Sale 968B — The Alan B. Whitman Collection, Part Three: 1902-34 Issues, B-O-B

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 22-25 September, 2009

Category — Postage Due (Scott J15-J28)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
792
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Sale 968B, Lot 792, Postage Due (Scott J15-J28)1c Red Brown (J15). Mint N.H., intense color and proof-like impression, perfectly centered with wide margins, long and full perforations, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 1986 and 2000 P.F. certificates, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $680.00), this is the only example graded 95, and only one has graded higher

200
600
793
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Sale 968B, Lot 793, Postage Due (Scott J15-J28)5c Red Brown (J18). Mint N.H., huge margins, outstanding centering, warm color on crisp paper

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

We have offered only seven Mint N.H. examples since keeping computerized records.

With 1997 P.F. certificate

1,500
0
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794
nh
Sale 968B, Lot 794, Postage Due (Scott J15-J28)10c Red Brown (J19). Mint N.H. with selvage at top, incredibly deep rich color on bright paper, three Jumbo margins, other margin wide

EXTREMELY FINE. A HUGE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1884 RED BROWN POSTAGE DUE. A STAMP OF TRULY JUMBO DIMENSIONS.

An initial look at this remarkable stamp might lead the observer to conclude that the bottom margin is close. In fact, the bottom margin would qualify as wide on virtually any other example of this issue.

With 1993 P.F. certificate

1,500
2,300
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795
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Sale 968B, Lot 795, Postage Due (Scott J15-J28)30c Red Brown (J20). Mint N.H., wide margins and choice centering, crisp color and impression, Extremely Fine, with 1994 and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $990.00)

550
550
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796
nh
Sale 968B, Lot 796, Postage Due (Scott J15-J28)50c Red Brown (J21). Mint N.H., proof-like impression, choice centering for this difficult issue

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

With 1992 P.F. certificate

4,250
2,300
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797
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Sale 968B, Lot 797, Postage Due (Scott J15-J28)1c Bright Claret (J22). Mint N.H., bright color, well-balanced Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine, with 1996 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $185.00 as 90, $390.00 as 95)

95
70
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798
nh
Sale 968B, Lot 798, Postage Due (Scott J15-J28)2c Bright Claret (J23). Mint N.H. with selvage at top, bright shade and detailed impression on fresh paper, well-proportioned margins, Very Fine

100
60
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799
nh
Sale 968B, Lot 799, Postage Due (Scott J15-J28)3c Bright Claret (J24). Mint N.H., rich color, nicely centered, ample to wide margins, Very Fine, with 1996 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $170.00)

200
120
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800
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Sale 968B, Lot 800, Postage Due (Scott J15-J28)5c Bright Claret (J25). Mint N.H. with selvage at right, wonderful deep rich color, excellent centering with two Jumbo margins, others wide, Extremely Fine, with 1993 P.F. certificate

325
325
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801
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Sale 968B, Lot 801, Postage Due (Scott J15-J28)10c Light Claret (J26). Mint N.H., brilliant color and detailed impression, almost mathematically perfect centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1891 10-CENT LIGHT CLARET POSTAGE DUE ISSUE GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. A REMARKABLE STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.

With 1992 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $2,950.00). This is the only example to have achieved this desirable grade to date. None have graded higher.

550
1,200
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802
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Sale 968B, Lot 802, Postage Due (Scott J15-J28)30c Bright Claret (J27). Mint N.H., brilliant color and detailed impression, beautiful centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine, we have offered only six other Mint N.H. examples in the last ten years, with 1993 P.F. certificate

1,900
1,000
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803
nh
Sale 968B, Lot 803, Postage Due (Scott J15-J28)50c Bright Claret (J28). Mint N.H., beautiful warm color on crisp paper, choice wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1891 50-CENT POSTAGE DUE.

With 2000 P.F. certificate, and 2000 and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $2,400.00)

2,000
1,200
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