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Sale 761 — United States Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 September, 1994

Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue incl. 1875 Re-Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1145
P
1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on India (12P3-122P3). Includes 129P3, some small stains, o/w Very Fine

997
280
1146
P
1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on Card (112P4-122P4). Also incl. No. 119P3, generally Very Fine

827
425
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1147
 
1c-30c 1869 Pictorial (112-117, 119-121). Two 3c (one with green cancel), a few minor faults, 12c, 15c, and 30c with Extremely Fine centering, others F-VF

1,429
475
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1148
 
1c-24c 1869 Pictorial (112-120). 1c unused o.g., others used, mixed condition

1,557
230
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1149
 
2c-30c 1869 Pictorial (113, 116, 118, 119-121). Incl. two each No. 113, 116, and 119, a few tiny flaws, o/w F-VF

1,595
500
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1150
ogbl
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 1150, 1869 Pictorial Issue incl. 1875 Re-Issue3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). R. margin block of four with arrow, full o.g., never hinged other than two tiny disturbances in T.L. stamp, B.L. stamp small internal crease, Very Good-Fine

850
180
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1151
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Sale Number 761, Lot Number 1151, 1869 Pictorial Issue incl. 1875 Re-Issue3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Block of six with right arrow, double row of perfs at bottom, lower center stamp triangle-over-"O" variety, T.L. stamp with thins, light creasing and some perf separations, Fine appearance, ex Wunsch

1,200
300
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1152
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Sale Number 761, Lot Number 1152, 1869 Pictorial Issue incl. 1875 Re-Issue3c Ultramarine, Vertical Pair, One Without Grill (114 var), 3c Ultramarine, Vertical Pair, One Without Grill (114 var)3c Ultramarine, Vertical Pair, One Without Grill (114 var). Top margin vertical pair, top stamp without grill, o.g., centered to R., small hinge reinforcement between stamps, scarce variety in a multiple, probably the result of mis-feeding thru grilling machine

775
400
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1153
 
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 1153, 1869 Pictorial Issue incl. 1875 Re-Issue3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Wide to huge margins, light grid cancel, Extremely Fine

7
65
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1154
 
3c Ultramarine (114). Singles and a pair, former incl. Extremely Fine copy, negative star, red target, leaf cancel (on piece), two different shades of orange (target and cork, pair with indistinct cds (possibly a R.R.), some small faults, otherwise Fine-Extremely Fine

E. 100-150
45
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1154A
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Sale Number 761, Lot Number 1154A, 1869 Pictorial Issue incl. 1875 Re-Issue3c Ultramarine, Without Grill (114a), 3c Ultramarine, Without Grill (114a)3c Ultramarine, Without Grill (114a). Disturbed o.g. from mount, Very Fine and rare stamp, ex Wunsch

600
425
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1154B
 
Specialized 3c 1869 Collection. Several hundred stamps (and a few covers), includes two unused, o.g. pair, detailed study showing paper and plate varieties (incl. triangle-over-"O" plate variety on several stamps, ex Wunsch), the great strength and value of this collection lies in a wonderful section of cancels incl. significant showings of shields, stars, Masonics, hearts, letters, numerals, etc., also a section of colored cancels incl. an attractive selection of red and green cancels, auxiliary and related incl. Paid, Missent, R.R., steamboat and ship cancels, etc., many on pages with write-up, Good-Very Fine, a very attractive and valuable group

E. 4,000-5,000
7,000
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1154C
c
3c 1869 Plate Variety Collection. Two-volume study of few hundred stamps and covers showing plate wear, double transfers, inking varieties, paper varieties, a few ad covers to be found and some better cancels incl. fancies and bright green, etc., all hinged on pages, Very Good-Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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1155
 
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 1155, 1869 Pictorial Issue incl. 1875 Re-Issue3c 1869 Paper and Perf Varieties, 3c 1869 Paper and Perf Varieties3c 1869 Paper and Perf Varieties. 22 singles, includes stitch wmk, 10 examples of pre-printing paper folds, misperfed examples showing plate no., top and bottom imprints, crazy perf example, etc. Excellent study

