Sale 804 — The Robert Zoellner Collection of United States

Sale Date — Thursday-Saturday, 8-10 October, 1998

Category — 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
301
ogbl
Sale 804, Lot 301, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue1c Buff, Re-Issue (123). Block of four, full original gum, lightly hinged, beautiful intense shade and impression on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A VERY RARE BLOCK, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.

Ex Bechtel

2,250
4,250
302
ogbl
Sale 804, Lot 302, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue2c Brown, Re-Issue (124). Block of four, full original gum, proof-like color and impression on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE AND CHOICE BLOCK. EXTREMELY SCARCE AS AN ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK.

Ex Bechtel

3,250
4,000
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303
ogbl
Sale 804, Lot 303, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue6c Blue, Re-Issue (126). Block of four, full original gum, small brown inclusion in gum barely shows thru, incredibly choice centering, bright color and fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM QUALITY. THE ONLY RECORDED BLOCK OF THE 6-CENT 1869 RE-ISSUE.

Ex Worthington and Bechtel

15,000
23,000
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304
ogbl
Sale 804, Lot 304, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow, Re-Issue (127). Block of four, full original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color on bright fresh paper, couple nibbed perfs and tiny tear in bottom margin of bottom left stamp

EXTREMELY FINE. THE BEST-CENTERED OF THE FOUR EXTANT BLOCKS OF THE 10-CENT 1869 RE-ISSUE.

Our records (confirmed with Michael Laurence) contain four 10c Re-issue blocks, including one Fine centered to upper left (perf separations reinforced), two blocks with Very Fine centering (one has small repair), and this block with Extremely Fine centering. Ex Worthington, Caspary, Lilly and Bechtel. With 1968 P.F. certificate

12,500
14,000
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305
ogbl
Sale 804, Lot 305, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue12c Green, Re-Issue (128). Block of four, original gum, well-centered, deep rich color and proof-like impression, minute thin speck in area of hinge removal on bottom right stamp

EXTREMELY FINE. THE ONLY RECORDED BLOCK OF THE 12-CENT 1869 RE-ISSUE.

Ex Worthington and Bechtel

15,000
20,000
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306
ogbl
Sale 804, Lot 306, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Re-Issue (129). Block of four, full original gum, beautifully centered with intense colors and impressions, small faint ink spot between right vertical pair

EXTREMELY FINE. OF THE TWO RECORDED 15-CENT 1869 RE-ISSUE BLOCKS, ONLY THIS ONE HAS ORIGINAL GUM.

Ex Worthington and Bechtel

25,000
20,000
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307
 
Sale 804, Lot 307, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue1c Buff, Re-Issue (123). Perfectly centered, deep rich color, neat oval New York cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, very rare in this quality, with 1988 P.F. certificate

290
1,400
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308
 
Sale 804, Lot 308, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue2c Brown, Re-Issue (124). Well-centered, neat New York oval grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, the extreme rarity and elusiveness of the 2c 1869 Re-issue in choice used condition is disguised by the nominal $400 Scott value--worth several times that figure--with 1986 P.F. certificate

400
850
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309
 
Sale 804, Lot 309, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Blue, Re-Issue (125). Well-centered with wide margins, clear strike of New York City oval grid, unmistakable Re-issue color and impression

EXTREMELY FINE. THE FINEST OF THE DOZEN OR SO USED COPIES OF THE 3-CENT 1869 RE-ISSUE--THE RAREST USED VALUE OF THE SET.

Ex Juhring and Hopkins (Christies Jun. 12, 1989, where it realized $25,300). With 1978 P.F. certificate. Scott Catalogue notes "Very few authenticated sound used copies of No. 125 are recorded. The used value is for an attractive example with minimal faults" (our emphasis)

12,500
65,000
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310
 
Sale 804, Lot 310, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue6c Blue, Re-Issue (126). Perfectly centered, clear New York City oval grid cancel, fresh color and paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE 6-CENT 1869 RE-ISSUE IS VERY SCARCE USED AND EXCEEDINGLY RARE IN THIS CHOICE QUALITY.

With 1981 P.F. certificate

1,250
2,300
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311
 
Sale 804, Lot 311, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow, Re-Issue (127). Virtually perfect centering with wide margins and vivid color, bold New York City registry oval, very fresh

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB AND RARE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1869 RE-ISSUE.

With 1987 P.F. certificate

1,400
3,000
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312
 
Sale 804, Lot 312, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue12c Green, Re-Issue (128). Absolutely perfect centering, wide even margins, deep rich color, clear strike of New York City oval grid, trivial tiny corner creases at top

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF THE MOST ELUSIVE OF THE 1869 RE-ISSUES IN USED CONDITION.

The Rose book estimates 15-25 extant used copies. With 1970 P.F. certificate

2,250
3,500
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313
 
Sale 804, Lot 313, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Re-Issue (129). Extra wide margins, deep rich colors and proof-like impressions, neatly cancelled

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND SCARCE 15-CENT 1869 RE-ISSUE.

With 1985 P.F. certificate

900
3,750
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314
 
Sale 804, Lot 314, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue24c Green & Violet, Re-Issue (130). Remarkably well-centered, beautiful intense colors and impressions, lightly cancelled

EXTREMELY FINE. THE 24-CENT 1869 RE-ISSUE IS FAR SCARCER IN CHOICE USED CONDITION THAN UNUSED.

With 1991 P.F. certificate

1,050
2,500
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315
 
Sale 804, Lot 315, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue30c Blue & Carmine, Re-Issue (131). Extraordinary wide margins and nearly perfect centering, vibrant colors on bright fresh paper, neat New York City oval registry cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. ONE OF THE FINEST USED 30-CENT 1869 RE-ISSUES EXTANT.

The Scott Catalogue values an unused 30c with gum more than a used copy, but this stamp is decidedly scarcer in used condition

2,000
2,500
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316
 
Sale 804, Lot 316, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue90c Carmine & Black, Re-Issue (132). Horizontal pair, superb margins and centering, neat target cancels, brilliant frame color and intense vignette impression on bright white paper

EXTREMELY FINE. BY FAR THE FINER OF TWO RECORDED USED PAIRS, WHICH ARE THE ONLY KNOWN USED MULTIPLES OF THE 90-CENT 1869 RE-ISSUE.

This pair is part of a "set" of bicolor 1869 Re-issue pairs--15c, 24c, 30c and 90c values--each cancelled by targets. The 15c and 24c from this group also have portions of blue crayon strokes applied to registered mail passing through the British post office. The existence of this set was revealed in the Aug. 1985 Chronicle article. It is believed that the four pairs were originally used on one or more pieces of registered mail addressed to the English stamp collector, Sir Nicholas Waterhouse, from whose collection the four pairs emanated.

Ex Waterhouse, Juhring and Sheriff. With 1978 P.F. certificate. Unlisted as a pair in Scott

15,000
25,000
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317
 
Sale 804, Lot 317, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue90c Carmine & Black, Re-Issue (132). Choice centering with wide even margins, rich color and impression, bold New York City oval grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE RAREST OF THE 1869 RE-ISSUES IN USED CONDITION.

With 1978 P.F. certificate

4,500
5,500
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318
 
Sale 804, Lot 318, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue1c Buff, 1880 Re-Issue (133). Well-centered, rich color, clearly struck Wheel of Fortune fancy cancel, a mass-produced type sold to post offices during the 1870's and 1880's--very rare on the 1c 1880 Re-issue--Extremely Fine, ex Sheriff

170
650
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