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2020-06-30
2020 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1224, Lot Number 131, 1869 Pictorial Issue90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Block of four, bright Carmine color, bold segmented cork cancels, centered to right with perfs slightly in, a couple tiny thin spots and also light corner creases on three stamps, some staining on back of one stamp does not show thru

ONE OF ONLY FIVE RECORDED USED BLOCKS OF FOUR IN PRIVATE HANDS. A GREAT RARITY.

Seven used blocks are recorded. The largest recorded used multiple is a block of six, which, along with a used block of four, are part of the Hirzel collection in the Swiss Postal Museum. None were offered in the Kuphal, Mack, Coulter, Eubanks, Heimburger or other important sales of the 1869 Pictorial Issue.

Ex Hessel, Ishikawa and Walske. Scott value $55,000.00

E. 7,500-10,000
12,500
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
2014-11-05
The Curtis Collection: 1847-1901 Stamps and Covers
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Sale Number 1084, Lot Number 3346, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Block of four, beautiful deep rich Carmine color and intense vignette impression, black cork and red cork cancels, perfs sensibly reinforced, light creases affect all stamps, small sealed tear by nibbed perf on bottom left stamp

FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF ONLY FIVE USED BLOCKS OF FOUR IN PRIVATE HANDS, AND THE ONLY ONE TO BEAR A RED CANCEL. A GREAT RARITY.

Seven used blocks are recorded. The largest recorded used multiple is a block of six, which, along with a used block of four, are part of the Hirzel collection in the Swiss Postal Museum. As a further indication of rarity, this is the first used block we have offered since this same block was sold in our 2001 Twigg-Smith sale. None were offered in the Kuphal, Mack, Coulter, Eubanks, Heimburger or other important sales of the 1869 Pictorial Issue.

Ex Twigg-Smith. With 1969 P.F. certificate noting "a few minute defects". Scott Retail $55,000.00

E. 20,000-30,000
35,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
2001-04-10
The Thurston Twigg-Smith Collection of Superb Used U.S. Stamps
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Sale Number 835, Lot Number 236, 1869 Pictorial Issue (30c to 90c)90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Block of four, beautiful deep rich Carmine color and intense vignette impression, black cork and red cork cancels, perfs sensibly reinforced, light creases affect all stamps, small sealed tear by nibbed perf on bottom left stamp

FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF ONLY FIVE USED BLOCKS OF FOUR IN PRIVATE HANDS, AND THE ONLY ONE TO BEAR A RED CANCEL. A GREAT RARITY.

Seven used blocks are recorded. The largest recorded used multiple is a block of six, which, along with a used block of four, are part of the Hirzel collection in the Swiss Postal Museum.

With 1969 P.F. certificate noting "a few minute defects". The used block in our September 1997 Rose sale realized $40,000 hammer, and this block realized $32,500 hammer in our 1998 Rarities sale.

47,500
30,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
1998-11-11
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 806, Lot Number 1047, 1869 Pictorials and Reissues90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Block of four, deep rich Carmine color and clear vignette impression, neat black cork cancels, vertical perfs sensibly reinforced and some rejoined, two trivial corner creases, otherwise sound

FINE. ONE OF ONLY FIVE USED BLOCKS OF FOUR IN PRIVATE HANDS. TYPICAL CENTERING BUT UNUSUALLY SOUND CONDITION.

Seven used blocks are recorded. The largest used multiple is a block of six, which is part of the Hirzel collection at the Swiss PTT Museum, where one of the used blocks of four also resides. The 90c used block in our Rose sale (September 1997) realized $40,000, while another used block in our 1998 Rarities sale realized $32,500.

30,000
15,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
1998-05-09
1998 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 800, Lot Number 318, 1869 Pictorial Issue90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Block of four, beautiful deep rich Carmine color and intense vignette impression, black cork and red cork cancels, perfs sensibly reinforced, light creases affect all stamps, small sealed tear by nibbed perf on bottom left stamp

FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF ONLY FIVE USED BLOCKS OF FOUR IN PRIVATE HANDS, AND THE ONLY ONE TO BEAR A RED CANCEL. A GREAT RARITY.

Seven used blocks are recorded. The largest recorded used multiple is a block of six, which, along with a used block of four, are part of the Hirzel collection. With 1969 P.F. certificate noting "a few minute defects". The used block in our September 1997 Rose sale realized $40,000 hammer

30,000
32,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
1997-09-27
The Jonathan W. Rose Collection of The 1869 Pictorial Issue
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Sale Number 794, Lot Number 646, Ninety-Cent90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Block of four, unusually deep shade and rich color, very lightly cancelled by segmented cork, few perf separations sensibly reinforced, small tear and tiny surface scrape on bottom right stamp

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE FINEST OF THE FIVE USED BLOCKS OF FOUR IN PRIVATE HANDS. ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF THE 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

Seven used blocks are recorded. The largest recorded used multiple is a block of six, which, along with a used block of four, are part of the Hirzel collection contained in the Swiss PTT Museum. The block offered here is the only reasonably sound and well-centered block of the five in private hands.

Illustrated in Brookman, Vol. 2, and in the Rose book, p. 165. Ex West, Anderson. With 1992 P.F. certificate

30,000
40,000
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