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Sale 767 — 1995 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Monday, 5 June, 1995

Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
187°
TC
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 187, 1869 Pictorial Issue2c Black, Trial Color Small Die Proof on Card (113TC1), 2c Black, Trial Color Small Die Proof on Card (113TC1)2c Black, Trial Color Small Die Proof on Card (113TC1). Very Fine, rare

2,500
1,250
188°
TC
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 188, 1869 Pictorial Issue24c Black, Trial Color Small Die Proof on Card (120TC1), 24c Black, Trial Color Small Die Proof on Card (120TC1)24c Black, Trial Color Small Die Proof on Card (120TC1). Very Fine, rare, ex Hind

2,500
1,250
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189°
Pbl
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 189, 1869 Pictorial Issue1c-12c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on India (112P3-117P3), 1c-12c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on India (112P3-117P3)1c-12c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on India (112P3-117P3). Complete or mostly complete sheets (number in brakcets indicates size): 1c [150], 2c [140]. 3c [149], 6c [144], 10c [150], and 12c [144], all have been folded several times, some thinning, tears and other faults to be expected; nonetheless an impressive group with excellent potential for division into smaller units, Scott Retail $40,000.00+

E. 10,000-15,000
12,000
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190°
Pbl
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 190, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on India (119P3-122P3), 15c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on India (119P3-122P3)15c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on India (119P3-122P3). Complete sheets of 100, 15c Ty. II to 30c with imprint and plate no., 90c without sheet margins, bright and fresh colors, some creasing and a few minor faults, overall a Fine and magnificent set of 1869 Pictorial bi-color sheets, probably no more than three or four such sets in existence

E. 20,000-25,000
20,000
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191
 
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 191, 1869 Pictorial Issue2c Brown, Printed on Both Sides (113d), 2c Brown, Printed on Both Sides (113d)2c Brown, Printed on Both Sides (113d). Well-centered single with quartered cork cancel, reverse with significant portions an additional printing, Very Fine, the discovery copy of this variety and to date still the only recorded example, with 1979 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-2,500
8,500
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191A
 
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 191A, 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Horizontal pair, fantastic "crazy perfs" example from the bottom left corner of the sheet, showing the design and perforations at dramatic cross purposes, scissor separated by the sender into a large rectangle showing perforated portions of nine "stamps", and canceled by two strikes of a cork obliterator; unique - a classic showpiece without equal

E. 1,500-2,000
4,500
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192°
og
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 192, 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Full original gum, well-centered, vibrant color, Extremely Fine and choice, rare in this quality, with 1994 P.F. certificate

1,000
3,250
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193
og
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 193, 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Original gum, bright and fresh, Very Fine, with 1982 P.F. certificate inexplicably describing gum as disturbed

1,000
850
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194°
og
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 194, 1869 Pictorial Issue12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Full original gum, lightly hinged, well-centered, beautiful deep rich color and exceptionally fresh, insignificant fleck of fiber in bottom margin, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1993 P.F. certificate

950
2,800
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195°
og
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 195, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Unused, well-centered, bright rich colors, Extremely Fine, with 1993 P.F. certificate

2,750
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196°
og
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 196, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Full original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich colors and exceptionally fine impression, well-centered, Extremely Fine, with 1995 P.F. certificate

1,100
2,900
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197°
 
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 197, 1869 Pictorial Issue24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Prooflike colors and impression, full clear strike of red "24" credit rating handstamp, no other cancel, tiny corner perf crease, Very Fine, an extremely rare and unusual cancellation on this 1869 bi-color

E. 750-1,000
1,150
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198
og
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 198, 1869 Pictorial Issue90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Unused, wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 1971 and 1992 P.F. certificates

5,000
3,750
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199°
og
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 199, 1869 Pictorial Issue1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Without Grill, Imperforate (Varieties of 112b, 114a, 117, 118a, 121a, 122a), 1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Without Grill, Imperforate (Varieties of 112b, 114a, 117, 118a, 121a, 122a)1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Without Grill, Imperforate (Varieties of 112b, 114a, 117, 118a, 121a, 122a). The set comprising:

1c Buff, large to huge margins, large part original gum, Extremely Fine

3c Ultramarine, huge margins, large part original gum, intense dark shade, Extremely Fine

