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Sale 76: Gems of Philately

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Special Delivery & Postage Due

Lots 247-253

Lot 247    

Special Delivery, 1908, 10¢ green, top margin plate no. "4920" block of 6 with imprint, o.g., never hinged, choice overall centering, rich color and exceptional freshness, Extremely Fine and choice; with 2016 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. E7    $1,400.

A GEM TOP MARGIN PLATE BLOCK OF THE 10¢ "HELMUT OF MERCURY" SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE.

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Current Opening Bid: $1,200

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Lot 248    

Postage Due, 1891, 3¢ bright claret, o.g., never hinged, bright and fresh with rich radiant color, perfectly centered within wide margins, Extremely Fine to Superb, a remarkable large-margin Postage Due issue; with 2010 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $750) one of 6 in this grade with only 2 graded higher.
Scott No. J24    $180.

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Current Opening Bid: $375

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Lot 249    

Postage Due, 1891, 3¢ bright claret, o.g., never hinged, exceptional centered within balanced margins, fresh with bold color, Extremely Fine to Superb; with 1996 and 2013 P.S.E. certificates, the latter Graded (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $750) one of 6 in this grade with only 2 graded higher.
Scott No. J24    $180.

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Lot 250    

Postage Due, 1891, 5¢ bright claret, o.g., never hinged, deep rich color and precise centering, Extremely Fine to Superb, a striking never hinged gem; with 1999 and 2010 P.F. certificates, the latter Graded (XF-S 95, SSV $1,000).
Scott No. J25    $290.

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Current Opening Bid: $575

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Lot 251    

Postage Due, 1891, 10¢ bright claret, o.g., never hinged, rich radiant color on bright fresh paper, large well balanced margins, Extremely Fine to Superb, an exceptional never hinged gem; with 2012 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $1,500) one of 4 in this grade with only 3 graded higher.
Scott No. J26    $500.

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Current Opening Bid: $725

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Lot 252    

Postage Due, 1894, 2¢ deep vermilion, o.g., lightly hinged, large beautifully balanced all around, rich vibrant color and Post Office fresh, Extremely Fine to Superb, the only example to grade as such with none higher and only one graded higher mint or used at 95J for an o.g., n.h. example; with 2009 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $3,000).
Scott No. J30    $775.

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Current Opening Bid: $1,500

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Lot 253    

Postage Due, 1895, 3¢ deep claret, o.g., never hinged, intensely rich color on bright paper, wide margins and exceptional centering, an Extremely Fine to Superb jumbo, a wonderful large margin gem, one of only two examples to receive this graded with only one higher; with 2004 P.F. and 2015 P.S.E. certificates, the latter Graded (XF-Sup 95J, SMQ $1,625).
Scott No. J33    $575.

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Current Opening Bid: $850

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