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.
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.
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.
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.