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Sale 1014 — Outstanding United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 12-14 October, 2011

Category — Postage Due Essays and Proofs

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2252
 
Postage Due Post Office Forms. Two items, incl. September 1, 1879 2pp announcement (Form No. 3288) describing the stamps and their intended use, the other an 1890's Postage Due stamp order form (Form No. 3285), unused, interesting Postage Due collateral lot

E. 100-150
110
2253
E
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 2253, Postage Due Essays and Proofs1c-5c 1879 "Unpaid Postage" Die Essay, Cut Small, Green on India (J1-E1b-J4-E1b), 1c-5c 1879 "Unpaid Postage" Die Essay, Cut Small, Green on India (J1-E1b-J4-E1b)1c-5c 1879 "Unpaid Postage" Die Essay, Cut Small, Green on India (J1-E1b-J4-E1b). 1c with "C.10" die imprint, fresh and Extremely Fine

1,600
550
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2254
E
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 2254, Postage Due Essays and Proofs2c 1879 "Unpaid Postage" Die Essay, Blue on White Ivory Paper (J2-E1d), 2c 1879 "Unpaid Postage" Die Essay, Blue on White Ivory Paper (J2-E1d)2c 1879 "Unpaid Postage" Die Essay, Blue on White Ivory Paper (J2-E1d). 52 x 48mm with "C23" die imprint at top, lovely color, Extremely Fine, very few known

700
375
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2255
TC
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 2255, Postage Due Essays and Proofs1c-50c 1879 Postage Due, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (J1TC-J7TC), 1c-50c 1879 Postage Due, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (J1TC-J7TC)1c-50c 1879 Postage Due, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (J1TC-J7TC). Complete sets of five different colors, large to huge margins, some with slight stains (virtually all on backs), couple other trivial flaws, otherwise Very Fine-Extremely Fine

1,785
200
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2256
P
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 2256, Postage Due Essays and Proofs1c-50c 1879 Postage Due, Large Die Proofs (J1P1-J7P1), 1c-50c 1879 Postage Due, Large Die Proofs (J1P1-J7P1)1c-50c 1879 Postage Due, Large Die Proofs (J1P1-J7P1). Die sunk on cards, 72 x 79mm to 77 x 89mm, 1c-5c values the smaller ones as typically seen, these four also have die numbers, wonderfully fresh, Extremely Fine, pristine set

1,750
475
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2257
P
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 2257, Postage Due Essays and Proofs1c-50c Bright Claret, 1891-93 Postage Due Large Die Proofs (J22P1-J28P1), 1c-50c Bright Claret, 1891-93 Postage Due Large Die Proofs (J22P1-J28P1)1c-50c Bright Claret, 1891-93 Postage Due Large Die Proofs (J22P1-J28P1). On die sunk cards, 63 x 74mm (more or less reduced to die sinkage edge), fresh and bright, Very Fine

980
200
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2258
P
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 2258, Postage Due Essays and Proofs1c-50c Claret, 1894 Postage Due, Large Die Proofs (J31P1-J37P1), 1c-50c Claret, 1894 Postage Due, Large Die Proofs (J31P1-J37P1)1c-50c Claret, 1894 Postage Due, Large Die Proofs (J31P1-J37P1). Die sunk on 152 x 202mm cards, most slight soiling or toning, mostly affecting 2c, otherwise Very Fine

1,155
350
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2259
P
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 2259, Postage Due Essays and Proofs1c-50c 1879 Postage Due, Small Die Proofs on Wove (J1P2-J7P2), 1c-50c 1879 Postage Due, Small Die Proofs on Wove (J1P2-J7P2)1c-50c 1879 Postage Due, Small Die Proofs on Wove (J1P2-J7P2). On small gray cards from a Roosevelt album, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, only 85 sets issued

700
150
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2260
P
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 2260, Postage Due Essays and Proofs1c-50c 1879 and 1891 Postage Due, Small Die Proofs (J1P2-J7P2, J22P2-J28P2), 1c-50c 1879 and 1891 Postage Due, Small Die Proofs (J1P2-J7P2, J22P2-J28P2)1c-50c 1879 and 1891 Postage Due, Small Die Proofs (J1P2-J7P2, J22P2-J28P2). Complete sets on full page from a Roosevelt Album, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, seldom seen today and one of only 85 issued

1,680
850
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2261
P
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 2261, Postage Due Essays and Proofs1c-50c Bright Claret, 1891 Postage Due Small Die Proofs (J22P2-J28P2), 1c-50c Bright Claret, 1891 Postage Due Small Die Proofs (J22P2-J28P2)1c-50c Bright Claret, 1891 Postage Due Small Die Proofs (J22P2-J28P2). Slight aniline ink "bleed" on backs, 1c small margin crease, 10c couple minor thins and 50c slight crease virtually all in margin, Very Fine appearance, only 85 sets issued

