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Sale 1077 — United States Stamps and Possessions

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 29-30 July, 2014

Category — Postage Due (J)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
394
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 394, Postage Due (J)30c Red Brown (J20), 30c Red Brown (J20)30c Red Brown (J20). Block of four with top plate no. 332 selvage, exceptionally rich color, four strikes of New York oval registry handstamp cancel, pencil notation in selvage, Very Fine, a scarce used plate number block, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate, Scott Retail without premium for the plate no.

450
325
395
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 395, Postage Due (J)1c-10c Bright Claret (J22-J26), 1c-10c Bright Claret (J22-J26)1c-10c Bright Claret (J22-J26). Top or bottom imprint and plate no. strips, incl. 1c bottom strip of six (four stamps Mint N.H.), 2c bottom strip of five (three stamps Mint N.H.), 3c top strip of four with only part imprint (stamps Mint N.H., selvage hinged), 5c Mint N.H. bottom strip of five, 10c top strip of five (three stamps Mint N.H., one with gum crease), a few minor perf separations, Fine-Very Fine, a highly exhibitable group

4,265
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396
bl
Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 396, Postage Due (J)1c-2c Bright Claret (J22-J23), 1c-2c Bright Claret (J22-J23)1c-2c Bright Claret (J22-J23). Bottom and top imprint and plate no. blocks of twelve, 1c Plate 313, 2c Plate 315, both with two horizontal ruled pen control cancels or pre-cancels, original gum, h.r., 1c separated horizontally in the right block of six, still Very Fine and unusual, Scott Retail as unused plate blocks $1,275.00

E. 400-500
425
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397
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 397, Postage Due (J)30c Bright Claret (J27), 30c Bright Claret (J27)30c Bright Claret (J27). Mint N.H. pair with plate no. 332 selvage at bottom, deep rich color, fresh and Fine, a scarce plate no. multiple, we have not offered a full plate block of this issue since keeping computerized records, Scott Retail as singles with no premium for the plate no.

3,500
325
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398
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 398, Postage Due (J)50c Bright Claret (J28), 50c Bright Claret (J28)50c Bright Claret (J28). Barely hinged, intense shade and proof-like impression, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 1999 P.F. certificate as Mint N.H. and 2014 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $900.00 as 90, $1,400.00 as 95)

600
1,200
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399
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 399, Postage Due (J)50c Bright Claret (J28), 50c Bright Claret (J28)50c Bright Claret (J28). Mint N.H. top imprint and plate no. 333 strip of five, gorgeous color and sharp impression, natural gum skips, middle stamp small inclusion

FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE PLATE NUMBER MULTIPLE OF THE 50-CENT BRIGHT CLARET POSTAGE DUE. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE IN MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.

A Power Search review failed to find another J28 plate number example in any size since our 1993 Rarities sale. Scott Retail as singles with no premium for the positions

8,750
600
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400
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 400, Postage Due (J)1c, 2c Vermilion (J29, J30), 1c, 2c Vermilion (J29, J30)1c, 2c Vermilion (J29, J30). Two 2c, each with bottom plate no. selvage, original gum, two h.r., Fine, scarce with plate no. selvage

3,800
300
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401
 
Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 401, Postage Due (J)1c Vermilion (J29), 1c Vermilion (J29)1c Vermilion (J29). Top imprint and plate no. 57 strip of three with wide selvage, retains its original gum, h.r., unobtrusive cancels, right stamp reattached, Fine and scarce, Scott Retail as unused strip is $8,750.00

E. 400-500
550
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402
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 402, Postage Due (J)2c Vermilion (J30), 2c Vermilion (J30)2c Vermilion (J30). Top imprint and plate no. 34 block of six, original gum, few h.r., radiant color, few perf separations sensibly reinforced, Fine, a rare plate block, both the 1c and 2c Vermilion Postage Due issues, Scott J29 and J30, are extremely rare in any form of multiple

6,750
650
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403
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 403, Postage Due (J)2c Vermilion (J30), 2c Vermilion (J30)2c Vermilion (J30). Top imprint and plate no. 34 strip of three, original gum, h.r., pretty shade, Fine and scarce

3,250
0
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404
ogbl
Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 404, Postage Due (J)1c Claret, Imperforate (J31a), 1c Claret, Imperforate (J31a)1c Claret, Imperforate (J31a). Block of four with bottom sheet margin with plate no. 57 and part imprint, original gum, light natural gum bends, Very Fine and desirable with the position sheet margin, Scott Retail as normal block of four

500
550
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405
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 405, Postage Due (J)10c Deep Claret (J35), 10c Deep Claret (J35)10c Deep Claret (J35). Top imprint and plate no. 72 strip of three with unusually wide selvage, original gum, h.r., rich color, detailed impression, Fine

1,500
160
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406
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 406, Postage Due (J)10c Deep Claret (J35), 10c Deep Claret (J35)10c Deep Claret (J35). Matched top and bottom imprint and plate no. 72 strips of three, original gum, h.r., rich color, Fine and scarce

