Sale 1232 — United States Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 30-31 March, 2021

Category — Postage Due, Offices in China, Officials, Newspapers, Parcel Post

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1444
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Sale 1232, Lot 1444, Postage Due, Offices in China, Officials, Newspapers, Parcel Post5c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J11). Disturbed original gum, rich color, couple small to tiny 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 1994 and 2017 P.F. certificates. Small backstamp

13,000
2,100
1445
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Sale 1232, Lot 1445, Postage Due, Offices in China, Officials, Newspapers, Parcel Post10c Deep Claret (J35). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color on bright paper, Jumbo margins, Very Fine, with 1993 and 2004 P.F. certificates

350
275
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1446
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Sale 1232, Lot 1446, Postage Due, Offices in China, Officials, Newspapers, Parcel Post2c-$2.00 Offices in China (K1-K18). Complete set missing only No. K15, a number are Mint N.H. including several better such as K13-K14 and K17-K18, attractive margins and centering, fresh and Fine-Very Fine with many in the latter category, Scott value more than $2,200.00

E. 750-1,000
800
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1447
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Sale 1232, Lot 1447, Postage Due, Offices in China, Officials, Newspapers, Parcel Post12c on 6c Offices in China (K6). Mint N.H., wide margins and well-centered, vivid color, Extremely Fine, with copy of 2010 P.S.E. certificate for a block of four (XF 90)

210
225
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1448
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Sale 1232, Lot 1448, Postage Due, Offices in China, Officials, Newspapers, Parcel Post20c on 10c Offices in China (K10). Jumbo margins and precise centering, vibrant color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2020 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $300.00 as 98), this is the highest graded unused K10 in any condition

55
0
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1449
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Sale 1232, Lot 1449, Postage Due, Offices in China, Officials, Newspapers, Parcel Post40c on 20c Offices in China (K13). Mint N.H., intense shade on bright paper, perfectly centered, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A REMARKABLE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 40-CENT OFFICES IN CHINA ISSUE THAT WOULD BE NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO IMPROVE UPON.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $4,000.00).Only one grades higher (at 98J) and none share this desirable grade. A review of the P.S.E. Population Report for the underlying stamp, Scott No. 515, will also give an indication of its rarity in higher grades. The significantly more available Scott No. 515 has only 15 Mint N.H. stamps graded 98 or above.

300
4,750
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1450
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Sale 1232, Lot 1450, Postage Due, Offices in China, Officials, Newspapers, Parcel Post$1.00 on 50c Offices in China (K15). Mint N.H., deep rich color, essentially perfect centering with wide margins on post-office fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 ON 50-CENT OFFICES IN CHINA, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. AN OUTSTANDING CONDITION RARITY.

Ex Morton. With 1999 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $6,250.00). Only two grade higher (at 98, one recently brought $10,000 hammer) and only five others share this desirable grade.

1,200
4,750
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Sale 1232, Lot 1451, Postage Due, Offices in China, Officials, Newspapers, Parcel Post$1.00 on 50c Offices in China (K15). Lightly hinged, unusually wide and balanced margins, rich color on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 ON 50-CENT OFFICES IN CHINA, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $2,500.00). Only one unused stamp grades higher (hinged at 98J).

550
1,300
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1452
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Sale 1232, Lot 1452, Postage Due, Offices in China, Officials, Newspapers, Parcel Post$1.00 on 50c Offices in China (K15). Mint N.H., wide margins, rich color, fresh and Very Fine, with 1980 P.F. certificate

1,200
650
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1453
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Sale 1232, Lot 1453, Postage Due, Offices in China, Officials, Newspapers, Parcel Post2c on 1c Offices in China (K17). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Morton, with 2002 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,550.00), the highest grade awarded is a 98

225
900
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1454
 
Sale 1232, Lot 1454, Postage Due, Offices in China, Officials, Newspapers, Parcel Post6c State, Foreign Entry of 6c Executive (O60 var). Position 41, foreign entry particularly evident in right margin, three wide margins, crossroads cancel, Very Fine and scarce

