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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 881, 1869 Pictorial Issue24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Horizontal pair and single, rich colors, fine impressions, tied by blue cork cancels and by partly struck matching Richmond Ind. circular datestamp on refolded legal size package wrapper to Circuit Court of Fayette County in Lexington Ky., addressed in blue with notations indicating that contents included a deposition, right stamp in pair has small tear and slight crease, one backflap added, some wear and tears as is to be expected on such a heavy use

ONE OF THE THREE LARGEST RECORDED FRANKINGS WITH THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL. ONLY ONE OTHER COVER WITH THREE 24-CENT STAMPS (A STRIP) IS IN PRIVATE HANDS. THE QUINTUPLE FRANKING IS CONTAINED IN THE SWISS POSTAL MUSEUM'S COLLECTION AND IS UNAVAILABLE TO COLLECTORS.

In total there are seven recorded 1869 Pictorial covers with multiple copies of the 24c. Only three of those contain more than two stamps and one of those is permanently ensconced in the Swiss PTT Museum.

Illustrated in Rose book (p. 138). Ex Clarence Eagle, Hessel and from our 1998 Rarities sale. With 1975 P.F. certificate

E. 7,500-10,000
6,500
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 882, 1869 Pictorial Issue24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Vertical pair, used with 3c Green (147), tied by partly legible strikes of Oct. 14 circular datestamps on reduced cover to Alpena Mich., extensive note at bottom from sender indicates this held depositions, Oct. 14, 1871 receipt docketing, scotch tape repairs could no doubt be aided by a restorer, the tape causes some staining on stamps, cover with cloth bindings held in place by intact wax seals

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE DOMESTIC USE OF A PAIR OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

The franking pays 17-times the 3c rate, so the depositions must have been fairly long. Only four covers are known bearing two copies of the 24c 1869 Pictorial (plus three with more than two stamps, one offered in lot 881)

E. 3,000-4,000
6,250
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1419, India and Afghanistan24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Used with 2c Brown (113), second 2c has unfortunately been cut out of the cover at top, tied by cork cancels on cover to Calcutta, India, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Jan. 8" (1870) circular datestamp struck on back, red "18" credit handstamp, red London Paid transit (Jan. 19) and blue "Sea Post Office" oval backstamp (Feb. 11), red crayon "1" (1p) Colonial rate, stamps with couple tiny perf flaws from placement at edge of cover, roughly opened at top

AN EXTREMELY RARE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ON COVER TO INDIA, DESPITE THE MISSING STAMP. THERE ARE NO COMPLETE 24-CENT 1869 ISSUE COVERS RECORDED TO INDIA.

This was originally franked with 28c for the British Mail rate via Southampton. Our computerized records and the 1869 Pictorial Research Associates census do not list another 24c cover to India

E. 1,000-1,500
3,250
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
2018-10-03
United States Stamp Treasures: The William H. Gross Collection
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Sale Number 1188, Lot Number 88, 1869 Pictorial Issue, including the Unique Block of the 24c Invert, The only cover with this combination of 1869 Pictorial Issues in private hands--an extraordinarily beautiful and rare cover from the famous Portchester find

DESCRIPTION

24¢ Green & Violet (120), rich colors, centered to upper right, used with horizontal pair of 10¢ Yellow (116), well-centered, intense shade, tied by circle of wedges cancels, mostly clear “New-York Apr. 5” (1870) circular datestamp on bright white cover to Lima, Peru, sender’s notation “Photograph” at lower left, red “24” credit handstamp, large red crayon “2”--carried on the Pacific Mail Steamship Co. steamer Alaska, departing New York on April 5, 1870--blue Lima receiving backstamp

PROVENANCE

* Siegel Auction Galleries, 5/29/1974, Sale 452, lot 567, to Grunin

* Louis Grunin (cover collection sold privately, 1979-80)

* Siegel Auction Galleries, 9/7/1984, Sale 637, lot 842, to Dr. LeBow

* Dr. Robert LeBow, Siegel Auction Galleries, 9/26/1994, Sale 761, lot 762, to Mandel for Kuphal

* Edgar Kuphal (“A European’s Large Gold Collection of The 1869 Pictorial Issue”), Siegel Auction Galleries, 12/13/1999, Sale 819, lot 2323, to William H. Gross

