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Sale 1118 — The Don David Price Iconic Collection of U.S. Bicolored Issues

Sale Date — Tuesday, 15 March, 2016

Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue Inverts

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
128
 
Sale Number 1118, Lot Number 128, 1869 Pictorial Issue Inverts30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b). Deep rich colors and proof-like impressions, bold strike of New York circle of eight wedges cancel

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE SOUND USED EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE INVERT. THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST-CENTERED OF THE FEWER THAN ONE DOZEN SOUND EXAMPLES EXTANT.

Our 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 New York Public Library and one used in the Tapling Collection at the British Library). Of the 38 available to collectors, only 13 are sound or potentially sound (six are based on decades-old descriptions and need to be reexamined for condition). Of the confirmed sound copies, this has better centering and a clearer cancel than most.

Census No. 121b-CAN-19. Ex Picher. With 1946, 1969 and 1990 P.F. certificates.

100,000
95,000
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