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Sale 1040 — Outstanding United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 26-28 March, 2013

Category — Postage Due (Scott J2-J96a)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2111
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2111, Postage Due (Scott J2-J96a)2c Brown (J2), 2c Brown (J2)2c Brown (J2). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright color, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate

425
325
2112
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2112, Postage Due (Scott J2-J96a)50c Brown (J7), 50c Brown (J7)50c Brown (J7). Original gum, single hinge mark, rich color, wide margins, Very Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate

650
325
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2113
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2113, Postage Due (Scott J2-J96a)10c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J12), 10c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J12)10c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J12). Original gum, h.r., classic Special Printing shade and fine impression, horizontal crease, two thin spots

FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT POSTAGE DUE SPECIAL PRINTING.

It has been estimated that no more than 174 examples of the 10c Postage Due Special Printing reached the public.

With 1984 P.F. certificate.

8,500
1,600
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2114
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2114, Postage Due (Scott J2-J96a)50c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J14), 50c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J14)50c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J14). Unused (no gum), classic Special Printing shade, small corner crease at bottom left, small tear and small crease at top left, otherwise Fine, a presentable example of this Postage Due Special Printing rarity, it has been estimated that no more than 179 examples reached the public, with 1996 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as with gum

8,750
1,200
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2115
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2115, Postage Due (Scott J2-J96a)2c Red Brown (J16), 2c Red Brown (J16)2c Red Brown (J16). Mint N.H., intense color and proof-like impression, Very Fine and choice, with 1992 and 2006 P.F. certificates.

250
250
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2116
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2116, Postage Due (Scott J2-J96a)3c Red Brown (J17), 3c Red Brown (J17)3c Red Brown (J17). Original gum, h.r., rich color, light diagonal crease, Very Fine appearance, with 1991 P.F. certificate

1,150
250
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2117
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2117, Postage Due (Scott J2-J96a)5c Red Brown (J18), 5c Red Brown (J18)5c Red Brown (J18). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and impression, Very Fine and choice, with 1997 P.F. certificate

625
325
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2118
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2118, Postage Due (Scott J2-J96a)5c Red Brown (J18), 5c Red Brown (J18)5c Red Brown (J18). Original gum, lightly hinged, radiant color, Very Fine and choice, with 1997 P.F. and 1997 and 2009 P.S.E. certificates

625
225
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2119
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2119, Postage Due (Scott J2-J96a)3c Bright Claret (J24), 3c Bright Claret (J24)3c Bright Claret (J24). Mint N.H., radiant color, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

200
225
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2120
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2120, Postage Due (Scott J2-J96a)30c Bright Claret (J27), 30c Bright Claret (J27)30c Bright Claret (J27). Mint N.H., brilliant color and detailed impression, beautiful centering with wide margins, negligible perf toning mentioned on most recent certificate, appears Extremely Fine, we have offered only eight other Mint N.H. examples in the last ten years, ex Whitman, with 1993 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates

1,900
1,600
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2121°
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2121, Postage Due (Scott J2-J96a)50c Bright Claret (J28), 50c Bright Claret (J28)50c Bright Claret (J28). Mint N.H., brilliant color, choice centering with well-proportioned margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $2,000.00)

2,000
1,300
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2122
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2122, Postage Due (Scott J2-J96a)50c Bright Claret (J28), 50c Bright Claret (J28)50c Bright Claret (J28). Original gum, lightly hinged, pretty shade, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

700
275
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2123
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2123, Postage Due (Scott J2-J96a)1c Vermilion (J29), 1c Vermilion (J29)1c Vermilion (J29). Single hinge mark, bright color, reperfed, Fine appearance

2,500
250
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2124
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2124, Postage Due (Scott J2-J96a)1c Vermilion (J29), 1c Vermilion (J29)1c Vermilion (J29). Lightly cancelled, intense color, Very Fine and choice

725
800
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2125
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2125, Postage Due (Scott J2-J96a)2c Vermilion (J30), 2c Vermilion (J30)2c Vermilion (J30). Mint N.H., brilliant color and paper, natural gum creases, Very Fine

2,100
275
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2126
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2126, Postage Due (Scott J2-J96a)2c Vermilion (J30), 2c Vermilion (J30)2c Vermilion (J30). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, detailed impression, light vertical crease, Extremely Fine appearance, with 1999 P.F. certificate

850
150
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2127
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2127, Postage Due (Scott J2-J96a)3c Deep Claret (J33), 3c Deep Claret (J33)3c Deep Claret (J33). Mint N.H. with plate no. selvage at bottom, intense shade and impression, Very Fine, with 2010 P.F. certificate for strip of three

675
190
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2128
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2128, Postage Due (Scott J2-J96a)30c Pale Rose (J36b), 30c Pale Rose (J36b)30c Pale Rose (J36b). Mint N.H., bright color, fresh and Very Fine example of this distinct shade, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate

