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Sale 1120 — Outstanding United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 17-18 March, 2016

Category — Postage Due

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1676
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Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1676, Postage Due50c Red Brown (J21), 50c Red Brown (J21)50c Red Brown (J21). Original gum, lightly hinged, choice margins and centering, rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

1,750
1,300
1677
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Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1677, Postage Due50c Bright Claret (J28), 50c Bright Claret (J28)50c Bright Claret (J28). Mint N.H., outstanding color, fresh and Very Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate

1,750
800
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1678
nhbl
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1678, Postage Due2c Deep Claret (J32), 2c Deep Claret (J32)2c Deep Claret (J32). Mint N.H. bottom left corner selvage block of four, vivid color, Very Fine, with four copies of 2012 P.S.A.G. certificate, Scott Retail as singles

960
350
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1679
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Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1679, Postage Due10c Deep Claret (J35), 10c Deep Claret (J35)10c Deep Claret (J35). Mint N.H. top imprint and plate no. 72 block of 20, bold color, couple minor perf separations along top selvage

FINE. A RARE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 10-CENT 1894 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU POSTAGE DUE.

The first Bureau printings in 1894 were on unwatermarked paper, which was soon replaced with USPS-watermarked stock. Many denominations on unwatermarked paper were issued in extremely small quantities. Also, the popular collecting of imprint and plate number strips of three drastically reduced the number of plate blocks of six.

With 2014 A.P.S. certificate. Scott Retail as singles.

20,000
1,600
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1680
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Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1680, Postage Due10c Deep Claret (J35), 10c Deep Claret (J35)10c Deep Claret (J35). Mint N.H. bottom imprint and plate no. 72 block of 20, deep rich color, perf separation between row 3 and 4 and selvage at left, slightly disturbed gum on first three rows not affecting the plate block, one stamp (position 20) and part of selvage with crease

FINE. A RARE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 10-CENT 1894 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU POSTAGE DUE.

The first Bureau printings in 1894 were on unwatermarked paper, which was soon replaced with USPS-watermarked stock. Many denominations on unwatermarked paper were issued in extremely small quantities. Also, the popular collecting of imprint and plate number strips of three drastically reduced the number of plate blocks of six.

With 2014 A.P.S. certificate. Scott Retail as singles.

20,000
950
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1681°
nhbl
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1681, Postage Due1c Carmine Lake (J52), 1c Carmine Lake (J52)1c Carmine Lake (J52). Mint N.H. wide top imprint and plate no. 5510 block of 20, comprising the top two rows of the pane with part arrow natural s.e. at right and selvage at left, bright color, Fine-Very Fine, scarce and desirable with the wide top margin, Scott Retail as Mint N.H. plate block of six and 12 singles

4,340
1,200
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1682
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Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1682, Postage Due1c Carmine Lake (J52), 1c Carmine Lake (J52)1c Carmine Lake (J52). Mint N.H. blocks of 20 (two complete rows with selvage at left), 18 (two, both in 3 x 6 format) and 13 (in 2 x 6 format with extra stamp at bottom), rich color, Fine, Scott Retail as singles

15,180
850
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1683
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Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1683, Postage Due30c Carmine Lake (J57), 30c Carmine Lake (J57)30c Carmine Lake (J57). Perfect centering with wide margins, vivid color, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98; unpriced in SMQ in hinged condition above the grade of 95, SMQ $500.00 as 95), this is the highest grade for a hinged J57 in the P.S.E. Population Report

225
650
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1684
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Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1684, Postage Due1c Rose (J59), 1c Rose (J59)1c Rose (J59). Barest trace of hinging, well-centered, vivid color on fresh paper, Very Fine, Perf 10 Postage Due stamps on unwatermarked paper were only used for a brief time, with 2014 A.P.S. certificate

4,000
1,600
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1685
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Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1685, Postage Due50c Carmine (J76), 50c Carmine (J76)50c Carmine (J76). Mint N.H. with plate no. F20231 top selvage, rich shade, exceedingly well-centered, Extremely Fine, with 1997 (as plate no. block) and 2013 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

375
275
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