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Lot 1531

Postage Due, 1879, 1¢ deep brown, Special Printing (Scott J8), o.g., never hinged, incredibly fresh example of this rare 1879 Special Printing; this stamp, in pristine mint condition, is probably unique as such; a great rarity missing from even the most advanced collections, Very Good to Fine, 9420 sold, of which very few were ever saved, with 1995 P.F.C. and 2018 P.S.E. certificates.
Scott $16,000 is for "hinged".
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
Current Bid $2,000.
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Lot 1532

Postage Due, 1879, 2¢ deep brown, Special Printing (Scott J9), o.g., previously hinged, nearly Fine, with 1971, 2007 and 2018 P.F. certificates.
Scott $15,000.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid $2,800.
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Lot 1533
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Postage Due, 1879, 30¢ deep brown, Special Printing (Scott J13), unused without gum, nice appearing example of this terribly elusive Special Printing; gorgeous fresh shade; thin spot; horizontal crease at top, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, only 179 sold in 1879, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $7,000 for an o.g. example.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500.
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Lot 1534

Postage Due, 1879, 50¢ deep brown, Special Printing (Scott J14), o.g., previously hinged, very fresh and well centered for this issue, Very Fine, with 1994 P.F. and 2019 P.S.E. certificates.
Scott $7,500.
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000.
Current Bid $5,000.
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Lot 1535

Postage Due, 1879, 50¢ deep brown, Special Printing (Scott J14), o.g., hinged, a great example of this single from the most difficult postage due set; natural straight edge at left, horizontal crease, small thin at upper right and small corner perforation crease at lower left, Fine to Very Fine appearance, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $7,500.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $1,100.
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Lot 1536

Postage Due, 1879, 30¢ brown (Scott J6), o.g., lightly hinged, handsome well centered example with warm rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $475.
Scott $350.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $275.
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Lot 1537

Postage Due, 1879, 50¢ brown (Scott J7), o.g., previously hinged, Fine to Very Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Scott $600.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $120.
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Lot 1538

Postage Due, 1891, 3¢ bright claret (Scott J24), o.g., never hinged, bright rich unmistakable bright claret color, unusual to find balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $400.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $300.
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Lot 1539
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Postage Due, 1891, 30¢ bright claret (Scott J27), double oval cancel, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $325.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $200.
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Lot 1540

Postage Due, 1894, 1¢ vermilion (Scott J29), o.g., never hinged, extremely fresh top sheet margin single; an incredible rarity when found in never hinged condition, Very Good.
Scott $5,750.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $600.
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Lot 1541

Postage Due, 1894, 2¢ vermilion (Scott J30), left sheet margin single, o.g., stamp never hinged, post office fresh with crisp color, Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,900.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250.
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Lot 1542

Postage Due, 1894, 2¢ deep claret (Scott J32), o.g., never hinged (minor gum crease not mentioned on accompanying certificate), Impressive well centered example of this tough stamp; intense color printed on clean white paper, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $300.
Scott $240.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $140.
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Lot 1543

Postage Due, 1894, 2¢ deep claret (Scott J32), a Bright, fresh block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $960 as singles.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150.
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Lot 1544

Postage Due, 1894, 10¢ deep claret (Scott J35), o.g., never hinged, lovely rich shade; a difficult stamp to find in choice condition, Fine to Very Fine, with photocopy of 2008 P.S.E. certificate for block/6, from which it was taken - Pos. #1 from block/6.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180.
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Lot 1545

Postage Due, 1895, 50¢ deep claret (Scott J37), o.g., hinged; horizontal crease and reperforated at right, Very Fine centering.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $225.
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Lot 1546

Postage Due, 1895, 3¢ deep claret (Scott J40), top plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged (slight natural gum bend along bottom of lower three stamps), phenomenal high quality example of this extremely elusive plate block; a gorgeous full wide top with breathtaking color and clear impression; a finer example probably does not exist, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500.
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Lot 1547

Postage Due, 1910, 1¢ deep claret (Scott J45), top plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, gorgeous rich color; premium quality wide top with excellent eye appeal, Fine.
Scott $950.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $200.
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Lot 1548

Postage Due, 1910, 3¢ deep claret (Scott J47), o.g., never hinged, extra large margined example with deep color; quite nice for this challenging issue, Fine to Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500.
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Lot 1549

Postage Due, 1916, 1¢ rose (Scott J59), o.g., never hinged, decent example of this major rarity; every bit as scarce as Scott #J58; a pretty stamp in a wonderful mint state, Fine, with 2019 P.F. certificate.
Scott $9,000.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,400.
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Lot 1550

Postage Due, 1916, 1¢ rose (Scott J59), o.g., barest trace of hinge, handsome example of this rarely offered stamp; with the deepest and richest color we've ever seen on this issue; a few short perforations at bottom, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, with 1980 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $4,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $600.
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Lot 1551
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Postage Due, 1916, 1¢ rose (Scott J59), straightline manuscript cancellation, wonderfully fresh example with bold color; trivial light crease, otherwise Extremely Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $225.
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Lot 1552

Postage Due, 1917, 1¢ carmine rose (Scott J61), full wide top margin plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, choice Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $100.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $180.
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Lot 1553

Postage Due, 1917, 30¢ carmine rose (Scott J66), right plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, incredible depth of color; a handsome example of this seldom encountered multiple, Very Fine.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $800.
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Lot 1554

Postage Due, 1917, 50¢ carmine rose (Scott J67), left plate block of 6, o.g., lightly hinged, desirable multiple with outstanding fresh color; woefully under valued in Scott; light natural gum creases, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $500.
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Lot 1555

Postage Due, 1930, 50¢ carmine (Scott J76), o.g., never hinged, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $600.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $275.
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