1,250
400
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2129
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2129, Postage Due (Scott J2-J96a)30c Pale Rose (J36b), 30c Pale Rose (J36b)30c Pale Rose (J36b). Barest trace of hinging, bright color, Very Fine, selvage accompanies, with 1995 P.F. certificate as Mint N.H. and 2005 P.F. certificate as previously hinged, Scott Retail as hinged

500
750
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2130
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2130, Postage Due (Scott J2-J96a)3c Deep Claret (J40), 3c Deep Claret (J40)3c Deep Claret (J40). Mint N.H. with part imprint selvage at bottom, deep shade, proof-like impression, Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate for strip of three

275
0
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2131
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2131, Postage Due (Scott J2-J96a)5c Deep Claret (J41), 5c Deep Claret (J41)5c Deep Claret (J41). Mint N.H., brilliant color, detailed impression, Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $540.00)

300
350
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2132
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2132, Postage Due (Scott J2-J96a)30c Carmine Lake (J57), 30c Carmine Lake (J57)30c Carmine Lake (J57). Mint N.H., radiant color, detailed impression, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $1,000.00 as 90, $1,400.00 as 95)

600
650
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2133
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2133, Postage Due (Scott J2-J96a)50c Carmine Lake (J58), 50c Carmine Lake (J58)50c Carmine Lake (J58). Wide top imprint and plate no. 5527 block of six, original gum, lightly hinged, deep intense color

FINE. THIS IS ONE OF TWO RECORDED PLATE BLOCKS OF THE 1914 50-CENT POSTAGE DUE, SCOTT J58, AND THE ONLY ONE IN PRIVATE HANDS. IT HAS NOT BEEN ON THE MARKET IN MORE THAN 40 YEARS.

There are very few United States 20th Century regularly-issued stamps of which only one or two plate blocks are known. Even the scarce early Bureau Issue high values are represented by more than one or two plate blocks, and those invariably catalogue in excess of the Scott value assigned to the 50c 1914 Postage Due (J58). One explanation for the low Scott value is that the plate block offered here -- the only one outside of an institution (the other is in the Miller collection at The New York Public Library) -- has not been traded in the marketplace since it was last offered in a Jacques C. Schiff Jr. auction more than 40 years ago.

The current Scott value of $100,000.00 has a relatively small premium over the $75,000.00 total value of six singles of this rare Postage Due. Therefore, the current Scott value could very well be conservative.

100,000
75,000
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2134
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2134, Postage Due (Scott J2-J96a)50c Carmine Lake (J58), 50c Carmine Lake (J58)50c Carmine Lake (J58). Lightly hinged, rich color, centered to top

FINE. 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-5c Special Printings, Scott Nos. J8-J11, catalogue more. This stamp is an important key to any meaningful collection of the Postage Due issues.

12,500
1,700
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2135
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2135, Postage Due (Scott J2-J96a)50c Carmine Lake (J58), 50c Carmine Lake (J58)50c Carmine Lake (J58). Lightly hinged, radiant color, perfs into design at top

ALMOST FINE. A RARE SOUND ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1914 50-CENT POSTAGE DUE. THIS 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. With 2009 P.F. certificate.

12,500
1,900
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2136
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2136, Postage Due (Scott J2-J96a)50c Carmine Lake (J58), 50c Carmine Lake (J58)50c Carmine Lake (J58). Balanced margins and precise centering, deep rich color on bright paper, light partial roller cancel (not a precancel), Extremely Fine, one of the finest used examples of this scarce Postage Due stamp

1,600
0
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2137
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2137, Postage Due (Scott J2-J96a)50c Carmine Lake (J58), 50c Carmine Lake (J58)50c Carmine Lake (J58). Rich color, bold strike of registry oval cancel, Fine

1,600
900
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2138
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2138, Postage Due (Scott J2-J96a)1c Rose (J59), 1c Rose (J59)1c Rose (J59). H.r., rich color, few flaws, Very Fine appearing example of this scarce issue

4,500
0
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2139
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2139, Postage Due (Scott J2-J96a)2c Rose Red (J62a), 2c Rose Red (J62a)2c Rose Red (J62a). Mint N.H. top plate no. 19084 block of six with wide selvage, radiant color, choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; unpriced in SMQ as a plate block)

125
375
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2140
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2140, Postage Due (Scott J2-J96a)8c Carmine Rose, Pair, Without "8 Cents" (J96a var), 8c Carmine Rose, Pair, Without "8 Cents" (J96a var)8c Carmine Rose, Pair, Without "8 Cents" (J96a var). Mint N.H. block of eight, showing traces of denomination of top four stamps, progressively more on center two and full denomination of bottom four, with selvage at top and left, Very Fine, while technically not the Scott-listed variety this is still an interesting item

E. 300-400
225
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