Sale 692 — 1988 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 23 April, 1988

Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
194
P
Sale 692, Lot 194, 1869 Pictorial Issue1c-90c Pictorial Issue, Large Die Proofs (112P1-117P1, 119P1-122P1). Complete "Set" (All Values Represented), Die Sunk on 53/4 x 83/4" cards, 15c, 24c & 90c hybrid as always, 1c-24c with "National Bank Note Co. N.Y." Imprint, 1c slight card crease, 12c minor mounting adhesive stains, otherwise Very Fine, Rare

13,000
5,250
195
P
Sale 692, Lot 195, 1869 Pictorial Issue1c-90c Pictorial Issue, Hybrid Large Die Proofs (112P1-117P1, 119P1-122P1 vars). Complete Set in Bound Presentation Book Produced by The National Bank Note Co., pages with gilt edges. Full Morrocco Leather Binding (much better condition than normally encountered), Remarkably Fresh and Intact, Very Fine and Scarce, 15c, 24c and 90c exist only as hybrids

E. 2,000-5,000
3,500
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196
P
Sale 692, Lot 196, 1869 Pictorial Issue1c-90c Pictorial Issue, Small Die Proofs (112P2-117P2, 119P2-122P2, 129P2). Complete Set on Small Gray Cards from a Roosevelt Album, Very Fine, Only 85 Sets Prepared

7,400
3,250
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197
P
Sale 692, Lot 197, 1869 Pictorial Issue1c-90c Pictorial Issue, Small Die Proofs (112P2-117P2, 119P2-122P2, 129P2). Complete Set on Small Gray Cards from a Roosevelt Album, Very Fine, Only 85 Sets Prepared

7,400
3,000
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197A
P
Sale 692, Lot 197A, 1869 Pictorial Issue1c-90c Pictorials, Plate Proofs on India (112P3-117P3, 119P3-122P3). 100 to 150 of each value in Complete or Virtually Complete Sheets, 1c-12c have two Plate No. Blocks each (except 2c one only), 15c, 24c and 30c have four Plate No. Blocks each, 90c has no plate no. blocks, many are creased, some other faults, still approximately 50 percent Very Fine or Extremely Fine, Very Rare Lot

208,910
80,000
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198
og
Sale 692, Lot 198, 1869 Pictorial Issue1c-90c Pictorials (112-122). Complete Unused Set, 30c Nearly Full o.g., 90c Part o.g., Rich Colors, quality varies somewhat but overall a Fine-Very Fine Set, The Important Values for the most part are Exceptional, Particularly the 12c and 30c

17,245
11,000
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199
ogbl
Sale 692, Lot 199, 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Ultramarine (114). Right Margin Horizontal Block of Twelve (6x2), Exceptionally Fresh, Full o.g., Eleven Stamps Mint (other spot of shiny o.g.), Well-centered, Selvedge Shows Trace of End Roller Grill, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

1,875
2,800
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200
ogbl
Sale 692, Lot 200, 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Ultramarine (114). Mint Top Imprint & Plate No. 26 Block of 12 (one straight edge stamp not in plate block of ten is hinged), Fresh, Fine, Beautiful Pictorial Issue Rarity

7,275
5,250
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201
 
Sale 692, Lot 201, 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Ultramarine (114). On piece tied by Union Mills, Pa. Skull, Crossbones and "KKK", Very Fine Strike, Very Rare

E. 750-1,000
2,100
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202
c
Sale 692, Lot 202, 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Ultramarine (114). Well-centered, just tied by Unbelieveably Bold "Kittrell N.C. Shoo Fly" (Shoe Above Fly) pmk. on Fresh Neat Cover to N. Y., minor filing spindle hole, Extremely Fine, A Beautiful Rare Cover, ex-Knapp, Lehman

E. 1,000-2,000
2,200
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203
c
Sale 692, Lot 203, 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Ultramarine (114). Tied by Evansville Ind. "Shoo Fly" (Shoe Above Fly) pmk. on Neat Cover to Pa., trifle reduced at right, Very Fine, Very Rare

