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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 March, 2015

Category — Postage Due: 1914-56 Issues and Group Lots (Scott J52-J87)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
94
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 94, Postage Due: 1914-56 Issues and Group Lots (Scott J52-J87)2c Vermilion (J53b), 2c Vermilion (J53b)2c Vermilion (J53b). Mint N.H., choice centering within wide margins, brilliantly fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $550.00 as 95, the highest grade they price), the highest grade the P.S.E. has given this stamp and the only one to grade 95J

180
550
95
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 95, Postage Due: 1914-56 Issues and Group Lots (Scott J52-J87)3c Dull Rose (J54a), 3c Dull Rose (J54a)3c Dull Rose (J54a). Wide margins, bright color, Very Fine and choice, with 1992 P.F. certificate

1,000
850
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96
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 96, Postage Due: 1914-56 Issues and Group Lots (Scott J52-J87)3c Dull Rose (J54a), 3c Dull Rose (J54a)3c Dull Rose (J54a). Top imprint, plate no. 5523 and star block of six with wide selvage, top left and bottom side stamps Mint N.H., top center stamp h.r., others lightly hinged, brilliant color, some perf separations between plate number selvage and position 3

FINE-VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE TOP PLATE BLOCK OF SIX OF THE 1914 3-CENT POSTAGE DUE ISSUE IN THE DULL ROSE SHADE. THIS IS ONLY THE SECOND PLATE BLOCK IN EITHER THE CARMINE LAKE OR DULL ROSE SHADE WE HAVE OFFERED SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS.

This is the finer of the two we have offered.

8,750
4,000
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97
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 97, Postage Due: 1914-56 Issues and Group Lots (Scott J52-J87)3c Carmine Lake (J54), 3c Carmine Lake (J54)3c Carmine Lake (J54). Used vertical block of 28 (4 x 7), Times Square Station N.Y.C. oval cancels, some hinge and paper remnants, a few minor flaws, Fine, an unusually large and scarce multiple, blocks are listed but unpriced, Scott Retail as used singles

2,100
400
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98
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 98, Postage Due: 1914-56 Issues and Group Lots (Scott J52-J87)10c Carmine Rose (J56a), 10c Carmine Rose (J56a)10c Carmine Rose (J56a). Mint N.H., wide margins and attractive centering, intense shade, Extremely Fine, ex Whitman, with 1995 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $400.00)

250
450
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99
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 99, Postage Due: 1914-56 Issues and Group Lots (Scott J52-J87)10c Dull Rose (J56a), 10c Dull Rose (J56a)10c Dull Rose (J56a). Bottom imprint, plate no. 6555 and star block of eight, small h.r., bright and fresh, a few minor perf separations in selvage, Very Fine, ex Wampler

1,050
325
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100
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 100, Postage Due: 1914-56 Issues and Group Lots (Scott J52-J87)30c Carmine Lake (J57), 30c Carmine Lake (J57)30c Carmine Lake (J57). Top imprint, plate no. 5526 and star block of six with wide selvage, stamps Mint N.H., h.r. in selvage reinforcing a few perf separations, rich color, Fine

2,750
375
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101
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 101, Postage Due: 1914-56 Issues and Group Lots (Scott J52-J87)30c Carmine Lake (J57), 30c Carmine Lake (J57)30c Carmine Lake (J57). Top imprint, plate no. 5526 and star block of six, deep color, about Fine, a scarce plate block

2,750
350
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102
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 102, Postage Due: 1914-56 Issues and Group Lots (Scott J52-J87)50c Carmine Lake (J58), 50c Carmine Lake (J58)50c Carmine Lake (J58). Original gum, small h.r., rich color

FINE. THE 1914 50-CENT POSTAGE DUE WITH ORIGINAL GUM IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL POSTAGE DUE STAMPS.

With 1996 P.F. certificate

11,500
4,125
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103
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 103, Postage Due: 1914-56 Issues and Group Lots (Scott J52-J87)50c Carmine Lake (J58), 50c Carmine Lake (J58)50c Carmine Lake (J58). Block of four, deep rich color, neat oval cancels, bottom right stamp with light natural horizontal paper wrinkle

FRESH AND VERY FINE. A RARE USED BLOCK OF THE 1914 50-CENT CARMINE LAKE POSTAGE DUE.

Ex Twigg-Smith. With 1965 P.F. certificate

7,000
1,400
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104
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 104, Postage Due: 1914-56 Issues and Group Lots (Scott J52-J87)50c Carmine Lake (J58), 50c Carmine Lake (J58)50c Carmine Lake (J58). Block of four with oval cancel, rich color, left stamps with small thins, Fine appearance, a rare block, with 2001 P.S.E. certificate

7,000
800
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105
 
Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 105, Postage Due: 1914-56 Issues and Group Lots (Scott J52-J87)50c Carmine Lake (J58), 50c Carmine Lake (J58)50c Carmine Lake (J58). Vertical strip of five with bottom half-arrow selvage and natural s.e. at right, original gum intact, some hinge and paper remnants, Buffalo N.Y. precancels, Fine, a very rare multiple, catalogued as five singles

3,750
650
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106
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 106, Postage Due: 1914-56 Issues and Group Lots (Scott J52-J87)1c Rose (J59), 1c Rose (J59)1c Rose (J59). Lightly hinged, well-centered for this, fresh color

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 1916 ONE-CENT PERF 10 UNWATERMARKED POSTAGE DUE ISSUE.

