Sale 959 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Monday-Wednesday, 23-25 June, 2008

Category — Postage Due

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3183
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Sale 959, Lot 3183, Postage Due10c Brown (J5). Original gum, lightly hinged, uncharacteristically wide margins, extraordinary freshness and color, Very Fine, a notoriously difficult stamp to find in choice condition, with 2008 P.F. certificate

950
950
3184
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Sale 959, Lot 3184, Postage Due2c Deep Brown, Postage Due Special Printing (J9). Unused (no gum), edge thin and 7mm thin at top right

A FINE-APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 2-CENT POSTAGE DUE SPECIAL PRINTING.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate

15,000
3,500
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3185
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Sale 959, Lot 3185, Postage Due3c Red Brown (J17). Original gum, wide margins and exceptionally well-centered, wonderful color, tiny perf flaw left and may be reperfed as well, Extremely Fine appearance, with 1997 P.S.E. certificate which does not mention any problems but does identify the shade as "Lake Brown"

E. 1,150-200
700
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3186
 
Sale 959, Lot 3186, Postage Due50c Red Brown (J21). Deep rich color, bold cancel, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2002 P.F. certificate

225
130
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3187
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Sale 959, Lot 3187, Postage Due30c Bright Claret (J27). Original gum, minor h.r., handsome margins and well-centered, Very Fine and choice

650
750
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3188
 
Sale 959, Lot 3188, Postage Due50c Bright Claret (J28). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, choice margins and outstanding centering, beautiful rich deep claret shade, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2002 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,750.00)

700
1,300
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3189
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Sale 959, Lot 3189, Postage Due2c Vermilion (J30). Original gum, small thin spot and deceptively reperfed at right, Very Fine appearance

850
225
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3190
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Sale 959, Lot 3190, Postage Due2c Deep Claret (J32). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, magnificent Jumbo margins and almost perfectly centered, gorgeous color and beautifully etched impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $215.00 as 95, $350.00 as 98)

70
275
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3191
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Sale 959, Lot 3191, Postage Due30c Deep Claret (J36). Original gum, lightly hinged, exceptional margins and centering, light natural gum wrinkles, Extremely Fine appearance

600
650
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3192
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Sale 959, Lot 3192, Postage Due2c Deep Claret (J39). Mint N.H. with top plate no. 247 selvage (lightly hinged in selvage), Jumbo margins and precise centering, gorgeous deep rich color on bright white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $770.00 as 98, unpriced above the grade of 98)

40
1,100
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3193
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Sale 959, Lot 3193, Postage Due2c Deep Claret (J39). Mint N.H. bottom imprint and plate no. 247 block of six, Fine-Very Fine, scarce Postage Due plate block, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

420
500
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3194
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Sale 959, Lot 3194, Postage Due5c Deep Claret (J41). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2005 P.F. certificate

290
275
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3195
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Sale 959, Lot 3195, Postage Due5c Deep Claret (J48). Mint N.H., gorgeous centering, brilliant color on bright paper, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate

300
750
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3196
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Sale 959, Lot 3196, Postage Due10c Rose Carmine (J49a). Barest trace of hinging, intense color and impression on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $320.00)

140
275
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3197
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Sale 959, Lot 3197, Postage Due5c Carmine Lake (J55). Mint N.H. bottom imprint, star and plate no. 5524 block of six, vibrant color on crisp paper, left pair vertical gum skip line, Fine

1,050
600
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3198
 
Sale 959, Lot 3198, Postage Due50c Carmine Lake (J58). Exceptionally well-centered, neat Chicago Ill. oval cancel, reperfed at bottom, Extremely Fine appearance

1,400
425
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3199
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Sale 959, Lot 3199, Postage Due2c Rose (J60). Mint N.H., nicely centered for this scarce Postage Due, lovely color, Very Fine, with 1992 and 2004 P.F. certificates

750
375
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3200
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Sale 959, Lot 3200, Postage Due2c Rose (J60). Lightly hinged, wide balanced margins, bright color on crisp paper, Extremely Fine, magnificent example

275
300
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3201
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Sale 959, Lot 3201, Postage Due3c Carmine Rose (J63). Mint N.H. with top selvage, fabulous Jumbo margins and magnificent rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $290.00 as 95, $720.00 as 98)

40
400
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3202
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Sale 959, Lot 3202, Postage Due30c Carmine Rose (J66). Mint N.H., radiant color, almost perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1996 and 2007 P.F. certificates

260
275
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3203
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Sale 959, Lot 3203, Postage Due30c Deep Claret (J66a). Mint N.H. right imprint, small star and plate no. 5526 block of six, intense shade, choice centering throughout, Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as hinged

725
1,200
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3204
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Sale 959, Lot 3204, Postage Due50c Carmine Rose (J67). Mint N.H. block of four, lovely color, Fine-Very Fine

625
400
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3205
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Sale 959, Lot 3205, Postage Due50c Carmine (J76). Mint N.H. with bottom plate no. 20229 selvage, excellent centering and with bright crisp color, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $740.00)

450
600
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