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Sale 1234 — The Gary Petersen Collection of Important United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 29-30 April, 2021

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Category — Postage Due, Registration, Offices in China

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
378
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 378, Postage Due, Registration, Offices in China1c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J8), 1c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J8)1c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J8). Unused (no gum), deep rich color and proof-like impression, thin spot at top

VERY FINE APPEARING 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 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 2001 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

6,500
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379
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 379, Postage Due, Registration, Offices in China2c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J9), 2c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J9)2c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J9). Original gum, lightly hinged, choice centering, bright color and detailed impression on crisp paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE RARE 2-CENT POSTAGE DUE SPECIAL PRINTING IN EXISTENCE.

As noted in the description of lot 378, the reported sale figures for the 1c, 2c and 3c Postage Due Special Printings probably include orders filled with regular stamps. The 2c is one of the rarest of the set, especially in this superb original-gum condition.

With 1971 A.P.S. and 2005 P.F. certificates.

Bid on this lot

15,000
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380
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 380, Postage Due, Registration, Offices in China3c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J10), 3c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J10)3c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J10). Unused (no gum), bright shade and detailed impression

VERY FINE. THE 3-CENT IS THE RAREST OF THE 1879 POSTAGE DUE SPECIAL PRINTINGS.

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 in sound centered condition.

With 1972 and 1999 P.F. certificates

Bid on this lot

8,000
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381
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 381, Postage Due, Registration, Offices in China5c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J11), 5c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J11)5c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J11). Original gum, h.r., intense shade and impression on bright paper, small thin spots

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE SCARCE 1879 5-CENT POSTAGE DUE SPECIAL PRINTING.

It has been estimated that only 249 of the 5c Postage Due Special Printing reached the public.

With 1979 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

13,000
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382
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 382, Postage Due, Registration, Offices in China10c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J12), 10c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J12)10c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J12). Original gum, detailed impression, straight edge at left, Very Fine, it has been estimated that no more than 174 examples reached the public, with 2004 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

6,500
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383
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 383, Postage Due, Registration, Offices in China30c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J13), 30c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J13)30c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J13). Unused (no gum), detailed impression, fresh and Fine, it has been estimated that no more than 179 examples reached the public, with 1997 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

3,000
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384
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 384, Postage Due, Registration, Offices in China50c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J14), 50c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J14)50c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J14). Part original gum, rich color, reperfed at left, small thin spot at top, Fine appearance, with 1979 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

7,000
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385
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 385, Postage Due, Registration, Offices in China3c Red Brown (J17), 3c Red Brown (J17)3c Red Brown (J17). Original gum, bright shade, three Jumbo margins, faint corner crease at bottom left, Very Fine appearance

Bid on this lot

1,050
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386
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 386, Postage Due, Registration, Offices in China10c Red Brown (J19), 10c Red Brown (J19)10c Red Brown (J19). Original gum, h.r., deep rich color and detailed impression, Jumbo margins, certificate notes minor soiling in "e" of "Postage", still Very Fine and choice, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF 80 Jumbo; SMQ $600.00)

Bid on this lot

550
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387
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 387, Postage Due, Registration, Offices in China50c Red Brown (J21), 50c Red Brown (J21)50c Red Brown (J21). Original gum, bright color and crisp impression, three wide margins, just touched at top, Fine

Bid on this lot

1,800
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388
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 388, Postage Due, Registration, Offices in China30c Bright Claret (J27), 30c Bright Claret (J27)30c Bright Claret (J27). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright shade, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1991 P.F. certificate for strip of six

Bid on this lot

575
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389
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 389, Postage Due, Registration, Offices in China1c Vermilion (J29), 1c Vermilion (J29)1c Vermilion (J29). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color on bright paper, fresh and Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

2,250
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390
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 390, Postage Due, Registration, Offices in China2c Vermilion (J30), 2c Vermilion (J30)2c Vermilion (J30). Mint N.H., radiant color on bright paper, fresh and Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (F 70; SMQ $650.00)

Bid on this lot

1,900
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391
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 391, Postage Due, Registration, Offices in China3c Deep Claret (J33), 3c Deep Claret (J33)3c Deep Claret (J33). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, Very Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

575
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392
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 392, Postage Due, Registration, Offices in China5c Deep Claret (J34), 5c Deep Claret (J34)5c Deep Claret (J34). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color on bright paper, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate

Bid on this lot

300
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393
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 393, Postage Due, Registration, Offices in China50c Deep Claret (J37), 50c Deep Claret (J37)50c Deep Claret (J37). Disturbed original gum, h.r., rich color, Fine example of this scarce issue

Bid on this lot

1,800
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394
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 394, Postage Due, Registration, Offices in China30c Deep Claret (J43), 30c Deep Claret (J43)30c Deep Claret (J43). Original gum, h.r., intense shade and detailed impression, tiny thin spot not mentioned on certificate, Very Fine appearance, with 1999 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

600
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395
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 395, Postage Due, Registration, Offices in China50c Deep Claret (J50), 50c Deep Claret (J50)50c Deep Claret (J50). Original gum, bright shade, three wide margins, Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

1,100
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396
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 396, Postage Due, Registration, Offices in China3c Carmine Lake (J54), 3c Carmine Lake (J54)3c Carmine Lake (J54). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, fresh and Very Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

3,000
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397
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 397, Postage Due, Registration, Offices in China50c Carmine Lake (J58), 50c Carmine Lake (J58)50c Carmine Lake (J58). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color on post-office fresh paper

FINE. THE 1914 50-CENT POSTAGE DUE WITH ORIGINAL GUM IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL POSTAGE DUE STAMPS.

Scott No. J58 has the highest catalogue value of any regularly issued Postage Due. This stamp is the key to any meaningful collection of the Postage Due issues.

Ex Rosenthal and Geisler. With 1991 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

11,500
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398
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 398, Postage Due, Registration, Offices in China1c Rose (J59), 1c Rose (J59)1c Rose (J59). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color and detailed impression, three wide margins, Very Fine, with 1982 and 2002 P.F. certificates

Bid on this lot

4,000
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399
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 399, Postage Due, Registration, Offices in China2c Rose (J60), 2c Rose (J60)2c Rose (J60). Mint N.H., brilliant color and paper, Very Fine and attractive, with 2004 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

625
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400
ogbl
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 400, Postage Due, Registration, Offices in China10c Ultramarine, Registration (F1), 10c Ultramarine, Registration (F1)10c Ultramarine, Registration (F1). Bottom imprint and plate no. 5726 block of six, original gum, bottom middle stamp h.r., bottom left small pencil notation on gum, top corner stamps Mint N.H., pastel color, Fine

Bid on this lot

1,650
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401
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 401, Postage Due, Registration, Offices in China2c-$2.00 Offices in China (K1-K18), 2c-$2.00 Offices in China (K1-K18)2c-$2.00 Offices in China (K1-K18). Nos. K1 and K17 Mint N.H., No. K9 part original gum, K15 no gum, rich colors, K9 light crease, Fine set, Scott value as hinged

Bid on this lot

2,110
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