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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 = 121b, Symbol IN ("USED")
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2020-10-19
Outstanding United States Stamps and Gold Coins
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2661, 1869 Pictorial Issue Inverts (Proofs, Scott 119b, 120b, 121b)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b). Deep rich colors and detailed impressions, three wide margins, neat strike of New York circle of eight wedges cancel, single nibbed perforation at lower left which is very minor and noted as "slightly short" on certificate

VERY FINE. A RARE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE INVERT WITH WONDERFULLY RICH COLORS.

Our census of 30c 1869 Inverts, available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/121b , contains a total of 47 stamps, including 7 unused and 40 used (one in the Miller Collection at The New York Public Library and one used in the Tapling Collection at the British Library). Perhaps ten used examples are confirmed as sound. Several have significant faults. The example offered here, with just a single slightly short perf, is essentially sound.

Census no. 121b-CAN-03. When this stamp was offered in our Sale 1192 in 2018, it was making its first appearance in the market since the 1941 Harmer, Rooke auction of the C. A. Brown collection. With 2018 P.F. certificate

90,000
52,500
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
2018-11-14
United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii
 
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 220, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b). Deep rich colors and detailed impressions, three wide margins, neat strike of New York circle of eight wedges cancel, single nibbed perforation at lower left which is very minor and noted as "slightly short" on certificate

VERY FINE. A RARE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE INVERT WITH WONDERFULLY RICH COLORS. OFFERED TO THE MARKET FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1941.

Our census of 30c 1869 Inverts, available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/121b , contains a total of 47 stamps, including 7 unused and 40 used (one in the Miller Collection at The New York Public Library and one used in the Tapling Collection at the British Library). Perhaps ten used examples are confirmed as sound. Several have significant faults. The example offered here, with just a single slightly short perf, is essentially sound.

Census No. 121b-CAN-03. Offered to the market for the first time since the 1941 Harmer, Rooke auction of the C. A. Brown collection, where acquired by the family of the current consignor. With 2018 P.F. certificate

90,000
47,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
2017-03-01
United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 736, 30c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue and 30c Invert (Scott 121-122)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b). Deep rich colors and proof-like impressions, bold strike of New York circle of eight wedges cancel, completely sound

VERY FINE. A RARE SOUND USED EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE INVERT. ONLY ONE DOZEN OR FEWER SOUND EXAMPLES ARE RECORDED.

Our census of 30c 1869 Inverts, available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/121b/121b.pdf , contains a total of 47 stamps, including 7 unused and 40 used (one in the Miller Collection at The New York Public Library and one used in the Tapling Collection at the British Library). Of the 38 available to collectors, only 13 are sound or potentially sound (six are based on decades-old descriptions and need to be reexamined for condition).

Census No. 121b-CAN-16. With 1983 (copy) and 2003 P.F. certificates. With 2017 P.S.E. certificate

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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
2016-03-15
The Don David Price Iconic Collection of U.S. Bicolored Issues
 
Sale Number 1118, Lot Number 128, 1869 Pictorial Issue Inverts30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b). Deep rich colors and proof-like impressions, bold strike of New York circle of eight wedges cancel

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE SOUND USED EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE INVERT. THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST-CENTERED OF THE FEWER THAN ONE DOZEN SOUND EXAMPLES EXTANT.

Our census of 30c 1869 Inverts, available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/121b/121b.pdf , contains a total of 47 stamps, including 7 unused and 40 used (one in the Miller Collection at The New York Public Library and one used in the Tapling Collection at the British Library). Of the 38 available to collectors, only 13 are sound or potentially sound (six are based on decades-old descriptions and need to be reexamined for condition). Of the confirmed sound copies, this has better centering and a clearer cancel than most.

Census No. 121b-CAN-19. Ex Picher. With 1946, 1969 and 1990 P.F. certificates.

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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
2015-04-28
The Robert R. Hall Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 238, 1869 Pictorial Issue Inverts (Scott 119b-121b)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b). Perfect centering, incredibly rich and bright colors, proof-like impressions on fresh white paper, clear strike of New York City circle of V's (or Leaf) cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL INVERT WITH REMARKABLY RICH COLORS. ONLY THREE OF THE 37 RECORDED USED COPIES ARE PERFECTLY CENTERED AND SOUND.

Our census of 30c 1869 Inverts, available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/121b/121b.pdf , contains a total of 47 stamps, including 7 unused and 40 used (one in the Miller Collection at The New York Public Library). Of the ten used "Centered" copies, only three are sound.

The circle of V's cancel on this stamp is known on covers from the Davis correspondence, mailed to Peru from New York City in August 1869 (see Chronicle 138, p. 124).

Census No. 121b-CAN-13. Ex Newbury, Engel, Back, "Concord" and Twigg-Smith. With 1961 and 1991 P.F. certificates.

