Redirecting Pages That No Longer Exist — But Could in the Future

I have several 404 errors with a URL such as: myWebsite/tag/foo/page/4/. Page no longer exists because a few posts were deleted tagged as “foo.” Which is better: 301 redirect that to myWebsite/tag/foo/page/1/? Or just 410 delete them?

I’m thinking if I do a 301 redirect — then add more posts tagged as “foo,” a 4th page will exist but those will be redirected back to page 1. Or if I 410 delete page 4 and it later exists in the future, it won’t be found. I’m confused.