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United States
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1869 Pictorial Issue
2013-10-09
The Beverly Hills Collection of United States Inverts
PSE 85
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Sale Number 1052, Lot Number 2, 1869 Pictorial Issue Unused Inverts30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b). Small part original gum, bright and fresh colors, unusually clear impressions, choice centering with perforations far from Eagle-and-Shield and Flags-and-Stars on all sides, small “W.H.C.” handstamp applied on back by Warren H. Colson

EXTREMELY FINE. THE FINEST OF THE SEVEN RECORDED UNUSED 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL INVERT STAMPS, AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE KNOWN WITH ORIGINAL GUM. A MAGNIFICENT STAMP THAT IS PERFECTLY MATCHED WITH THE 15-CENT 1869 INVERT OFFERED IN THIS SALE, BOTH OF WHICH WERE AMONG GEORGE H. WORTHINGTON’S MOST PRIZED PHILATELIC POSSESSIONS.

Exhibited in the Invited Exhibits section of Anphilex 1996 (New York City). Described and illustrated shortly after its reemergence and sale at Christie’s NY (Chronicle 151, August 1991).

Ex George H. Worthington (possibly from the Frederick W. Ayer collection), Alfred F. Lichtenstein and Steven C. Walske (see the following Sale History for additional past owners and sale information).

Siegel Census No. 121b-POG-07. Certified by The Philatelic Foundation in 1990 as “Genuine, with traces of gum” (certificate 232679, which no longer accompanies stamp). With 2013 P.F. certificate as “Genuine, with traces of original gum” with a grade of Very Fine-Extremely Fine 85. With 2013 Professional Stamp Experts certificate (1270179), which states “genuine unused, small part o.g.” with a grade of Very Fine-Extremely Fine 85, Mint POG. The Stamp Market Quarterly values the 30c Invert in VF-XF 85 No Gum grade at $660,000, but does not list a value for this Part Original Gum stamp.

Click here for an introduction to the 1869 Pictorial Issue: http://siegelauctions.com/2013/1052/1869_Intro.pdf

Click here for the history of the 30c 1869 Invert with part original gum: http://siegelauctions.com/2013/1052/30c_History.pdf

Click here for a census of the unused 30c 1869 Pictorial Issue Inverts: http://siegelauctions.com/2013/1052/30c_Unused.pdf

Click here for a list of collectors who have completed sets of the unused 1869 Inverts: http://siegelauctions.com/2013/1052/1869_Collectors.pdf

1,000,000
600,000
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 571, 1869 Pictorial Issue30c Blue & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b), 30c Blue & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b)30c Blue & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b). Unused, Wonderful Bright Colors, Fresh, reperfed at left and filled thin along top, Fine Appearance, One of Seven Recorded 30c 1869 Inverts in Unused Condition, the finest of which realized $170,500 at auction last year, An Unusual Opportunity to Acquire An Unused Example of The Rarest of All United States Postage Inverts, ex Ishikawa

165,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
1981-04-29
1981 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 579, Lot Number 173, 1869 Pictorial Issue30c Blue & Carmine Flags Inverted (121b), 30c Blue & Carmine Flags Inverted (121b)30c Blue & Carmine Flags Inverted (121b). Fresh Colors, tiny wrinkle, Extremely Fine, One of Very Few Known Unused Examples, with P.F. Certificate

100,000
125,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
1975-03-25
1975 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 468, Lot Number 103, 1869 Pictorial Issue30c Blue & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b), 30c Blue & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b)30c Blue & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b). Well Centered, Fresh, Rich Colors, Very Fine Example of this Great Rarity, one of the finest of the very few known

37,500
32,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
1970-03-24
1970 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 371, Lot Number 86, 1869 Pictorial Issue30c Blue & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b), 30c Blue & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b)30c Blue & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b). Wonderfully Well Centered, Beautiful Rich colors, fresh, tiny, negligible wrinkle, A Magnificent, Matchless example of this very great Rarity

21,500
32,000
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