Sale 1007 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 8-10 March, 2011

Category — Postage Due (Scott J25-J80b)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2971
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Sale 1007, Lot 2971, Postage Due (Scott J25-J80b)5c Bright Claret (J25). Mint N.H., perfectly balanced margins, wonderful depth of color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1999 and 2010 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95)

325
700
2972
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Sale 1007, Lot 2972, Postage Due (Scott J25-J80b)5c Bright Claret (J25). Bottom plate no. 318 pair, original gum, vivid color, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, Scott Retail as singles with no premium for the position

220
225
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2973
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Sale 1007, Lot 2973, Postage Due (Scott J25-J80b)5c Bright Claret (J25). Block of four, original gum, two tiny h.r. at top and stamps also lightly hinged, vibrant color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine, a beautiful block

500
0
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2974
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Sale 1007, Lot 2974, Postage Due (Scott J25-J80b)10c Bright Claret (J26). Mint N.H., choice margins and almost perfect centering, lovely bright color, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $800.00)

550
600
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2975
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Sale 1007, Lot 2975, Postage Due (Scott J25-J80b)10c Bright Claret (J26). Mint N.H., fresh and crisp with vivid color, Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate

550
200
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2976
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Sale 1007, Lot 2976, Postage Due (Scott J25-J80b)30c Bright Claret (J27). Mint N.H., bright color with clear impression, Very Fine, difficult to find centered and in post-office Mint N.H. condition, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate

1,900
950
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2977
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Sale 1007, Lot 2977, Postage Due (Scott J25-J80b)50c Bright Claret (J28). Mint N.H., intense shade and proof-like impression, long and full perforations all around

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

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate

2,000
1,900
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2978
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Sale 1007, Lot 2978, Postage Due (Scott J25-J80b)1c Vermilion (J29). Original gum, lightly hinged, radiant color, well-balanced margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE UNWATERMARKED ONE-CENT VERMILION POSTAGE DUE ISSUE, SCOTT J29.

With 1986 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, VF-XF 85; SMQ $2,750.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date.

2,750
2,500
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2979
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Sale 1007, Lot 2979, Postage Due (Scott J25-J80b)1c Deep Claret (J31). Mint N.H., rich color, detailed impression, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $430.00)

300
300
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2980
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Sale 1007, Lot 2980, Postage Due (Scott J25-J80b)2c Deep Claret (J32). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins, beautifully centered, sharp color and impression, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $430.00 as 90, $800.00 as 95)

275
425
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2981
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Sale 1007, Lot 2981, Postage Due (Scott J25-J80b)2c Deep Claret (J32). Mint N.H., wide balanced margins, fresh and crisp, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $430.00)

275
400
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2982
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Sale 1007, Lot 2982, Postage Due (Scott J25-J80b)2c Deep Claret (J32). Mint N.H. block of four with bottom left corner selvage, fresh and bright, Fine-Very Fine, bottom pair very attractive, Scott Retail as four Mint N.H. singles

1,100
375
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2983
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Sale 1007, Lot 2983, Postage Due (Scott J25-J80b)3c Deep Claret (J33). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, attractive centering, Very Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate

675
900
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2984
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Sale 1007, Lot 2984, Postage Due (Scott J25-J80b)5c Deep Claret (J34). Mint N.H., well-centered with wide margins, strong color and sharp impression, Extremely Fine, a premium example of a very difficult stamp to find Mint N.H. and centered, with 2000 and 2006 P.F. certificates (XF 90), P.S.E. has only one example graded 90 in its Population Report and none higher

1,000
650
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2985
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Sale 1007, Lot 2985, Postage Due (Scott J25-J80b)10c Claret (J35 var). Mint N.H., unusually bright color, wide margins, most recent certificate states reperfed at bottom (we are not convinced), Extremely Fine Mint N.H. example of this shade variety, it is interesting to note that, unlike other denominations of the series, the Scott Catalogue only lists the 10c in the Deep Claret shade, we would classify this as Claret, and it is noted as such on the most recent P.F. certificate, ex Scarsdale and Whitman, with 1988 and 2000 P.F. certificates as sound, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate as reperfed and Deep Claret shade (no doubt their computer's default)

1,100
800
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2986
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Sale 1007, Lot 2986, Postage Due (Scott J25-J80b)3c Rose Red (J40 var). Mint N.H., bright vibrant color, essentially precise centering, Extremely Fine example of this sub-shade, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $440.00)

275
375
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2987
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Sale 1007, Lot 2987, Postage Due (Scott J25-J80b)5c Deep Claret (J41). Mint N.H., brilliant color on crisp paper, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $540.00 as 90, $900.00 as 98)

300
350
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2988
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Sale 1007, Lot 2988, Postage Due (Scott J25-J80b)5c Claret (J41 var). Mint N.H., perfectly centered, intense shade and impression, Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate

300
325
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2989
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Sale 1007, Lot 2989, Postage Due (Scott J25-J80b)10c Deep Claret (J42). Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression, choice centering with wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2000 and 2007 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

300
225
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2990
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Sale 1007, Lot 2990, Postage Due (Scott J25-J80b)50c Deep Claret (J44). Original gum, barely hinged, rich color and detailed impression showing every detail of the engraving, unusually choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $860.00), this is the highest grade awarded to date and only two others share this grade

450
700
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2991
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Sale 1007, Lot 2991, Postage Due (Scott J25-J80b)2c Rose Carmine (J46a). Mint N.H., vibrant color on fresh paper, choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

120
190
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2992
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Sale 1007, Lot 2992, Postage Due (Scott J25-J80b)3c Deep Claret (J47). Mint N.H., deep rich color and sharp impression on bright paper, choice centering with well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT PERF 12 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK POSTAGE DUE.