500
375
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1455
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Sale 1232, Lot 1455, Postage Due, Offices in China, Officials, Newspapers, Parcel Post10c Postal Savings (O126). Mint N.H., outstanding centering with balanced margins, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2020 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $500.00), only one grades higher (at 98J)

50
850
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1456
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Sale 1232, Lot 1456, Postage Due, Offices in China, Officials, Newspapers, Parcel Post10c Justice, Specimen Ovpt. (O29S). Without gum as issued, pastel color, centered to bottom showing trace of marginal markings in perfs at top, slightly nibbed perf at left, appears Fine, only 163 sold

1,250
325
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1457
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Sale 1232, Lot 1457, Postage Due, Offices in China, Officials, Newspapers, Parcel Post4c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR35). Without gum as issued, detailed impression on bright paper, unusually wide margins, thin at top, Very Fine appearance, ex Wingate, with copy of clear 1993 P.S.E. and 2020 P.F. certificates

700
225
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1458
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Sale 1232, Lot 1458, Postage Due, Offices in China, Officials, Newspapers, Parcel Post4c Intense Black, 1894 Issue (PR92). Original gum, single hinge mark at top, intense shade, choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

550
800
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Sale 1232, Lot 1459, Postage Due, Offices in China, Officials, Newspapers, Parcel Post$5.00 Ultramarine, Newspaper (PR109). Original gum, beautiful powder blue shade on bright paper, wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 1895 NEWSPAPER ISSUE. VERY RARE IN THIS QUALITY AND THE FINEST EXAMPLE WE HAVE OFFERED.

With 1988 and 2020 P.F. certificates (XF 90). By way of comparison, the highest grade awarded by P.S.E. to this issue is also XF 90 (two examples)

2,100
4,000
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1460
 
Sale 1232, Lot 1460, Postage Due, Offices in China, Officials, Newspapers, Parcel Post2c-$10.00 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR115, PR117 four, PR118 two, PR119 eight, PR121 two, PR122). Presence of watermark unconfirmed so catalogued as the less expensive watermarked, four pieces evidently from post office accounting book, two with manuscript cancels, one with three strikes of negative "B" handstamp, last with quartered corks, $2.00 and one $5.00 straight edge at top, Fine-Very Fine, colorful pieces worthy of exhibition, ex Schwenk

E. 400-500
225
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1461°
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Sale 1232, Lot 1461, Postage Due, Offices in China, Officials, Newspapers, Parcel Post15c Parcel Post (Q7). Mint N.H. right plate no. 6260 block of six, brilliant color and crisp impression, exceptional centering throughout

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 15-CENT PARCEL POST ISSUE.

With 2020 P.S.E. certificate

3,700
0
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1462
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Sale 1232, Lot 1462, Postage Due, Offices in China, Officials, Newspapers, Parcel Post25c Parcel Post (Q9). Mint N.H. with top plate no. 6176 selvage, brilliant color, choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $400.00)

145
375
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1463
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Sale 1232, Lot 1463, Postage Due, Offices in China, Officials, Newspapers, Parcel Post75c Parcel Post (Q11). Mint N.H. with bottom plate no. 6299 selvage, bright color, precise centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,050.00)

180
1,000
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1464°
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Sale 1232, Lot 1464, Postage Due, Offices in China, Officials, Newspapers, Parcel Post$1.00 Parcel Post (Q12). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, essentially perfect centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 PARCEL POST, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

According to Johl and Gobie, the $1.00 Parcel Post stamp originally had the manufacturing design ultimately used for the 25c stamp. This fruit growing scene is from a photograph provided by the Department of Agriculture of a grove in Florida.

With 2016 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $8,000.00). Only three Mint N.H. stamps grade higher (highest is 100) and only five others share this lofty grade.

600
5,000
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