CENSUS, LITERATURE AND EXHIBITION REFERENCES

* Michael Laurence, United States Ten-Cent 1869 Covers: A Postal Historical Survey, fig. 7-11, p. 89

CONDITION NOTES

* Extremely Fine; tiny opening tear at bottom right corner

* “R.H.W. Co.” backstamp (Weill)

VIEW PDF OF HISTORY AND COMMENTARY at https://siegelauctions.com/2018/1188/88.pdf

E. 20,000-30,000
52,500
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
2018-06-27
2018 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1185, Lot Number 57, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Rich colors and proof-like impressions, centered to top right with perfs slightly in, used with vertical pair of 2c Red Brown (146), cancelled by cork on 1872 cover to Barcelona, Spain, "New Orleans La. May 2" circular datestamp, red "New York 24 May 8" credit datestamp, red London Paid transit and "PD" in oval, large red "2" handstamp, receiving backstamp, 24c light corner crease from placement near edge of cover, minor edgewear

VERY FINE AND FRESH. A COLORFUL MIXED-ISSUE 1869 FRANKING FOR THE 28-CENT RATE TO SPAIN -- ONE OF FOUR RECORDED WITH THIS FRANKING.

Ten 24c 1869 covers to Spain are recorded in the 1869 PRA census, but one of these (with 1c and 3c stamps, ex Ishikawa) has been declared a forgery, leaving nine genuine covers. Four covers are prepaid with a combination of the 24c and two 2c Bank Note stamps.

Ex Hart, Walske and Dr. Heimburger. With 1968 P.F. certificate

E. 15,000-20,000
12,500
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
2016-05-05
U.S. and Confederate States Postal History
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Sale Number 1125, Lot Number 779, 1869 Pictorial Issue24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Tied by cork cancel and "New Bedford Mass. Sep. 16" (1870) circular datestamp on cover to whaling ship captain at the Island of Mauritius, sender's blue oval backstamp and manuscript "Via Marseilles" route instructions, red "20" credit handstamp, red London transit (Sep. 29) and "1d" colonial rate handstamp, blue Mauritius receiving backstamp (Dec. 1), repaired at right adding large piece of cover edge and portion of stamp, still a presentable and unique artifact of postal history, this is the only recorded 24c 1869 Pictorial cover to Mauritius, illustrated in the Rose book (p. 139), ex Coulter, with 1986 P.F. certificate, signed Ashbrook

E. 7,500-10,000
14,500
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
2016-03-15
The Don David Price Iconic Collection of U.S. Bicolored Issues
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Sale Number 1118, Lot Number 139, 1869 Pictorial Issue Covers24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Tied by circle of wedges cancel, "New-York Apr. 23 1:30PM" circular datestamp on legal-size courthouse cover to Mobile Ala., docketed with Apr. 27, 1869 receipt date, stamp has faint gum stains, cover refolded at left, tear at right

FINE. THE SECOND EARLIEST USE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

Ex Mack. With 1949 P.F. certificate

E. 4,000-5,000
4,000
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
2016-03-15
The Don David Price Iconic Collection of U.S. Bicolored Issues
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Sale Number 1118, Lot Number 140, 1869 Pictorial Issue Covers24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Two, rich colors, vignettes shifted to right, used with three 2c Brown (146) and 12c Dull Violet (151), tied by small quartered cork cancels, "Portchester N.Y. Oct. 3" (1870) circular datestamps on cover to Lima, Peru, from the Davis correspondence, red "New York Oct. 4" transit datestamp, red crayon "36/3" triple-rate credit markings, receiving backstamp, trivial edgewear

VERY FINE. A PHENOMENAL COVER BEARING TWO COPIES OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE AND 1870 BANK NOTE STAMPS FOR THE TRIPLE 22-CENT RATE TO PERU. THIS COVER FROM THE DAVIS CORRESPONDENCE IS ONE OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR OF ALL 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE COVERS.

The mixed-issue franking of 66c postage pays three times the 22c rate to Peru by American Packet and British Packet via Panama.

