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2019-10-22
United States Stamps
1148
PSE 98J
 
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1148, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, rich colors and crisp impressions, virtually face-free strike of cork cancel leaves entire design clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE GEM APPEARANCE. A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

A missing 1997 P.F. certificate stated "small corner creases" and their 2019 update maintained part of this opinion, stating a single "faint corner crease at top left". If the faint crease is there it is all but undetectable and is not noted on the 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $29,000.00).

1,800
6,250
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
2019-07-23
United States Stamps and Confederate States
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 165, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Original gum, bright colors, reperfed at right

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE WITH ORIGINAL GUM.

Ex Cole and Geisler. With 2007 P.F. certificate

11,000
3,000
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2019-07-23
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 166, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Unused (regummed) described on accompanying certificate as "disturbed o.g.", rich colors, Very Fine, with 1970 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as no gum

3,750
3,250
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2019-07-23
United States Stamps and Confederate States
 
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 167, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Rich colors, wide margins, light strike of black town circular datestamp cancel

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1869 ISSUE CANCELLED SOLELY BY A BLACK TOWN DATESTAMP.

Due to its rarity, Scott Catalogue assigns a $1,500.00 premium for a black town cancel. With 1984 P.F. certificate

3,300
1,900
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2019-07-23
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 168, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Heavy cork cancel, some slight overall toning, small indent at bottom right from purple backstamp, otherwise Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate

1,800
400
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1869 Pictorial Issue
2019-05-08
The William H. Gross Collection: Outstanding U.S. Stamp Multiples
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 104, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122), This magnificent unused block of the 90¢ 1869 Pictorial Issue is one of two recorded unused blocks of six--the largest intact multiples--and it is one of only three unused blocks in private hands

DESCRIPTION

90¢ Carmine & Black (122), unused vertical block of six with traces of original gum, well-centered for this issue, intense vignette impression, the shade and impression of Carmine frame ranges from deeper at left to lighter at right, which, taken together with the vignette shift, indicates this probably came from the right edge of the sheet

PROVENANCE

As block of 16: E. B. Hains (according to Ward article)

Hiram E. Deats (according to Ward article)

As block of 6: Rep. Ernest R. Ackerman (according to Ward article)

Wharton Sinkler, Eugene Klein sale, 5/17/1940, Sale 117, lots 154-155, to Ward

Philip H. Ward, Jr. (estate sold to Weills in 1963)

Benjamin D. Phillips (bought from Weills out of Ward estate, 1964; Phillips collection sold privately to Weills, 1968)--Phillips also owned the block of six from the Caspary sale

Siegel Auction Galleries, 1970 Rarities of the World, 3/24/1970, Sale 371, lot 89, to Bechtel

Stephen D. Bechtel, Sr. (collection sold privately in 1993; block sold privately to Zoellner)

Robert Zoellner, Siegel Auction Galleries, 10/8-10/1998, Sale 804, lot 297

Siegel Auction Galleries, 2000 Rarities of the World, 5/13/2000, Sale 824, lot 204, to Ainsworth

William J. Ainsworth, Spink Shreves Galleries, 4/17/2009, lot 133, to William H. Gross

CENSUS, LITERATURE AND EXHIBITION REFERENCES

Lester G. Brookman, United States Postage Stamps of the 19th Century, Vol. II, page 188, described as ex Ackerman, Sinkler and Ward

Philip H. Ward, Jr., "United States Early Unused Blocks 1847-1869," 1960 Congress Book, pages 55 (photo) and 56, described as ex Hains, Deats, Ackerman and Sinkler

Jonathan W. Rose, United States Postage Stamps of 1869, fig. 215, p. 164, where attributed to Hind collection (incorrectly)

ANPHILEX 1996 Invited Exhibits (Zoellner)

CERTIFICATION

The Philatelic Foundation (1999)

CONDITION NOTES

Very Fine; small thin spot in right middle stamp and some rejoined and reinforced perfs noted on certificate

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$175,000.00 as the listed block of six

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

One of the Rarest of Classic United States Multiples

The bicolored 90¢ 1869 Pictorial Issue was printed from separate plates of 100--the frame plate in Carmine and the Lincoln portrait plate in Black. The stamp was designed by a National Bank Note Co. employee named E. Pitcher. The vignette, adapted from photographic portraits taken by C. S. German in 1861 and Matthew Brady in 1862, is the same engraving by Joseph P. Ourdan that appeared on the 1866 15¢ Lincoln stamp. The frame was engraved by D. S. Ronaldson, and the lettering by J. C. Kenworthy.

We record just five intact unused blocks, two of which are blocks of four in the Hirzel collection at the Swiss Museum of Communications:

1) Vertical block of 6, original gum, ex Duveen, Hind, Caspary, Phillips, Dr. Kapiloff, Joseph, Eubanks, and currently in a private collection

2) Vertical block of 6, traces original gum, vignette shift and centering similar to no. 4, ex Hains and Deats (as block of 16), Ackerman, Sinkler, Ward, Phillips, Bechtel, Zoellner, Ainsworth, the block offered here

3) Block of 4, slightly disturbed original gum, ex Caspary, Lilly, Seymour, Wunderlich, Ishikawa, offered in this sale (lot 105)

4) Block of 4, part original gum, vignette shift and centering similar to no. 2, part original gum, ex Worthington, Lozier, Sinkler, Gibson, Picher, Hirzel, currently in the Swiss Museum of Communications, unavailable to collectors

5) Block of 4, original gum, gum crease left vertical pair, ex Col. Green (Costales 4/18/1946, lot 270), Hirzel, currently in the Swiss Museum of Communications, unavailable to collectors

In addition to the five intact blocks, there is an unused reconstructed block of eight assembled from the four original contiguous vertical pairs (PFC 249455, ex "Lafayette").