875
200
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2262
P
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 2262, Postage Due Essays and Proofs1c-50c 1894 Postage Due, Small Die Proofs on Wove (J31P2-J37P2), 1c-50c 1894 Postage Due, Small Die Proofs on Wove (J31P2-J37P2)1c-50c 1894 Postage Due, Small Die Proofs on Wove (J31P2-J37P2). On complete page from a Roosevelt Album, 3c with die crack as always, Extremely Fine, only 85 sets issued

840
425
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2263
P
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 2263, Postage Due Essays and Proofs1c-50c 1894 Postage Due, Small Die Proofs on Wove (J31P2-J37P2), 1c-50c 1894 Postage Due, Small Die Proofs on Wove (J31P2-J37P2)1c-50c 1894 Postage Due, Small Die Proofs on Wove (J31P2-J37P2). With split gray cards on backs, 3c cracked die as always, 30c overall color "bleed", otherwise Very Fine-Extremely Fine, only 85 sets issued

840
275
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2264
P
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 2264, Postage Due Essays and Proofs1c-50c 1879 Postage Due, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proofs (J1P2a-J7P2a), 1c-50c 1879 Postage Due, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proofs (J1P2a-J7P2a)1c-50c 1879 Postage Due, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proofs (J1P2a-J7P2a). Usual light toning characteristic of this rare printing, 1c small light crease, 3c trivial translucent spot and 50c small corner margin nick top left, otherwise Very Fine, no more than five sets believed to have been printed

3,500
1,800
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2265
P
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 2265, Postage Due Essays and Proofs1c-50c Claret, 1894 Postage Due, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proofs (J31P2a-J37P2a), 1c-50c Claret, 1894 Postage Due, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proofs (J31P2a-J37P2a)1c-50c Claret, 1894 Postage Due, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proofs (J31P2a-J37P2a). Characteristic light toning as found on all genuine Panama-Pacific small die proofs, 5c minor thin spot, otherwise Extremely Fine, rare set with only three to five issued, 5c and 30c 1994 and 1995 P.F. certificates respectively, 50c with 1993 P.S.E. certificate

3,500
1,900
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2266
P
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 2266, Postage Due Essays and Proofs1c-50c Brown, 1879 Postage Due, Hybrid Composite "H" Proof (J1P3-J7P3 var), 1c-50c Brown, 1879 Postage Due, Hybrid Composite "H" Proof (J1P3-J7P3 var)1c-50c Brown, 1879 Postage Due, Hybrid Composite "H" Proof (J1P3-J7P3 var). The seven values on India paper cut close and pressed on die sunk 74 x 90mm card, proofs sound, mild card thinning, otherwise Very Fine, this is the so-called "H" proof because of the manner in which the proofs are arranged on the card and the proofs used to make this presentation item are the only ones available that are brown (like the four lower values) as opposed to the dark brown India plate proofs of the 10c-50c from full sheets

E. 400-500
200
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2267
P
1c-50c 1879-94 Postage Due Plate Proofs. Complete sets of the first three issues on India and/or card plus a single No. J32P4 (the only plate proof issued for the 1894 Issue), also incl. extra J5P3-J7P3, Very Fine-Extremely Fine lot

805
225
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2268
S
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 2268, Postage Due Essays and Proofs1c-50c 1884 and 1895-97 Postage Due, "Specimen" Ovpts. (J15SD-J21SD, J38SE-J44SE), 1c-50c 1884 and 1895-97 Postage Due, "Specimen" Ovpts. (J15SD-J21SD, J38SE-J44SE)1c-50c 1884 and 1895-97 Postage Due, "Specimen" Ovpts. (J15SD-J21SD, J38SE-J44SE). Original gum, first set 2c with small faults, second set 3c and 10c short corners and 50c stain, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, also incl. original P.O. envelope for the first set, No. J16SD with 1979 P.F. certificate,

910
225
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2269
S
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 2269, Postage Due Essays and Proofs1c-50c Deep Claret, 1895 Postage Due, "Universal Postal Congress" Ovpt. (J38SO-J44SO), 1c-50c Deep Claret, 1895 Postage Due, "Universal Postal Congress" Ovpt. (J38SO-J44SO)1c-50c Deep Claret, 1895 Postage Due, "Universal Postal Congress" Ovpt. (J38SO-J44SO). Original gum except 50c no gum, 1c minor flaws, 3c and 50c each small thin spot, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, only 125 sets prepared which were distributed to the delegates to the 1897 Universal Postal Congress

875
225
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