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Sale 1027 — The Natalee Grace Collection of Used U.S. Stamps, Part Two: 1869 to Pan-American Issues

Sale Date — Wednesday, 19 September, 2012

Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue Inverts (Scott 119b-121b)

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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).

110,000
90,000
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