Sale 1007 — United States Stamps

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

Category — Postage Due (Scott J1-J24)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2950
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2950, Postage Due (Scott J1-J24)1c Brown (J1), 1c Brown (J1)1c Brown (J1). Barely hinged (if at all), rich color, choice margins and centering, Extremely Fine, difficult to find in this quality

100
160
2951
ogbl
Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2951, Postage Due (Scott J1-J24)2c Brown (J2), 2c Brown (J2)2c Brown (J2). Block of four, original gum, bottom left stamp Mint N.H., bottom right lightly hinged, top pair single h.r., rich color and choice centering, incredibly fresh, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as singles

2,375
0
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2952
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2952, Postage Due (Scott J1-J24)3c Brown (J3), 3c Brown (J3)3c Brown (J3). Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, an attractive stamp, ex Laila, with 2004 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $600.00)

300
475
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2953
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2953, Postage Due (Scott J1-J24)5c Brown (J4), 5c Brown (J4)5c Brown (J4). Mint N.H., precise centering with well-balanced margins, bright shade and detailed impression on crisp paper

EXTREMELY FINE. EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THIS STAMP IN EXISTENCE. THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT OF ALL POSTAGE DUE STAMPS TO OBTAIN IN CENTERED, MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.

As an indication of rarity, the highest P.S.E. grade for a Mint N.H. stamp is a single example at VF-XF 85, sold in our Scarsdale sale.

Ex Piedmont. With 1992 and 2000 P.F. certificates.

2,100
2,200
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2954
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2954, Postage Due (Scott J1-J24)5c Brown (J4), 5c Brown (J4)5c Brown (J4). Original gum, barest trace of what may be hinging, bright color,. Jumbo margins, reperfed at right mentioned on most recent certificate, Extremely Fine appearance, with 1993 P.F. certificate (stating "genuine" implying Mint N.H.) and 2008 P.S.E. certificates

825
900
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2955
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2955, Postage Due (Scott J1-J24)30c Brown (J6), 30c Brown (J6)30c Brown (J6). Mint N.H., pretty shade, well-proportioned margins, reperfed at top, Extremely Fine appearance, with 1993 (clear) and 2008 P.S.E. certificates

900
650
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2956
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2956, Postage Due (Scott J1-J24)30c Brown (J6), 30c Brown (J6)30c Brown (J6). Original gum, lightly hinged, incredibly beautiful margins and centering, bright color, crisp impression, Extremely Fine, a lovely stamp, with 2008 P.F. certificate

400
300
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2957
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2957, Postage Due (Scott J1-J24)30c Brown (J6), 30c Brown (J6)30c Brown (J6). Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, detailed impression on fresh paper, single perf at top left not fully punched, still Extremely Fine, a beautiful block

1,700
700
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2958
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2958, Postage Due (Scott J1-J24)1c-50c Red Brown, 1884 Issue, Red Ty. D "Specimen" Ovpt. (J15SD-J21SD), 1c-50c Red Brown, 1884 Issue, Red Ty. D "Specimen" Ovpt. (J15SD-J21SD)1c-50c Red Brown, 1884 Issue, Red Ty. D "Specimen" Ovpt. (J15SD-J21SD). Complete set, original gum, h.r., 30c unused (no gum), couple small flaws incl. 1c thin spot and 3c small translucency, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, attractive set

315
140
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2959
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2959, Postage Due (Scott J1-J24)1c Red Brown (J15), 1c Red Brown (J15)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, ex Whitman, 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
500
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2960
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2960, Postage Due (Scott J1-J24)1c Red Brown (J15), 1c Red Brown (J15)1c Red Brown (J15). Top plate no. selvage, original gum, lightly hinged, vivid color on crisp paper, Extremely Fine

75
110
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2961
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2961, Postage Due (Scott J1-J24)1c Red Brown (J15), 1c Red Brown (J15)1c Red Brown (J15). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright color and beautifully proportioned margins, Extremely Fine

75
35
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2962
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2962, Postage Due (Scott J1-J24)2c Red Brown (J16), 2c Red Brown (J16)2c Red Brown (J16). Mint N.H., rich color and detailed impression, wide margins with essentially precise centering, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $500.00), only one example has graded higher in the P.S.E. Population Report

250
450
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2963
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2963, Postage Due (Scott J1-J24)5c Red Brown (J18), 5c Red Brown (J18)5c Red Brown (J18). Original gum, barest trace of what may be hinging, huge margins, outstanding centering, warm color on crisp paper, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 1997 P.F. certificate as Mint N.H. and 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $840.00 as 90, $1,300.00 as 95)

1,500
1,000
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2964
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2964, Postage Due (Scott J1-J24)5c Red Brown (J18), 5c Red Brown (J18)5c Red Brown (J18). Original gum, choice centering, gorgeous color and impression, Extremely Fine, with 1992 and 2006 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

625
450
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2965
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2965, Postage Due (Scott J1-J24)5c Red Brown (J18), 5c Red Brown (J18)5c Red Brown (J18). Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, gorgeous color and impression, wide margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1884 5-CENT RED BROWN POSTAGE DUE ISUE.

The deep dark shade of this block is quite extraordinary

2,850
800
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2966
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2966, Postage Due (Scott J1-J24)10c Red Brown (J19), 10c Red Brown (J19)10c Red Brown (J19). Original gum, small h.r. and natural gum bends, Jumbo margins with nice centering, rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $840.00 as 90, $1,300.00 as 95)

625
600
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2967
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2967, Postage Due (Scott J1-J24)30c Red Brown (J20), 30c Red Brown (J20)30c Red Brown (J20). Mint N.H., rich color and detailed impression, balanced margins, bright and incredibly fresh, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate

550
600
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2968
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2968, Postage Due (Scott J1-J24)50c Red Brown (J21), 50c Red Brown (J21)50c Red Brown (J21). Mint N.H., rich color, proof-like impression, choice centering for this difficult issue

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

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

With 1999 and 2007 P.F. certificates

4,250
1,600
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2969
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2969, Postage Due (Scott J1-J24)1c Bright Claret (J22), 1c Bright Claret (J22)1c Bright Claret (J22). Two blocks, first Mint N.H. block of four with top plate no. 313 selvage , bright color and nice centering, Very Fine, second lightly hinged block of four, slightly deeper shade than the first, choice centering, Very Fine, high quality pair of blocks

540
0
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2970
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2970, Postage Due (Scott J1-J24)3c Bright Claret (J24), 3c Bright Claret (J24)3c Bright Claret (J24). Bottom imprint and plate no. 317 strip of five, original gum, lightly hinged, bright color and attractive margins, Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles with no premium for the position

375
200
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