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Sale 1180 — The David Wingate Collection of United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 11-12 April, 2018

Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue, Inverts (Scott 120b, 121b)

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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 180, 1869 Pictorial Issue, Inverts (Scott 120b, 121b)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b). Unused (no gum), deep rich colors and detailed impressions, unusually choice centering with well-balanced margins, accompanying certificates note "slightly toned" but we do not believe this is toned to a degree that merits mention, small thin spot, sensibly strengthened corner creases at bottom right

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF SEVEN RECORDED UNUSED EXAMPLES OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PCTORIAL INVERT. ONE OF THE GREATEST RARITIES OF UNITED STATES PHILATELY.

Only seven unused examples of the 30c 1869 Pictorial Issue with inverted flags are known. Only one has original gum (recently sold in our auction of the "Beverly Hills" collection for $600,000 hammer). The other six have no gum. Of the seven unused copies, the original-gum example is sound, as is one of the no gum copies (recently offered in our "Hanover" sale in 2016). One other is potentially sound, but has not been seen since 1960.

Census No. 121b-UNC-01. Ex Colonel Green and Frank Joseph, Jr. With 1978 and 2002 P.F. certificates.

Click here for a census of the unused 30c 1869 Pictorial Issue Inverts: https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/121b

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