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Sale 1150 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 1 March, 2017

Category — 30c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue and 30c Invert (Scott 121-122)

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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 736, 30c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue and 30c Invert (Scott 121-122)30c 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, completely sound

VERY FINE. A RARE SOUND USED EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE INVERT. ONLY ONE DOZEN OR FEWER SOUND EXAMPLES ARE RECORDED.

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).

Census No. 121b-CAN-16. With 1983 (copy) and 2003 P.F. certificates. With 2017 P.S.E. certificate

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