Sale 1245 — United States Stamps, featuring the Sacramento Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 16-18 November, 2021

Category — Postage Due

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2099
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Sale 1245, Lot 2099, Postage Due2c Brown (J2). Original gum, lightly hinged, well-centered, fresh color, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

425
425
2100
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Sale 1245, Lot 2100, Postage Due5c Brown (J4). Original gum, lightly hinged, fresh color, Very Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate

800
425
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2101
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Sale 1245, Lot 2101, Postage Due10c Brown (J5). Original gum, small h.r., well-centered, wide margins, fresh color, Extremely Fine, with 1978 and 2012 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85)

900
750
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2102
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Sale 1245, Lot 2102, Postage Due50c Brown (J7). Original gum, rich color and crisp impression, Very Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate

600
300
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2103
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Sale 1245, Lot 2103, Postage Due1c Red Brown (J15). Mint N.H., remarkably wide margins all around, brilliant rich color, Extremely Fine, with 1997 and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $325.00)

190
275
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2104
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Sale 1245, Lot 2104, Postage Due3c Red Brown (J17). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, Very Fine, with 1995 P.F. certificate

1,050
450
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2105
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Sale 1245, Lot 2105, Postage Due5c Deep Red Brown (J18). Original gum, lightly hinged, stunning color in an unusually dark shade (certainly Deep Red Brown though the certificate notes it as the generic Red Brown), Very Fine, with 1990 P.F. certificate

550
350
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2106
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Sale 1245, Lot 2106, Postage Due10c Red Brown (J19). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright and fresh, Very Fine, with 1995 and 2007 P.F. certificates (VF 80)

550
425
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2107
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Sale 1245, Lot 2107, Postage Due30c Red Brown (J20). Mint N.H., rich color, nicely centered, Very Fine, with 2000 P.S.E. certificate with the rare "M-82" grade, and an ungraded 2005 P.S.E. certificate

550
250
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2108
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Sale 1245, Lot 2108, Postage Due50c Red Brown (J21). Original gum, lightly hinged, strong color and impression, Very Fine, with 1994 P.F. certificate

1,800
800
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2109
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Sale 1245, Lot 2109, Postage Due30c Bright Claret (J27). Original gum, lightly hinged, gorgeous rich color, nicely balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2000 P.F. certificate

575
475
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2110
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Sale 1245, Lot 2110, Postage Due50c Bright Claret (J28). Original gum, faint trace of hinging, exceedingly well-centered, beautiful rich color in a deep shade, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2002 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,400.00)

625
850
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2111
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Sale 1245, Lot 2111, Postage Due2c Vermilion (J30). Original gum, h.r., vibrant color on fresh paper, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2000 P.F. certificate

775
425
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2112
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Sale 1245, Lot 2112, Postage Due3c Deep Claret (J33). Mint N.H., striking color in a deep shade, proof-like impression, Very Fine and choice, with 2001 P.F. certificate

575
425
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2113
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Sale 1245, Lot 2113, Postage Due5c Deep Claret (J34). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate

300
300
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2114
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Sale 1245, Lot 2114, Postage Due10c Deep Claret (J35). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, choice centering, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2003 P.F. certificate

350
1,000
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2115
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Sale 1245, Lot 2115, Postage Due30c Deep Claret (J36). Original gum, deep rich color, small circular stain at bottom not mentioned on certificate, appears Very Fine, with 1994 P.F. certificate

550
225
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2116
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Sale 1245, Lot 2116, Postage Due50c Pale Rose (J37a). Original gum, attractively centered, Very Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate

1,600
1,100
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2117
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Sale 1245, Lot 2117, Postage Due3c Deep Claret (J40). Mint N.H. with bottom plate no. 70 selvage, intense color and detailed impression on bright paper, choice centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2021 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

225
500
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2118
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Sale 1245, Lot 2118, Postage Due3c Deep Claret (J47). Mint N.H., wide margins, deep color, Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

1,600
650
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2119
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Sale 1245, Lot 2119, Postage Due50c Deep Claret (J50). Original gum, lightly hinged, wide margins, brilliant color, small natural straw inclusion at lower right not mentioned on any certificate, fresh and Very Fine, with 1988 and 2005 P.F. certificates

1,100
650
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2120
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Sale 1245, Lot 2120, Postage Due3c Dull Rose (J54a). Original gum, lightly hinged, radiant color and crisp impression on pristine white paper, Very Fine, with 2013 P.F. certificate for a block of four

1,000
550
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2121
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Sale 1245, Lot 2121, Postage Due5c Carmine Lake (J55). Mint N.H., wide margins, gorgeous rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2001 A.P.S. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $400.00)

140
225
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2122
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Sale 1245, Lot 2122, Postage Due50c Carmine Lake (J58). Original gum, lightly hinged, fresh color, three wide margins, small natural inclusion

FINE. THE 1914 50-CENT PERF 10 ISSUE 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 stamp. This stamp is a key to any meaningful collection of the Postage Due issues.

With 1993 P.F. certificate

11,500
4,750
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2123
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Sale 1245, Lot 2123, Postage Due1c Rose (J59). Mint N.H. with right plate no. 5510 selvage, pretty pastel shade, almost perfectly centered with wide and well-balanced margins, trivial natural inclusion at top left barely visible on front of stamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1916 ONE-CENT PERF 10 UNWATERMARKED POSTAGE DUE ISSUE. THIS IS ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES IN EXISTENCE.

The unwatermarked 1c and 2c Perf 10 Postage Due stamps (Scott J59 and J60) were only in production for a short period of time before being replaced by the Perf 11 stamps. Well-centered original-gum examples, particularly of the 1c are exceedingly rare. This Mint Never-Hinged copy with the finest centering available for this stamp is a true condition rarity.

Ex "Laila" and "Cloudrest" and from our 2006 Rarities sale. With 2001 P.F. certificate

9,000
4,500
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2124
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Sale 1245, Lot 2124, Postage Due2c Rose (J60). Mint N.H., brilliant color on post-office fresh paper, perfectly centered with wide margins all around, long and full perforations

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1916 2-CENT ROSE PERF 10 UNWATERMARKED POSTAGE DUE ISSUE. THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98, WHICH IS THE HIGHEST AWARDED. THIS STAMP IS LIKELY THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE.

The unwatermarked 1c and 2c Perf 10 Postage Due stamps (Scott J59 and J60) were only in production for a short period of time before being replaced by the Perf 11 stamps.

Ex "Scarsdale", Dr. Killien and "Hanover". With 2002 and 2021 P.F. certificates (Superb 98). With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $3,300.00). This the highest grade awarded and it is shared by no others.

625
2,500
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