Regarding the origin of this block of six, Ward stated that, "[this block is] ex Ackerman and Sinkler. This came from an irregular block of sixteen in the Hiram E. Deats collection which was sold some time back. This block was broken at the time. Mr. Deats wrote us that this had been acquired from E. B. Hains at $150 many years ago and it was then considered an 'awful price.'"

E. 75,000-100,000
75,000
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 105, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122), A beautifully centered original-gum block of the 90¢ 1869 Pictorial Issue from the Caspary and Lilly collections--one of only three unused blocks in private hands

DESCRIPTION

90¢ Carmine & Black (122), block of four, original gum with slight hinge mark and small hinge remnants, well-centered for this issue, rich frame color and intense vignette impression, exceptionally fresh

PROVENANCE

Alfred H. Caspary, H. R. Harmer sale, 11/19-21/1956, lot 422, to Cole (for Lilly)

Josiah K. Lilly, Jr., Siegel Auction Galleries, 2/7-8/1968, Sale 327, lot 119, to Weill (for Seymour)

A. T. Seymour (name on 1968 P.F. certificate, but not included in two Siegel auctions of Seymour collection, Sales 362 and 373)

Rudolph G. Wunderlich (not in 1980 Sotheby Parke Bernet sale)

Ryohei Ishikawa, Christie's Robson Lowe sale, 9/28-29/1993, lot 738, to William H. Gross

CENSUS, LITERATURE AND EXHIBITION REFERENCES

Jonathan W. Rose, United States Postage Stamps of 1869, fig. 216, p. 164, where attributed to Green collection (incorrectly)

-- "Handbook of the 1869 Issue and the 1875 & 1880 Re-Issues," 1869 Times, No. 50 (August 1990)

CERTIFICATION

The Philatelic Foundation (1968 and 1993)

CONDITION NOTES

Very Fine; 1993 certificate describes gum as "slightly disturbed," but we think it is simply previously hinged, and also mentions a "tiny gum stain on one perforation between the right stamps," which is, with all due respect, the apotheosis of picking nits

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$115,000.00

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

The Only Available 90¢ 1869 Unused Block of Four

The bicolored 90¢ 1869 Pictorial Issue was printed from separate plates of 100--the frame plate in Carmine and the Lincoln portrait plate in Black. The stamp was designed by a National Bank Note Co. employee named E. Pitcher. The vignette, adapted from photographic portraits taken by C. S. German in 1861 and Matthew Brady in 1862, is the same engraving by Joseph P. Ourdan that appeared on the 1866 15¢ Lincoln stamp. The frame was engraved by D. S. Ronaldson, and the lettering by J. C. Kenworthy.

We record just five intact unused blocks, two of which are blocks of four in the Hirzel collection at the Swiss Museum of Communications:

1) Vertical block of 6, original gum, ex Duveen, Hind, Caspary, Phillips, Dr. Kapiloff, Joseph, Eubanks, and currently in a private collection

2) Vertical block of 6, traces original gum, vignette shift and centering similar to no. 4, ex Hains and Deats (as block of 16), Ackerman, Sinkler, Ward, Phillips, Bechtel, Zoellner, Ainsworth, offered in this sale (lot 104)

3) Block of 4, slightly disturbed original gum, ex Caspary, Lilly, Seymour, Wunderlich, Ishikawa, the block offered here

4) Block of 4, part original gum, vignette shift and centering similar to no. 2, part original gum, ex Worthington, Lozier, Sinkler, Gibson, Picher, Hirzel, currently in the Swiss Museum of Communications, unavailable to collectors

5) Block of 4, original gum, gum crease left vertical pair, ex Col. Green (Costales 4/18/1946, lot 270), Hirzel, currently in the Swiss Museum of Communications, unavailable to collectors

In addition to the five intact blocks, there is an unused reconstructed block of eight assembled from the four original contiguous vertical pairs (PFC 249455, ex "Lafayette").

This is the only intact unused block of four in private hands. Its centering and rich color, as well as the full original gum, are outstanding qualities which are shared only by the ex-Caspary block of six (he owned two 90¢ 1869 blocks).

E. 50,000-75,000
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1201°
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1201, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Unused (no gum), deep rich colors and proof-like impressions on bright paper, wide margins and well-centered

VERY FINE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

With 2019 P.F. certificate (VF 80)

3,750
3,500
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2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1202
PSE 98J
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1202, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, rich colors and crisp impressions, virtually face-free strike of cork cancel leaves entire design clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE GEM APPEARANCE. A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

A missing 1997 P.F. certificate states "small corner creases" but we do not see any, nor are they noted on 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $29,000.00).

1,800
5,750
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1869 Pictorial Issue
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1203, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Beautifully centered, rich color on bright white paper, light cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

With 2002 P.F. certificate

1,800
2,500
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