint N.H., intense color, enormous margins, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate

200
270
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533
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 533, Back-of-Book Issues (Postage Dues)30c Deep Claret (J66a), 30c Deep Claret (J66a)30c Deep Claret (J66a). Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression, wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp, with 2005 P.F. certificate

200
575
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