E. 350-450
1,050
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1156
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Sale Number 761, Lot Number 1156, 1869 Pictorial Issue incl. 1875 Re-Issue6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Original gum, fresh and Very Fine

825
950
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1157
og
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 1157, 1869 Pictorial Issue incl. 1875 Re-Issue10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Beautiful centering, bright fresh color, disturbed o.g., trivial short perf at left, still Extremely Fine

900
575
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1158
 
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 1158, 1869 Pictorial Issue incl. 1875 Re-Issue10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Wide even margins, quartered cork and "Paid" hs, two short perfs at B.L., Extremely Fine appearance

100
70
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1159
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Sale Number 761, Lot Number 1159, 1869 Pictorial Issue incl. 1875 Re-Issue12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Unused, wide margins, Extremely Fine

850
750
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1160
 
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 1160, 1869 Pictorial Issue incl. 1875 Re-Issue12c, 30c, 90c 1869 Pictorial (117, 121, 122), 12c, 30c, 90c 1869 Pictorial (117, 121, 122)12c, 30c, 90c 1869 Pictorial (117, 121, 122). Small faults, Fine appearing

1,495
290
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1161
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Sale Number 761, Lot Number 1161, 1869 Pictorial Issue incl. 1875 Re-Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Wide margins, small part o.g., Extremely Fine, with 1970 P.F. certificate

2,250
2,100
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1162
 
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 1162, 1869 Pictorial Issue incl. 1875 Re-Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Beautiful centering with wide margins, quartered cork cancel, Extremely Fine

325
400
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1163
 
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 1163, 1869 Pictorial Issue incl. 1875 Re-Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Wide margins, few toned perfs, o/w Very Fine

325
260
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1164
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Sale Number 761, Lot Number 1164, 1869 Pictorial Issue incl. 1875 Re-Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Wide margins, fresh color, disturbed o.g., Very Fine

1,000
525
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1165
 
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 1165, 1869 Pictorial Issue incl. 1875 Re-Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119).variety showing vignette shifted upward, cork cancel, Fine

150
110
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1166
E
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 1166, 1869 Pictorial Issue incl. 1875 Re-Issue24c Plate Essay on Orange Buff Tinted Paper (120-E2d), 24c Plate Essay on Orange Buff Tinted Paper (120-E2d)24c Plate Essay on Orange Buff Tinted Paper (120-E2d). Block of four, tiny wood fiber inclusion between R. pair, Very Fine

E. 500-600
375
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1167
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Sale Number 761, Lot Number 1167, 1869 Pictorial Issue incl. 1875 Re-Issue24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Well-centered, original gum, Extremely Fine

2,400
0
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1168
 
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 1168, 1869 Pictorial Issue incl. 1875 Re-Issue24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Light cork cancel and red London transit, Very Fine

600
210
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1169°
 
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 1169, 1869 Pictorial Issue incl. 1875 Re-Issue24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Horizontal pair, rich colors and fine impressions, exceptionally well-centered, neat quartered cork cancels, Extremely Fine and scarce pair

1,050
1,000
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1170°
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Sale Number 761, Lot Number 1170, 1869 Pictorial Issue incl. 1875 Re-Issue24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Block of four, beautiful bright colors and clear impressions, quartered cork cancels, centered to left, sound with a faint corner crease at lower right and several reinforced perf separations at left

A FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE BLOCK, OF WHICH ONLY TWO OR THREE OTHERS ARE KNOWN

Ex Klein. With 1967 P.F. certificate

18,000
6,250
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1171°
 
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 1171, 1869 Pictorial Issue incl. 1875 Re-Issue15c Brown & Blue, Center Inverted (119b), 15c Brown & Blue, Center Inverted (119b)15c Brown & Blue, Center Inverted (119b). Rich colors and fine impressions, neat five-point Star cancel, well-centered for this invert, lower right corner msising and repaired, few blunted perfs at top, Very Fine appearance, with 1971 Bloch certificate