3,000
275
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407
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 407, Postage Due (J)30c Pale Rose (J36b), 30c Pale Rose (J36b)30c Pale Rose (J36b). Three imprint and plate no. 73 strips of three, one top, two bottom, original gum, h.r., brilliant color, one with small thin spot, Fine and scarce

5,550
450
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408
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 408, Postage Due (J)50c Pale Rose (J37a), 50c Pale Rose (J37a)50c Pale Rose (J37a). Bottom selvage pair with imprint and plate no. 74, left stamp slightly disturbed original gum, right stamp lightly hinged, crisp impression, fresh and Very Fine, a full imprint and plate no. strip of three catalogues $6,500.00, we have offered only one imprint and plate no. strip of three and no plate blocks since keeping computerized records, Scott Retail as singles

3,200
1,200
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409
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 409, Postage Due (J)10c Deep Claret (J42), 10c Deep Claret (J42)10c Deep Claret (J42). Mint N.H. top imprint and plate no. 1782 block of six, intense color approaching the Lake shade, Fine-Very Fine

2,000
0
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410
ogbl
Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 410, Postage Due (J)10c Deep Claret (J42), 10c Deep Claret (J42)10c Deep Claret (J42). Bottom imprint and plate no. 1782 block of six, original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade approaching Lake, Fine-Very Fine, an attractive plate block

1,000
160
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411
ogbl
Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 411, Postage Due (J)10c Deep Claret (J42), 10c Deep Claret (J42)10c Deep Claret (J42). Bottom imprint and plate no. 1781 block of six, original gum, three stamps Mint N.H., others lightly hinged, radiant color, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, bottom right stamp dealer's backstamp

1,000
180
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412
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 412, Postage Due (J)30c Deep Claret (J43), 30c Deep Claret (J43)30c Deep Claret (J43). Top and bottom plate no. 73 singles, original gum, bottom h.r. and thin spot, top lightly hinged and natural gum crease, Fine-Very Fine matched pair of singles, Scott Retail with no premium for the positions

1,200
140
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413
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 413, Postage Due (J)50c Deep Claret (J44), 50c Deep Claret (J44)50c Deep Claret (J44). Top imprint and plate no. 74 strip of three, rich color, detailed impression, fresh and Fine-Very Fine

1,700
275
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414
ogbl
Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 414, Postage Due (J)50c Deep Claret (J44), 50c Deep Claret (J44)50c Deep Claret (J44). Block of four with part imprint and plate no. 74 at top, stamps Mint N.H., h.r. in selvage, rich color, Fine, Scott Retail as singles

4,000
475
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415
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 415, Postage Due (J)50c Deep Claret (J44), 50c Deep Claret (J44)50c Deep Claret (J44). Top imprint and plate no. 74 block of 20 with part arrow natural s.e. at left, original gum, h.r., five neat receiving handstamps, rich color, few perf separations sensibly reinforced, few small flaws at top of selvage, still Fine-Very Fine, listed but unpriced as used in Scott, Scott Retail as unused plate block of six $4,500.00

E. 750-1,000
400
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416
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 416, Postage Due (J)1c-2c Deep Claret (J45-J46), 1c-2c Deep Claret (J45-J46)1c-2c Deep Claret (J45-J46). Top imprint and plate no. blocks of six with stars, 2c Mint N.H., 1c lightly hinged, rich colors in distinctly different shades, Fine

1,350
400
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417
nhbl
Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 417, Postage Due (J)2c Deep Claret (J46), 2c Deep Claret (J46)2c Deep Claret (J46). Mint N.H. top imprint and plate no. 5538 block of six with star, rich color, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, the top stamps are especially nice

850
450
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418
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 418, Postage Due (J)2c Rose Carmine (J46a), 2c Rose Carmine (J46a)2c Rose Carmine (J46a). Bottom plate no. 6703 block of six, four stamps Mint N.H., top center and top right single hinge mark, brilliant color, well-proportioned margins, Very Fine and choice

550
375
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419
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 419, Postage Due (J)3c Deep Claret (J47), 3c Deep Claret (J47)3c Deep Claret (J47). Top imprint and plate no. 5523 with star block of six, Detroit registry ovals, few minor perf separations, Fine, scarce, the plate block with original-gum catalogues $6,000.00, unlisted in Scott as used

E. 400-500
425
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420
nhbl
Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 420, Postage Due (J)5c Deep Claret (J48), 5c Deep Claret (J48)5c Deep Claret (J48). Mint N.H. top imprint and plate no. 5524 with star block of six, brilliant color, detailed impression, Fine, scarce Mint N.H. plate block

2,000
275
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421
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 421, Postage Due (J)10c Deep Claret (J49), 10c Deep Claret (J49)10c Deep Claret (J49). Mint N.H. left imprint and plate no. 5540 with star block of ten, radiant color, fresh and Fine, Scott Retail as Mint N.H. plate block and singles

