Sale 409 — 1972 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Thursday, 23 March, 1972

Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
80
Pbl
15c, 24c, 30c, 90c Pictorial Issue Proofs, Centers Inverted (120P, 121P, 122P, 129P). Complete in Imprint, Plate Number Blocks of Eight. The Magnificent, Unique Set! Immaculate, An Astounding Exhibition piece

26,000
25,000
81
c
24c Green & Violet (120). Centered trifle to right, tied by "Four Hearts arranged in Circle" on August 1869 double-weight folded letter to England, ms. "p. Russia". Fresh colors, Fine, with P.F. Certificate

1,800
1,900
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82
c
Sale 409, Lot 82, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue30c Blue & Carmine (121). Rich Colors, Beautifully centered, tied by rosette and Red "New-Paid-York, 24, May 29" (1869), Red French transit pmk. in octagon, on neat cover to France, Very Fine, Ex-Knapp, Very early usage just two weeks after issue

2,250
3,700
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83
og
Sale 409, Lot 83, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue90c Carmine & Black (122). Rich, Deep colors, large part o.g., Centered least bit to right, Very Fine

900
1,000
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84
ogbl
Sale 409, Lot 84, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue10c Yellow, Re-Issue (127). Block, Centered slightly to left, some perfs. reinforced. Fresh and Attractive, Very few blocks are known

4,000
1,200
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85
og
Sale 409, Lot 85, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue12c Green, Re-Issue (128). Wide margins, Brilliant and Fresh, Extremely Fine

425
625
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86
og
Sale 409, Lot 86, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue15c Brown & Blue, Re-Issue, Imperforate Horizontally (129a). Brilliant and Fresh, o.g., Wide margins, Beautifully centered, Extremely Fine, with P.F. Certificate. Probably the finest known example of this rare variety

650
1,100
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87
og
Sale 409, Lot 87, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue30c Blue & Carmine, Re-Issue (131). Large margins, Rich, Bright colors, Fresh, o.g., Extremely Fine

600
650
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88
og
30c Blue & Carmine, Re-Issue (131). Gorgeous colors, Remarkably fresh and Very Fine

600
475
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89
og
Sale 409, Lot 89, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue90c Carmine & Black, Re-Issue (132). Fresh, o.g., A Lovely Copy of this Rarity, Very Fine

1,000
1,250
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90
ogbl
1c Brown Orange, Re-Issue (133a). Horizontal Block of Eight. Issued without gum, Very Fine

800
950
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