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Sale 921 — Superb Graded United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 18 October, 2006

Category — Postage Dues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
807
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Sale Number 921, Lot Number 807, Postage Dues3c Brown (J3), 3c Brown (J3)3c Brown (J3). Original gum, very lightly hinged, fresh and crisp, lovely balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $215.00)

100
300
808
nh
Sale Number 921, Lot Number 808, Postage Dues5c Red Brown (J18), 5c Red Brown (J18)5c Red Brown (J18). Mint N.H., fabulous margins and centering, outstanding color on crisp paper

EXTREMELY FINE. TRULY OUTSTANDING QUALITY FOR THIS 1891 POSTAGE DUE ISSUE AND ESPECIALLY SCARCE IN NEVER-HINGED POST OFFICE CONDITION.

With 2006 P.F. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $2,750.00), Scott Retail as hinged

600
2,500
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809
nh
Sale Number 921, Lot Number 809, Postage Dues50c Red Brown (J21). Mint N.H, 50c Red Brown (J21). Mint N.H50c Red Brown (J21). Mint N.H., bright and fresh color, detailed impression showing every nuance of the design, beautiful centering

EXTREMELY FINE. A GORGEOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT 1884 RED BROWN POSTAGE DUE.

With 1990 and 2001 P.F. certificates. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $6,600.00). This is the only Mint N.H. example to be awarded this grade, which is the highest grade given to date in any condition. Scott Retail as hinged

1,750
6,000
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810
nh
Sale Number 921, Lot Number 810, Postage Dues50c Bright Claret (J28), 50c Bright Claret (J28)50c Bright Claret (J28). Mint N.H., deep rich color on brilliant paper, perfectly centered, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT POSTAGE DUE, SCOTT J28.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,400.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date in the P.S.E. population report (two others have also received this grade). Scott Retail as hinged

600
4,500
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811
 
Sale Number 921, Lot Number 811, Postage Dues1c Vermilion (J29), 1c Vermilion (J29)1c Vermilion (J29). Attractive margins and fabulous centering, horizontal line cancellation, Extremely Fine, with 2003 and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; unpriced in SMQ)

650
1,200
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812
nh
Sale Number 921, Lot Number 812, Postage Dues2c Deep Claret (J39), 2c Deep Claret (J39)2c Deep Claret (J39). Mint N.H. with part imprint at top, Jumbo margins and virtually perfect centering, beautiful color on crisp paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $265.00)

27
275
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813
nh
Sale Number 921, Lot Number 813, Postage Dues5c Deep Claret (J41), 5c Deep Claret (J41)5c Deep Claret (J41). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, detailed impression, perfectly centered with unusually wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED OF THE 5-CENT DEEP CLARET POSTAGE DUE, SCOTT J41.

With copy of 1990 P.F. certificate for plate block and 2006 P.S.E. certificate for single (Superb 98; SMQ $1,450.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date (only one other shares this grade)

230
1,900
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814
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Sale Number 921, Lot Number 814, Postage Dues5c Deep Claret (J41), 5c Deep Claret (J41)5c Deep Claret (J41). Mint N.H. with part imprint selvage at bottom, deep rich color and detailed impression, wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $580.00)

230
650
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815
og
Sale Number 921, Lot Number 815, Postage Dues10c Deep Claret (J49), 10c Deep Claret (J49)10c Deep Claret (J49). Lightly hinged, wide margins of near Jumbo proportions, beautiful dark color, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $225.00)

130
225
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816
nh
Sale Number 921, Lot Number 816, Postage Dues5c Dull Rose (J55a), 5c Dull Rose (J55a)5c Dull Rose (J55a). Mint N.H., balanced margins and essentially perfectly centered, vibrant color, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $320.00)

110
350
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