2,520
450
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422
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 422, Postage Due (J)1c Carmine Lake (J52), 1c Carmine Lake (J52)1c Carmine Lake (J52). Mint N.H. left imprint and plate no. 5534 block of six with star, rich color, detailed impression, small tear and soiling by staple holes in selvage, Fine

1,700
190
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423
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 423, Postage Due (J)1c Carmine Lake (J52), 1c Carmine Lake (J52)1c Carmine Lake (J52). Top imprint and plate no. 5522 block of six with star, wide selvage, bottom center stamp single hinge mark, others Mint N.H., rich color, Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

1,180
425
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424
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 424, Postage Due (J)2c Dull Rose (J53a), 2c Dull Rose (J53a)2c Dull Rose (J53a). Mint N.H. top plate no. 6706 block of six, brilliant color, Fine-Very Fine, scarce Mint N.H. top position plate block

1,200
350
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425
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 425, Postage Due (J)3c Carmine Lake (J54), 3c Carmine Lake (J54)3c Carmine Lake (J54). Mint N.H. bottom imprint and plate no. 5529 block of six with star, wonderfully warm color, natural short gum at bottom just into two right stamps

VERY FINE. AN INCREDIBLY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF SIX OF THE 1914 3-CENT POSTAGE DUE ISSUE IN THE CARMINE LAKE SHADE. THIS IS THE FIRST PLATE BLOCK IN THIS SHADE WE HAVE OFFERED SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS.

This issue is rare in any block form -- we have offered only one plate block, in the Dull Rose shade (Scott J54a, hinged), since keeping computerized records. This is the first in this shade we have offered.

Illustrated in Durland catalogue. Unlisted in Scott as Mint N.H. Scott Retail as hinged.

9,000
7,500
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426
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 426, Postage Due (J)30c Carmine Lake (J57), 30c Carmine Lake (J57)30c Carmine Lake (J57). Top imprint and plate no. 5526 block of six with star, barely hinged, brilliant color, Fine-Very Fine, a scarce plate block

2,750
1,100
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427
 
Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 427, Postage Due (J)50c Carmine Lake (J58), 50c Carmine Lake (J58)50c Carmine Lake (J58). Bottom plate no. 5527 selvage showing star, Buffalo N.Y. precancel, Fine, exceedingly rare with the plate number, Scott Retail as precancel with no premium for the position

750
180
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428
 
Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 428, Postage Due (J)1c Rose (J59), 1c Rose (J59)1c Rose (J59). Bottom selvage with plate no. 5522 and star, radiant color, oval handstamp and manuscript "X" cancels, three wide margins, light diagonal crease, small tear at lower left, still Very Fine, rare with the plate no. selvage (a plate block unused catalogues $30,000.00)

750
400
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429
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 429, Postage Due (J)2c Rose (J60), 2c Rose (J60)2c Rose (J60). Left plate no. 6704 block of six, left center stamp h.r., others Mint N.H., bright color, left center stamp small thin spot, Fine appearance

2,250
350
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430
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 430, Postage Due (J)10c Carmine Rose (J65), 10c Carmine Rose (J65)10c Carmine Rose (J65). Right plate no. 18726 block of six with wide selvage, radiant color on crisp paper, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine

525
400
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431
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 431, Postage Due (J)30c Carmine Rose (J66), 30c Carmine Rose (J66)30c Carmine Rose (J66). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 19883 block of six, radiant color, Very Fine and choice, unpriced in Scott as Mint N.H., Scott Retail as hinged

750
450
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432
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 432, Postage Due (J)50c Carmine Rose (J67), 50c Carmine Rose (J67)50c Carmine Rose (J67). Mint N.H. left imprint, plate no. 5533 and star block of six, brilliant color, fresh and Very Fine

2,400
950
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433
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 433, Postage Due (J)50c Carmine Rose (J67), 50c Carmine Rose (J67)50c Carmine Rose (J67). Pane of 100 with plate no. 15887 at top and left and natural s.e. at right and bottom, virtually all stamps Mint N.H., blind oval cancels, Fine-Very Fine and attractive, listed but unpriced as used multiples

E. 200-300
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434
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 434, Postage Due (J)30c Carmine (J75), 30c Carmine (J75)30c Carmine (J75). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 20226 block of six, brilliant color and crisp impression, Very Fine and choice

1,150
850
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435
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 435, Postage Due (J)50c Carmine (J76), 50c Carmine (J76)50c Carmine (J76). Mint N.H. top plate no. 20231 block of six, brilliant color, top center stamp natural gum bends, Fine-Very Fine, a surprisingly scarce Mint N.H. plate block

3,250
1,200
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436
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 436, Postage Due (J)$5.00 Carmine (J78), $5.00 Carmine (J78)$5.00 Carmine (J78). Two Mint N.H. blocks of six with top plate nos. 20158 and 20160, brilliant colors, Very Fine

1,200
600
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