Lot 340Postage Due, 1879, 50¢ Deep Brown, Special Printing, disturbed o.g., bold distinctive deep brown color and sharp proof-like impression, attractively centered amid wide margins, bright and fresh, Very Fine and choice; with 2013 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. J14 $8,000.
AMONG THE FINEST KNOWN EXAMPLES OF THE POSTAGE DUE 1879 50¢ SPECIAL PRINTING ISSUE.
It has been estimated than approximately 175 50¢ postage due special printing issues where issued. A large percentage of the known examples today are either faulty, without gum or poorly centered.
Lot 341Postage Due, 1891, 50¢ Bright Claret, o.g., never hinged, virtually perfect centering and remarkably balanced margins, stunning rich radiant, Extremely Fine to Superb gem, only five examples to receive this lofty grade with none higher; with 2014 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $4,000).
Scott No. J28 $1,750.
ONE OF THE FINEST NEVER HINGED EXAMPLES OF THE 1891 50¢ POSTAGE DUE ISSUE - ONLY A FEW KNOWN IN SUCH EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION.
Lot 342Postage Due, 1895, 3¢ Deep Claret, o.g., never hinged, perfect centering with balanced margins, deep rich color, fresh and pristine, Extremely Fine to Superb, a superb never hinged gem; with 1997 & 2001 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates, the latter Graded (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $1,400), this is the sole example in the grade 95 with two higher at the grade of 95J.
Scott No. J33 $575.
Lot 343Postage Due, 1895, 3¢ Deep Claret, bottom margin plate number "70" block of 6, o.g., never hinged, rich deep color and Post Office fresh, well centered especially for the issue, Very Fine and choice; with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. J33 $4,750.
CONSIDERED TO THE FINEST KNOWN EXAMPLE OF THE POSTAGE DUE 1895 3¢ ISSUE IN PLATE BLOCK FORMAT.
Lot 344Postage Due, 1914, 3¢ Dull Rose, o.g., never hinged, well centered especially for this difficult issue, bright color, Very Fine and choice, a very scarce stamp in never hinged condition; with 1985 and 2010 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. J54a $2,900.
Lot 345Postage Due, 1914, 30¢ Carmine Lake, o.g., never hinged, perfect centering within beautifully balanced oversized margins, intensely rich color and exceptional freshness, a Superb jumbo gem; with 2010 P.S.E. Graded certificate (Superb 98J, SMQ $3,200).
Scott No. J57 $525.
A TRULY OUTSTANDING NEVER HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1914 30¢ WATERMARKED PERF 10 POSTAGE DUE ISSUE. THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO RECEIVE THIS LOFTY JUMBO GRADE WITH NONE HIGHER.
Lot 346Postage Due, 1916, 1¢ Rose, top margin single with part imprint, o.g., never hinged, beautifully centered amid typically wide margins, strong vibrant color, Extremely Fine; with photocopy of 1988 P.F. certificate for plate block.
Scott No. J59 $9,000.
AN EXCEPTIONAL AND RARE MINT NEVER HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1916 1¢ UNWATERMARKED PERF 10 POSTAGE DUE ISSUE.