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Sale 878 — 2004 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 12 June, 2004

Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
357
og
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 357, 1869 Pictorial Issue2c Brown, Without Grill (113b), 2c Brown, Without Grill (113b)2c Brown, Without Grill (113b). Original gum, deep rich color, fresh and Fine, a rare original-gum example of the 2c 1869 Pictorial Without Grill, with 1995 P.F. certificate

2,750
800
358
FC
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 358, 1869 Pictorial Issue"KKK", Skull & Crossbones, "KKK", Skull & Crossbones"KKK", Skull & Crossbones. Union Mills Pa., perfectly struck fancy cancel ties 3c Ultramarine (114) on small piece, part of circular datestamp at left

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST KNOWN STRIKES OF THE UNION MILLS "KKK", SKULL AND CROSSBONES FANCY CANCEL, SHOWING THE ENTIRE DESIGN.

With 1992 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
6,000
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359
og
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 359, 1869 Pictorial Issue6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color, well-centered

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

With 1958 and 1991 P.F. certificates and with 1993 P.S.E. certificate.

3,100
3,750
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360
og
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 360, 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Original gum, lightly hinged, radiant color, beautifully centered with unusually wide and even margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

With 1980 P.F. certificate.

2,500
4,500
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361
og
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 361, 1869 Pictorial Issue12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense color and detailed proof-like impression on crisp paper

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A REMARKABLY FRESH ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

With 2001 P.F. certificate

2,600
1,800
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362
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 362, 1869 Pictorial Issue12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color, choice centering with well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

With 1986 and 1998 P.F. certificates.

2,600
2,000
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363
og
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 363, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Original gum, single hinge mark, clearly-defined grill, brilliant colors on bright paper, almost perfectly aligned vignette and frame

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A PRISTINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT TYPE I 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

With 1981 and 1996 P.F. certificates.

8,250
5,250
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364
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 364, 1869 Pictorial Issue24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Original gum, deep rich colors on bright paper, wide and well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE IN A REMARKABLE STATE OF FRESHNESS.

Ex Lyons. With 1981 and 2000 P.F. certificates.

8,000
12,500
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365
og
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 365, 1869 Pictorial Issue30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Original gum, remarkably well-centered with unusually wide margins, bright colors on exceptionally fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB STAMP WITH REMARKABLY CHOICE CENTERING. THE 30-CENT 1869 IS ESPECIALLY RARE IN ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.

Our experience with the 1869 Pictorial Issue has shown that the 30c with grill (as opposed to Scott 121a without grill) is extremely rare in well-centered original-gum condition. Centering seems to be a challenge in this issue, and our best estimate is that 12 to 15 stamps exist in the Extremely Fine grade with original-gum.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

7,500
7,000
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366
og
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 366, 1869 Pictorial Issue30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Without Grill (121a), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Without Grill (121a)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Without Grill (121a). Part original gum, beautiful rich colors on bright paper, tiny natural inclusion at left

VERY FINE. A SCARCE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE WITHOUT GRILL.

With 1994 P.F. certificate

11,000
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367
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 367, 1869 Pictorial Issue90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Original gum, deep rich colors, wide margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

With 1990 P.S.E. and 1985 and 1995 P.F. certificates.

10,000
6,000
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368
 
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 368, 1869 Pictorial Issue90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Rich colors, neat cork cancel, choice centering with wide even margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A CHOICE WIDE-MARGINED EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

With 2002 P.F. certificate

2,300
3,750
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369
 
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 369, 1869 Pictorial Issue90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Three wide margins, centered slightly to right, rich color and impression, cancelled by red Outline Cross fancy cancel with traces of black in ink mixture, faint diagonal crease, otherwise Very Fine, rare cancellation on the 90c Pictorial, signed Ashbrook, with 1955 P.F. certificate (does not mention crease)

E. 1,000-1,500
850
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370
og
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 370, 1869 Pictorial Issue90c Carmine & Black, Without Grill (122a), 90c Carmine & Black, Without Grill (122a)90c Carmine & Black, Without Grill (122a). Original gum, which accompanying certificate inexplicably describes as "slightly disturbed" original gum, intense colors and proof-like impressions

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE WITHOUT GRILL. ONLY 22 EXAMPLES HAVE BEEN CERTIFIED AS GENUINE BY THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION.

Of the 22 copies certified as genuine by the Philatelic Foundation, only fifteen have either part or full original gum. Only eight of these are completely sound.

With 2001 P.F. certificate

16,000
7,500
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371
 
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 371, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Center Inverted (119b), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Center Inverted (119b)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Center Inverted (119b). Beautiful deep rich colors, cancelled by light strike of cork which leaves vignette clearly visible, centered to lower right, tiny minute sealed margin break

A FINE-APPEARING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL INVERT. ONLY 90 COPIES ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS.

Our census of 1869 Inverts, published in the February 1999 Chronicle and updated with one new stamp, contains 90 examples of the 15c Invert, including three unused and 87 used (one in the British Library's Tapling collection). Over half have serious faults or repairs.

Census No. 119b-CAN-SE02. Ex West.

15,000
6,500
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372
 
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 372, 1869 Pictorial Issue24c Green & Violet, Center Inverted (120b), 24c Green & Violet, Center Inverted (120b)24c Green & Violet, Center Inverted (120b). Light strike of cork cancel, clearly visible vignette, rich colors, three wide and well-balanced margins, small tear at left not mentioned on accompanying certificates

VERY FINE AND CHOICE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 WITH INVERTED CENTER.

Our published 1869 Invert census (with unpublished updates) contains 89 copies of the perforated 24c Invert, including four unused stamps and multiples.

Census No. 120b-CAN-SC02. Ex Engel and Back.

15,000
8,250
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373
 
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 373, 1869 Pictorial Issue30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Center Inverted (121b), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Center Inverted (121b)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Center Inverted (121b). Choice centering with wide margins, incredibly rich and bright colors on fresh white paper, clear strike of circle of eight wedges cancel

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL INVERT.

Our published census of 30c 1869 Invert (with unpublished updates) contains a total of 44 stamps, including 7 unused and 37 used. Of the ten used "centered" copies, only three are sound. This example, in sound condition and with Very Fine centering, should be considered a condition rarity.

Census No. 121b-CAN-CW03. Ex Crocker and Moody. With 1969 P.F. certificate.

67,500
87,500
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