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Sale 1221 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 27-28 May, 2020

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Category — Postage Due

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1613
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1613, Postage Due10c Deep Brown (J5), 10c Deep Brown (J5)10c Deep Brown (J5). Original gum, uncommonly wide margins, beautiful color specifically noted as Deep Brown on accompanying certificate, Very Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate (VF 80)

900
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1614
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1614, Postage Due30c Brown (J6), 30c Brown (J6)30c Brown (J6). Original gum, outstanding centering, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem

350
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1615
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1615, Postage Due50c Brown (J7), 50c Brown (J7)50c Brown (J7). Original gum, paper h.r., well-centered with beautifully balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem

600
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1616
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1616, Postage Due50c Brown (J7), 50c Brown (J7)50c Brown (J7). Original gum, attractive color, Very Fine, with 1991 and 2007 P.F. certificates (VF 80)

600
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1617
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1617, 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 P.F. and 2017 P.S.E. certificates

16,000
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1618
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1618, Postage Due2c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J9), 2c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J9)2c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J9). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color

FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 2-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.

With 2007 P.F. certificate

15,000
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1619
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1619, Postage Due3c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J10), 3c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J10)3c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J10). Part original gum, certificate states "defective, soiled and reperforated at left"

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 3-CENT POSTAGE DUE SPECIAL PRINTING. THIS IS THE RAREST POSTAGE DUE ISSUE.

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.

With 1972 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $20,000.00

E. 1,500-2,000
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1620
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1620, Postage Due5c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J11), 5c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J11)5c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J11). Original gum, couple small thins and perf tear at top where also few short perfs, Very Fine appearance, a rare stamp, it has been estimated that only 249 of the 5c Postage Due Special Printing reached the public, with 1959 P.F. certificate not mentioning any flaws

13,000
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1621
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1621, Postage Due10c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J12), 10c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J12)10c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J12). Original gum, large h.r., small paper wrinkle and thin at center, Fine appearance, it has been estimated that no more than 174 examples of the 10c Postage Due Special Printing reached the public, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

6,500
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1622
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1622, Postage Due30c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J13), 30c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J13)30c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J13). Unused (no gum), rich color, minor faults including a tiny closed tear, Very Fine appearance, it has been estimated that no more than 179 examples reached the public, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate

3,000
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1623
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1623, Postage Due50c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J14), 50c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J14)50c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J14). Unused (no gum), classic dark Special Printing color, Very Fine, an uncommonly attractive example of the 50c Postage Due Special Printing, with 1957, 1992, and 2009 P.F. certificates

3,000
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1624
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1624, Postage Due3c Red Brown (J17), 3c Red Brown (J17)3c Red Brown (J17). Original gum, wonderfully fresh color, Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate

1,050
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1625
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1625, Postage Due5c Red Brown (J18), 5c Red Brown (J18)5c Red Brown (J18). Original gum, trivial h.r., strong color, Very Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate

550
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1626
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1626, Postage Due10c Red Brown (J19), 10c Red Brown (J19)10c Red Brown (J19). Original gum, lovely bright color, fresh and Very Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate

550
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1627
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1627, Postage Due30c Red Brown (J20), 30c Red Brown (J20)30c Red Brown (J20). Mint N.H., strong rich color, Very Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate

475
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1628
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1628, Postage Due50c Red Brown (J21), 50c Red Brown (J21)50c Red Brown (J21). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep color, Fine, with 1995 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates

1,800
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1629
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1629, Postage Due30c Bright Claret (J27), 30c Bright Claret (J27)30c Bright Claret (J27). Original gum, lightly hinged, well-centered, strong color and impression, Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

575
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1630
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1630, Postage Due50c Bright Claret (J28), 50c Bright Claret (J28)50c Bright Claret (J28). Original gum, wide margins, intense color, Very Fine and choice, with 2002 P.F. certificate

600
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1631
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1631, Postage Due1c Vermilion (J29), 1c Vermilion (J29)1c Vermilion (J29). Original gum, wide margins, attractive color, natural gum wrinkle, Fine

2,250
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1632
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1632, Postage Due1c-50c Deep Claret (J31-J37), 1c-50c Deep Claret (J31-J37)1c-50c Deep Claret (J31-J37). Mint N.H., bright colors, few minor gum skips, Fine-Very Fine, a rare complete set of the 1894 perf 12 unwatermarked Postage Due set

8,425
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1633
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1633, Postage Due50c Deep Claret (J50), 50c Deep Claret (J50)50c Deep Claret (J50). Original gum, lightly hinged, gorgeous color and sharp impression on pristine white paper, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1993 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates

1,100
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1634
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1634, Postage Due3c Carmine Lake (J54), 3c Carmine Lake (J54)3c Carmine Lake (J54). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright and fresh, Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

1,050
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1635
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1635, Postage Due50c Carmine Lake (J58), 50c Carmine Lake (J58)50c Carmine Lake (J58). Either regummed or original gum that has been extensively redistributed over small faults, uncharacteristically wide margins, strong color, Very Fine appearance, Scott Retail $11,500.00 as original gum

E. 1,000-1,500
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1636
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1636, Postage Due1c Rose (J59), 1c Rose (J59)1c Rose (J59). Original gum, fresh color, Fine example of this scarce Postage Due, with 2002 P.F. certificate

4,000
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