Sale 1217 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 3 March, 2020

Category — Special Delivery, Registration, Postage Due, Offices in China

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1248
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Sale 1217, Lot 1248, Special Delivery, Registration, Postage Due, Offices in China10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1). Original gum, lightly hinged, well-centered with nicely balanced margins, Very Fine and choice

550
180
1249
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Sale 1217, Lot 1249, Special Delivery, Registration, Postage Due, Offices in China10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3). Wide top right corner imprint and plate no. 73 strip of four, original gum, several h.r. reinforcing a number of perf separations, slightly toned, otherwise Fine and scarce, we have offered only eight plate number examples of Scott E3 in any format since 1993, including singles, pairs, plate strips and plate blocks

4,750
400
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1250
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Sale 1217, Lot 1250, Special Delivery, Registration, Postage Due, Offices in China10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4). Original gum, rich color, Very Fine and choice

850
375
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1251
 
Sale 1217, Lot 1251, Special Delivery, Registration, Postage Due, Offices in China10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4). Wide margins and outstanding centering, wonderful depth of color, duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,000.00), only two grade higher and three share this lofty grade

110
0
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1252
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Sale 1217, Lot 1252, Special Delivery, Registration, Postage Due, Offices in China10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8). Mint N.H., outstanding centering and margins, deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2017 and 2019 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,125.00)

240
800
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1253
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Sale 1217, Lot 1253, Special Delivery, Registration, Postage Due, Offices in China10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E9). Mint N.H., extra wide margins and well-centered, Very Fine and choice

425
275
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1254
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Sale 1217, Lot 1254, Special Delivery, Registration, Postage Due, Offices in China10c Deep Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E12a). Mint N.H., wonderful depth of color and detailed impression, choice centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $950.00)

130
900
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1255
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Sale 1217, Lot 1255, Special Delivery, Registration, Postage Due, Offices in China10c Ultramarine, Registration (F1). Mint N.H. left imprint, plate no. 5729 and letter "A" block of six, rich color, Fine-Very Fine, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate (F 70)

2,750
350
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1256
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Sale 1217, Lot 1256, Special Delivery, Registration, Postage Due, Offices in China10c Ultramarine, Registration (F1). Mint N.H. bottom imprint, plate no. 5723 and letter "A" block of six, Fine

2,750
350
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1257
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Sale 1217, Lot 1257, Special Delivery, Registration, Postage Due, Offices in ChinaPostage Due Proofs. 42, including Nos. J22P2-J28P2, J24P1, J25P1, J1P4-J7P4, J15P4-J21P4, J22P4-J28P4, also "Specimen" ovpts. on Nos. J15-J21, overall a Fine-Very Fine group

1,883
550
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1258
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Sale 1217, Lot 1258, Special Delivery, Registration, Postage Due, Offices in China10c Red Brown (J19). Original gum, bright color, well-centered, Very Fine and choice

550
600
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1259
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Sale 1217, Lot 1259, Special Delivery, Registration, Postage Due, Offices in China1c Vermilion (J29). Original gum, barely hinged, magnificent glowing color, fresh and crisp, Fine example of this challenging Postage Due, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

2,250
650
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1260
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Sale 1217, Lot 1260, Special Delivery, Registration, Postage Due, Offices in China30c Pale Rose (J36b). Original gum with some minor offset, pastel color, well-centered, Very Fine and choice

450
200
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1261
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Sale 1217, Lot 1261, Special Delivery, Registration, Postage Due, Offices in China50c Deep Claret (J37). Original gum, h.r., deep rich color, irregular perf at lower right not mentioned on accompanying certificate, appears Very Fine, with clear 1992 P.F. certificate

1,800
450
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1262
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Sale 1217, Lot 1262, Special Delivery, Registration, Postage Due, Offices in China3c Carmine Lake (J54). Original gum, barest trace of hinging if at all, bright color, Fine, light purple backstamp

1,050
750
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1263°
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Sale 1217, Lot 1263, Special Delivery, Registration, Postage Due, Offices in China30c Carmine Lake (J57). Mint N.H., with bottom plate no. 5526 selvage, intense color and sharp impression, essentially perfect centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a gorgeous plate no. stamp, ex "Golden Oak", with 1986, 1996 P.F. and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $2,750.00), only one stamp grades higher (at 98J, we do not know if it has plate number selvage)

525
1,500
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1264
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Sale 1217, Lot 1264, Special Delivery, Registration, Postage Due, Offices in China8c on 4c Offices in China (K4). Lightly hinged, Jumbo margins and near perfect centering, sharp color on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $400.00), only one Scott K4 in any condition grades higher (hinged at 100J)

60
600
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1265
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Sale 1217, Lot 1265, Special Delivery, Registration, Postage Due, Offices in China30c-60c Offices in China (K12-K14). Plate no. blocks of six, K12 and K14 sides, K13 top, K12 is lightly hinged and K13-K14 are barely hinged, if at all, bright colors, K14 one stamp with natural inclusion, Fine trio, Scott Retail as all hinged

3,500
650
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1266
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Sale 1217, Lot 1266, Special Delivery, Registration, Postage Due, Offices in China$1.00 on 50c Offices in China (K15). Brilliant color, fresh and Very Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate

550
180
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