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998 Selected Lots, Page 1 of 100
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2019-12-17
United States Postal History and Confederate States
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Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2334, 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Vibrant color, tied by "N. York Steamship Jun. 20" (1870) circular datestamp on blue folded letter from Mayaguez, Puerto Rico to Philadelphia, clear strike of blue "Latimer & Co., Mayaguez, P.R. Jun. 8, 1870" double-oval company datestamp, blue St. Thomas forwarder's backstamp, sender's directive "pr. Brazil Steamer", Very Fine and rare use from Puerto Rico to Philadelphia via St. Thomas, ex Knapp

E. 500-750
Future Sale
United States
U.S. Stamps
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2019-12-17
United States Postal History and Confederate States
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Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2335, 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Wide interpane margin at right, tied by circle of wedges cancel, "Manistee Mich. Dec. 20" circular datestamp on pink cover to Szalka, Hungary, red "New York Paid All Direct" and Hamburg transits, repaired opening fault at upper left, otherwise Fine, scarce destination, ex Mack

E. 300-400
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2019-12-17
United States Postal History and Confederate States
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Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2336, 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Intense shade, centered to left, tied by four strikes of "4" rate handstamp (three bold, one light), red "San Francisco Paid All Dec. 1" circular datestamp on cover to Hong Kong, addressed to a sergeant in the Royal Artillery, Jan. 7, 1870 receiving backstamp, opening tear in flap and top edge sealed, cover cleaned causing some feathering of address, still Fine, the only recorded 1869 cover with a stamp cancelled by this "4" handstamp, ex Kuphal

E. 1,000-1,500
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2019-12-17
United States Postal History and Confederate States
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Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2337, 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Vivid color, tied by two bold strikes of circle of wedges cancel, "P.O.D. U.S. Con. Genl. Shanghai Jul. 26" circular datestamp on cover to Smithfield Pa., originating in Chefoo, China, with original letter from M. S. Holmes datelined "Chefoo July 8th, 1871", with note "You can read to Grandmother that her boy is now agent at Chefoo for the largest business firm in China. Six large steamers come regularly to my consignment.", slightly reduced at right

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE USE FROM CHEFOO, CHINA TO THE UNITED STATES, SENT VIA THE U.S. POSTAL AGENCY IN SHANGHAI.

Ex Kuphal

E. 2,000-3,000
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2019-10-29
The William H. Gross Collection: United States Postal History
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Sale Number 1211, Lot Number 526, 1869 Pictorial Issue, An exceptional three-issue combination franking to Paris, France

10¢ Yellow (116), vivid color, used with 5¢ Brown, F. Grill (95) and 2¢ Brown, Bank Note (146), rich colors, each stamp cancelled by small circle of V's, "San Francisco Cal. Jun. 11" (1872) circular datestamp on buff cover to Paris, France, red "New York Paid 12 Jun. 19" 12¢ credit datestamp, red "London Paid" transit datestamp (July 1) and "PD" in oval, Calais arrival datestamp (July 2) also ties 5¢ stamp, Paris receiving backstamp

Very Fine--a colorful and remarkable franking combining the 1868 Grilled, 1869 Pictorial and 1870 Bank Note Issues.

The 17¢ postage on this cover overpays by 1¢ the 16¢ British packet rate for a letter weighing between one-third and one-half ounce (or 10-15 grams). The presence of the word "grille" next to the 5¢ stamp--an obvious philatelic reference in the same ink and hand of the address--leads us to speculate that the sender was an early timbrophile. Recognition of shades and grill varieties was already established at this time, and the use of three different issues may have been deliberate, although each of these stamps was still in general use at the time this was mailed. Whatever motivated this spectacular three-issue franking, it is one of the more beautiful 1869 covers to France.

Ex Emmerson C. Krug, Jonathan W. Rose and Edgar Kuphal ("European's Large Gold" collection). Illustrated in Laurence, United States Ten-Cent 1869 Covers: A Postal Historical Survey (p. 145).

E. 3,000-4,000
2,900
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2019-05-08
The William H. Gross Collection: Outstanding U.S. Stamp Multiples
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 99, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122), This marvelous imprint block of fifteen with original gum is the largest recorded multiple of the 10¢ 1869 Pictorial Issue

DESCRIPTION

10¢ Yellow (116), Positions 124-128/134-138/144-148L16, block of fifteen from bottom left with "NATIONAL BANK NOTE CO. NEW YORK" imprint in bottom sheet selvage, original gum, beautiful bright color on fresh white paper, centered to bottom

PROVENANCE

As block of 25: Rep. Ernest R. Ackerman (according to Ward article)

Philip H. Ward, Jr. (estate sold to Weills in 1963)

Benjamin D. Phillips (bought from Weills out of Ward estate, 1965; Phillips collection sold privately to Weills, 1968)

As block of 15: Michael Laurence (sold privately to William H. Gross)

CENSUS, LITERATURE AND EXHIBITION REFERENCES

Philip H. Ward, Jr., "United States Early Unused Blocks 1847-1869," 1960 Congress Book, page 56 (identifying block as ex Ackerman)

