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Sale 824 — 2000 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 13 May, 2000

Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue Without Grill

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
206
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Sale Number 824, Lot Number 206, 1869 Pictorial Issue Without Grill15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I, Without Grill (118a), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I, Without Grill (118a)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I, Without Grill (118a). Original gum, well-centered with wide margins all around, beautiful proof-like colors and impressions, fresh and bright paper, small adherence on gum

EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 15-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE WITHOUT GRILL.

Our survey of the Philatelic Foundation records shows 23 examples have been certified as genuine, of which approximately half have faults.

7,000
14,500
207
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Sale Number 824, Lot Number 207, 1869 Pictorial Issue Without Grill24c Green & Violet, Without Grill (120a), 24c Green & Violet, Without Grill (120a)24c Green & Violet, Without Grill (120a). Original gum, few tiny disturbances, well-centered with wide margins all around, the most intense colors and impressions we have ever encountered in a 24c 1869, long full perforations, bright white paper

EXTREMELY FINE. ONLY 22 EXAMPLES OF THE 24-CENT 1869 WITHOUT GRILL ARE KNOWN TO US -- THIS IS AMONG THE THREE FINEST STAMPS EXTANT.

Our survey of auction catalogues and Philatelic Foundation records produced 22 examples of the 24c 1869 without grill, including this stamp, which is new to the market. Approximately half of the known copies have faults. Only three are Extremely Fine and sound with original gum.

8,000
32,500
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208
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Sale Number 824, Lot Number 208, 1869 Pictorial Issue Without Grill30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Without Grill (121a), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Without Grill (121a)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Without Grill (121a). Part original gum, small adherence on back, beautiful rich colors, well-centered, tiny natural inclusion

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE WITHOUT GRILL.

Our review of Philatelic Foundation records indicates that 53 examples have been certified as genuine incl. two blocks of four and one plate block of fifteen (Ex Ishikawa). In addition to the certified copies, there is a plate number block of six and imprint block of eight. However, despite the number of stamps, very few are as well-centered or fresh as this example.

6,250
5,250
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209
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Sale Number 824, Lot Number 209, 1869 Pictorial Issue Without Grill90c Carmine & Black, Without Grill (122a), 90c Carmine & Black, Without Grill (122a)90c Carmine & Black, Without Grill (122a). Original gum, small gum adherence, intense color and proof-like impression

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE WITHOUT GRILL. ONLY 21 EXAMPLES HAVE BEEN CERTIFIED AS GENUINE BY THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION.

Of the 21 copies certified as genuine by the Philatelic Foundation, only fourteen have either part or full original gum. Only seven of these are completely sound. The stamp offered here becomes the 22nd example known to us.

15,000
15,500
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