The Postage Due stamps on unwatermarked paper were perforated with 10-gauge pins for a brief time. Well-centered original-gum examples are exceedingly rare.

With 1997 P.F. certificate

4,000
2,100
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107
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 107, Postage Due: 1914-56 Issues and Group Lots (Scott J52-J87)1c Rose (J59), 1c Rose (J59)1c Rose (J59). Top imprint, plate no. 5522 and star block of six, lightly hinged at top center, other five stamps Mint N.H., deep rich color, selvage slightly reduced, bottom left stamp with three thinned perfs at bottom left

FINE AND EXCEEDINGLY RARE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF THE ONE-CENT PERF 10 UNWATERMARKED POSTAGE DUE ISSUE.

Generally, the 1c Unwatermarked Perf 10 is found with poor centering. Our review of major plate block and Postage Due auctions, including Chapin, Cole, Kobacker, Simon, Todd, and Wampler, revealed only two examples: the ex-Cole (and Drucker) plate block, and the ex-Wampler plate block, both of which are also hinged once at top with selvage reduced. Of the few remaining plate blocks in existence, two have been broken for singles.

With 2003 P.F. certificate

30,000
4,750
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108
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 108, Postage Due: 1914-56 Issues and Group Lots (Scott J52-J87)2c Rose (J60), 2c Rose (J60)2c Rose (J60). Lightly hinged, Jumbo margins and almost perfectly centered, vivid color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $600.00 as 95, the highest grade they price), only one stamp grades higher (Mint N.H. 98)

275
650
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109
 
Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 109, Postage Due: 1914-56 Issues and Group Lots (Scott J52-J87)2c Rose (J60), 2c Rose (J60)2c Rose (J60). Used vertical block of 40 (5 x 8) with bottom plate no. 6705 margin, Times Square Station N.Y.C. oval cancels, few hinge reinforcements, several small faults, Fine appearance, a very scarce and unusually large used block

3,680
250
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110
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 110, Postage Due: 1914-56 Issues and Group Lots (Scott J52-J87)30c Carmine Rose (J66), 30c Carmine Rose (J66)30c Carmine Rose (J66). Mint N.H., outstanding centering, rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates mistakenly identifying it as No. J66a (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $700.00)

220
350
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111
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 111, Postage Due: 1914-56 Issues and Group Lots (Scott J52-J87)30c Deep Claret (J66a), 30c Deep Claret (J66a)30c Deep Claret (J66a). Mint N.H., excellent centering, Jumbo margins, rich color and crisp impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $700.00 as 95, the highest grade they price), this is the highest grade awarded to this stamp

220
600
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112
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 112, Postage Due: 1914-56 Issues and Group Lots (Scott J52-J87)50c Carmine Rose (J67), 50c Carmine Rose (J67)50c Carmine Rose (J67). Right plate no. 15887 block of six, lightly hinged, rich color, Very Fine

1,200
425
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113
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 113, Postage Due: 1914-56 Issues and Group Lots (Scott J52-J87)5c Carmine (J73), 5c Carmine (J73)5c Carmine (J73). Mint N.H., brilliant color on crisp paper, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $385.00), this is the highest grade awarded and only one other shares this grade

42
325
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114
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$1.00 Scarlet (J87). Mint N.H. pane of 100 with plate no. 25243 at lower left, radiant color, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as blocks of four

5,330
1,300
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115
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Postage Dues Unused Balance. Including 13 from the first three issues, some cataloguing several hundred dollars each, a large number of well-centered examples, some Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine, with the majority Very Fine, eighteen certificates accompany, five of which are graded, also including First Issue "H" proof and No. J15SD-J21SD

E. 1,500-2,000
3,500
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116
 
Postage Dues Used Balance. Well-filled album pages (basically lacking only the stamps that were lotted individually), chosen for centering and margin size, Nos. J58 and J59 with small faults, many are Very Fine or Extremely Fine, nine certificates accompany, six of which are graded

E. 500-750
2,900
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117
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Postage Dues Blocks and Plate Blocks. Dozens of items, including both unused and used blocks and plate blocks, blocks range in size from 4 to 70, many used blocks including No. J20 (eight) and J28, unused No. J16 block of six with plate no. in selvage, unused plate blocks including Nos. J24, J25, J33 and J57 (these higher cataloguing plate blocks have small faults), several later plate blocks cataloguing hundreds of dollars each, also many used plate blocks, condition is somewhat mixed, Fine-Very Fine appearance

E. 3,000-4,000
5,000
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118
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Postage Dues Used Multiples. 20 items, including few full panes such as J78, J87 and others, also about 20 Postage Due bills with various stamps, mixed condition, overall a nice lot for someone who likes multiples

E. 200-300
110
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119
c
Postage Dues on Cover. Collection offered intact, over 50 covers or cards with postage due stamp applied, several originated overseas, fourteen have the first three issues, including No. J1 block of ten, No. J17 pair, and Nos. J25 and J27 on domestic cover, with the postage due stamps paying for the return of 35 unclaimed letters (P.F. certificate), covers are in typical mixed condition, Fine-Very Fine appearance

E. 1,500-2,000
1,200
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