Lot 365Postage Due, 1891, 50¢ bright claret, o.g., very lightly hinged, choice centering and margins, rich color on bright fresh paper, Extremely Fine and choice, a lovely gem Postage Due high value; with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. J28 $600.
Lot 366Postage Due, 1910, 5¢ deep claret, o.g., never hinged, huge beautifully balanced margins and precise centering, rich bold color and pristine freshness, a Superb jumbo, the only example to receive this grade with none higher, with the next highest grade being only a 90J; with 2014 P.S.E. Graded certificate (Superb 98J, SMQ $1,600).
Scott No. J48 $275.
THE FINEST EXAMPLE OF THE 1910 5¢ POSTAGE DUE IN EXISTENCE.
A quick search of the Siegel website shows that they have never offered this stamp in any grade higher than 90.
Lot 367Postage Due, 1916, 1¢ rose, o.g., never hinged, precision centering within wide margins, strong bright color on bright paper, Extremely Fine and choice; with 2015 P.F. Graded certificate (XF 90, SSV $17,500).
Scott No. J59 $9,000.
A STUNNING NEVER HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1916 1¢ POSTAGE DUE ISSUE.
The Perf 10 Postage Due stamps were printed on unwatermarked paper for a brief time. Well-centered never hinged examples are exceedingly rare. This copy with the finest centering available for this stamp is a true condition rarity. The P.S.E. has not certified any never hinged examples in any grade. The P.F. has graded one other example in the grade of "90" with none higher.