12c Green, large to huge margins, part original gum, trivial corner margin crease clear of design, Extremely Fine

15c Dark Brown & Blue, Type I, ample to huge margins, part original gum, Very Fine

30c Blue & Carmine, large to huge margins, large part original gum, Extremely Fine

90c Carmine & Black, large to huge margins, rich color and deep shade, tiny negligible corner crease far from design, Extremely Fine

THE UNIQUE EXAMPLES OF THE 1869 PICTORIAL STAMPS, IMPERFORATE AND WITHOUT GRILL, PREPARED IN 1869 AND RELEASED BY THE NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY

Ex Col. Edward H. R. Green, Josiah K. Lilly, and Louis Grunin collectons. Each stamp with 1949 and 1989 P.F. certificates. Noted in Scott U.S. Specialized Catalogue

E. 30,000-40,000
26,000
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200°
og
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 200, 1869 Pictorial Issue24c Green & Violet, Center Inverted, Imperforate and Without Grill (120b var), 24c Green & Violet, Center Inverted, Imperforate and Without Grill (120b var)24c Green & Violet, Center Inverted, Imperforate and Without Grill (120b var). Unused, large to huge margins, rich colors

EXTREMELY FINE AND UNIQUE EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 INVERT IMPERFORATE AND WITHOUT GRILL, PREPARED IN 1869 AND RELEASED BY THE NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY

Ex Ferrary, Col. Edward H. R. Green and Josiah K. Lilly collections. With 1949 and 1976 P.F. certificates. Noted in Scott U.S. Specialized Catalogue

E. 60,000-80,000
0
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201
og
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 201, 1869 Pictorial Issue90c Carmine & Black, Re-Issue (132), 90c Carmine & Black, Re-Issue (132)90c Carmine & Black, Re-Issue (132). Original gum, bright fresh colors, Extremely Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate

4,000
5,000
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202
 
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 202, 1869 Pictorial Issue90c Carmine & Black, Re-Issue (132), 90c Carmine & Black, Re-Issue (132)90c Carmine & Black, Re-Issue (132). Well-centered, rich fresh colors, neat cross-roads cancel unobtrusively struck, Extremely Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate

4,250
3,000
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203
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 203, 1869 Pictorial Issue2c Brown, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (113c), 2c Brown, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (113c)2c Brown, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (113c). Two singles, left stamp is top right diagonal bisect, tied by targets on yellow cover to Waterville N.Y., indistinct N.Y. cds, slightly reduced at right, barely affecting margin of right stamp, Fine and rare, with 1954 P.F. certificate

3,000
1,900
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204°
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 204, 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Tied by cork cancel and "Oroville Cal. Jan. 5" cds on yellow cover to Worcester N.Y. with corner card "WESTERN HOUSE, And General Stage Office, MARYSVILLE, CAL. - R.M. LOWREY, Proprietor.", blue "Oregon Stage Company. Jan. 4, 1870" double oval express company handstamp at lower left, this cover was carried from Marysville to Oroville by the Oregon Stage Company, it left Oroville for Sacramento on January 5 and from there by train for New York; stamp has corner crease, cover slightly reduced at right, still a Fine and extremely rare use of the 1869 Pictorial Issue on a Western express cover, ex E.N. Sampson

E. 2,000-2,500
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205°
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 205, 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Single used with 15c Inland Exchange (R40) and each with fancy arrowheads cancel on Jan. 1870 cover to Perugia, Italy as part of an attempt to pay a non-existent rate of 18c, caught at the New York exchange office and handstamped "INSUFFICIENTLY PAID" in straightline with blue pencil "X", matching "12" written below the 3c, indicating this went by Italian closed mail (15c), Italian 30c & 40c postage dues at left tied by Perugia postmarks; cover slightly reduced at top with expertly repaired tears, Fine appearance, unique curiosity

E. 1,500-2,000
1,900
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206°
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 206, 1869 Pictorial Issue6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Horizontal pair, tied by two strikes of Leaf in birhgt red on small cover to Scotland with matching "Supplementary Mail" Ty. A octagonal handstamp and "New York Paid All Jun. 30" exchange cds, Edinburgh backstamp, Extremely Fine, very rare use of the 6c 1869 Pictorial and probably the finest known 1869 Supplementary Mail cover, ex Grunin

