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Sale 1048 — 2013 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Tuesday, 25 June, 2013

Category — 1869 Issue incl. Inverts, 1875 Re-Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
285
 
Sale Number 1048, Lot Number 285, 1869 Issue incl. Inverts, 1875 Re-Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Center Inverted (119b), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Center Inverted (119b)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Center Inverted (119b). Rich colors and sharp impressions, small cork cancel leaves frame and inverted vignette clearly visible, centered to bottom left but perfs clear frameline, couple tiny corner margin or perf creases

FINE AND ESSENTIALLY SOUND. ONE OF THE HIGHEST-QUALITY USED EXAMPLES OF THE 15-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL INVERT. ONLY 97 USED COPIES ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS.

Our census of 15c 1869 Inverts, available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/119b/119b.pdf , contains 100 examples of the 15c Invert, including three unused and 97 used. Two of the used copies are in institutions -- the Tapling Collection at the British Library and the Miller Collection at the New York Public Library. Many 15c 1869 Inverts have serious faults or heavy cancels. This lightly-cancelled stamp is certainly among the top 15 used copies.

Census No. 119b-CAN-72. Ex Coulter. With 1981 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates.

22,500
16,500
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