14,000
4,000
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1172°
 
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 1172, 1869 Pictorial Issue incl. 1875 Re-Issue24c Green & Violet, Center Inverted (120b), 24c Green & Violet, Center Inverted (120b)24c Green & Violet, Center Inverted (120b). Average example with light soiling and faults, incl. expertly repaired tear at lower right

15,000
3,250
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1173°
 
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 1173, 1869 Pictorial Issue incl. 1875 Re-Issue24c Green & Violet, Center Inverted (120b), 24c Green & Violet, Center Inverted (120b)24c Green & Violet, Center Inverted (120b). Horizontal pair, among the best centered of all recorded examples, neat circle-of-wedges cancel struck on each stamp, rich colors and clear impressions

BY FAR THE FINER OF THE TWO RECORDED PAIRS AND ONE OF THREE KNOWN MULTIPLES OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL INVERT

This pair, another off-center pair, and the famous block of the 24c Invert, are the only recorded used multiples of any of the inverted postage inverts. The pair offered here is lightly stamped "Pemberton, Wilson & Co." on back, the mark of the well-known 19th century stamp firm in England. The remarkable survival of multiple inverts is attributed to stamp hunters in 1869 and 1870, who removed 24c stamps from letters and parcels received by London and Liverpool merchants. The discovery of the 24c Invert block was made in Liverpool and, in certain accounts, this pair is said to have been separated from the block. The difference between the cancellations on the block and pair proves this aspect of the story wrong. However, the similar centering and vignette positions on the two multiples indicate the strong possibility that these examples emanated from the same sheet and source.

One of the great rarities of United States 19th century philately. From our 1970 Rarities sale. With 1970 P.F. certificate. Listed but not priced in Scott ($30,000.00 as two singles)

E. 30,000-40,000
60,000
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1174°
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Sale Number 761, Lot Number 1174, 1869 Pictorial Issue incl. 1875 Re-Issue30c Blue & Carmine, Without Grill (121a), 30c Blue & Carmine, Without Grill (121a)30c Blue & Carmine, Without Grill (121a). Bottom sheet margin block of six with plate no. 21 and large part of National Bank Note Co. imprint, also showing part of bi-color registration marks at lower right corner, full original gum, deep rich colors characteristic of this printing without grill, neat hinge reinforcements, natural pre-printing paper creases visible when held to light, centered to right

ONE OF TWO RECORDED IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCKS OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL

This block was originally joined with the block of fifteen from the adjacent pane, which was last sold in the Ryohei Ishikawa auction (Christie's, September 29, 1993, lot 351, realized $96,000). These two multiples are the only surviving 30c 1869 blocks, other than proof impressions, that show the imprint and plate number. In comparing the two blocks, it appears that the sheet margin of the larger multiple has been reduced by approximately six millimeters; the block offered here has the sheet margin intact.

Acquired by the owner at the Alfred H. Caspary sale in 1956

E. 30,000-40,000
30,000
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1175
og
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 1175, 1869 Pictorial Issue incl. 1875 Re-Issue30c Blue & Carmine (121), 30c Blue & Carmine (121)30c Blue & Carmine (121). Unused, enormous margins, Extremely Fine, with 1971 P.F. certificate

2,400
1,850
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1176
 
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 1176, 1869 Pictorial Issue incl. 1875 Re-Issue30c Blue & Carmine (121), 30c Blue & Carmine (121)30c Blue & Carmine (121). Tied by circle of wedges on small piece with red New York exchange cds and blue French transit, Fine and pretty

E. 200-250
200
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1177
 
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 1177, 1869 Pictorial Issue incl. 1875 Re-Issue30c Blue & Carmine (121), 30c Blue & Carmine (121)30c Blue & Carmine (121). Block of four, canceled by black applied in "roller" fashion, faint red cancel, one internal pulled perf, Fine and scarce

