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Sale 1192 — United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 14-16 November, 2018

Category — Postage Due

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
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Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 720, Postage Due2c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J9), 2c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J9)2c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J9). Original gum covering about half the back (called small part on accompanying certificate), deep rich color and distinctive cameo of the Special Printing, choice centering and margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE SOUND AND CENTERED 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 normally found without any form of original gum and is almost never encountered with the centering seen on this example.

With 2014 P.F. certificate

15,000
4,500
721
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Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 721, Postage Due10c Red Brown (J19), 10c Red Brown (J19)10c Red Brown (J19). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, beautiful centering with well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1884 10-CENT RED BROWN POSTAGE DUE, WHICH IS GRADED XF-SUPERB 95. ONLY ONE HAS GRADED HIGHER AND NONE SHARE THIS GRADE.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,200.00) Only one has graded higher (at 98) and none share this grade.

1,300
0
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722
nh
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 722, Postage Due3c Deep Claret (J33), 3c Deep Claret (J33)3c Deep Claret (J33). Mint N.H., with plate no. 70 in bottom selvage, beautiful rich color, Very Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate for a strip of three

575
375
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723
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Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 723, Postage Due3c Deep Claret (J33), 3c Deep Claret (J33)3c Deep Claret (J33). Mint N.H., deep rich color on fresh paper, Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

575
160
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724
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Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 724, Postage Due1c Carmine Lake (J52), 1c Carmine Lake (J52)1c Carmine Lake (J52). Mint N.H. with top selvage, huge Jumbo margins and precise centering, vibrant color, Extremely Fine Gem, a gorgeous stamp, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $600.00 as 95, unpriced in any higher grade), this is the highest grade awarded to a Scott J52 with none equal, we have not offered a single in this quality graded or ungraded

220
750
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725
 
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 725, Postage Due30c Deep Claret, Perf 10 at Top (J66b), 30c Deep Claret, Perf 10 at Top (J66b)30c Deep Claret, Perf 10 at Top (J66b). Neat "Minneapolis Minn." precancel, deep rich color, small tear and corner crease

FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE 30-CENT 1917 POSTAGE DUE ISSUE PERFORATED 10 ON ONE SIDE. ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF THE POSTAGE DUE ISSUES.

Records indicate that the printing of this Postage Due issue in the Deep Claret shade occurred concurrently with the printing of the Washington-Franklin regular issues that were perforated on the machine with the pins in part of one row set at gauge 10 instead of 11. This stamp and the other known example, precancelled in Saint Louis (see Siegel Sale 1001, lot 2156), were both discovered by John R. Boker Jr. as he was sorting his collection of precancels.

With 2008 P.F. certificate. A footnote in the Scott Catalogue states this is "valued with small faults and fine centering, as the two recorded examples are in this condition and grade".

21,000
14,500
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