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Sale 1094 — The Curtis Collection: Back of Book and Possessions

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 March, 2015

Category — Parcel Post Postage Due and Special Handling (Scott JQ1-JQ5, QE1-QE4)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
304
bl
Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 304, Parcel Post Postage Due and Special Handling (Scott JQ1-JQ5, QE1-QE4)1c-25c Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ1-JQ5), 1c-25c Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ1-JQ5)1c-25c Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ1-JQ5). Complete set in used blocks of four, also 10c in used block of 15, 25c with plate no. at top, 12c retains its original gum, range of cancels including boxed Mich. and Pa. handstamps, a few minor flaws to be expected and large 10c block with hinge reinforced separations, Very-Good-Fine or appear so

1,652
225
305
nhbl
Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 305, Parcel Post Postage Due and Special Handling (Scott JQ1-JQ5, QE1-QE4)1c Dark Green, Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ1), 1c Dark Green, Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ1)1c Dark Green, Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ1). Mint N.H. bottom right corner plate no. 6225 block of ten with wide selvage, half-arrow natural s.e. at left, rich color on bright paper, few minor perf separations in selvage, fresh and Very Fine, ex MLG collection, with 2009 P.F. certificate

834
225
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306
nhbl
Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 306, Parcel Post Postage Due and Special Handling (Scott JQ1-JQ5, QE1-QE4)2c Dark Green, Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ2), 2c Dark Green, Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ2)2c Dark Green, Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ2). Mint N.H. top plate no. 6244 block of ten with half-arrow natural s.e. at right, rich color, attractive centering, some minor selvage perf separations

FINE-VERY FINE. A SCARCE MINT NEVER-HINGED TOP PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF THE 2-CENT PARCEL POST POSTAGE DUE ISSUE.

This issue is very scarce as a Mint N.H. top plate block. A Power Search review found only two examples offered in all our sales since 1999 -- both blocks of six and one with reduced selvage and the perfs cut in.

Scott Retail as plate block of six and four singles

5,490
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307
ogbl
Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 307, Parcel Post Postage Due and Special Handling (Scott JQ1-JQ5, QE1-QE4)5c Dark Green, Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ3), 5c Dark Green, Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ3)5c Dark Green, Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ3). Right plate no. 6230 block of six, barely hinged (few expertly rejoined perf separations), Fine-Very Fine

450
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308
nh
Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 308, Parcel Post Postage Due and Special Handling (Scott JQ1-JQ5, QE1-QE4)10c Dark Green, Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ4), 10c Dark Green, Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ4)10c Dark Green, Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ4). Mint N.H., rich color and detailed impression, outstanding centering, small natural gum skip, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,300.00)

325
180
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309
ogbl
Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 309, Parcel Post Postage Due and Special Handling (Scott JQ1-JQ5, QE1-QE4)10c Dark Green, Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ4), 10c Dark Green, Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ4)10c Dark Green, Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ4). Bottom plate no. 6252 block of six with wide selvage, top left and bottom right stamps Mint N.H., others barest trace of hinging, deep rich color, choice centering throughout

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF THE 10-CENT PARCEL POST POSTAGE DUE ISSUE.

Ex MLG collection. With 2009 P.F. certificate

8,000
1,700
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310
ogbl
Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 310, Parcel Post Postage Due and Special Handling (Scott JQ1-JQ5, QE1-QE4)10c Dark Green, Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ4), 10c Dark Green, Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ4)10c Dark Green, Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ4). Wide bottom plate no. 6252 block of six, stamps Mint N.H., hinged only in selvage, vivid color, attractive margins and centering, typical natural gum bends

FINE-VERY FINE PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF THE 10-CENT PARCEL POST POSTAGE DUE ISSUE WITH MINT NEVER-HINGED STAMPS.

The 10c is the rarest plate block of the Parcel Post Postage Due series.

8,000
1,800
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311
ogbl
Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 311, Parcel Post Postage Due and Special Handling (Scott JQ1-JQ5, QE1-QE4)10c Dark Green, Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ4), 10c Dark Green, Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ4)10c Dark Green, Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ4). Bottom plate no. 6250 block of six, faintly hinged, well-centered for this, deep color and a sharp impression

FINE-VERY FINE. A HANDSOME PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF THE 10-CENT PARCEL POSTAGE DUE.

The 10c is the rarest plate block of the series to obtain.

8,000
1,900
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312
ogbl
Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 312, Parcel Post Postage Due and Special Handling (Scott JQ1-JQ5, QE1-QE4)25c Dark Green, Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ5), 25c Dark Green, Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ5)25c Dark Green, Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ5). Top plate no. 6248 block of six with wide selvage, stamps Mint N.H., lightly hinged in selvage where some perf separations expertly reinforced, rich color and crisp impression, unusually choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF THE 25-CENT PARCEL POST POSTAGE DUE ISSUE WITH MINT NEVER-HINGED STAMPS.

Top position plate blocks of JQ5 are rare, and this superbly-centered example is one of the finest extant.

Ex MLG collection. With 2009 P.F. certificate

3,750
1,500
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313
ogbl
Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 313, Parcel Post Postage Due and Special Handling (Scott JQ1-JQ5, QE1-QE4)25c Dark Green, Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ5), 25c Dark Green, Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ5)25c Dark Green, Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ5). Top plate no. 6248 block of six, h.r.'s reinforcing separated perfs, well-centered, Very Fine, ex Wampler

3,750
400
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314
nhbl
10c-20c Yellow Green, Special Handling (QE1-QE3). Panes of 50, 10c and 20c Mint N.H., 15c mostly Mint N.H. (one or two may not qualify), bright colors, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as Mint N.H.

869
130
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