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Sale 1037 — United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Monday-Friday, 10-14 December, 2012

Category — Postage Due Featuring Blocks and Plate Blocks (Scott J31-J75)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2275
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Postage Due Imprint and Plate No. Strips of Three (J31/J46a). 20, incl. Nos. J31, J32, J33, J34, J38 (4), J39 (8), J41, J42, J45a and J46a, original gum, few h.r., few stamps Mint N.H., no duplication of plate nos., overall Very Good-Fine, a scarce group

8,030
0
2276
nhbl
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2276, Postage Due Featuring Blocks and Plate Blocks (Scott J31-J75)1c Deep Claret (J31), 1c Deep Claret (J31)1c Deep Claret (J31). Mint N.H. block of four, deep rich color on bright paper, left stamps trivial natural gum crease which is barely visible, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

1,200
180
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2277
nh
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2277, Postage Due Featuring Blocks and Plate Blocks (Scott J31-J75)2c Deep Claret (J32), 2c Deep Claret (J32)2c Deep Claret (J32). Mint N.H. with part imprint selvage at bottom, bright color, wide margins, Very Fine and choice

275
0
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2278
nhbl
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2278, Postage Due Featuring Blocks and Plate Blocks (Scott J31-J75)2c Deep Claret (J32), 2c Deep Claret (J32)2c Deep Claret (J32). Mint N.H. block of four, intense shade and impression, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

1,100
225
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2279
nhbl
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2279, Postage Due Featuring Blocks and Plate Blocks (Scott J31-J75)3c Deep Claret (J33), 3c Deep Claret (J33)3c Deep Claret (J33). Mint N.H. block of four, deep rich color, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, a scarce multiple especially in Mint N.H. condition, Scott Retail as singles

2,700
325
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2280
nhbl
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2280, Postage Due Featuring Blocks and Plate Blocks (Scott J31-J75)1c Deep Claret (J38), 1c Deep Claret (J38)1c Deep Claret (J38). Mint N.H. bottom left corner imprint and plate no. 246 block of 20, natural s.e. with part arrow at right, brilliant color, pristine, Very Fine and choice, Scott Retail as Mint N.H. plate block and singles

1,080
200
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2281
nh
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2281, Postage Due Featuring Blocks and Plate Blocks (Scott J31-J75)2c Deep Claret (J39), 2c Deep Claret (J39)2c Deep Claret (J39). Mint N.H., brilliant color, proof-like impression, unusually wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95 XQ)

45
475
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2282
nhbl
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2282, Postage Due Featuring Blocks and Plate Blocks (Scott J31-J75)2c Deep Claret (J39), 2c Deep Claret (J39)2c Deep Claret (J39). Mint N.H. bottom right corner imprint and plate no. 268 block of 20, rich color and detailed impression, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as Mint N.H. plate block and singles

1,080
200
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2283
nhbl
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2283, Postage Due Featuring Blocks and Plate Blocks (Scott J31-J75)3c Deep Claret (J40), 3c Deep Claret (J40)3c Deep Claret (J40). Mint N.H. block of four with wide selvage with Ty. I imprint at top, radiant color, bottom left stamp small natural inclusion at bottom, Fine-Very Fine, an attractive multiple, Scott Retail as singles

1,100
160
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2284
og
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2284, Postage Due Featuring Blocks and Plate Blocks (Scott J31-J75)5c Deep Claret (J41), 5c Deep Claret (J41)5c Deep Claret (J41). Original gum, lightly hinged, detailed impression on bright paper, beautiful centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98; unpriced as 98 in SMQ, SMQ $270.00 as 95), this is the highest grade awarded in this category

120
225
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2285
nhbl
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2285, Postage Due Featuring Blocks and Plate Blocks (Scott J31-J75)5c Deep Claret (J41), 5c Deep Claret (J41)5c Deep Claret (J41). Mint N.H. bottom imprint and plate no. 255 block of six, brilliant color, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, an attractive Mint N.H. plate block

2,000
475
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2286
nh
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2286, Postage Due Featuring Blocks and Plate Blocks (Scott J31-J75)10c Deep Claret (J42), 10c Deep Claret (J42)10c Deep Claret (J42). Mint N.H. with plate no. 256 wide selvage at top, bright color, detailed impression, Very Fine and choice

300
190
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2287
nhbl
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2287, Postage Due Featuring Blocks and Plate Blocks (Scott J31-J75)1c Deep Claret (J45), 1c Deep Claret (J45)1c Deep Claret (J45). Mint N.H. block of four, rich color on bright paper, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

520
180
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2288
ogbl
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2288, Postage Due Featuring Blocks and Plate Blocks (Scott J31-J75)1c Rose Carmine (J45a), 1c Rose Carmine (J45a)1c Rose Carmine (J45a). Bottom imprint, star and plate no. 5541 block of six, two stamps at bottom right lightly hinged, other four Mint N.H., h.r. in selvage, radiant color, fresh and Fine

525
130
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2289
ogbl
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2289, Postage Due Featuring Blocks and Plate Blocks (Scott J31-J75)3c Deep Claret (J47), 3c Deep Claret (J47)3c Deep Claret (J47). Block of four with selvage at right, bottom stamps Mint N.H., top stamps lightly hinged, intense shade and impression, light natural gum bends not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Fine-Very Fine, a scarce unused block, this block and the plate block offered in the following lot are the only two unused multiples we have offered since keeping computerized records, with 1980 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as singles

4,850
900
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2290
ogbl
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2290, Postage Due Featuring Blocks and Plate Blocks (Scott J31-J75)3c Deep Claret (J47), 3c Deep Claret (J47)3c Deep Claret (J47). Left imprint, star and plate no. 5523 block of six, bottom four stamps Mint N.H., top pair lightly hinged, deep rich color and detailed impression, vertical crease in selvage outside of the imprint and plate no.

