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Sale 946 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Monday, 12 November, 2007

Category — Postage Due

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1376
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1376, Postage Due2c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J9), 2c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J9)2c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J9). Original gum, lightly hinged

FINE. A SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 2-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.

With 1971 P.F. certificate

15,000
5,000
1377
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1377, Postage Due5c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J11), 5c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J11)5c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J11). Unused (no gum), bright color, rounded top left corner

A RARE EXAMPLE 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 1958 P.F. certificate

13,500
2,100
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1378
og
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1378, Postage Due10c 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 on bright paper

VERY FINE AND CHOICE 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.

With 1984 P.F. certificate

8,000
4,750
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1379
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1379, Postage Due10c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J12), 10c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J12)10c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J12). Unused (no gum), well-centered with incredibly wide margins, bright color, small thin spot

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARING 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.

With 1971 P.F. certificate

8,000
2,900
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1380
og
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1380, Postage Due30c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J13), 30c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J13)30c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J13). Original gum, radiant color and detailed impression

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT POSTAGE DUE SPECIAL PRINTING.

It has been estimated that no more than 179 examples of the 30c Postage Due Special Printing reached the public. The vast majority of surviving original-gum examples are faulty.

With 1971 P.F. certificate

8,500
0
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1381
og
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1381, Postage Due50c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J14), 50c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J14)50c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J14). Original gum, fresh color and clear impression, reperfed at right

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 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 1968 P.F. certificate

8,000
2,600
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1382
og
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1382, Postage Due10c Red Brown (J19), 10c Red Brown (J19)10c Red Brown (J19). Original gum, lightly hinged, beautifully centered with incredibly deep rich color, sharp impression, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,100.00)

625
900
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1383
nh
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1383, Postage Due30c Red Brown (J20), 30c Red Brown (J20)30c Red Brown (J20). Mint N.H., wonderfully fresh and crisp, attractively centered, Very Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

550
275
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1384
nh
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1384, Postage Due10c Bright Claret (J26), 10c Bright Claret (J26)10c Bright Claret (J26). Mint N.H., choice margins and almost perfect centering, lovely bright color, fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,000.00), this stamp certainly merits a 95 grade

550
950
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1385
og
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1385, Postage Due30c Bright Claret (J27), 30c Bright Claret (J27)30c Bright Claret (J27). Original gum, lightly hinged, gorgeous margins and centering, lovely bright color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,750.00), there are only four examples in this grade (one NH), none higher either hinged or NH

650
1,100
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1386
og
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1386, Postage Due2c Vermilion (J30), 2c Vermilion (J30)2c Vermilion (J30). Original gum, wonderfully fresh and bright, well-centered and nice margins for this typically narrow-margined Postage Due, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,450.00), in our opinion a 95 grade, this is unquestionably on the plus side of 90,

850
1,100
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1387
og
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1387, Postage Due50c Deep Claret (J37), 50c Deep Claret (J37)50c Deep Claret (J37). Original gum, h.r., three wide margins, couple pencil notes on back, fresh and Fine

2,000
250
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1388
nh
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1388, Postage Due5c Deep Claret (J48), 5c Deep Claret (J48)5c Deep Claret (J48). Mint N.H., brilliant shade, beautiful centering, Very Fine and choice, with 1987 P.F. certificate

300
300
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1389
og
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1389, Postage Due50c Deep Claret (J50), 50c Deep Claret (J50)50c Deep Claret (J50). Original gum, fresh and bright, Very Fine a scarce stamp, with 2007 P.F. certificate

1,150
700
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1390
nh
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1390, Postage Due1c Dull Rose (J52a), 1c Dull Rose (J52a)1c Dull Rose (J52a). Mint N.H., bright fresh color, almost perfectly centered, Extremely Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate

260
120
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1391
nh
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1391, Postage Due5c Dull Rose (J55a), 5c Dull Rose (J55a)5c Dull Rose (J55a). Mint N.H., fresh and bright, very well-centered, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $355.00)

150
275
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1392
nh
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1392, Postage Due30c Carmine Lake (J57), 30c Carmine Lake (J57)30c Carmine Lake (J57). Mint N.H., attractive margins and nicely centered, wonderful deep rich color, Very Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

575
375
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1393
og
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1393, Postage Due50c Carmine Lake (J58), 50c Carmine Lake (J58)50c Carmine Lake (J58). Original gum with discolored area from hinge on gum, brilliant color on bright paper, small thin spots at bottom

FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE EXAMPLE OF THE 1914 50-CENT POSTAGE DUE ISSUE.

Scott No. J58 has the highest catalogue value of any regularly issued Postage Due stamp. Only the 1c and 3c Special Printings, Scott Nos. J8 and J10, catalogue higher, at $20,000.00 each.

17,500
2,500
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1394
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1394, Postage Due1c Rose (J59), 1c Rose (J59)1c Rose (J59). Lightly hinged, bright color, light vertical creases and tiny natural inclusion, otherwise Fine, a very attractive example of this rare Postage Due stamp, with 2007 P.F. certificate

4,500
1,100
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1395
nh
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1395, Postage Due2c Rose (J60), 2c Rose (J60)2c Rose (J60). Mint N.H., gorgeous Jumbo margins and almost perfectly centered, wonderful color, fresh and bright

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1916 2-CENT ROSE PERF 10 UNWATERMARKED POSTAGE DUE ISSUE.

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.

Ex Floyd. With 1999 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $2,400.00 for 95, $4,100.00 for 98). This example and one other (hinged) are the only two recorded in this grade, and there is only one other which grades higher (ex Scarsdale).

750
3,250
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1396
og
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1396, Postage Due2c Rose (J60), 2c Rose (J60)2c Rose (J60). Lightly hinged, Jumbo margins and almost perfectly centered, vivid color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $710.00 for 95, $1,150.00 for 98), this is the other example that shares this grade with the never-hinged stamp in the preceding lot, only one (NH) graded higher by P.S.E.

275
700
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1397
nh
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1397, Postage Due10c Deep Claret (J65b), 10c Deep Claret (J65b)10c Deep Claret (J65b). Mint N.H., beautiful margins and essentially perfectly centered, fresh, marvelous deep color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $420.00)

70
425
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1398
nh
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1398, Postage Due10c Carmine (J74), 10c Carmine (J74)10c Carmine (J74). Mint N.H., choice balanced margins, bright color, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $180.00)

100
160
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