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19th Century Issues
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2019-07-23
United States Stamps and Confederate States
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 154, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Unused (no gum), intense colors and impressions, well-proportioned margins, Very Fine, with 1983 P.F. certificate

975
700
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
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2019-07-23
United States Stamps and Confederate States
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 155, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Unused (no gum), rich colors, wide margins, Very Fine, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate

975
325
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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 102, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122), A truly astounding block of twenty of the 15¢ Type II 1869 Pictorial Issue--one of only two recorded blocks with the full imprint and plate number

DESCRIPTION

15¢ Brown & Blue, Type II (119), Positions 66-70/76-80/86-90/96-100, block of 20 from bottom right side of sheet of 100 with "NATIONAL BANK NOTE CO. NEW YORK" imprint and "No. 23" plate number in Blue (vignette plate), alignment markers in Brown and Blue at bottom left, original gum, lightly hinged, beautiful rich colors and sharp impressions, centered to bottom right but the extra wide selvage nicely balances the overall appearance

PROVENANCE

As block of 33: Rep. Ernest R. Ackerman (according to Chapin)

Francis E. Stern, Siegel Auction Galleries, 12/7-8/1966, Sale 309, lot 144

As block of 20: "Mid-Western Collector," Siegel Auction Galleries, 4/6-7/1972, Sale 410, lot 690

John C. Chapin (collection sold privately to Shreves and then to William H. Gross, 2002)

CENSUS, LITERATURE AND EXHIBITION REFERENCES

Chapin census no. 346 (illustrated on page 25)

CERTIFICATION

The Philatelic Foundation (1972)

CONDITION NOTES

Very Good-Fine; intact and sound (remarkable for a block of this size)

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$90,000.00 for plate block of 8, two blocks and two pairs

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

The Bicolored 1869 Pictorial Stamps

The 1869 Pictorial Issue was a transformative set of stamps created during a period of historic transition. With their novel shapes and imagery, they reflected the choice of President Johnson's postmaster general, Alexander Randall, but they were inherited by Grant's new postmaster general, John A. J. Creswell. In the midst of Reconstruction's political controversies, the 1869s were spurned by the public and quickly replaced with the 1870 Issue, bearing traditional portraits of statesmen, war heroes and Founding Fathers.

The four 1869 high values were printed in two colors. The 15¢ vignette is an engraving by Smillie, based on Balch's engraving from an 1839 oil painting entitled Landing of Columbus by John Vanderlyn.

We record four intact unused blocks of 20, as follows:

1) With left selvage, ex Wingate (Sale 1180, lot 174)

2) Bottom right corner selvage with blue imprint and plate no. 23, ex previous Rarities sales (including 1977), Walske and Dr. Heimburger

3) Bottom right corner selvage with blue imprint and plate no. 23, originally a block of 33, reduced to the block of 20 sometime after our 1966 Stern sale (Sale 309, lot 144), offered in this sale

4) Right selvage with plate marker, centered to bottom right, from the block of 50 shown in Rose book (fig. 159, p. 122), 1999 Rarities sale (Sale 811, lot 120)

The block of 20, ex Worthington and Caspary, has been broken. Apart from the two plate blocks above, there is only one other plate number block (of six, ex Wunderlich).

E. 40,000-50,000
26,000
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2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1195, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Mint N.H, 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Mint N.H15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Mint N.H., deep rich colors and proof-like impressions, attractive centering with margins well clear of design all around

VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT TYPE II 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE. THIS IS ONLY THE SECOND MINT NEVER-HINGED SINGLE WE HAVE OFFERED SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS. A PHENOMENAL RARITY OF THE ISSUE.

Large multiples of this issue do exist, and we have surveyed or sold most of them. Several contain Mint N.H. examples, but they are invariably off-center. Most of the blocks containing Mint N.H. stamps are significantly off-center, with perfs at least touching or well into the designs. The one exception is a left selvage block of 20 which contains eight Mint N.H. stamps, last offered in our 2018 sale of the Wingate collection. This is unlikely to be broken as it usually forms the linchpin of a great 1869 Pictorial or classic block collection, and is in such a collection today.

With 2019 P.S.E. certificate. Scott Retail as hinged does not remotely reflect the rarity of this item.

2,750
9,000
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Gem-Quality United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1196, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Wide margins and choice centering, deep rich colors and proof-like impressions, neat strike of target cancel at bottom leaves entire design clearly visible, Extremely Fine, ex "Natalee Grace", with 2002 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates

190
1,600
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1197, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Balanced margins, deep rich colors, light cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1996 and 2002 P.F. certificates

190
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2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 880, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Two covers, each with single and single 3c Ultramarine (114), first tied by cork cancels, "Boston Registered 1 Apr." circular datestamp of dots to Post Mills Vt., second tied by corks and "Tyron Pa. Feb." circular datestamp with day crossed out to Cadiz O., Fine pair of covers

E. 200-300
325
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2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1142, South America15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Used with 3c Ultramarine (114), tied by target cancels and "Providence R.I. May 21" (1870) duplex datestamp on small cover to Buenos Aires, Argentina, red "8" credit handstamp for 18c rate, part of top flap missing, small sealed tear at top clear of stamps

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE USE OF THE 15-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE ON AN 18-CENT AMERICAN PACKET RATE COVER TO ARGENTINA.

Only three 15c Type II covers to Argentina are recorded in 1869 PRA census -- illustrated in the census book (p. 161). Ex Kuphal.

E. 1,500-2,000
1,000
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2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1241, France (including Algeria and Corsica)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Horizontal pair, deep rich colors, tied by segmented cork cancels, red "New York Paid 12 Aug. 18" (1869) credit datestamp on folded letter to Niort, France, sender's directive "St Java", blue Calais transit datestamp, red boxed "PD" handstamp, Paris and receiving backstamps, Very Fine and scarce, the PRA census lists only five covers bearing two 15c Type II on cover to France, a surprisingly low number, small Richter handstamp

E. 750-1,000
750
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1258, Spain and Portugal3c Ultramarine, 10c Yellow, 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (114, 116, 119), 3c Ultramarine, 10c Yellow, 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (114, 116, 119)3c Ultramarine, 10c Yellow, 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (114, 116, 119). Each stamp tied by well-struck Rosette fancy cancel on blue folded cover to Ibiza, Spain, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Mar. 26" (1870) circular datestamp and "24" credit handstamp, sender's blue oval datestamp, red London Paid transit datestamp (Apr. 9), red crayon "4" pence British credit to Spain, horizontal file fold well away from stamps

VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE THREE-COLOR 1869 PICTORIAL COMBINATION FRANKING TO SPAIN.

Ibiza, then known as Yviza, is the principal town of the westernmost of the Balearic Islands owned by Spain. Effective January 1870 the rate to Spain via British Mail for a letter weighing 7.5-15 grams was 28c, with 24c credited to Great Britain. The components of the single 16c rate were the U.S. 4c British Open Mail rate and a 12c credit to Great Britain -- the latter advanced in 7.5 gram weight steps, so the 4c rate on this 7.5-15 gram letter remained the same, but 24c was required as a credit. This cover shows the 24c credit and, in turn, the "4" pence British double-rate credit to Spain.

Ex Knapp. With 2001 P.F. certificate

E. 5,000-7,500
7,500
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