EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE 10-CENT 1894 UNWATERMARKED SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE IS A NOTORIOUSLY CHALLENGING ISSUE TO OBTAIN IN THIS SUPERIOR GRADE -- P.S.E. HAS GRADED THIS STAMP XF-SUPERB 95.
The 1894 series, being the first printed by the Bureau, encountered many production problems. Most stamps were poorly centered and have small margins.
With 1984 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $14,000.00). Only two grade higher and three others share this grade.
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A SCARCE SOUND AND WELL-CENTERED MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT 1884 RED BROWN POSTAGE DUE.
With 1989 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $3,800.00), this is a very strong 80
EXTREMELY FINE. ARGUABLY THE FINEST USED EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT POSTAGE DUE ISSUE, SCOTT J29, IN EXISTENCE. AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND IN SOUND CONDITION AND WITH SUCH WIDE MARGINS.
Ex Twigg-Smith, "Tahoe" and Curtis. With 2001 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $1,050.00). Only one stamp grades slightly higher (at 90)
VERY FINE AND RARE MARGIN BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 5-CENT 1959 POSTAGE DUE DENOMINATION MISSING ERROR.
If Scott Retail values reflect the relative rarity of the various 1959 Postage Due denomination-omitted errors (and a review using Power Search indicates it does), then this is the rarest of all the errors. We have offered only one other example (a pair) since keeping computerized records more than 25 years ago.
With 1994 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as two pairs is low considering the only other pair we have offered realized $1,500 hammer in 2010