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Sale 1180 — The David Wingate Collection of United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 11-12 April, 2018

Category — Postage Due

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
413
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 413, Postage Due10c Brown (J5), 10c Brown (J5)10c Brown (J5). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright shade, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate

900
1,300
414
og
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 414, Postage Due1c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J8), 1c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J8)1c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J8). Original gum, deep rich color and detailed impression on bright paper

VERY FINE. A RARE SOUND 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 1999 P.F. certificate

16,000
0
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415
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 415, Postage Due2c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J9), 2c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J9)2c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J9). Large part original gum, bright color and crisp impression, light diagonal crease, few thin spots

VERY FINE APPEARING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1879 2-CENT POSTAGE DUE SPECIAL PRINTING.

The 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 1995 P.F. certificate stating original gum

15,000
0
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416
og
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 416, Postage Due3c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J10), 3c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J10)3c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J10). Part original gum, rich color, detailed impression, small thin spot at center

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE 3-CENT IS THE RAREST OF THE 1879 POSTAGE DUE SPECIAL PRINTINGS. VERY FEW HAVE ORIGINAL GUM.

Although 436 copies were reported sold, it is believed that 100 copies were destroyed in the Calman lot. A thorough search of the marketplace, combined with conversations with dealers and collectors, has confirmed the extreme rarity of this stamp in any condition. We have offered perhaps ten with original gum since keeping computerized records, and only three are sound.

With 1985 and 2002 P.F. certificates

20,000
2,400
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417
ng
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 417, Postage Due5c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J11), 5c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J11)5c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J11). Unused (no gum), rich color and detailed impression, faults including thin spots and tears, otherwise Fine, a rare stamp, it has been estimated that only 249 of the 5c Postage Due Special Printing reached the public, with 1999 P.F. certificate

13,000
0
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418
og
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 418, Postage Due10c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J12), 10c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J12)10c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J12). Disturbed original gum, intense shade and impression on bright paper, wide margins, diagonal crease ending in a small tear at left center, otherwise Very Fine, it has been estimated that no more than 174 examples of the 10c Postage Due Special Printing reached the public, with 1997 P.F. certificate

6,500
900
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419
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 419, Postage Due30c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J13), 30c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J13)30c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J13). Unused (no gum), detailed impression, small natural inclusion at right, tiny pinhole as sometimes seen on this mesh paper, Very Fine appearance, it has been estimated that no more than 179 examples of the 30c Postage Due Special Printing reached the public, with 1976 P.F. certificate

7,000
850
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420
og
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 420, Postage Due50c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J14), 50c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J14)50c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J14). Part original gum, h.r., rich color on bright paper, reperfed at right, small thin spot at right center, Very Fine appearance, it has been estimated that no more than 179 examples of the 50c Postage Due Special Printing reached the public, with 1997 P.F. certificate

7,000
1,400
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421
nh
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 421, Postage Due2c Vermilion (J30), 2c Vermilion (J30)2c Vermilion (J30). Mint N.H., brilliant color, detailed impression, fresh and Fine, with copy of 1994 P.F. certificate for block of 20

1,800
650
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422
og
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 422, Postage Due3c Carmine Lake (J54), 3c Carmine Lake (J54)3c Carmine Lake (J54). Original gum, barely hinged, vibrant color on bright paper, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1996 P.F. certificate

1,050
1,300
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423
og
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 423, Postage Due50c Carmine Lake (J58), 50c Carmine Lake (J58)50c Carmine Lake (J58). Original gum, hinged twice at top but we would still consider this to be lightly hinged as most of the gum is pristine, rich color on bright paper

VERY FINE. THE 1914 50-CENT POSTAGE DUE IS THE RAREST OF THE REGULARLY ISSUED POSTAGE DUE STAMPS.

Scott No. J58 has the highest catalogue value of any regularly issued Postage Due stamp. This stamp is the key to any meaningful collection of the Postage Due issues.

With 1998 P.F. certificate

11,500
4,750
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424
og
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 424, Postage Due1c Rose (J59), 1c Rose (J59)1c Rose (J59). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, fresh and Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate

4,000
1,100
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