E. 1,000-2,000
900
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204
c
Sale 692, Lot 204, 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Ultramarine (114). Average, tied by Extraordinary Strike of Adrian Mich. Large Bee cancel on Orange Cover to N. Y., cover reduced at left, Fantastic Rare Fancy Cancel

E. 1,000-2,000
1,850
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205
c
Sale 692, Lot 205, 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Ultramarine (114). Average, tied by Extra Bold Canostota N.Y. Bee cancel on Neat Cover to Elmira, without part of flap, Wonderful Strike, Very Rare

E. 1,000-2,000
1,100
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206
E
Sale 692, Lot 206, 1869 Pictorial Issue5c-30c Pictorial Issue, Orange Die Essays on Yellow Entires (Brazer 115aE-E, 116E-D, 121E-C). Each 83/4 x 4", Fresh, Extremely Fine Group, Rare and Beautiful Lot

E. 2,000-5,000
2,100
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207
c
Sale 692, Lot 207, 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellowish Orange (116). Two Singles, one trivial corner perf. crease, Used With 2c Brown (113), tied by Odd Corks on Neat Blue 1870 Folded Letter to Peru, Magenta "San Francisco Cal Paid" pmk., usual filing crease, Very Handsome, Scarce

E. 1,000-2,000
1,450
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208
E
Sale 692, Lot 208, 1869 Pictorial Issue12c Scarlet, Large Die Essay on India (Brazer-117E-Cb). Die Sunk on 81 x 87mm Card, Fresh, Extremely Fine and Beautiful

E. 1,000-2,000
1,450
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209
og
12c Green (117). Large to Huge Margins, Fresh, Full o.g., lightly hinged, Extremely Fine, Magnificent Stamp, with P.F. Certificate

750
2,100
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210
Pbl
Sale 692, Lot 210, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Plate Proof on India (119P3). Bottom Left Imprint & Plate No. 13 Block of Ten, Extremely Fine

3,100
1,800
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211
og
Sale 692, Lot 211, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Center Inverted (119b). Some perfs. trifle blunt and some negligible toning, yet a Pleasing Example of this Enormously Rare United States Error, Only Three Unused Examples Known

145,000
125,000
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212
 
Sale 692, Lot 212, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Center Inverted (119b). Rich Colors, lightly cancelled, insignificantly rounded corner perf., centered to left, a nearly Fine Example of this Important Pictorial Issue Rarity

17,500
7,000
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213
E
Sale 692, Lot 213, 1869 Pictorial Issue24c Pictorial, Composite Hybrid Die Essays of Green Frame Only & Violet Vignette Only, on India (Brazer 120E-Da var). Adjacently Affixed and Die Sunk on 88 x 46mm Card, Fresh, some scuffing in central area of frame (not affecting frame), otherwise Very Fine, Rare and Attractive

E. 1,000-2,000
3,250
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214
P
Sale 692, Lot 214, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c-90c Pictorials, Centers, Flags Inverted, Plate Proofs on Card (120aP4-122aP4, 129aP4). Top or Bottom Sheet Margin Singles, Extremely Fine Set, Very Rare, Only 100 Sets Issued

24,000
13,000
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215
P
Sale 692, Lot 215, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c-90c Pictorials, Centers, Flags Inverted, Plate Proofs on Cards (120aP4-122aP4, 129aP4). Very Fine Set, Very Rare

24,000
12,000
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216
og
Sale 692, Lot 216, 1869 Pictorial Issue24c Green & Violet (120). Beautifully Centered, Fresh, Rich Colors, slightly sweated o.g., Extremely Fine, with P.F. Certificate

2,500
2,400
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217
og
Sale 692, Lot 217, 1869 Pictorial Issue24c Green & Violet (120). Well-centered, Large Margins, Rich Colors, Extremely Fine

2,500
2,100
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218
 
Sale 692, Lot 218, 1869 Pictorial Issue24c Green & Violet, Double Grill (120 var). Beautifully Centered, Circle of Wedges cancel, Clear and Distinct Grill Impressions, Extremely Fine, with P.F. Certificate