Michael Laurence, "10c 1869 Multiples," Chronicle 81, February 1974

Jonathan W. Rose, United States Postage Stamps of 1869, fig. 98, page 77

1869 Times, No. 27 (August 1982) front cover photo

New York International Philatelic Exhibition 1913 (Ackerman)

CONDITION NOTES

Fine; slight gum crease, reinforced perf separations, slight oxidation on stamps around the perimeter

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$41,850.00 as two blocks, three pairs and single

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

The Reigning Block for More than a Century

When this block was exhibited by Ernest R. Ackerman, a New Jersey state senator and U.S. Congress representative, in 1913 at the New York International Philatelic Exhibition, it was ten stamps larger, with two more rows at the top. When the Ackerman collection was dispersed through private and auction sales before and after his death in 1931, the block of 25 was acquired by Philip H. Ward, Jr., who described it in his 1960 Congress Book article on classic unused multiples as the largest known. It passed to the Weills when they bought the Ward estate in 1963, and two years later, the block joined other stellar classic multiples in the Benjamin D. Phillips collection. After the Weills bought the entire Phillips collection for $4.07 million in 1968, the brothers carefully separated the top two rows and subdivided those stamps into blocks of six and four (the block of six is offered in the next lot, and a reconstruction of the block of 25 is shown opposite).

The census of 10¢ 1869 multiples maintained by Michael Laurence since he published it 45 years ago (Chronicle 81, February 1974) still lists this block as the largest recorded multiple. It was followed by a block of nine, but that block has been reduced to a block of six. As other blocks have been reduced, today the second largest unused blocks are two blocks of six.

Michael Laurence owned this block of 15 for many years. He was unable to identify the plate and pane from which it was printed, but we think we have answered that question. By comparing the relative positions of the imprint below Position 146 ("OTE CO. NEW YORK") and the plate guide dot of that position (lower left corner of design, bottom center stamp in this block), we have concluded that this block comes from the left pane of Plate 16.

Laurence's 10¢ 1869 collection is one of the most outstanding single-stamp studies ever formed, and the block of 15 was a large yellow diamond in the king's crown, but prior to Washington 2006, Laurence was persuaded to part with the block so that Mr. Gross could display the largest recorded 10¢ 1869 block in his Grand Prix exhibit.

Digital reconstruction of the original block of 25, comprising block of 15 at bottom (lot 99), block of 6 (lot 100) and the block of 4 at upper left

E. 30,000-40,000
47,500
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The William H. Gross Collection: Outstanding U.S. Stamp Multiples
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 100, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122), A choice and fresh original-gum block of the 10¢ 1869 Pictorial Issue--this block adjoins the block of fifteen

DESCRIPTION

10¢ Yellow (116), Positions 106-108/116-118L16, block of six, original gum, beautiful bright color on fresh white paper, centered to bottom

PROVENANCE

As block of 25: Rep. Ernest R. Ackerman (according to Ward article)

Philip H. Ward, Jr. (estate sold to Weills in 1963)

Benjamin D. Phillips (bought from Weills out of Ward estate, 1965; Phillips collection sold privately to Weills, 1968)

As block of 6: Siegel Auction Galleries, 1970 Rarities of the World, 3/24/1970, Sale 371, lot 77

Ryohei Ishikawa, Christie's Robson Lowe sale, 9/28-29/1993, lot 648

CENSUS, LITERATURE AND EXHIBITION REFERENCES

Philip H. Ward, Jr., "United States Early Unused Blocks 1847-1869," 1960 Congress Book, page 56 (identifying block as ex Ackerman)

Michael Laurence, "10c 1869 Multiples," Chronicle 81, February 1974

New York International Philatelic Exhibition 1913 (Ackerman)

CERTIFICATION

The Philatelic Foundation (1993)

CONDITION NOTES

Fine; slight vertical crease in two center stamps, reinforced perf separations

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$18,000.00 as block and pair

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

This block of six was joined with the block of 15 offered in lot 99--a digital reconstruction of the original block of 25 is shown below. The full-size block was owned by Ackerman, Ward and Phillips. After the Weills bought the Phillips collection in 1968, the brothers carefully separated the top two rows and subdivided those stamps into blocks of six and four.

The census of 10¢ 1869 multiples maintained by Michael Laurence since publication 45 years ago (Chronicle 81, Feb. 1974) still lists the block of 15 as the largest recorded multiple (lot 99 in this sale). It was followed by a block of nine, but that block has been reduced to a vertical block of six. As other blocks have been reduced, today the second largest unused blocks are two blocks of six, vertical and horizontal.

Digital reconstruction of the original block of 25, comprising block of 15 at bottom (lot 99), block of 6 (lot 100) and the block of 4 at upper left

E. 5,000-7,500
6,000
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1190
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1190, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Vibrant color on bright paper, unobtrusive strike of quartered cork and red transit cancel, choice centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,050.00), only five have graded higher (three at 95J and two at 98)

150
700
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2019-03-14
United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1720, 1c-10c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-116)10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Well-centered, deep shade, bold red leaf cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

150
170
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2019-03-14
United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1721, 1c-10c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-116)10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Wide margins and choice centering, bold cork cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate

110
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