Sale 982 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 16-18 December, 2009

Category — Postage Due (J)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
6077
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Sale 982, Lot 6077, Postage Due (J)2c Brown (J2). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, long and full perforations all around, Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate

1,100
300
6078
og
Sale 982, Lot 6078, Postage Due (J)5c Pale Brown (J4 var). Original gum, lightly hinged, pretty shade which is significantly different from the normal shade, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, with 1987 and 2005 P.F. certificates

825
300
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6079
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Sale 982, Lot 6079, Postage Due (J)5c Brown (J4). Original gum, lightly hinged, Very Fine and choice, with 2009 P.F. certificate (OGph VF-XF 85)

825
500
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6080
nh
Sale 982, Lot 6080, Postage Due (J)1c Red Brown (J15). Mint N.H., balanced margins, rich color and proof-like impression, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $375.00)

200
300
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6081
og
Sale 982, Lot 6081, Postage Due (J)3c Red Brown (J17). Original gum, small h.r., attractive shade, reperfed at right, Fine appearance

1,150
225
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6082
nh
Sale 982, Lot 6082, Postage Due (J)30c Red Brown (J20). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins, deep rich color with clear impression, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $990.00 as 90, $1,750.00 as 95), one of only two to have been awarded this grade with only five higher

550
650
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6083
ng
Sale 982, Lot 6083, Postage Due (J)50c Red Brown (J21). Unused (no gum), rich color, Fine with 2009 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as original gum

1,950
350
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6084
nhbl
Sale 982, Lot 6084, Postage Due (J)1c Dark Claret (J22). Mint N.H. vertical block of six, intense color, fresh and Fine-Very Fine

570
170
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6085
nhbl
Sale 982, Lot 6085, Postage Due (J)3c Bright Claret (J24). Mint N.H. block of four, rich color, choice centering, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as hinged

800
450
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6086
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Sale 982, Lot 6086, Postage Due (J)30c Bright Claret (J27). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense color, Very Fine and choice, with 2009 P.F. certificate

650
425
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6087
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Sale 982, Lot 6087, Postage Due (J)50c Bright Claret (J28). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color, fresh and Very Fine, with 1998 and 2009 P.F. certificates

700
190
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6088
nh
Sale 982, Lot 6088, Postage Due (J)2c Vermilion (J30). Mint N.H., gorgeous rich color and sharp impression, Fine and attractive, scarce in Mint N.H. condition

2,100
750
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6089
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Sale 982, Lot 6089, Postage Due (J)2c Vermilion (J30). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color on bright paper, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1991 P.F. certificate

850
475
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6090
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Sale 982, Lot 6090, Postage Due (J)2c Deep Claret (J32). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression which clearly shows every detail of the engraved lathework, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, ex Lyons, with 1997 and 2006 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

275
300
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6091
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Sale 982, Lot 6091, Postage Due (J)3c Deep Claret (J33). Mint N.H., intense color and proof-like impression in a deeper shade than the previous lot, perfectly centered with balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THIS DIFFICULT 1894 UNWATERMARKED FIRST BUREAU ISSUE POSTAGE DUE.

Ex Piedmont. With 1997 and 2001 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,400.00). Only one has graded higher to date (95J).

675
1,600
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6092
nh
Sale 982, Lot 6092, Postage Due (J)30c Pale Rose (J36b). Mint N.H., brilliant color on post-office fresh paper, choice centering with wide margins, Very Fine and choice example of this distinct shade, with 1988 and 2000 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $880.00)

1,250
550
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6093
og
Sale 982, Lot 6093, Postage Due (J)50c Pale Rose (J37a). Original gum, pretty shade, light corner crease, Fine appearance

1,800
200
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6094
nh
Sale 982, Lot 6094, Postage Due (J)1c Deep Claret, -1/2c Dull Red (J38, J68). No. J68 Mint N.H. with plate no. 17131 at top, deep rich color, perfect centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $95.00 as 98), this is the highest grade awarded to date and only one other shares this grade, No. J38 previously hinged, P.S.E. encapsulated (OGph, XF-Superb 95)

16
0
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6095
nh
Sale 982, Lot 6095, Postage Due (J)3c Claret (J40 var). Mint N.H., rich color described on older certificates as Deep Claret (the default shade) but on the most recent certificate as the Claret shade (with which we agree), perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 1999 (for block of four) and 2000 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $840.00)

275
600
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6096
nh
Sale 982, Lot 6096, Postage Due (J)3c Rose Red (J40 var). Mint N.H., bright color, Very Fine and choice example of this sub-shade, with 2005 P.F. certificate

275
160
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6097
nh
Sale 982, Lot 6097, Postage Due (J)5c Claret (J41 var). Mint N.H., brilliant color in the Claret shade, choice centering, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp of great visual appeal, with 2000 P.F. (as Deep Claret) and 2007 P.S.E. (as Claret) certificates (XF 90; SMQ $540.00 as Deep Claret)

