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Sale 1172 — United States Stamps and Hawaii

Sale Date — Tuesday, 19 December, 2017

Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue Inverts (Scott 119b-120b)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
551
 
Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 551, 1869 Pictorial Issue Inverts (Scott 119b-120b)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Center Inverted (119b), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Center Inverted (119b)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Center Inverted (119b). Beautiful deep rich colors, proof-like impression, neat strike of crossroads cancel, tiny thin speck at top center, small sealed tear at top visible only in fluid, minor corner perf crease at top right, the latter two issues not mentioned on accompanying certificate

VERY FINE APPEARING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE INVERT. ONE OF THE MOST VISUALLY APPEALING EXAMPLES WE HAVE ENCOUNTERED, BY VIRTUE OF ITS FRESH COLORS, SHARP IMPRESSION AND LIGHT CANCELLATION.

Our census of Scott 119b, available at our website at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/119b/119b.pdf , records three unused and 100 used copies of Scott 119b (there are an additional three examples of Scott 119c). 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.

Census No. 119b-CAN-08. Ex Curtis. Purple backstamp. With 2015 P.S.E. certificate mentioning only a tiny thin spot at top center

22,500
6,750
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