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FILTER: Area=United States, Sub Area=U.S. Stamps, General=19th Century Issues, Issue/Country=1869 Pictorial Issue, All Sale Dates thru 2023/01/01, Catalogue = 121a, Symbol IN ("H, BL")
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General/Issue
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
2020-06-30
2020 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1224, Lot Number 129, 1869 Pictorial Issue30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Without Grill (121a), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Without Grill (121a)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Without Grill (121a). Block of four, original gum, deep rich colors

FINE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE WITHOUT GRILL.

This comes from the Double Paper, Without Grill multiple. Ex "Lake Shore". With 2000 P.F. certificate. Scott value $45,000.00

E. 7,500-10,000
8,500
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
2004-12-07
The Lake Shore Collection
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Sale Number 888, Lot Number 110, 1869 Pictorial Issue30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Without Grill (121a), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Without Grill (121a)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Without Grill (121a). Block of four, original gum, deep rich colors

FINE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE WITHOUT GRILL.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

50,000
14,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
1999-05-15
1999 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 811, Lot Number 128, 1869 Pictorial Issue30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Without Grill (121a), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Without Grill (121a)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Without Grill (121a). Block of four, original gum, h.r., deep rich colors, bottom left and top right stamps trivial natural inclusions

FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE MULTIPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE WITHOUT GRILL. ONE OF PERHAPS FIVE OR SIX MULTIPLES KNOWN.

There are at least five, and perhaps six or seven, blocks of the 30c 1869 Without Grill. The two known top sheet-margin multiples show that the flag plate, printed in blue, was missing the plate number that later appears on proof impressions. There is no record of a second flag plate being made, so the use of an unnumbered plate almost certainly indicates a printing that pre-dates the regular issue.

32,500
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
1998-10-08
The Robert Zoellner Collection of United States
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Sale Number 804, Lot Number 296, One-Cent to Ninety-Cents 1869 Pictorials30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Without Grill (121a), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Without Grill (121a)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Without Grill (121a). Bottom sheet margin block of six with "(NATIO)NAL BANK NOTE CO. NEW YORK" imprint and "No. 21" vignette plate number in red, also showing part of bicolor registration marks at lower right corner, full original gum, deep rich colors characteristic of this printing without grill, neat hinge reinforcements, natural pre-printing paper creases visible when held to light, centered to right

ONE OF TWO RECORDED BLOCKS OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL CONTAINING THE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER. BOTH EXTANT PLATE NUMBER BLOCKS COME FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE SAME SHEET, WITHOUT GRILL (SCOTT 121a), PRINTED FROM A FLAG PLATE (BLUE COLOR) THAT WAS MISSING THE PLATE NUMBER "21" AT TOP.

The 30c 1869 was printed from two plates; the red vignette plate with imprint at bottom, and the blue flag plate with imprint at top. This block was originally joined with the block of fifteen from the adjacent right pane, which was sold in the Ryohei Ishikawa auction (Christie's, Sept. 29, 1993, realized $96,000). These two multiples are the only extant 30c 1869 Pictorial blocks, other than proof impressions, that show the imprint and plate number 21. They are both the Without Grill variety (Scott 121a), not the regularly-issued grilled 30c 1869. Two top sheet-margin multiples from the same Without Grill sheet (left and right panes) are recorded. The top-margin pieces show that the flag plate, printed in blue, was missing the plate number that later appears on proof impressions. There is no record of a second flag plate being made, so the use of an unnumbered plate almost certainly indicates a printing that pre-dates the regular issue.

Ex Worthington and Caspary

E. 40,000-50,000
42,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
1994-09-27
United States Stamps and Covers
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Sale Number 761, Lot Number 1174, 1869 Pictorial Issue incl. 1875 Re-Issue30c Blue & Carmine, Without Grill (121a), 30c Blue & Carmine, Without Grill (121a)30c Blue & Carmine, Without Grill (121a). Bottom sheet margin block of six with plate no. 21 and large part of National Bank Note Co. imprint, also showing part of bi-color registration marks at lower right corner, full original gum, deep rich colors characteristic of this printing without grill, neat hinge reinforcements, natural pre-printing paper creases visible when held to light, centered to right

ONE OF TWO RECORDED IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCKS OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL

This block was originally joined with the block of fifteen from the adjacent pane, which was last sold in the Ryohei Ishikawa auction (Christie's, September 29, 1993, lot 351, realized $96,000). These two multiples are the only surviving 30c 1869 blocks, other than proof impressions, that show the imprint and plate number. In comparing the two blocks, it appears that the sheet margin of the larger multiple has been reduced by approximately six millimeters; the block offered here has the sheet margin intact.

Acquired by the owner at the Alfred H. Caspary sale in 1956

E. 30,000-40,000
30,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
1992-10-03
1992 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 745, Lot Number 556, 1869 Pictorial Issue30c Blue & Carmine, Without Grill (121a), 30c Blue & Carmine, Without Grill (121a)30c Blue & Carmine, Without Grill (121a). Block of Four, o.g., h.r., centered to left, Deep Rich Colors, Very Rare Multiple

12,500
2,600
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
1986-04-05
1986 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 660, Lot Number 113, 1869 Pictorial Issue30c Blue & Carmine, Without Grill (121a), 30c Blue & Carmine, Without Grill (121a)30c Blue & Carmine, Without Grill (121a). Top Left Imprint Margin Block of Eight, Bright Colors, without gum, bottom right stamp rounded corner, centered to right, Very Rare Block

37,000
8,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
1973-03-22
1973 Rarities of the World
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30c Blue & Carmine, Without Grill (121a). Bottom Imprint & Plate No. 21 Block of Fifteen, Fresh, 14 with Full o. g., other nearly so, Bright Colors, minor soiling on two stamps not in plate block, couple insignificant natural pre-print wrinkles, mixed centering from perfs. touch to Very Fine, still a Wonderful & Beautiful Block of the Utmost Rarity, Probably Unique

12,250
14,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
1966-02-24
1966 Rarities of the Word
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Sale Number 296, Lot Number 71, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue30c Blue & Carmine, Without Grill (121a), 30c Blue & Carmine, Without Grill (121a)30c Blue & Carmine, Without Grill (121a). Block, Magnificent Brilliant Color, full o.g., perfs just in at L., a Rare & Handsome Block

1,400
850
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