Sale 708 — 1989 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 15 April, 1989

Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
203
P
1c-90c Pictorial Issue, "Panama-Pacific" Small Die Proofs (112P2a-117P2a, 119P2a-122P2a, 129P2a). Complete Set as Issued, characteristic toning, Very Fine, Extremely Rare, Not More Than Five to as Few as Three Sets Known

21,300
10,500
204
ogbl
Sale 708, Lot 204, 1869 Pictorial Issue1c Buff (112). Left Arrow Block of 48, Fresh, o.g., 13 Mint, sensibly reinforced with bits of hinge and some light perf. strengthening, top right stamp with sealed tear, Fine-Very Fine Showpiece

12,000
6,500
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205
 
Sale 708, Lot 205, 1869 Pictorial Issue1c Buff, Double Grill, One Quadruple Split (112 var). Grid of Dots cancel, Rare Unlisted Variety, with P.F. Certificate

E. 500-750
700
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206
c
Sale 708, Lot 206, 1869 Pictorial Issue1c Buff (112). Straight edges at sides, Beautifully tied by Waterbury Ct. Left Handed Mug cancel (Rohloff O-9) on June 27, 1870 Drop Letter cover (enclosure confirms year of use), bit reduced at left, Extremely Fine Example of this Very Rare Waterbury Cancel (Less than Five Known according to Rohloff survey), ex-Mattatuck Historical Society, realized $3300.00 in our 1987 Rarity Sale

E. 2,000-5,000
3,000
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207
ogbl
Sale 708, Lot 207, 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Ultramarine, Split Grill (114 var). Right Arrow Block of 24 (4x6), Marvelous State of Freshness, All Split Grill Varieties, Virtually Full o.g., Many Mint, Exceptionally Well-centered for a Block of This Size, couple negligible gum thin specks, otherwise Very Fine, A Very Scarce and Handsome Showpiece

3,750
3,000
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208
og
3c Ultramarine (114). Complete Mint Sheet of 150 With Imprint and Plate No. 26 Blocks of Ten at Top and Bottom, Remarkably Fresh, Virtually All Fine-Very Fine, A Wonderfully Beautiful and Rare Classic Sheet

34,150
20,000
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209
c
Sale 708, Lot 209, 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow (116). Uncancelled, small faults, Used in Combination with Great Britain 6p Violet (51) and Peru 1d Green (14), both tied by "C38" Oval Grid, "Panama" British Transit, Small Black "N. Y. Steamship 10" on Small Cover to Tenn., some trivial aging spots, Rare and Attractive Triple Franking, signed Ashbrook

E. 2,000-5,000
2,300
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210
c
Sale 708, Lot 210, 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow (116). Used With 2c Red Brown (146) and Two 3c Green (147) tied by Octagonal "Pleasanton Kans Jan 17 1871" pmks. on Reg. Cover to Indiana, Fine, Scarce Mixed Issues Franking, with P.F. Certificate

E. 2,000-5,000
13,000
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210A
og
Sale 708, Lot 210A, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Horizontal Pair, Exceptionally Fresh, o.g., hinge remnant, Right Stamp Fine, Left Stamp Extremely Fine "Gem", A Rare Multiple, with P.F. Certificate

3,650
5,000
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211
og
Sale 708, Lot 211, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I Without Grill (118a). Well-centered, o.g., Fine, with P.F. Certificate, which notes "lightly stained perforations" which we simply cannot detect

3,500
1,700
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212
ogbl
Sale 708, Lot 212, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Bottom Right Imprint and Plate No. 23 Block of Twenty (5x4), Fresh, Full o.g., Bright Colors, some hinge reinforcements, right perfs. touch to slightly in, A Magnificent and Extremely Rare Showpiece

31,500
20,000
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213
 
Sale 708, Lot 213, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Center Inverted (119b). Unusually Well-centered, Cork cancel, tiny holes in grill (appears as thinning), Exceptionally Fine Appearance and Certainly One of the Best Centered 15c Inverts Known, with P.F. Certificate

17,500
11,000
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214
 
Sale 708, Lot 214, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Center Inverted (119b). Used, few small faults as virtually always, perfs. close to touch, Typical Example of This Classic Rarity

17,500
5,250
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215
P
Sale 708, Lot 215, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate Proofs on Card, Centers/Flags Inverted (120P4a-122P4a, 129P4a). Complete Set, Extremely Fine, Very Rare, Only 100 Sets Issued

24,000
10,000
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216
og
Sale 708, Lot 216, 1869 Pictorial Issue24c Green & Violet (120). Remarkably Fresh, Virtually Full o.g., Nice Margins, Very Fine, Choice, with P.F. Certificate

2,500
4,000
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217
og
Sale 708, Lot 217, 1869 Pictorial Issue24c Green & Violet (120). Very Well-centered, traces of o.g., Very Fine, with P.F. Certificate