300
400
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6098
nh
Sale 982, Lot 6098, Postage Due (J)5c Carmine Rose (J41 var). Mint N.H. with selvage at right, radiant color, perfectly centered with wide margins all around, Extremely Fine Gem, especially desirable in the Carmine Rose shade, with 1988 and 2001 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $860.00 as Deep Claret)

300
425
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6099
nh
Sale 982, Lot 6099, Postage Due (J)5c Carmine Rose (J41 var). Mint N.H., attractive warm shade on crisp paper, Very Fine and choice example of this sub-shade, with 1999 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $270.00 as Deep Claret)

300
160
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6100
nh
Sale 982, Lot 6100, Postage Due (J)2c Rose Carmine (J46a). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, choice centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1999 P.F. certificate identifying the shade as Deep Claret, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $400.00 as 95, $800.00 as 98), this is the highest grade awarded to date among both shade varieties of this issue and in any gum condition

120
500
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6101
nh
Sale 982, Lot 6101, Postage Due (J)3c Deep Claret (J47). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1984 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates

1,750
1,100
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6102
nh
Sale 982, Lot 6102, Postage Due (J)3c Deep Claret (J47). Mint N.H. with part imprint at bottom, proof-like impression, fresh and Very Fine, Scott no. in selvage, with 2003 P.F. certificate

1,750
425
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6103
nh
Sale 982, Lot 6103, Postage Due (J)10c Deep Claret (J49). Mint N.H. with part right imprint selvage, fresh, bright color, Very Fine and choice, with photocopy of 2009 P.S.E. certificate for plate block

360
190
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6104
nh
Sale 982, Lot 6104, Postage Due (J)10c Deep Claret (J49). Mint N.H., rich color and detailed impression, Jumbo margins, fresh and Very Fine, with 1992 and 2000 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80 Jumbo; SMQ $95.00 as 80, $130.00 as 90)

360
170
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6105
nh
Sale 982, Lot 6105, Postage Due (J)10c Deep Claret (J49). Mint N.H., lovely color, Very Fine, with photocopy of 2009 P.S.E. certificate for plate block

360
190
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6106
og
Sale 982, Lot 6106, Postage Due (J)50c Rose Carmine (J50a). Deep rich color, attractively centered, Very Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

1,150
600
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6107
nh
Sale 982, Lot 6107, Postage Due (J)1c Dull Rose (J52a). Mint N.H., radiant color on bright paper, Very Fine, with 1999 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (F-VF 75; SMQ $75.00 as 70, $200.00 as 80)

260
100
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6108
og
Sale 982, Lot 6108, Postage Due (J)3c Carmine Lake (J54). Barely hinged, deep shade on incredibly bright paper, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, a stunning stamp of great visual appeal, with 1986 and 2004 P.F. certificates

1,150
600
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6109
nh
Sale 982, Lot 6109, Postage Due (J)2c Rose (J60). Mint N.H., pastel color on crisp paper, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $800.00)

850
500
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6110
nh
Sale 982, Lot 6110, Postage Due (J)2c Rose Red (J62a). Mint N.H., radiant color and detailed impression, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb example of this shade, with 1998 P.F. certificate, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $100.00 as 95, $295.00 as 98), this is the highest grade awarded to date

10
110
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6111
nh
Sale 982, Lot 6111, Postage Due (J)5c Deep Claret (J64b). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, perfectly centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $230.00 as 95, 580.00 as 98), this is the highest grade awarded to date for a J64b with none higher

37
225
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6112
nh
Sale 982, Lot 6112, Postage Due (J)5c Carmine Rose (J64 var). Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2004 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $230.00), this is the highest grade awarded to date for a J64, with none higher

37
160
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6113
nh
Sale 982, Lot 6113, Postage Due (J)30c Deep Claret (J66a). Mint N.H., stunning color, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2000 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $600.00)

260
300
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6114
nh
Sale 982, Lot 6114, Postage Due (J)30c Deep Claret (J66a). Mint N.H., intense color and proof-like impression, Jumbo margins, fresh and Extremely Fine example of this shade, ex Scarsdale, with 1987 and 2000 P.F. certificates

260
170
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6115
nh
Sale 982, Lot 6115, Postage Due (J)30c Deep Claret (J66a). Mint N.H., intense color and proof-like impression, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1993 P.F. certificate

260
90
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6116
nh
Sale 982, Lot 6116, Postage Due (J)50c Carmine Rose (J67). Mint N.H., radiant color, choice centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 1983 and 1999 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $380.00 as 85, $520.00 as 90)

370
325
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6117
 
Postage Due Balance. 47 unused and 10 used, incl. unused Nos. J1, J3, J42, J53b, J74, J75, used Nos. J17, J18, J37 and J43, few Mint N.H., few flaws, most Fine-Very Fine

2,565
450
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