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Sale 74: The Westpex Auction

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Postage Due

Lots 2314-2323 Lots 2324-2329

Lot 2314    

Postage Due, 1879, 2¢ brown, o.g., never hinged, choice centering amid wide margins, radiant color on bright paper, Extremely Fine to Superb; with 1994, 2005 and 2015 P.F. certificates, the latter Graded (XF-S 95 XQ, SSV $3,000 for 95).
Scott No. J2    $1,050.

ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE 1879 2¢ POSTAGE DUE ISSUES IN NEVER HINGED CONDITION.

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Current Opening Bid: $1,700

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Lot 2315    

Postage Due, 1879, 50¢ brown, o.g., lightly hinged, attractively centered amid wide margins, strong bright color, Very Fine; with 2004 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. J7    $600.

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Current Opening Bid: $675

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Lot 2316    

Postage Due, 1879, 2¢ deep brown, Special Printing, o.g., very lightly hinged, well centered for this tough issue, rich and distinctively deep color on bright paper, Very Fine, one of the rarest Postage Due Special Printing issue in sound original gum condition; with 1970, 1995 and 2008 P.F. certificates, the latter Graded (VF 80).
Scott No. J9    $15,000.

A CHOICE ORIGINAL GUM EXAMPLE OF THE VERY RARE 1879 2¢ POSTAGE DUE SPECIAL PRINTING ISSUE.

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Current Opening Bid: $5,750

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Lot 2317    

Postage Due, 1879, 2¢ deep brown, Special Printing, o.g., lightly hinged, natural s.e. at right, choice centering within wide nicely balanced margins, rich bold color typical for this issue, trivial natural inclusion in right margin, Extremely Fine; with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. J9    $15,000.

AN ATTRACTIVE ORIGINAL GUM EXAMPLE OF THE VERY RARE 1879 2¢ POSTAGE DUE SPECIAL PRINTING ISSUE.

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Current Opening Bid: $1,450

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Lot 2318 ()   

Postage Due, 1879, 2¢ deep brown, Special Printing, well centered within wide margins, rich bold color typical for this issue, tiny strengthened corner crease at top left, otherwise Very Fine, ex-Curtis; with 1971 and 2000 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. J9    $15,000 for o.g.

A HANDSOME EXAMPLE OF THE VERY RARE 1879 2¢ POSTAGE DUE SPECIAL PRINTING ISSUE.

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Current Opening Bid: $2,600

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Lot 2319 ()   

Postage Due, 1879, 2¢ deep brown, Special Printing, rich deep color, wide margins, thin spot, F.-V.F. appearance, an "affordable" example of this rare special printing issue; with 1996 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. J9    $15,000.

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Current Opening Bid: $725

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Lot 2320 ()   

Postage Due, 1879, 10¢ deep brown, Special Printing, unused with only a couple small thins, Extremely Fine appearance, still a Beautiful Example; Only 1574 issued, and Rarely found so attractive (Probably this the nicest looking one that exists!); with 1996 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. J12    $7,000.

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Current Opening Bid: $950

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Lot 2321 ()   

Postage Due, 1879, 30¢ deep brown, Special Printing, regummed with only a couple unobtrusive faults (much nicer than normal), F.-V.F. appearance, still Very Nice looking example of this Rarity with only 179 issued; with 2008 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. J13    $7,500.

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Lot 2322    

Postage Due, 1879, 50¢ deep brown, Special Printing, o.g., lightly hinged, deep bold color indicative of these special printings, wide margins and remarkable freshness, F.-V.F.; with 2010 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. J14    $7,500.

A RARE ORIGINAL GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 50¢ POSTAGE DUE SPECIAL PRINTING ISSUE.

It has been estimated than approximately 175 50¢ postage due special printing issues were issued. A large percentage of the known examples today are either faulty, without gum or poorly centered.

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Current Opening Bid: $1,800

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Lot 2323    

Postage Due, 1894, 2¢ vermilion, bottom margin plate no. "34" block of 6 with imprint, o.g., lightly hinged, rich color and attractively centered, some minor pre-printing folds and some reinforced perf separations in second vertical row not mentioned in certificate, Very Fine; with 1990 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. J30    $6,750.

AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 2¢ VERMILION POSTAGE DUE IN PLATE BLOCK FORMAT - WITH ONLY A FEW EXAMPLES KNOWN.

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Current Opening Bid: $950

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Lots 2314-2323 Lots 2324-2329

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