Lot 2348Postage Due, 1879, 1¢ deep brown, Special Printing, full o.g., nicely centered for the issue, rich color and sharp proof-like impression, some perf flaws at top often associated with these issues, otherwise F.-V.F.; with 2008 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. J8 $22,500.
A HANDSOME EXAMPLE OF THE EXTREMELY RARE 1¢ POSTAGE DUE SPECIAL PRINTING.
Although a high number of examples where reported to be delivered to the Post Office, it is likely that the far majority of these stamp where in fact the regular counterpart issue (J1). Approximately 20 examples of this special printing issue have been certified as genuine by the Philatelic Foundation.
Lot 2349Postage Due, 1884, 5¢ red brown, full o.g., bright vibrant color on fresh bright paper, Very Fine; with 2013 P.F. Graded certificate (VF 80).
Scott No. J18 $625.
Lot 2350Postage Due, 1891, 3¢ bright claret, o.g., never hinged, exceptional centering and margins, rich brilliant color and Post Office fresh, Extremely Fine and choice, a wonderful never hinged gem; with 2013 P.F. Graded certificate (XF 90 XQ, SSV $360 for 90).
Scott No. J24 $200.
Lot 2351Postage Due, 1894, 2¢ deep claret, o.g., never hinged, exquisite centering amid unbelievably mammoth margins all around, intensely deep color and sharp proof-like impression, bright and P.O. fresh, a Superb jumbo, a truly amazing mammoth gem; with 2000 and 2012 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. J32 $275.
Lot 2352Postage Due, 1895, 30¢ deep claret, o.g., never hinged, exceptional centering and margins, intense deep claret color, bright and Post Office fresh, an Extremely Fine to Superb gem; with 2014 P.S.A.G. Graded certificate (95, SSV $3,000).
Scott No. J36 $1,250.
Lot 2353Postage Due, 1895, 30¢ pale rose, o.g., never hinged, centered low with well balanced margins around, strong bright color, fresh and Fine; with photocopy of 1990 P.F. certificate for block.
Scott No. J36b $1,250.
Lot 2354Postage Due, 1895, 1¢ deep claret, bottom margin single with part imprint, o.g., never hinged, perfect centering amid large evenly balanced margins, rich bold color and exceptional freshness, Superb, a truly superb gem deserving of a "100 Gem" grade; with 2013 P.S.E. Graded certificate (Superb 98J, SMQ $620 for 98).
Scott No. J38 $45.
WITHOUT A DOUBT - ONE OF THE FINEST 1895 1¢ POSTAGE DUE ISSUES IN EXISTENCE.
Lot 2355Postage Due, 1914, 1¢ carmine lake, o.g., never hinged, strong vibrant color, very fresh, Very Fine and choice.
Scott No. J52 $220.
Lot 2356Postage Due, 1914, 5¢ carmine rose, right margin single with part imprint, o.g., never hinged, centered amid large well balanced margins, rich radiant color, Extremely Fine; with 2003 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF 90, SMQ $310).
Scott No. J55a $150.
Lot 2357Postage Due, 1916, 1¢ rose, top margin single with part imprint, o.g., never hinged, nicely centered amid wide margins, strong bright color, immaculate and P.O. fresh, Very Fine, a handsome never hinged example of this rare key postage due issue; with photocopy of 1988 P.F. certificate for plate block of 6.
Scott No. J59 $9,000.