FINE-VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1910 3-CENT SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK POSTAGE DUE ISSUE. THIS IS THE FIRST UNUSED BLOCK WE HAVE OFFERED SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS.

A review on Power Search did not find any unused multiples, except for the block offered in the previous lot. We have not even offered an unused pair since keeping computerized records. The only other multiple in Power Search is a used block of four.

Scott Retail as singles

8,350
2,000
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2291
ogbl
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2291, Postage Due Featuring Blocks and Plate Blocks (Scott J31-J75)10c Deep Claret (J49), 10c Deep Claret (J49)10c Deep Claret (J49). Mint N.H. block of four (bottom pair slight mount glazing), Fine-Very Fine, attractive multiple of this closely spaced issue

1,440
0
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2292
ogbl
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2292, Postage Due Featuring Blocks and Plate Blocks (Scott J31-J75)10c Rose Carmine (J49a), 10c Rose Carmine (J49a)10c Rose Carmine (J49a). Right imprint, star and plate no. 5525 block of six, bottom four stamps Mint N.H., top pair small h.r., intense shade, center right stamp small natural inclusion, top left stamp natural perf disc inclusion, Fine-Very Fine, this is only the second plate block we have offered since keeping computerized records, Scott Retail as singles

1,720
325
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2293
ngbl
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2293, Postage Due Featuring Blocks and Plate Blocks (Scott J31-J75)10c Rose Carmine (J49a), 10c Rose Carmine (J49a)10c Rose Carmine (J49a). Top imprint, star and plate no. 5532 block of six with wide selvage, unused (no gum), deep shade, Very Fine, scarce plate block, Scott Retail as with original gum

1,500
600
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2294
nh
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2294, Postage Due Featuring Blocks and Plate Blocks (Scott J31-J75)50c Deep Claret (J50), 50c Deep Claret (J50)50c Deep Claret (J50). Mint N.H., brilliant color and paper, fresh and Fine, scarce in Mint N.H. condition

3,000
500
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2295
og
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2295, Postage Due Featuring Blocks and Plate Blocks (Scott J31-J75)50c Deep Claret (J50), 50c Deep Claret (J50)50c Deep Claret (J50). Small h.r., brilliant color, crisp impression, Fine, with 1980 P.F. certificate

1,150
200
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2296
nhbl
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2296, Postage Due Featuring Blocks and Plate Blocks (Scott J31-J75)1c Carmine Lake (J52), 1c Carmine Lake (J52)1c Carmine Lake (J52). Mint N.H. top imprint, star and plate no. 5510 block of six with wide selvage, pretty color, Fine-Very Fine

1,750
450
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2297
ogbl
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2297, Postage Due Featuring Blocks and Plate Blocks (Scott J31-J75)3c Dull Rose (J54a), 3c Dull Rose (J54a)3c Dull Rose (J54a). Block of four with 3mm spacing, original gum, h.r., radiant color

FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1914 3-CENT POSTAGE DUE ISSUE IN THE DULL ROSE SHADE.

This issue is rare in any block form -- we have offered only one plate block (2012 Rarities) in either shade since keeping computerized records.

5,000
1,500
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2298
nhbl
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2298, Postage Due Featuring Blocks and Plate Blocks (Scott J31-J75)5c Carmine Lake (J55), 5c Carmine Lake (J55)5c Carmine Lake (J55). Mint N.H. bottom imprint, star and plate no. 5524 block of six, rich color, left stamps narrow natural gum skip, Fine-Very Fine

1,150
190
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2299
nhbl
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2299, Postage Due Featuring Blocks and Plate Blocks (Scott J31-J75)10c Carmine Lake (J56), 10c Carmine Lake (J56)10c Carmine Lake (J56). Mint N.H. block of four, radiant color, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

960
200
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2300
nh
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2300, Postage Due Featuring Blocks and Plate Blocks (Scott J31-J75)30c Carmine Lake (J57), 30c Carmine Lake (J57)30c Carmine Lake (J57). Mint N.H., rich color, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.F. certificate (VF 80)

600
300
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2301
ogbl
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2301, Postage Due Featuring Blocks and Plate Blocks (Scott J31-J75)30c Carmine Lake (J57), 30c Carmine Lake (J57)30c Carmine Lake (J57). Block of four with 2mm spacing, original gum, h.r., intense color on bright paper, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, a pretty block, the portion of the plate with 2mm spacing is considerably more difficult to obtain with choice centering