1,000
1,000
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218A
c
Sale 692, Lot 218A, 1869 Pictorial Issue24c Green & Violet (120). Perfs. in at top, crease at bottom right ending in small tear, tied by cork cancel on ]870 Registered Folded Letter to Albany N.Y., Jul 13 N.Y. pmk., cover filing holes, Rare Cover, signed Ashbrook who notes it is a Triple Rate Cover with Additional 15c Registry Fee

9,500
6,250
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219
c
Sale 692, Lot 219, 1869 Pictorial Issue24c Green & Violet (120). Fine, tied by Bold Quartered Cork, Washington D.C. pmk. on Nov. 1869 Orange Buff Cover to England, repaired tears at left, slit open across the back (hinge rejoined), Rare Cover, with Two P.F. Certificates

9,500
4,000
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220
P
Sale 692, Lot 220, 1869 Pictorial Issue30c Blue & Carmine, Flags Inverted, Plate Proof on Card (121aP4). Left Sheet Margin Single, Extremely Fine

6,000
3,000
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221
og
30c Blue & Carmine (121). Fresh, o.g., Rich Colors, Extremely Fine, with P.F. Certificate

2,250
3,250
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222
og
Sale 692, Lot 222, 1869 Pictorial Issue30c Blue & Carmine (121). Fresh, o.g. (slight disturbance from hinge removal), Deep Rich Colors, Very Fine, Choice

2,250
1,850
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223
og
Sale 692, Lot 223, 1869 Pictorial Issue30c Blue & Carmine (121). Fresh, Well-centered, Very Fine, with P.F. Certificate

2,250
1,650
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224
bl
Sale 692, Lot 224, 1869 Pictorial Issue30c Blue & Carmine (121). Block of Twelve (4x3), cork cancels, some perf. strengthening along middle vertical row but intact, some short or nibbed perfs. as expected on a block of this size, one internal stamp with small faults, otherwise Fine, Rare and Desirable Exhibition Piece

3,250
2,500
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225
 
Sale 692, Lot 225, 1869 Pictorial Issue30c Blue & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b). Well-centered, Rich Colors, Neatly Cancelled, Very Fine, A Choice Example of this Great Pictorial lssue Rarity, with two P.F. Certificates

45,000
50,000
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226
c
Sale 692, Lot 226, 1869 Pictorial Issue30c Blue & Carmine (121). Minor faults, tied by Cork, Grand Rapids, Mich. pmk., on slightly reduced ten times rate domestic court house cover, printed return card, characteristic docketing, Rare Cover

E. 2,000-5,000
4,250
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227
P
Sale 692, Lot 227, 1869 Pictorial Issue90c Carmine & Black, Center Inverted, Plate Proof on Card (122aP4). Large Margins, Fresh, Extremely Fine, Rare

6,000
3,250
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228
og
Sale 692, Lot 228, 1869 Pictorial Issue90c Carmine & Black (122). Fresh, Large Part o.g., hinge remnant, Beautifully Centered, Extremely Fine

7,000
8,000
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229
og
Sale 692, Lot 229, 1869 Pictorial Issue90c Carmine & Black (122). Fresh Colors, Three Large Margins, Fine, with P.F. Certificate

7,000
3,750
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230
og
Sale 692, Lot 230, 1869 Pictorial Issue90c Carmine & Black, Without Grill (122a). Virtually Full o.g., Rich Colors, reperfed at right, otherwise Very Fine, Very Rare

13,500
3,750
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231
 
Sale 692, Lot 231, 1869 Pictorial Issue90c Carmine & Black (122). Used, Extremely Fine, A "Gem"

1,200
1,750
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232
 
Sale 692, Lot 232, 1869 Pictorial Issue90c Carmine & Black (122). Used, Fresh, Rich Color, Nicely Centered, Very Fine, Choice, with P.F. Certificate

1,200
1,800
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233
 
Sale 692, Lot 233, 1869 Pictorial Issue90c Carmine & Black (122). Horizontal Strip of Three, Fresh Colors, Neat Vertical Bar Cancels, some perf. strengthening, right pair thin spots, one with closed tear, Fine Appearing Example of this Rarity, A Spectacular Showpiece

4,200
2,800
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