Ex Klein. With 2014 P.F. certificate

E. 30,000-40,000
37,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
2015-12-15
A European Connoisseur's Collection of U.S. Classic Issues
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Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2279, 12c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 117-122)24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Wide margins and choice centering, rich colors, used with 10c Yellow (116), intense shade, each stamp tied by New York City Foreign Mail large segmented cork cancellation on undated grayish blue folded cover to Valparaiso, Chile, sender's directive "pr. 'Alaska'" and probably carried on that Pacific Mail Steamship Co. steamship from New York to Panama sometime in the spring of 1870, the handwriting on this cover matches other covers from the firm of M. Echeverria & Co., 20 Beaver Street, New York City, carried by another steamer down the west coast of South America to the port city of Valparaiso, red "25" centavos due handstamp, light fold clear of stamps

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE COVER TO CHILE. AN OUTSTANDING FRANKING AND IN UNUSUALLY PRISTINE CONDITION.

The 34c rate to Chile via Panama was reduced to 22c after February 16, 1870. The 12c reduction corresponds to the reduced British rate for transit beyond Panama on Pacific Steam Navigation Co. vessels, from one shilling (24c) to six pence (12c). 34c rate covers sent prior to February 16 show the 24c credit, but a "12" credit is definite proof that the cover was mailed after the rate reduction, as in this case. It is not unusual to see the old 34c rate paid by stamps for a period of months after the rate was reduced. The "25" handstamp is the Chilean charge for an incoming postage due. All incoming mail was subject to an "ultramar" (overseas) charge, and it was made up of 5 centavos plus twice the domestic postage (two times 10 centavos in this instance). This rate was in effect from 1853 though 1874 (our appreciation to Brian Moorhouse for this information).

During the first six months of 1870, the PMSS Co. steamer Alaska sailed from New York on January 21, February 21, April 5, May 5 and June 4 (see Laurence's Ten-Cent 1869 Covers, page 78). This cover was most likely carried on one of the sailings in February, April or May.

Ex Ullery (according to Ashbrook's notation in an old photograph) and Krug. Ashbrook notes on back of cover. With 1951 and 2015 P.F. certificates

E. 20,000-30,000
42,500
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19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
2015-06-25
The Benjamin Franklin Bailar Collection: A Study of the First PMG
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Sale Number 1105, Lot Number 2610, 1869 Pictorial and 1870-90 Bank Note Issues24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Used with 1c Buff (112), each stamp cancelled by matching circular cork cancel and tied by part of adjoining "Boston Mass. Jan. 21 3 P.M." circular datestamp on 1870 cover to Rosario, Argentina, red "8" credit handstamp, faint red oval handstamp applied in Argentina, pencil "10c", reduced at left

A FINE AND COLORFUL COVER. THE ONLY GENUINE COVER WITH THIS COMBINATION OF 1869 STAMPS AND ONE OF TWO RECORDED 24-CENT 1869 COVERS TO ARGENTINA.

The 1c and 24c stamps were intended to prepay the 25c rate (between -1/4 and -1/2 ounce) for American Packet service to Rio de Janeiro and from there by French Packet to Buenos Aires. However, the French Packet service ended by January 1870, and the cover was sent via the new British Packet. The 18c per -1/2 ounce rate applied to British mail, and the cover was correctly marked with the 8c credit.

?Only two 24c 1869 covers to Argentina are recorded in the 1869 PRA census book. Although two 1c and 24c combination covers are listed in the same census, subsequent to publication the other cover (ex Ishikawa) was determined to be a forgery, leaving only this cover with the 1c Franklin and 24c Declaration of Independence pictorial stamps.

The 24c vignette was engraved by James Smillie from John Trumbull’s oil painting Declaration of Independence. There are two versions of this painting; one hangs in the Capitol Rotunda, and the other at Yale University. Contrary to the popular belief that this painting depicts the signing ceremony, Trumbull actually painted a romanticized image of the presentation of the Declaration draft. There are 47 individuals portrayed in the painting, and the tiny engraving captures virtually all of them in minute detail. Franklin is shown standing in front of the desk, the fifth figure at right in the group of five.

Ex White, Emerson, Krug and Kuphal. Signed Ashbrook. With 1990 and 2002 P.F. certificates

E. 30,000-40,000
32,500
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