Sale 978 — The Beverly Hills Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps

Sale Date — Friday, 4 December, 2009

Category — Postage Due

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1122
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Sale 978, Lot 1122, Postage Due10c Red Brown (J19). Original gum, barely hinged, exceptionally well centered with wide margins, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,300.00), this is the highest grade awarded to date and only one other shares this grade, the highest graded Mint N.H. stamp is XF-90

625
900
1123
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Sale 978, Lot 1123, Postage Due3c Bright Claret (J24). Mint N.H., radiant color on bright paper, gorgeous centering with wide margins all around, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp and rare in this condition, P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $700.00), only two have graded higher to date and only two share this grade

200
450
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1124
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Sale 978, Lot 1124, Postage Due2c Vermilion (J30). Original gum, lightly hinged, radiant color on bright white paper, outstanding centering with wide balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1894 UNWATERMARKED ISSUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE IN ANY CATEGORY.

2002 P.F. certificate no longer accompanies. P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,700.00). There are no other stamps of this issue graded above 90 in any condition

850
1,300
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1125
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Sale 978, Lot 1125, Postage Due2c Deep Claret (J39). Mint N.H. with top plate no. 247 selvage (lightly hinged in selvage only), 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; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $550.00 as 98), this is the highest grade awarded to date and the only example to achieve this grade

45
425
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1126
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Sale 978, Lot 1126, Postage Due10c Deep Claret (J42). Mint N.H., vibrant color and proof-like impression on post-office fresh paper, choice centering with wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $960.00), this is the highest grade awarded to date in the P.S.E. Population Report and only one other share this grade

300
475
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1127
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Sale 978, Lot 1127, Postage Due50c Deep Claret (J44). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color and sharp impression showing every detail of the engraving, unusually choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $860.00), this is the highest grade awarded to date and only two others share this grade

450
575
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1128
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Sale 978, Lot 1128, Postage Due1c Dull Rose (J52a). Mint N.H. with part imprint at top, beautiful centering with wide margins, vivid color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $640.00), this is the highest grade awarded to date in the P.S.E. Population Report and no others share this grade

275
550
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1129
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Sale 978, Lot 1129, Postage Due30c Carmine Lake (J57). Mint N.H., gorgeous color, almost perfectly centered with unusually wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT POSTAGE DUE ISSUE, SCOTT J57, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,400.00). Only one other shares this grade.

600
850
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1130
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Sale 978, Lot 1130, Postage Due1c Carmine Rose (J61). Mint N.H., brilliant color, perfect centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98; SMQ $295.00), this is the highest grade awarded to date in the P.S.E. Population Report and only one other shares this grade.

10
200
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1131
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Sale 978, Lot 1131, Postage Due10c Deep Claret (J65b). Mint N.H., beautiful margins and essentially perfectly centered, fresh, marvelous deep color, Extremely Fine Gem, P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $335.00), this is the highest grade awarded to date

70
190
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