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Sale 984 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 6-8 April, 2010

Category — Postage Due (J)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1105
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1105, Postage Due (J)50c Brown (J7), 50c Brown (J7)50c Brown (J7). Original gum, lightly hinged, beautiful margins and centering, lovely color, Extremely Fine Gem, rare in this superb condition, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,450.00), only two others share this high grade and none are graded higher

650
1,300
1106
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1106, Postage Due (J)3c Red Brown (J17), 3c Red Brown (J17)3c Red Brown (J17). Original gum, attractively centered, rich color, short perf at bottom right, otherwise Very Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

1,150
350
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1107
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1107, Postage Due (J)5c Red Brown (J18), 5c Red Brown (J18)5c Red Brown (J18). Original gum, lightly hinged, essentially perfectly centered, gorgeous color and impression on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,300.00)

625
900
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1108
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1108, Postage Due (J)30c Red Brown (J20), 30c Red Brown (J20)30c Red Brown (J20). Mint N.H., wide margins and excellent centering, crisp color and impression, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

550
400
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1109
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1109, Postage Due (J)30c Red Brown (J20), 30c Red Brown (J20)30c Red Brown (J20). Mint N.H., marvelous color and impression on fresh paper, Very Fine and choice, with 2009 P.F. certificate

550
325
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1110
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1110, Postage Due (J)30c Red Brown (J20), 30c Red Brown (J20)30c Red Brown (J20). Mint N.H., beautiful color and as fresh as the day it was printed, Very Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $480.00)

550
275
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1111
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1111, Postage Due (J)10c Bright Claret (J26), 10c Bright Claret (J26)10c Bright Claret (J26). Mint N.H., magnificent margins and centering, lovely color as fresh as the day it was printed, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,400.00), only two others share this grade with only one higher

550
1,000
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1112
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1112, Postage Due (J)30c Bright Claret (J27), 30c Bright Claret (J27)30c Bright Claret (J27). Original gum, lightly hinged, balanced margins and well-centered, delightful color and clear impression, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $880.00), only one other shares this grade with four higher

650
600
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1113
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1113, Postage Due (J)50c Bright Claret (J28), 50c Bright Claret (J28)50c Bright Claret (J28). Original gum, rich color, wide margins, tiny thin spot, Very Fine appearance

700
275
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1114
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1114, Postage Due (J)1c Vermilion (J29), 1c Vermilion (J29)1c Vermilion (J29). Original gum, barely hinged, magnificent glowing color, fresh and crisp, Fine example of this challenging Postage Due, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

2,750
800
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1115
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1115, Postage Due (J)5c Deep Claret (J34), 5c Deep Claret (J34)5c Deep Claret (J34). Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate

1,000
800
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1116
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1116, Postage Due (J)10c Deep Claret (J35), 10c Deep Claret (J35)10c Deep Claret (J35). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, fresh and Fine, with copy of 2008 P.S.E. certificate for block

1,100
375
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1117
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1117, Postage Due (J)10c Deep Claret (J35), 10c Deep Claret (J35)10c Deep Claret (J35). Original gum, barely hinged if at all, Jumbo margins, pristine color and detailed impression, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $510.00 as 90, $780.00 as 95), this is the only one in this grade with only two higher

400
400
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1118
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1118, Postage Due (J)30c Pale Rose (J36b), 30c Pale Rose (J36b)30c Pale Rose (J36b). Original gum, lightly hinged and incredibly well-centered, attractive soft pastel color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $880.00)

500
550
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1119
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1119, Postage Due (J)50c Deep Claret (J37), 50c Deep Claret (J37)50c Deep Claret (J37). Original gum, lightly hinged, well-centered with wide side margins, wonderful deep rich color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. EXCEPTIONALLY NICE EXAMPLE OF THE DIFFICULT 50-CENT DEEP CLARET 1894-95 UNWATERMARKED FIRST BUREAU POSTAGE DUE.

With 2009 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

2,000
1,400
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1120
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1120, Postage Due (J)2c Deep Claret (J39), 2c Deep Claret (J39)2c Deep Claret (J39). Mint N.H. with top part imprint selvage, large Jumbo margins for the issue, magnificent color and sharp impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95J; SMQ $270.00 as 95, $550.00 as 98)

45
225
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1121
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1121, Postage Due (J)2c Deep Claret (J39), 2c Deep Claret (J39)2c Deep Claret (J39). Mint N.H., almost perfectly centered, vivid color on crisp white paper, Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates

45
110
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1122
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1122, Postage Due (J)5c Deep Claret (J41), 5c Deep Claret (J41)5c Deep Claret (J41). Mint N.H. with top plate no. 71 selvage, rich color on bright paper, wide margins, Very Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate

300
160
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1123
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1123, Postage Due (J)50c Deep Claret (J44), 50c Deep Claret (J44)50c Deep Claret (J44). Original gum, single small hinge mark at top, rich color, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

450
325
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1124
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1124, Postage Due (J)50c Deep Claret (J44), 50c Deep Claret (J44)50c Deep Claret (J44). Original gum, radiant color, Very Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate

450
275
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1125
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1125, Postage Due (J)3c Lake (J47), 3c Lake (J47)3c Lake (J47). Jumbo margins, vibrant shade that is scarcer than Deep Claret even though both carry the same Scott Retail value, Very Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate as Deep Claret (OGph, VF 80 Jumbo; SMQ $540.00 as 80, $710.00 as 85), the only one in this grade with just two higher, there are no higher Jumbo grades than this one

675
650
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1126
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1126, Postage Due (J)3c Deep Claret (J47), 3c Deep Claret (J47)3c Deep Claret (J47). Unusually nice margins and centering for this tightly-margined Postage Due, faintly hinged, tiny natural perf "dimple", Very Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

675
350
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1127
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1127, Postage Due (J)3c Deep Claret (J47), 3c Deep Claret (J47)3c Deep Claret (J47). Attractively centered, beautiful color and impression, lightly hinged, Very Fine and choice, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

675
225
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1128
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1128, Postage Due (J)3c Deep Claret (J47), 3c Deep Claret (J47)3c Deep Claret (J47). Mint N.H., fresh, deep color with detailed impression, Fine, scarce in Mint N.H. condition, with 2008 P.F. certificate

1,750
475
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1129
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1129, Postage Due (J)10c Rose Carmine (J49a), 10c Rose Carmine (J49a)10c Rose Carmine (J49a). Mint N.H., beautiful color, fresh, Fine and attractive, with 2008 P.F. certificate

360
140
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1130
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1130, Postage Due (J)30c Carmine Lake (J57), 30c Carmine Lake (J57)30c Carmine Lake (J57). Mint N.H., gorgeous Jumbo margins and nearly perfectly centered, rich color and detailed impression, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate for pair and 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $900.00 as 90, $1,400.00 as 95)

600
750
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1131
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1131, Postage Due (J)30c Carmine Lake (J57), 30c Carmine Lake (J57)30c Carmine Lake (J57). H.r., brilliant color, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo)

250
225
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1132
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1132, Postage Due (J)50c Carmine Lake (J58), 50c Carmine Lake (J58)50c Carmine Lake (J58). Bright color, detailed impression showing every detail of the engraving, unobtrusive cancel

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THE 1914 50-CENT POSTAGE DUE ISSUE IS VERY DIFFICULT TO FIND IN SUCH CHOICE CONDITION.

With 1992 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates

1,500
1,500
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