2,500
2,200
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218
og
Sale 708, Lot 218, 1869 Pictorial Issue24c Green & Violet (120). Exceptionally Choice Centering and Colors, Very Fine, with P.F. Certificate

2,500
1,550
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219
og
Sale 708, Lot 219, 1869 Pictorial Issue24c Green & Violet, Without Grill (120a). Fresh, Part o.g., Fine, Very Scarce, with P.F. Certificate

5,000
2,300
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220
 
Sale 708, Lot 220, 1869 Pictorial Issue24c Green & Violet, Center Inverted (120b). Nicely Centered, Cork cancel (trifle lightened), couple very trivial pressed perf. creases, otherwise Very Fine

16,500
8,000
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221
c
Sale 708, Lot 221, 1869 Pictorial Issue24c Green & Violet (120). Right perfs. touch, tied by Odd Grid, Red "New York Paid All" on Small Neat June 1869 Cover to Scotland, Very Rare, Believed to be the Only Known 24c 1869 used to Scotland, with P.F. Certificate

E. 5,000-10,000
4,250
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222
c
Sale 708, Lot 222, 1869 Pictorial Issue24c Green & Violet (120). Used With 10c Yellowish Orange (116), Rich Colors, tied by Circles of "V"s on Small Sept. 1869 Davis Correspondence Cover to Peru, 10c stamp also tied by Red "24" Credit, "Panama Sp 24 69" Transit, couple mended cover tears, otherwise Very Fine, Rare 24c 1869 Usage, with P.F. Certificate

9,500
9,000
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223
c
24c Green & Violet (120). Fairly Well-centered (few perf. faults at left), Overlapping Two 3c Bank Notes (each defective) and tied By Cork cancels on 1870 Linen Cover from the Commissioner of Georgia in New York to the Clerk of the Superior Court in Albany, Georgia, Sent Registered with Handwritten Note in Top Left Corner of Registry and Receipt By the N.Y. Postmaster, Two Red Seals on Back, the very fragile cover surface is worn and partly eroded, still Quite Presentable, a Rare Usage of This High Value

9,500
1,700
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224
og
Sale 708, Lot 224, 1869 Pictorial Issue30c Blue & Carmine (121). Fresh, Huge Margins, Extremely Fine, One of the Choicest 30c '69's Extant, with P.F. Certificate

2,250
2,800
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225
og
Sale 708, Lot 225, 1869 Pictorial Issue30c Blue & Carmine (121). Bottom Right Sheet Corner Margin Single, Fresh, Full o.g., Very Fine, with P.F. Certificate, ex-Moody

2,250
4,000
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226
 
Sale 708, Lot 226, 1869 Pictorial Issue30c Blue & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b). Remarkably Well-centered, Rich Colors, Segmented Cork cancel, tiny corner perf. crease, otherwise Extremley Fine, A Magnificent Example of This Much-Coveted Classic United States Rarity, with P.F. Certificate

45,000
20,000
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227
 
Sale 708, Lot 227, 1869 Pictorial Issue30c Blue & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b). Gorgeous Deep Rich Colors, Neat Segmented Cork cancel, few nibbed perfs. at bottom, otherwise A Fine and Handsome Example of This Classic Invert Rarity

45,000
19,000
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228
c
Sale 708, Lot 228, 1869 Pictorial Issue30c Blue & Carmine (121). Rich Colors, tied by Circle of Wedges, Red "New Paid York 12" pmk. on Dec. 1869 Cover to France, Red and Blue French Transits, Fine, A Choice 30c 1869 Issue Cover, signed Ashbrook

11,000
9,500
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229
c
Sale 708, Lot 229, 1869 Pictorial Issue30c Blue & Carmine (121). Rich Colors, tiny corner crease, damaged at left before use (carelessly separated), Used With 6c Ultramarine (115), natural narrow straight edge at left, tied by "Hampton N.H." pmks., Red London, New York and "121/2 Cents" marking, on Oct. 1870 Cover to Java, slight toning, bit reduced at left, A Marvelous Usage, Possibly Unique

11,000
8,000
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230
c
Sale 708, Lot 230, 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
3,750
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231
og
Sale 708, Lot 231, 1869 Pictorial Issue90c Carmine & Black (122). Fresh, Full o.g., Three Huge Margins, Extremely Fine and Choice, with P.F. Certificate

7,000
7,000
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232
og
Sale 708, Lot 232, 1869 Pictorial Issue90c Carmine & Black (122). Fresh, Fine and Rare, with P.F. Certificate stating that it is "Genuine regummed" (the regumming has been subsequently removed)

7,000
2,600
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233
og
Sale 708, Lot 233, 1869 Pictorial Issue90c Carmine & Black (122). Very Fresh Color, Part o.g., Fine, with P.F. Certificate

7,000
2,700
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234
og
Sale 708, Lot 234, 1869 Pictorial Issue90c Carmine & Black, Without Grill (122a). O.g., hinge remnant, tiny thin spot, otherwise about Fine for This, Rarely Seen, with P.F. Certificate

13,500
5,750
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