1,100
0
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2302°
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2302, Postage Due Featuring Blocks and Plate Blocks (Scott J31-J75)50c Carmine Lake (J58), 50c Carmine Lake (J58)50c Carmine Lake (J58). Block of four, bold central Chicago double-oval cancel, Fine-Very Fine, rare multiple and an important addition to an advanced collection of Postage Due Issues, with 2007 A.P.S. certificate

7,000
4,000
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2303
nh
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2303, Postage Due Featuring Blocks and Plate Blocks (Scott J31-J75)2c Rose (J60), 2c Rose (J60)2c Rose (J60). Mint N.H., brilliant color, crisp impression, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

850
750
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2304
ogbl
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2304, Postage Due Featuring Blocks and Plate Blocks (Scott J31-J75)10c Carmine Rose (J65), 10c Carmine Rose (J65)10c Carmine Rose (J65). Right plate no. 18724 block of six, stamps Mint N.H., two h.r. in selvage where few perf separations sensibly reinforced, brilliant color, Fine-Extremely Fine, the plate no. single is especially choice, Scott Retail as Mint N.H. singles

420
225
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2305
nh
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2305, Postage Due Featuring Blocks and Plate Blocks (Scott J31-J75)30c Carmine Rose (J66), 30c Carmine Rose (J66)30c Carmine Rose (J66). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, well-balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

260
250
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2306
nhbl
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2306, Postage Due Featuring Blocks and Plate Blocks (Scott J31-J75)30c Carmine Rose (J66), 30c Carmine Rose (J66)30c Carmine Rose (J66). Mint N.H. right imprint, star and plate no. 5537 block of six, intense shade and impression, natural perf disc inclusion at bottom right, Fine-Very Fine, unpriced as a Mint N.H. plate block, Scott Retail as singles

1,560
425
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2307
ogbl
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2307, Postage Due Featuring Blocks and Plate Blocks (Scott J31-J75)30c Carmine Rose (J66), 30c Carmine Rose (J66)30c Carmine Rose (J66). Right plate no. 19882 block of six, original gum, few stamps Mint N.H., h.r. at center, few natural gum skips and bends, bright color, Fine

800
170
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2308
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2308, Postage Due Featuring Blocks and Plate Blocks (Scott J31-J75)30c Carmine Rose (J66), 30c Carmine Rose (J66)30c Carmine Rose (J66). Top imprint and plate no. F19882 block of six with narrow selvage, stamps Mint N.H., lightly hinged in ungummed part of selvage, bright color, Very Fine, scarce plate block, unpriced in Scott as Mint N.H., Scott Retail as singles

1,560
450
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2309
nhbl
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2309, Postage Due Featuring Blocks and Plate Blocks (Scott J31-J75)50c Carmine Rose (J67), 50c Carmine Rose (J67)50c Carmine Rose (J67). Mint N.H. block of four, brilliant color and paper, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as Mint N.H. singles

1,480
350
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2310
ogbl
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2310, Postage Due Featuring Blocks and Plate Blocks (Scott J31-J75)50c Carmine Rose (J67), 50c Carmine Rose (J67)50c Carmine Rose (J67). Top imprint, star and plate no. 5533 block of six, five stamps Mint N.H., top center stamp lightly hinged, warm color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A SCARCE WIDE TOP PLATE BLOCK OF THE 50-CENT POSTAGE DUE, SCOTT J67.

Scott Retail as singles

2,000
2,800
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2311
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2311, Postage Due Featuring Blocks and Plate Blocks (Scott J31-J75)50c Deep Claret (J67b), 50c Deep Claret (J67b)50c Deep Claret (J67b). Mint N.H. bottom imprint, star and plate no. 5533 block of six, intense color in the distinctive Deep Claret shade, Very Fine, scarce plate block, we have offered only one other in this shade since keeping computerized records

2,500
800
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2312
ogbl
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2312, Postage Due Featuring Blocks and Plate Blocks (Scott J31-J75)3c Carmine (J72), 3c Carmine (J72)3c Carmine (J72). Top plate no. 20214 block of six, bottom center stamp small hinge mark, other five Mint N.H., radiant color, Very Fine and choice

300
180
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2313
nhbl
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2313, Postage Due Featuring Blocks and Plate Blocks (Scott J31-J75)5c Carmine (J73), 5c Carmine (J73)5c Carmine (J73). Mint N.H. top plate no. F20212 block of six, brilliant color, Very Fine and choice

500
600
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2314
nhbl
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2314, Postage Due Featuring Blocks and Plate Blocks (Scott J31-J75)5c Carmine (J73), 5c Carmine (J73)5c Carmine (J73). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 20210 block of six, radiant color, Very Fine and choice

500
425
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2315
ogbl
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2315, Postage Due Featuring Blocks and Plate Blocks (Scott J31-J75)30c Carmine (J75), 30c Carmine (J75)30c Carmine (J75). Top plate no. F20225 block of six, five stamps Mint N.H., top center stamp lightly hinged and with blue backstamp, radiant color, couple usual light natural gum skips, Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

1,775
900
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