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Sale 1150 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 1 March, 2017

Category — Postage Due

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1134
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1134, Postage Due1c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J8), 1c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J8)1c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J8). Original gum which is partly disturbed from hinge removal, deep rich color and unmistakable impression of the Special Printing

FINE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT POSTAGE DUE SPECIAL PRINTING.

The 1c, 2c and 3c are undoubtedly the rarest values of the American Bank Note Co. Postage Due Special Printings, although the sold quantities in the official records are relatively high. William E. Mooz, in an article on the 1c appearing in Chronicle No. 170, May 1996, offers evidence to support his theory that the actual number of true Special Printings sold was significantly lower than the reported figures. For the 1c, Mooz estimates 500 sold, but it is possible that as many as 400 purchased by G. B. Calman were destroyed. It is widely accepted that nearly 9,000 1c stamps sold as Special Printings were actually regular issues.

With 1969 and 2016 P.F. certificates

16,000
3,750
1135
og
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1135, Postage Due2c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J9), 2c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J9)2c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J9). Disturbed original gum, bright color, central thin from hinge removal, few gum soaks

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 2-CENT POSTAGE DUE SPECIAL PRINTING.

he reported sale figures for the rare 1c, 2c and 3c Postage Due Special Printings probably include orders filled with regular stamps, as all three are far rarer than the reported sales numbers would suggest. This is rarely offered with any form of original gum.

With 1954 and 2016 P.F. certificates

15,000
2,000
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1136
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1136, Postage Due5c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J11), 5c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J11)5c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J11). Large part original gum, bright shade, defective including torn in half and rejoined and additional sealed tears, otherwise Fine, a rare stamp, it has been estimated that only 249 of the 5c Postage Due Special Printing reached the public, with 2016 P.F. certificate

13,000
1,000
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1137
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1137, Postage Due10c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J12), 10c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J12)10c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J12). Original gum, bright color and crisp impression, small thin spots, light corner creases at right, Very Fine appearance, ex Waud, with 1956 P.F. certificate as sound

7,000
1,600
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1138
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1138, Postage Due50c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J14), 50c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J14)50c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J14). Original gum, h.r., bright color, defective with creases and tears, otherwise Fine example of this scarce stamp, it has been estimated that no more than 179 examples of the 50c Postage Due Special Printing reached the public, with 1966 P.F. certificate

7,500
1,200
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1139
S
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1139, Postage Due-1/2c-50c 1891-97 Postage Dues, "Specimen" Ovpts. (J23S-J28S, J31S-J37S, J39S-J44S), -1/2c-50c 1891-97 Postage Dues, "Specimen" Ovpts. (J23S-J28S, J31S-J37S, J39S-J44S)-1/2c-50c 1891-97 Postage Dues, "Specimen" Ovpts. (J23S-J28S, J31S-J37S, J39S-J44S). 20 total, 15 with s.e., bright colors, few small faults, appear Fine-Very Fine, three with 1977 B.P.A. certificates

E. 2,000-3,000
3,000
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