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Lot 2508
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Postage Dues, 1879, 1¢ to 50¢ complete (Scott J1-J7), all o.g., hinged, except J4 - regummed, a very pleasing group of these elusive postage due issues; all selected by the collector who formed this collection for fresh colors and choice appearance, Fine.
Scott $3,215.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $450.
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Lot 2509
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Postage Dues, 1879, 1¢ to 30¢ (Scott J1//J6), decent group of 5 better early Postage Dues, includes J1-J4 and J6, o.g. or without gum; couple trivial paper flaws, otherwise Fine.
Scott $1,665.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $240.
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Lot 2510

Postage Due, 1879, 2¢ brown (Scott J2), o.g., previously hinged, sterling example of this early postage due; marvelous fresh color on lily white paper, Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $400.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $192.
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Lot 2511

Postage Due, 1879, 5¢ brown (Scott J4), o.g., previously hinged, among the choicest obtainable examples of this terribly difficult stamps; with eye-arresting color; a great #J4, Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate graded VF 80.
Scott $775.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $600.
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Lot 2512

Postage Due, 1879, 5¢ brown (Scott J4), o.g., never hinged, rarely offered mint example in the true brown shade; light creases, otherwise Fine.
Scott $1,900.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $270.
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Lot 2513

Postage Due, 1879, 50¢ brown (Scott J7), o.g., hinged, lovely example of this difficult postage due issue in flawless condition, with warm rich color, Fine to Very Fine, with 2013 P.F. certificate.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $450.
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Lot 2514

Postage Due, 1879, 2¢ deep brown, Special Printing (Scott J9), small part o.g., outstanding fault-free example of this rare 1879 Special Printing; choice centering and brilliant color, Very Fine, only 1,361 reportedly sold, with 2014 P.F. certificate.
Scott $16,000.
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000.
Unsold
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Lot 2515

Postage Due, 1879, 2¢ deep brown, Special Printing (Scott J9), o.g., previously hinged, nice appearing example of this rare 1879 Special Printing; wide natural straight edge at right; corner thin and small gum loss at top left and short perforation at top right, Very Fine centering, very scarce, only 1,361 reportedly sold, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $16,000.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 2516

Postage Due, 1879, 5¢ deep brown, Special Printing (Scott J11), o.g., hinged, the "ultimate" example of this incredibly rare 1879 Special Printing; beautifully centered with vivid color; a flawless example in a condition rarely encountered, as almost all stamps of this issue have faults, this is one of the most difficult values in the set and is a stamp deserving of placement in the finest collection, Extremely Fine, quite rare - as only 249 examples reportedly sold; this is the highest graded example of this scarce issue, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $13,000.
Estimate $12,000 - 18,000.
Unsold
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Lot 2517

Postage Due, 1884, 2¢ red brown (Scott J16), o.g., never hinged, well margined example with charming color, Very Fine.
Scott $225.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $450.
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Lot 2518

Postage Due, 1884, 3¢ red brown (Scott J17), o.g., lightly hinged, fabulous example of this often misidentified red brown shade; dazzling color printed on clean white paper; hard to find like this, Fine to Very Fine, with 1990 P.F. certificate for block/4, from which this scarce stamp was taken, this being the top right stamp in the block.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $600.
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Lot 2519

Postage Due, 1884, 3¢ red brown (Scott J17), o.g., hinged, large margins and unusually bright color; with a few slightly scissor blunted perforation tips along the upper right, otherwise Very Fine, with 2013 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $420.
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Lot 2520

Postage Due, 1884, 5¢ red brown (Scott J18), o.g., lightly hinged, Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott $600.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $390.
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Lot 2521

Postage Due, 1884, 5¢ red brown (Scott J18), o.g., hinge remnant, remarkably fresh and pleasing example; bold color and finely etched impression, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $350 - 500.
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Lot 2522

Postage Due, 1884, 5¢ red brown (Scott J18), o.g., lightly hinged, intense color and razor sharp impression; handsome well centered example, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $228.
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Lot 2523

Postage Due, 1884, 10¢ red brown (Scott J19), o.g., hinge remnant (some album adherence along top left corner on reverse), awesome centering and generous margins all around; a stunning example of this notoriously difficult stamp with the deepest and richest color printed on bright white paper; a true GEM - as this stamp never comes this nice, Extremely Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $540.
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Lot 2524

Postage Due, 1884, 10¢ red brown (Scott J19), o.g., hinge remnants, absolutely gorgeous appearing example in the true red brown shade; with incredible centering and generous margins; although this stamp has a tiny hidden thin spot, it is among the most attractive obtainable copies of this notoriously difficult postage due issue; tiny thin spot is present at top, otherwise Very Fine, with 2013 P.F. certificate.
Scott $600.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $204.
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Lot 2525

