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Sale 1240 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 20-21 July, 2021

Category — Postage Due, Offices in China

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
582
og
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 582, Postage Due, Offices in China30c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J13), 30c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J13)30c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J13). Original gum, h.r., radiant color and proof-like impression, nibbed perf at lower left

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 1879 30-CENT POSTAGE DUE SPECIAL PRINTING.

It has been estimated that no more than 179 examples of the 30c Postage Due Special Printing reached the public. The vast majority of surviving original-gum examples are faulty.

With 1959 and 2014 P.F. certificates

7,000
1,500
583
nh
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 583, Postage Due, Offices in China10c Bright Claret (J26), 10c Bright Claret (J26)10c Bright Claret (J26). Mint N.H., brilliant color and detailed impression, perfectly centered with huge margins, a hint of a horizontal crease while in fluid not mentioned on any certificate, still an Extremely Fine Gem, ex "Scarsdale" and "Hanover", with 2002 and 2003 P.F. certificates (the former as part of a pair), and with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,850.00), only one grades higher (at 98) and one other shares this desirable grade

500
2,600
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584
nh
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 584, Postage Due, Offices in China5c Carmine (J64), 5c Carmine (J64)5c Carmine (J64). Mint N.H. with bottom plate no. 19470 selvage, radiant color, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, short diagonal crease at bottom not mentioned on certificate, Extremely Fine appearance, with clear 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $700.00)

32
300
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585
og
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 585, Postage Due, Offices in China3c Carmine Lake (J54), 3c Carmine Lake (J54)3c Carmine Lake (J54). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, rich color on bright paper, fresh and Very Fine, with 1989 (as "o.g. genuine", implying Mint N.H.) and 2021 P.F. certificates (F-VF 75)

1,050
600
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586
nh
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 586, Postage Due, Offices in China30c Carmine Rose (J66), 30c Carmine Rose (J66)30c Carmine Rose (J66). Mint N.H., brilliant color, choice centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine

220
275
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587
nh
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 587, Postage Due, Offices in China30c Deep Claret (J66a), 30c Deep Claret (J66a)30c Deep Claret (J66a). Mint N.H., vivid color, Jumbo margins and choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2000 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $675.00), this is the highest grade awarded and is shared by only three others

220
750
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588°
og
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 588, Postage Due, Offices in China$1.00 on 50c Offices in China (K15), $1.00 on 50c Offices in China (K15)$1.00 on 50c Offices in China (K15). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color on bright paper, unusually choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2021 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $2,500.00), only one grades higher (at 98J) and five others share this grade, for comparison purposes, the highest grade for Mint N.H. is a 98 (two at that grade)

550
1,200
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