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Postage Due
 
 
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Lot 3115

Postage Due, 1879, 1¢ brown (J1), virtually perfectly centered with fresh, warm color and lightly hinged original gum, an Extremely Fine gem. Scott Stamp Values $175.
Scott $100

Expertization: 2010 PSAG Certificate graded 90.
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Lot 3116

Postage Due, 1879, 5¢ brown (J4), well centered with rich color and full original gum, Very Fine.
Scott $825
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Lot 3117

Postage Due, 1879, 1¢ deep brown, Special Printing (J8), fresh and nicely centered wit rich warm color, original gum, paper hinge remnant, vertical crease ending in tears at top and bottom and blunted perfs at top, otherwise Fine.
Scott $22,500

Expertization: 2006 PSE Certificate.

It is generally accepted that nearly 9000 of the 1¢ postage dues that were sold as special printings, were actually taken from supplies of the regular first issue postage dues. It is likely that far fewer than 100 stamps from the actual special printing have survived.

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Lot 3118

Postage Due, 1884, 1¢ red brown (J15), virtually perfectly centered with lovely pastel color and immaculate, never hinged original gum; o.g., never hinged, post office fresh and Extremely Fine.
Scott $200

Expertization: photocopy of 1996 PF Certificate for block of four.
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Lot 3119

Postage Due, 1884, 5¢ red brown (J18), well centered with deep, rich color and lightly hinged original gum, fresh and Very Fine.
Scott $625

Expertization: 1994 PF Certificate.
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Lot 3120

Postage Due, 1884, 30¢ red brown (J20), virtually perfectly centered with rich, warm color and lightly hinged original gum, fresh and choice, Extremely Fine to Superb.
Scott $225
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Lot 3121

Postage Due, 1891, 1¢ bright claret (J22), absolutely perfectly centered with large balanced margins, luminous color and pristine, never hinged original gum; post office fresh and truly Superb.
Scott $95

Expertization: 2004 PF Certificate for block of three.
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Lot 3122

Postage Due, 1891, 1¢ bright claret (J22), lower right part-sheet of 81 with imprint & plate no. 313, bright and fresh, original gum, 76 stamps never hinged including the plate block, which is well centered, some separation, small stain in plate block selvage, VG to F.-V.F.
Scott $7,395 as singles
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Lot 3123

Postage Due, 1891, 2¢ bright claret (J23), nearly perfectly centered with unusually large margins and lovely pastel color (this being the light claret shade, though not certified as such); original gum, never hinged, fresh and Extremely Fine. Scott $100.
SMQ $225

Expertization: 2006 PSE Certificate graded XF 90.
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Lot 3124

Postage Due, 1891, 3¢ bright claret (J24), well centered with wide margins, vibrant color and pristine, never hinged original gum, post office fresh and Very Fine.
Scott $200
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Lot 3125

Postage Due, 1891, 5¢ bright claret (J25), post office fresh and nearly perfectly centered with brilliant color and unblemished, never hinged original gum, Extremely Fine and choice.
Scott $325
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Lot 3126

Postage Due, 1891, 5¢ bright claret (J25), nicely centered with deep, rich color and immaculate, never hinged original gum, F.-V.F.
Scott $325

Expertization: 2006 PSE Certificate graded F-VF 75.
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Lot 3127

Postage Due, 1891, 30¢ bright claret (J27), fresh and nicely centered with bright color and lightly hinged original gum, F.-V.F.
Scott $650

Expertization: 2010 PF Certificate.
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Lot 3128

Postage Due, 1891, 50¢ dark claret (J28 var.), choice, near-perfect centering, with deep vibrant color and full, lightly hinged original gum; fresh and Extremely Fine.
Scott $700

Expertization: 1992 PF Certificate as the normal bright claret shade.
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Lot 3129

Postage Due, 1894, 2¢ vermilion (J30), block of three, fresh and beautifully centered, original gum, never hinged, top two creased, bottom with light natural paper wrinkle, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $6,300
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Lot 3130

Postage Due, 1894, 10¢ deep claret (J35), bright and fresh and centered with near mathematical precision, original gum, very lightly hinged, Extremely Fine. Scott $400.
SMQ $780

Expertization: 2009 PSE Certificate graded XF-Sup 95.
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Lot 3131

Postage Due, 1894, 50¢ pale rose (J37a), bright color, original gum, hinge remnant, small sealed tear at left; fresh, F.-V.F. appearance.
Scott $2,000

Expertization: 2010 PF Certificate.
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Lot 3132
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Postage Dues, 1895-97, 1¢-50¢ complete, overprinted "Specimen" (J38SE-J44SE), original gum, small faults, F.-V.F. appearance.
Scott $595
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Lot 3133

Postage Due, 1895, 1¢ deep claret (J38), block of 15, fresh and nicely centered, original gum, never hinged, short perfs bottom right stamp, otherwise F.-V.F.
Scott $675
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Lot 3134

Postage Due, 1895, 5¢ deep claret (J41), corner sheet margin block of six, bright and fresh, original gum, never hinged (slight disturbance upper right stamp), top stamps about fine, bottom F.-V.F.
Scott $1,620
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Lot 3135

Postage Due, 1915, 50¢ deep claret (J50), bright and fresh with flawless, never hinged original gum, post office fresh and about Fine.
Scott $3,000
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Lot 3136

Postage Due, 1915, 50¢ deep claret (J50), beautifully centered and remarkably fresh with barely hinged original gum; Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,150

Expertization: 1983 & 1989 PF Certificates.
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Lot 3137

Postage Due, 1914, 30¢ carmine lake (J57), well centered with large margins and and vibrant color, original gum, lightly hinged, fresh and Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $250
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Lot 3138
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Postage Due, 1916, 1¢ rose (J59), bright color and light cancel, fresh and Fine.
Scott $725

Expertization: 1997 APS Certificate for a pair.
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Lot 3139

Postage Due, 1959 (8¢) carmine rose & black, denomination omitted (J96a, J89a), vertical transitional strip of five, bottom two stamps normal, middle with partial denomination, bottom two normal, original gum, never hinged, Very Fine.
Scott $1,060
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