1,250
325
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1178
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Sale Number 761, Lot Number 1178, 1869 Pictorial Issue incl. 1875 Re-Issue90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Part o.g., Very Fine, scarce, with 1968 P.F. certificate

5,000
2,400
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1179
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Sale Number 761, Lot Number 1179, 1869 Pictorial Issue incl. 1875 Re-Issue1c Buff, Re-issue (123), 1c Buff, Re-issue (123)1c Buff, Re-issue (123). Well-centered, regummed, Extremely Fine

325
350
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1181
og
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 1181, 1869 Pictorial Issue incl. 1875 Re-Issue2c Brown, Re-issue (124), 2c Brown, Re-issue (124)2c Brown, Re-issue (124). Well-centered, original gum, Extremely Fine, with 1967 P.F. certificate

375
1,100
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1182
 
325
160
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1183
og
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 1183, 1869 Pictorial Issue incl. 1875 Re-Issue3c Blue, Re-issue (125), 3c Blue, Re-issue (125)3c Blue, Re-issue (125). Excellent centering with wide margins, o.g., h.r., Extremely Fine, ex Seymour, with 1968 P.F. certificate

3,000
6,000
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1184
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Sale Number 761, Lot Number 1184, 1869 Pictorial Issue incl. 1875 Re-Issue6c Blue, Re-issue (126), 6c Blue, Re-issue (126)6c Blue, Re-issue (126). Original gum which has been slightly disturbed by hinge removal, Very Fine

850
475
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1185
og
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 1185, 1869 Pictorial Issue incl. 1875 Re-Issue10c Yellow, Re-issue (127), 10c Yellow, Re-issue (127)10c Yellow, Re-issue (127). Original gum, Very Fine

1,400
1,100
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1186
og
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 1186, 1869 Pictorial Issue incl. 1875 Re-Issue12c Green, Re-issue (128), 12c Green, Re-issue (128)12c Green, Re-issue (128). O.g., nat. vertical crease and two tiny perf thins, o/w Very Fine

1,500
850
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1187
og
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 1187, 1869 Pictorial Issue incl. 1875 Re-Issue15c Brown & Blue, Re-issue (129), 15c Brown & Blue, Re-issue (129)15c Brown & Blue, Re-issue (129). Very wide margins, proof-like impression, original gum, Extremely Fine

1,300
2,100
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1188
og
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 1188, 1869 Pictorial Issue incl. 1875 Re-Issue24c Green & Violet, Re-issue (130), 24c Green & Violet, Re-issue (130)24c Green & Violet, Re-issue (130). Rich impression, original gum, Very Fine

1,250
600
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1189
og
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 1189, 1869 Pictorial Issue incl. 1875 Re-Issue30c Blue & Carmine, Re-issue (131), 30c Blue & Carmine, Re-issue (131)30c Blue & Carmine, Re-issue (131). Three wide margins, o.g., tiny crease at right, o/w Very Fine

1,750
950
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1190
 
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 1190, 1869 Pictorial Issue incl. 1875 Re-Issue30c Blue & Carmine, Re-issue (131), 30c Blue & Carmine, Re-issue (131)30c Blue & Carmine, Re-issue (131). Large margins, Very Fine

1,000
0
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1191
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Sale Number 761, Lot Number 1191, 1869 Pictorial Issue incl. 1875 Re-Issue90c Carmine & Black, Re-issue (132), 90c Carmine & Black, Re-issue (132)90c Carmine & Black, Re-issue (132). Unused, tiny thin spot, still quite fresh and Very Fine appearing

4,500
1,400
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1192
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Sale Number 761, Lot Number 1192, 1869 Pictorial Issue incl. 1875 Re-Issue1c Buff, Re-issue (133), 1c Buff, Re-issue (133)1c Buff, Re-issue (133). Very Fine

200
80
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