Postage Due, 1884, 30¢ red brown (Scott J20), o.g., never hinged, crisp clear color and impression on this immaculate mint stamp with full and unblemished gum, Very Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate.
Scott $500.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $360.
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Lot 2526
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Postage Dues, 1891, 1¢ to 50¢ complete (Scott J22-J28), bottom plate number strips of 10, o.g., mostly never hinged (only two center stamps of 1¢ have stains from perf reinforcements and are hinged), very fresh group, as though the stamps were just purchased from the post office; one stamp from each plate number strip will have a usual straight edge, tiny crease on edge of left 3¢ (the stamp with the straight edge) and small crease and tear on edge of 30¢ (the stamp with the straight edge), some perf separations on 50¢, Fine to Very Fine appearance.
Scott $45,640 as singles.
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.
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Lot 2527

Postage Dues, 1891, 1¢ to 10¢ (Scott J22, J24, J26), o.g., never hinged, three pristine mint Postage Dues, a nice little group, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $765.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $270.
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Lot 2528

Postage Due, 1891, 30¢ bright claret (Scott J27), disturbed o.g., lively color and sharp impression, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $575.
Estimate $300 - 400.
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Lot 2529

Postage Due, 1891, 30¢ bright claret (Scott J27), o.g., hinge remnants, very choice and pleasing example; tiny natural inclusion is of little consequence, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $575.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $144.
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Lot 2530

Postage Due, 1891, 50¢ bright claret (Scott J28), o.g., very lightly hinged, premium quality, large margined stamp with breathtaking fresh color; quite elusive in this choice condition, Very Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $330.
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Lot 2531

Postage Due, 1891, 50¢ bright claret (Scott J28), o.g., lightly hinged, bold color and clear impression; very pretty, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $180.
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Lot 2532

Postage Due, 1894, 1¢ vermilion (Scott J29), o.g., never hinged (minor gum bends), lovely top sheet margin single; a decent fault free example of the elusive vermilion shade missing from all but the most advanced collections, Fine.
Scott $5,750.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,080.
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Lot 2533

Postage Due, 1894, 1¢ vermilion (Scott J29), o.g., previously hinged; reperforated at left, otherwise Very Fine, with 2016 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $840.
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Lot 2534

Postage Due, 1894, 2¢ vermilion (Scott J30), right margin single with half arrow, o.g., never hinged (hinge remnant in selvage), premium quality example of the elusive vermilion shade; a handsome wide margined stamp in a quality seldom seen, Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate graded VF 80.
Scott $1,900.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,140.
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Lot 2535

Postage Due, 1894, 2¢ vermilion (Scott J30), o.g., very lightly hinged, marvelous sound example of this tough stamp - in the true vermilion shade; very pretty, Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Scott $775.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $390.
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Lot 2536

Postage Due, 1894, 10¢ deep claret (Scott J35), o.g., barest trace of hinge, gorgeous rich shade; a marvelous stamp that could easily pass as never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $350.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2537

Postage Due, 1895, 30¢ deep claret (Scott J36), o.g., hinge remnant, exceptional example of this tough stamp, that is seldom found in choice condition; beautiful fresh example, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $550.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2538

Postage Due, 1895, 50¢ deep claret (Scott J37), disturbed o.g., completely sound example of this scarce top value; extremely fresh color, Fine.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $480.
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Lot 2539

Postage Due, 1895, 50¢ deep claret (Scott J37), o.g., hinge remnant, rich color, handsome example of this scarce postage due issue; natural straight edge at left; perf crease at top left, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $300 - 400.
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Lot 2540

Postage Due, 1895, 50¢ deep claret (Scott J37), o.g., hinged, scarce postage due; a fresh and affordable example; small corner creases at top, tiny tear at bottom, otherwise Fine.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $192.
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Lot 2541

Postage Due, 1895, 50¢ pale rose (Scott J37a), bottom margin single with part imprint, o.g., previously hinged, scarce and difficult early B.E.P. issue in the elusive pale rose shade; trivial short perf at top right, Fine, with photocopy of 2016 P.F. certificate for strip.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $330.
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Lot 2542

Postage Dues, 1895-97, 1¢ to 50¢ complete (Scott J38-J44), o.g., hinged, attractive set of 7 different values; selected for color and eye appeal; a handsome group; J43 and J44 with tiny hinge thins which are quite inconsequential, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,322.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $270.
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Lot 2543

Postage Due, 1895, 3¢ deep claret (Scott J40), o.g., never hinged, deep rich color and nicely balanced margins, Very Fine.
Scott $225.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $192.
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Lot 2544

Postage Due, 1895, 5¢ deep claret (Scott J41), o.g., never hinged (previously hinged in selvedge only), sensational example with astounding margins and succulent color; an amazing postage due issue, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate graded XF 90 XQ.
SMQ XF 90; $550.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $480.
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Lot 2545

Postage Due, 1895, 5¢ deep claret (Scott J41), top plate number single, o.g., never hinged, premium quality example with excellent centering and captivating color; rarely found so choice, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $280.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2546