Despite its relatively modest catalogue value, this is one of the most difficult of all values to obtain in superb Mint N.H. condition.

Ex Scarsdale. With 1985, 1999 and 2008 P.F. certificates (XF 90). While not a P.S.E. graded stamp, a review of the P.S.E. Population Report found no Mint N.H. examples graded above 85 (only one at 85) and only two hinged examples at 90 with none higher

1,750
2,220
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2993
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Sale 1007, Lot 2993, Postage Due (Scott J25-J80b)10c Rose Carmine (J49a). Mint N.H., wide margins with essentially precise centering, vivid color, Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $470.00)

360
315
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2994
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Sale 1007, Lot 2994, Postage Due (Scott J25-J80b)1c Carmine Lake (J52). Mint N.H. block of 32, showing both 2mm and 3mm spacing, natural s.e. at right and bottom, bright color, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, a rare large multiple, apart from panes of 100 offered in our 1992 and 2001 Rarities sales, this is the largest multiple we found in a review of Power Search, Scott Retail as singles

8,320
0
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2995
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Sale 1007, Lot 2995, Postage Due (Scott J25-J80b)2c Dull Rose (J53a). Mint N.H., lovely soft color, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 1990 and 2002 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $300.00)

210
225
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2996
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Sale 1007, Lot 2996, Postage Due (Scott J25-J80b)5c Dull Rose (J55a). Mint N.H., balanced margins and choice centering, vibrant color, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

160
200
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2997°
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Sale 1007, Lot 2997, Postage Due (Scott J25-J80b)30c Carmine Lake (J57). Mint N.H. with bottom selvage, gorgeous color, almost perfectly centered with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT POSTAGE DUE ISSUE, SCOTT J57, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO.

With 1993 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,400.00 as 95, $2,700.00 as 98). Only one has graded higher to date (98J)

600
0
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2998
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Sale 1007, Lot 2998, Postage Due (Scott J25-J80b)30c Carmine Lake (J57). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright fresh paper, well-centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, ex Hoffman, with 2001 P.F. certificate

600
475
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2999
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Sale 1007, Lot 2999, Postage Due (Scott J25-J80b)30c Carmine Lake (J57). Mint N.H., intense color on bright paper, long and full perforations all around, Very Fine and choice, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $750.00)

600
550
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3000
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Sale 1007, Lot 3000, Postage Due (Scott J25-J80b)50c Carmine Lake (J58). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color on post-office fresh paper, wide margins, expertly reperfed at right

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. THE 1914 50-CENT POSTAGE DUE WITH ORIGINAL GUM IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL POSTAGE DUE STAMPS.

Scott No. J58 has the highest catalogue value of any regularly issued Postage Due stamp. Only the 1c, 2c and 3c Special Printings, Scott Nos. J8 - J10, catalogue higher. This stamp is a key to any meaningful collection of the Postage Due issues.

With 1983 and 1995 P.F. certificates as sound.

12,500
6,000
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3001
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Sale 1007, Lot 3001, Postage Due (Scott J25-J80b)2c Rose (J60). Lightly hinged, fresh and bright, almost perfectly centered, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $425.00)

275
190
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3002
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Sale 1007, Lot 3002, Postage Due (Scott J25-J80b)30c Deep Claret (J66a). Mint N.H., deep rich color and perfect detailed impression, choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 1995 and 2001 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $375.00)

260
250
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3003
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Sale 1007, Lot 3003, Postage Due (Scott J25-J80b)50c Carmine Rose (J67). Mint N.H., choice margins and centering, vivid color, Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $520.00)

370
475
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3004
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Sale 1007, Lot 3004, Postage Due (Scott J25-J80b)30c Carmine (J75). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, essentially perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1984 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $670.00)

325
500
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3005
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Sale 1007, Lot 3005, Postage Due (Scott J25-J80b)50c Carmine (J76). Mint N.H., pretty shade, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Hoffman, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $920.00), this is the highest grade awarded to date and only six others share this grade

450
475
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3006
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Sale 1007, Lot 3006, Postage Due (Scott J25-J80b)$1.00 Carmine (J77). Mint N.H., huge margins and precise centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $510.00), this is the highest grade awarded to date and is shared by no others

70
450
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3007
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Sale 1007, Lot 3007, Postage Due (Scott J25-J80b)$5.00 Scarlet (J78a). Mint N.H., vivid color and proof-like impression, essentially perfectly centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $250.00)

75
190
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3008
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Sale 1007, Lot 3008, Postage Due (Scott J25-J80b)1c Scarlet, Wet Printing (J80b). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, unsurpassable quality, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ), only one other J80b has achieved this grade

0
90
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