Sale 1187 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 July, 2018

Category — Postage Due, Offices in China

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
706
 
Sale 1187, Lot 706, Postage Due, Offices in China2c Brown (J2). Block of four, original gum, top pair light h.r., bottom left stamp barely hinged (if at all), rich color, Very Fine

3,300
0
707
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Sale 1187, Lot 707, Postage Due, Offices in China10c Brown (J5). Original gum, bright color, wide margins, Very Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate

900
475
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708
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Sale 1187, Lot 708, Postage Due, Offices in China50c Brown (J7). Original gum, lightly hinged, crisp impression, fresh and Very Fine

600
400
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709
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Sale 1187, Lot 709, Postage Due, Offices in China10c Red Brown (J19). Mint N.H., wonderfully fresh with choice margins and impeccable centering, outstanding deep color and sharp impression

EXTREMELY FINE. A TRULY BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1891 10-CENT RED BROWN POSTAGE DUE.

This has all the characteristics of the Deep Red Brown shade, but the two certificates state Red Brown. With 1989 and 2008 P.F. certificates

1,450
4,000
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710
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Sale 1187, Lot 710, Postage Due, Offices in China50c Red Brown (J21). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, detailed impression, three wide margins, Very Fine, with 1976 P.F. certificate

1,800
250
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711
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Sale 1187, Lot 711, Postage Due, Offices in China2c Vermilion (J30). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, outstanding centering

EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 2-CENT VERMILION ISSUE.

With 1992, 2000 and 2006 P.F. certificates (XF 90).

1,900
2,100
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712
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Sale 1187, Lot 712, Postage Due, Offices in China10c, 50c Deep Claret (J35, J37). 10c block of four, large part disturbed original gum, one stamp few minor perf flaws, 50c single with s.e. at left, original gum, h.r., Fine

3,400
325
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713
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Sale 1187, Lot 713, Postage Due, Offices in China5c Deep Claret (J41). Mint N.H., precise centering with balanced margins, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $900.00)

280
850
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714
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Sale 1187, Lot 714, Postage Due, Offices in China30c Deep Claret (J43). Mint N.H., beautiful margins and centering, strong color on crisp white paper

EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1895 POSTAGE DUE ISSUE. VERY DIFFICULT TO FIND IN THIS MINT NEVER-HINGED, POST-OFFICE FRESH CONDITION.

With 1994 and 2008 P.F. certificates

1,500
3,750
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715
 
Sale 1187, Lot 715, Postage Due, Offices in China3c Deep Claret (J47). Mint N.H., lovely rich color, balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 1985 P.F. certificate

1,600
1,600
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716
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Sale 1187, Lot 716, Postage Due, Offices in China2c Dull Rose (J53a). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins and outstanding centering, lovely pastel color in the Dull Rose shade, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $600.00), this is the highest graded Scott J53a, with no equals

180
600
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717°
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Sale 1187, Lot 717, Postage Due, Offices in China3c Carmine Lake (J54). Right imprint and plate no. 5523 block of six, stamps Mint N.H., small faults in selvage knock the full plate block from the Mint N.H. category

FINE. A RARE PLATE BLOCK OF SIX OF THE 1914 3-CENT POSTAGE DUE ISSUE IN THE CARMINE LAKE SHADE. THIS IS THE THIRD PLATE BLOCK IN THIS SHADE WE HAVE OFFERED SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS.

This issue is rare in any block form -- we have offered only two plate blocks in the Dull Rose shade (Scott J54a, hinged), plus two others in this Carmine Lake shade -- since keeping computerized records.

With clear 1996 P.F. certificate. With 2018 P.F. certificate mentioning the selvage faults

9,000
0
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718
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Sale 1187, Lot 718, Postage Due, Offices in China50c Carmine Lake (J58). Disturbed original gum, rich color on bright paper, intact perfs at top makes it appear better centered, Very Good example of this scarce issue

11,500
1,500
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719
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Sale 1187, Lot 719, Postage Due, Offices in China1c Rose (J59). Mint N.H. with top plate no. 5541 selvage, brilliant color

FINE AND RARE RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1916 ONE-CENT PERF 10 UNWATERMARKED POSTAGE DUE ISSUE WITH PLATE NUMBER.

With copy of 2014 P.S.E. certificate for a plate block of six

9,000
5,250
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720
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1879-1979 Postage Due Issues, Collection Balance. Extensive range of nearly all unused stamps on stock cards, including J1-J7, J15-J21, J22-J28, J29-J37 (J29 used), J38-J44, J45-J50 (missing J47), J52-J58 (J58 used), later issues, mixed condition and centering with some faults or disturbed gum to be found, overall Fine or appear so, three P.F. certificates accompany, significant Scott Retail value

E. 3,000-4,000
2,700
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721
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Sale 1187, Lot 721, Postage Due, Offices in China2c-$2.00 Offices in China (K1-K18). Complete set, a few Mint N.H. including K15, some with h.r., overall Fine

E. 500-750
475
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