Lot 307Postage Due, 1884, 50¢ red brown, o.g., very lightly hinged, remarkable rich deep color and a highly detailed impression, choice centering and beautifully balanced margins, Extremely Fine and choice, a striking mint gem high value; with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. J21 $1,800.
Lot 308Postage Due, 1891, 1¢ bright claret, o.g., never hinged, remarkably well centered within balanced margins, intense color on crisp white paper, exceptionally fresh and Superb gem; with 2016 P.S.A.G. certificate Graded (Superb 98, SSV $750).
Scott No. J22 $85.
Lot 309Postage Due, 1916, 1¢ rose, o.g., lightly hinged, exceptionally well centered within beautiful balanced large margins, vivid color on brilliant white paper, particularly fresh and Extremely Fine to Superb; with 1992 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates, latter Graded (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $6,500 as 90), unpriced higher.
Scott No. J59 $4,000.
THE FINEST EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1916 1¢ PERF 10 UNWATERMARKED POSTAGE DUE ISSUE. THIS SUPERB STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY THE P.S.E. — BY FAR THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing printed the 1¢ Perf 10 postage due stamps on unwatermarked paper for only a short time. Well-centered original-gum examples are exceedingly rare. This copy, with lightly hinged original gum, outstanding centering and fresh color is a condition rarity of the highest order. This is the highest grade awarded by both the P.S.E. (next highest is VF-XF 85) and the P.F. (XF 90). The grade of 95 XF-Superb is shared by no others.
Lot 310Postage Due, 1959 (6¢) carmine rose & black, denomination omitted, both of the error pairs with the "normal" stamp showing a weakened "6 cents", bottom left plate no. 26661 block of ten with two errors at top, o.g., never hinged, Fine and rare plate multiple showing two errors, The Datz book records only 20 pairs in total. Scott Retail for two error pairs without premium for the plate block.
Scott No. J94a $1,400 as two error pairs.