The Scott U.S. Specialized Graded value for a stamp graded Extremely Fine 90 -- in our opinion, this is at least an XF 90 -- is $142,500.00

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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
2014-11-05
The Curtis Collection: 1847-1901 Stamps and Covers
 
Sale Number 1084, Lot Number 3349, 1869 Pictorial Issue Inverts (Scott 119b-121b)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b). Perfect centering with wide and balanced margins, quartered cork cancel on one half of stamp leaves inverted flag on other side completely unobscured, few small thin spots (one breaks thru grill point)

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE CENTERED EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE INVERT. ONLY 40 USED EXAMPLES ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS.

Our recently updated census of 30c 1869 Inverts, available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/121b/121b.pdf , contains a total of 47 stamps, including 7 unused and 40 used (one in the Miller Collection at The New York Public Library). This stamp is one of the finest centered examples of all, and it has only minor thins that are not visible on the face of the stamp.

Census No. 121b-CAN-09. With 1993 P.F. certificate

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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
2013-10-10
The Dr. Irvin Heimburger Collection of 1869 Pictorial Issues
 
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 464, Inverts30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b). Rich colors, choice centering, neat strike of circle of V's cancel, small corner creases at top

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFULLY-CENTERED EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL INVERT. ONLY 40 USED EXAMPLES ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS.

Our recently updated census of 30c 1869 Inverts, available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/121b/121b.pdf , contains a total of 47 stamps, including 7 unused and 40 used (one in the Miller Collection at The New York Public Library).

Census No. 121b-CAN-23. Ex Grunin and Sheriff. With 1975 P.F. certificate.

110,000
52,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3201
PSE 70
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3201, 1869 Pictorial Issue Inverts (Scott 119b-121b)30c Blue & Carmine, Center Inverted (121b), 30c Blue & Carmine, Center Inverted (121b)30c Blue & Carmine, Center Inverted (121b). Unusually bright colors and fine impressions of the flags and central design, exceptionally well-defined grill, bold red Leaf cancellation at the bottom of the stamp which leaves the inverted flags completely unobscured, inconsequential corner crease at top left

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THE FINEST OF THE FIVE RECORDED 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL INVERTS CANCELLED IN RED.

The red Leaf cancel was used in New York City on Supplementary Mail. It is scarce on the 30c 1869, and only five of the 40 recorded 30c used Inverts are cancelled in red.

Our recently updated census of 30c 1869 Inverts, available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/121b/121b.pdf , contains a total of 47 stamps, including 7 unused and 40 used (one in the Miller Collection at the New York Public Library).

Census No. 121b-CAN-28. Ex Colonel Green and Rose. With 1981 and 1997 P.F. certificates. With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Fine 70). Scott Retail without premium for red cancellation.

110,000
75,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
2012-09-19
The Natalee Grace Collection of Used U.S. Stamps, Part Two
18
PSE 85
 
Sale Number 1027, Lot Number 18, 1869 Pictorial Issue Inverts (Scott 119b-121b)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Center Inverted (121b), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Center Inverted (121b)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Center Inverted (121b). Perfect centering with wide and well-balanced margins all around, incredibly rich and bright colors on fresh white paper, clear strike of cork cancel and top portion of red "New York Paid All Br. Transit" datestamp at bottom

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. ONE OF THE FINEST USED EXAMPLES OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL INVERT IN EXISTENCE. ONLY THREE OF THE 40 RECORDED USED COPIES ARE CENTERED AND SOUND. A PHENOMENAL CONDITION RARITY.

Our recently updated census of 30c 1869 Inverts, available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/121b/121b.pdf , contains a total of 47 stamps, including 7 unused and 40 used (one in the Miller Collection at the N.Y. Public Library). Of the ten used "centered" copies, only three are sound. The other two were offered in our sales of the Zoellner and Twigg-Smith Collections.

Census No. 121b-CAN-11. Ex "Country Gentleman" and Drucker. With 1946 and 2002 P.F. certificates. With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $125,000.00). Only one has graded higher to date (at 90).

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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
2012-06-26
2012 Rarities of the World
150°
PSE 70
 
Sale Number 1025, Lot Number 150, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue, Stamps and Inverts30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b). Choice centering with wide-spaced margins, incredibly rich and bright colors on fresh white paper, clear strike of circle of eight wedges cancel and part of red foreign transit handstamp at lower left

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL INVERT WITH WIDE-SPACED TOP AND BOTTOM MARGINS AND PART OF A RED FOREIGN TRANSIT MARKING.

Our recently updated census of the 30c 1869 Invert, available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/121b/121b.pdf , contains a total of 46 stamps, including 7 unused and 39 used. The stamp offered here is one of five in the Wide-Spaced centering category (see Chronicle No. 138, May 1988, page 123). The Wide-Spaced stamps have extra wide top and bottom margins. Three of the five Wide-Spaced stamps are centered slightly to left, as is this copy.

Census No. 121b-CAN-WS04. Ex Hansen. 1978 and 2005 P.F. certificates no longer accompany. With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (F 70; SMQ $92,000.00). Only two have graded higher to date and only one other shares this grade. That said, this Wide-Spaced stamp with rich colors deserves a higher grade in our opinion (VF 80)

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