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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
2019-10-29
The William H. Gross Collection: United States Postal History
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Sale Number 1211, Lot Number 527, 1869 Pictorial Issue, A rare combination of the 12¢ 1869 Pictorial and 30¢ F Grill on cover to the Philippines, and one of only two with the rare Hong Kong-Singapore Marine Sorter handstamp

12¢ Green (117), rich color, trace of guide arrow at top left, used with 30¢ Orange, F. Grill (100), bright shade, tied by circle of wedges cancels on blue folded letter from Charles F. Wyman in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Manila, Philippines, red "Boston Mass. Aug. 13" (1869) circular datestamp, Robt. B. Storer blue oval forwarder handstamp, sender's directive "Via Marseilles", red crayon "32" credit, red "London Paid" datestamp (August 26) also ties stamps, red "1d" British Colonial credit handstamp, "Hong-Kong Marine Sorter, Singapore to Hong Kong, OC 1/7 69" backstamp, Hong Kong and Manila datestamps also on back, "2" handstamped due marking applied at Manila

Extremely Fine; 12¢ slight bend from file fold, 30¢ single short perf at right.

An attractive combination of the 12¢ 1869 Pictorial issue and 30¢ 1868 F Grill, and extremely rare to the Philippines. This is one of only two recorded 1869 covers to the Philippines with the rare Hong Kong-Singapore Marine Sorter handstamp. One of the most spectacular and colorful 1869 uses extant.

The Peirce correspondence to Manila reached the philatelic community in the early 1980s. Prior to the revelation of this correspondence, Philippines was unknown as a destination with the 1869 Issue. With the dispersal of the so-called "Manila Find" by H. R. Harmer in 1994, the full scope of the Peirce correspondence became known. This cover from the Peirce correspondence is one of three examples of the 42¢ rate prepaid with an 1869 stamp in the franking. This is also one of only two covers in the correspondence with the Hong Kong-Singapore Marine Sorter backstamp (the other ex Coulter).

Ex Edgar Kuphal ("European's Large Gold" collection). With 2000 P.F. certificate.

E. 10,000-15,000
18,500
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
2019-10-29
The William H. Gross Collection: United States Postal History
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Sale Number 1211, Lot Number 528, 1869 Pictorial Issue, Extremely rare 12¢ 1869 Pictorial franking paying the short-lived 36¢ British Mail rate to Singapore via Marseilles

12¢ Green (117), horizontal strip of three, rich color, brownish gum around perf tips, cancelled by quartered cork, "Phillipsburgh Pa. Jun. 18" (1870) circular datestamp on cover to J. F. Bingham aboard the U.S. Flagship Delaware in care of American Consul at Singapore, sender's directive "Via Marseilles", red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Jun. 21" backstamp, matching "32" credit handstamp, red "London Paid" transit datestamp and "1d" British Colonial credit handstamp, Singapore receiving backstamp, neat August 8 receipt docketing

Very Fine and extremely rare 1869 Pictorial Issue franking for the short-lived 36¢ British Mail rate to Singapore via Marseilles.

The 36¢ rate to Singapore by British Mail via Marseilles was in effect only from January through November 1870. This cover and a similar cover from the Bingham correspondence (ex Ishikawa) are the only examples we have encountered (neither listed in the 1869 PRA census).

Ex Edgar Kuphal ("European's Large Gold" collection).

E. 4,000-5,000
4,750
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
2019-10-22
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1141, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Block of nine with full "National Bank Note Co. New York" imprint bottom selvage, original gum which is naturally short on bottom three stamps, bright shade, some expertly reinforced perf separations

VERY GOOD. AN EXTREMELY RARE BLOCK OF NINE OF THE 12-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE. ESPECIALLY SCARCE WITH THE IMPRINT SELVAGE. THIS IS THE SECOND-LARGEST UNUSED MULTIPLE AND THE ONLY RECORDED IMPRINT BLOCK.

The Rose book notes only six unused blocks larger than four stamps, including off-center blocks of twelve and nine and three blocks of six. We sold another block of nine in our 2013 Rarities sale that is not listed in Rose. All but one of the blocks of six or larger are off center to varying degrees. The block offered here is the only one showing any part of the imprint (there are no blocks showing a plate number).

Scott Retail as a block of four, two pairs and a single

23,850
4,000
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
2019-10-22
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1142, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Two vertical pairs rejoined into a block of four, slightly disturbed original gum, h.r., rich color, bottom right stamp faint diagonal crease, Fine appearance, a scarce multiple, Scott Retail as two pairs

8,000
800
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
2019-07-23
United States Stamps and Confederate States
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 149, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Unused (no gum), extra wide margins top and bottom and well-balanced at sides, fresh color and detailed impression, Extremely Fine, a lovely unused example, with 2001 P.F. certificate

725
1,100
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19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
2019-07-23
United States Stamps and Confederate States
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 150, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Horizontal pair, original gum, bright shade, slight dry print causing unusual halo effect around lettering, right stamp trivial natural inclusion and short perfs, left stamp tiny pinhole

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM PAIR OF THE 12-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

Ex Coulter.

4,000
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
2019-06-26
2019 Rarities of the World
2042
PSE 98J
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Sale Number 1205, Lot Number 2042, 1869 Pictorial Issue12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Original gum, lightly hinged, perfect centering and balanced Jumbo margins all around, bright and fresh color and paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A TRULY EXCEPTIONAL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

The iconic S.S. Adriatic engraving by James Smillie, which is depicted on the 12c 1869 Pictorial Issue, served as a symbol of improved postal communications -- a theme continued from the 1869 2c (post rider) and 3c (train) denominations.

With 1987 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $27,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded in the P.S.E. Population Report and it is shared by only one other

1,900
12,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
2019-05-08
The William H. Gross Collection: Outstanding U.S. Stamp Multiples
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 101, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122), An original-gum block of the 12¢ 1869 Pictorial from the Caspary collection

DESCRIPTION

12¢ Green (117), block of four, original gum, hinge marks, beautiful deep shade, centered to bottom

PROVENANCE

Alfred H. Caspary, H. R. Harmer sale, 11/19-21/1956, lot 382

Siegel Auction Galleries, 2005 Rarities of the World, 6/3/2005, Sale 895, lot 207, to William H. Gross

CONDITION NOTES

Fine appearance; thin in grill of bottom right stamp, slight crease, short perf at lower right

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$14,000.00

E. 2,000-3,000
1,300
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1191
PSE 95J
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1191, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Wide balanced Jumbo margins, deep rich color, light circle of wedges cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,400.00)

130
800
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
2019-03-14
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1747, 12c "Adriatic" 1869 Pictorial Issue, Stamps (Scott 117)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Original gum, lightly hinged, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, deep shade and intense proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1869 ISSUE, WHICH IS ONE OF THE MORE DIFFICULT TO FIND IN THIS CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.

With 1995 and 2018 P.F. certificates as "genuine, previously hinged". With 2018 P.S.E. certificate stating reperfed at right -- an opinion that we and the P.F. believe is incorrect

1,850
2,600
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