E. 5,000-6,000
5,250
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207
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 207, 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Wide margins, tied by circle of wedges on cover from Yokohama, clear "China and Japan Steam Service in magenta, "San Francisco Cal. Apr. 20" cds, "U.S. Flagship Delaware Yokohama", stamp with tiny corner crease, cove with some edge wear and slightly reduced at R., still attractive and Fine very scarce, signed Ashbrook

E. 1,000-1,500
1,600
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208°
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 208, 1869 Pictorial Issue2c Brown, 10c Yellow (113, 116), 2c Brown, 10c Yellow (113, 116)2c Brown, 10c Yellow (113, 116). Three 10c singles used with 2c, tied by circle of V's on cover with Bavier & Co. Yokohama Japan brown oval return card on flap, addressed to Manchester England, and endorsed, "For Europe via Pacific Railroad," bold magenta "San Francisco Cal. Apr. 16 Paid" exchange office cds and matching large "4" handstamp. The 32c prepayment includes 20c for the double 10c transpacific rate from Japan to the U.S. plus 12c for the double 6c transatlantic rate to England, the meaning of the "4" hs is unknown. Cover with some wrinkles, small tears in flap neatly mended, stamp at L. with minor perf toning, still a Very Fine usage, the only recorded example of this double rate

E. 2,000-3,000
0
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209
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 209, 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow, 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (116, 119), 10c Yellow, 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (116, 119)10c Yellow, 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (116, 119). Single and pair of the first, single of the latter, tied by quartered cork cancels on June, 1870 Fleming Brothers cover to France, showing a 5c overpayment of two times the 20c 1 oz. rate via British mail, "Pittsburgh Pa. Jun. 15" cds, red London Paid, docketing at right, right 10c creased, Fine, very scarce franking

E. 1,500-2,000
3,750
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210
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 210, 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Single with star cancel and bit of ds rim on cover to a member of the Italian Parliament in Naples and additionally franked with 15c Black, F. Grill (98) horizontal pair with guideline at left, each with matching cancels, pair additionally tied by partial red London Paid, back with "Ninever Mo. Jul. 31" cds and red New York exchange, etc, apparently a 2c overpayment of two-times 19c NGU rate, left 15c with some creasing in margin, still Very Fine, very scarce combination of issues, ex Gibson

E. 1,500-2,000
2,300
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211°
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 211, 1869 Pictorial Issue12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Well-centered, faint pre-use crease ending in tiny margin tear, tied by circle of wedges cancel on 3c Pink Entire (U59) to Trieste, Austria, with Wells Fargo & Co. PAID OVER OUR MEXICAN COAST AND CALIFORNIA EXPRESS 25 CTS. printed frank, bold "Franco * En Mazatlan * Oct. 4, 1869" double-circle ds, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit" cds and red Cologne transit ds, blue "Wells, Fargo & Co. Mazatlan Mex. Oct. 14" oval handstamp on back

A VERY FINE AND OUTSTANDING WELLS FARGO & COMPANY EXPRESS USAGE FROM MEXICO TO EUROPE. BELIEVED TO BE UNIQUE WITH THE 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE AND ALSO THE EARLIEST RECORDED WELLS FARGO COVER FROM MAZATLAN.

This remarkable cover surfaced in Europe during the past year and, as far as we know, is offered in the American market for the first time. Use of the 1869 Pictorial Issue on express mail is very rare; this transatlantic usage is thought to be unique

E. 25,000-35,000
25,000
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212
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 212, 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow, 12c Green (116, 117), 10c Yellow, 12c Green (116, 117)10c Yellow, 12c Green (116, 117). Each tied by matching quartered cork cancel, on 1869 cover to New Zealand,, clear "New Bedord Mass. Dec. 9" cds and red London Paid, ms. "2d", red New York backstamp and three different New Zealand postmarks, slightly reduced at left with almost invisible nick, Fine and rare usage

