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Sale 924 — The Scarsdale Collection, Part 3: Bank Note and Bureau Issues and Postage Dues

Sale Date — Tuesday, 14 November, 2006

Category — 1916 Postage Due Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
203
nh
Sale Number 924, Lot Number 203, 1916 Postage Due Issue1c 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 three Mint N.H. example in the past thirteen years, when we started to keep computerized records. Of those, only one compares favorably with the example offered here.

With 1999 P.F. certificate.

10,000
15,500
204
nh
Sale Number 924, Lot Number 204, 1916 Postage Due Issue2c Rose (J60), 2c Rose (J60)2c Rose (J60). Mint N.H., brilliant color on post-office fresh paper, perfectly centered with wide margins all around, long and full perforations

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1916 2-CENT ROSE PERF 10 UNWATERMARKED POSTAGE DUE ISSUE. THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98, WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE. THIS STAMP IS LIKELY THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE.

The unwatermarked Perf 10 Postage Due stamps (Scott J59 and J60) were only in production for a short period of time before being replaced by the Perf 11 stamps.

With 2002 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $4,200.00)

650
6,750
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205
nh
Sale Number 924, Lot Number 205, 1916 Postage Due Issue2c Rose (J60), 2c Rose (J60)2c Rose (J60). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, perfectly centered with well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED 2-CENT PERF 10 UNWATERMARKED POSTAGE DUE ISSUE.

With 1995 P.F. certificate.

650
2,000
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