Postage Due, 1897, 30¢ deep claret (Scott J43), o.g., never hinged, attractive wide margined example in Post Office fresh condition; very scarce stamp when found in such an immaculate state of preservation, Fine to Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $900.
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Lot 2547

Postage Due, 1897, 30¢ deep claret (Scott J43), o.g., hinged, well centered and attractive example with fantastic rich color; corner perf crease at lower left, otherwise Very Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2548

Postage Due, 1897, 30¢ deep claret (Scott J43), o.g., lightly hinged, wide margins and strong color, Fine, with 2001 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $600.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $156.
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Lot 2549

Postage Due, 1896, 50¢ deep claret (Scott J44), o.g., hinged, choice example with ravishing rich color; reperforated at top - not mentioned on accompanying certificate, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, with 2011 Weiss certificate.
Scott $375.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $216.
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Lot 2550
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Postage Due, 1910, 2¢ deep claret (Scott J46), bottom plate block of 6, with five point star, o.g., top stamps lightly hinged (3 stamps never hinged), deep rich color; light gum bend on bottom right stamp, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $250 - 350.
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Lot 2551

Postage Due, 1910, 3¢ deep claret (Scott J47), o.g., very lightly hinged, awesome rich color; a flawless example of this difficult postage due issue, Fine to Very Fine, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $625.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2552

Postage Due, 1910, 5¢ deep claret (Scott J48), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh and choice; immaculate example with wide margins, Fine to Very Fine, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $275.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $108.
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Lot 2553

Postage Due, 1910, 10¢ rose carmine (Scott J49a), o.g., never hinged, impressive example of this rose carmine shade; with brilliant color and boardwalk margins; incredible mint state, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $280.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $360.
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Lot 2554

Postage Due, 1914, 1¢ carmine lake (Scott J52), o.g., never hinged, premium quality mint stamp with strong color, Very Fine, with photocopy of 2016 P.F. certificate for block.
Scott $220.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $180.
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Lot 2555

Postage Due, 1914, 1¢ carmine lake (Scott J52), block of 4, o.g., never hinged, fresh and pleasing example of this elusive mint postage due block; 100+ years old and still in Post Office condition, Fine to Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $880.
Estimate $400 - 600.
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Lot 2556
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Postage Due, 1914, 3¢ carmine lake (Scott J54), regummed, vivid and bright example of this tough stamp, missing from many postage due collections, Fine.
Scott $1,050 for an o.g. example.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $180.
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Lot 2557

Postage Due, 1914, 30¢ carmine lake (Scott J57), o.g., never hinged, deeply saturated color printed on clean white paper; a beauty, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $525.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $180.
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Lot 2558

Postage Due, 1914, 30¢ carmine lake (Scott J57), o.g., lightly hinged, fresh and attractive stamp with detailed impression, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $225.
Estimate $150 - 200.
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Lot 2559
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Postage Due, 1914, 50¢ carmine lake (Scott J58), neatly struck black cancellation, ravishing rich color; a choice example of this scarce postage due issue; minute thin speck showing only when dipped in fluid, otherwise Fine.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2560

Postage Due, 1916, 2¢ rose (Scott J60), o.g., never hinged, extraordinary example of this terribly difficult unwatermarked stamp in the rose shade; incredibly well centered with monumental margins; a true condition rarity as this stamp never comes this choice, Extremely Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $600.
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Lot 2561

Postage Due, 1916, 2¢ rose (Scott J60), o.g., never hinged, lovely example in the true "rose" shade; as fresh and choice as the very first day it was issued, Fine to Very Fine, with photocopy of 2011 P.S.E. certificate for block/4, from which it was taken, bottom left stamp.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
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Lot 2562

Postage Due, 1917, 2¢ rose red (Scott J62a), full wide margin top plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, a gorgeous wide top in the handsome rose red shade, Very Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $125 ++.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 2563

Postage Due, 1917, 3¢ carmine rose (Scott J63), 2 blocks of 4, o.g., never hinged, extremely fresh and very choice mint blocks; both with wonderful rich color, Very Fine.
Scott $310.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $204.
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Lot 2564

Postage Due, 1917, 30¢ carmine rose (Scott J66), o.g., never hinged, vivid color and crisp clear impression, Very Fine.
Scott $220.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $120.
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Lot 2565

Postage Due, 1917, 50¢ carmine rose (Scott J67), o.g., never hinged, lovely example of this surprisingly difficult stamp; radiant color, Very Fine.
Scott $325.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $216.
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Lot 2566

Postage Due, 1917, 50¢ carmine rose (Scott J67), o.g., never hinged, exceptional top quality mint stamp with unusually wide margins, Very Fine, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $270.
Scott $325.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $216.
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Lot 2567

Postage Dues, 1930, ½¢ to $5 complete (Scott J69-J78), o.g., never hinged, handsome set of 10 different values, all in pristine mint condition, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,009.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $420.
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Lot 2568

Postage Due, 1930, 30¢ carmine (Scott J75), o.g., never hinged, intense color, an attractive stamp, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $275.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $144.
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