E. 1,000-1,500
3,250
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213
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 213, 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow, 12c Green (116, 117), 10c Yellow, 12c Green (116, 117)10c Yellow, 12c Green (116, 117). Each well-centered, tied by targets on ca. 1870 cover to Chile, "South Hampton N.Y. Feb. 28" cds, red New York exchange cds and "25" credit, bit reduced at left, just into postmark, 12c with two tiny scrapes in margin, Fine and very scarce usage

E. 1,000-1,500
1,900
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214°
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 214, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Well-centered with wide margins, barely canceled and tied by "New Orleans La. Jun. 15" cds on 1869 orange cover to Paris, readdressed within the city, bright red "Paid New York 6 Jun. 19" credit cds, Parisian merchant's handstamp in blue on back with new address in ms on bottom flap; small expertly cover sealed tear to the left of stamp, not affecting it or appearance, Extremely Fine, a wonderfully choice Type I usage, ex Krug, signed by Ashbrook

E. 1,500-2,000
0
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215
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 215, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Large margins at top and left, canceled by neat rosette and tied by light red "New York 3 Jun. 29" exchange cds, on cover to Paris, bold blue Cherbourg cds, cover with tiny sealed edge tears, Very Fine appearance, a very attractive usage, ex Worthington, signed Ashbrook - who adds, "I have known it for many years"

1,000
900
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216
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 216, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Single, used with vertical pair of 2c Brown (113) tied by cross roads cancel on July, 1869 folded cover to Naples, Italy, red New York exchange cds and blue merchant's oval at top, 15c small perf faults at top, Fine, very scarce

E. 750-1,000
1,300
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217
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 217, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Horizontal pair, cork cancels, and tied by red "New York Jun. 7" exchange cds on 1870 Fleming Bros. cover to France, attempting to pay the old 30c rate for 1 oz. by French mail - discontinued Jan. 1870 though a number of covers from this correspondence show a continuing misunderstanding of the new 10c per -1/2 oz. rate by American of French packet direct; paritial "Pittsburgh Pa. Jun. 1" cds, bold "16" decimes due, tiny foxing from gum around perfs, cover slightly reduced at left, Fine, scarce and interesting 10c overpayment, with 1967 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
2,400
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218°
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 218, 1869 Pictorial Issue24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Corner crease, used with vertical pair of 2c Red Brown (146), cork cancels, matching "New Orleans La. May 2" cds on 1872 cover to Barcelona, Spain, red "New York 24 May 8" credit cds, red "PD" in oval and London transit cds, receiving backstamp, few trivial short edge tears, Fine and rare mixed issue franking to Spain, with 1968 P.F. certificate

E. 10,000-12,000
0
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219
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 219, 1869 Pictorial Issue24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Average centering, tied by segmented cork cancel with 2c Red Brown (146) horizontal pair, on yellow cover to General Daniel Sickles in Madrid, Spain, all transit markings in red, including large "4d" at left, mended tears at top from opening, still Fine, attractive and rare, ex-Confederate General Sickles went to Spain after the war as a diplomat and got himself into trouble with womanizing

E. 5,000-6,000
5,250
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220
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 220, 1869 Pictorial Issue24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Single paying eight-times the 3c rate on a large yellow cover to Maine, just tied by cork cancel, clear "New York Sep. 27" cds, cover refolded, Fine, ex Hart, with 1972 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
2,900
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221
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 221, 1869 Pictorial Issue30c Blue & Carmine (121), 30c Blue & Carmine (121)30c Blue & Carmine (121). Used with 15c Brown & Blue Ty. I (118) and both tied together by red "PD" in box on cover to France paying 15c per -1/2 oz. rate via French mail, "Washington D.C. Sep. 28" cds ties 15c, partial New York exchange cds and blue Calais transit, stamps slightly overlap, 30c small corner crease

VERY AND ONE OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING 1869 PICTORIAL BI-COLOR FRANKINGS

Ex Seybold, Knapp, Juhring and Klein

E. 15,000-20,000
15,500
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222
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 222, 1869 Pictorial Issue30c Blue & Carmine (121), 30c Blue & Carmine (121)30c Blue & Carmine (121). Mostly wide even margins, ample at top, tied by bold circle of wedges on Oct. 1869 folded cover to France, red New York exchange cds; lettersheet internally strengthened with matching blue paper strips, Very Fine and attractive appearance

15,000
15,000
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