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Sale 904 — Superb United States Stamps

Sale Date — Saturday, 10 December, 2005

Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
95
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 95, 1869 Pictorial Issue1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, well-balanced margins throughout

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE ONE-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

With 1999 P.F. certificate

6,000
2,800
96
 
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 96, 1869 Pictorial Issue1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Choice centering, pretty pastel color, quartered cork cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90)

175
210
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97
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 97, 1869 Pictorial Issue2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Original gum, rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; in our opinion a solid 90)

775
950
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98
 
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 98, 1869 Pictorial Issue2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Wide balanced margins, rich color, bold quartered cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem

90
240
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99
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 99, 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Ultramarine, Split Grill (114 var). Mint N.H, 3c Ultramarine, Split Grill (114 var). Mint N.H3c Ultramarine, Split Grill (114 var). Mint N.H., rich color, choice centering with well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE WITH SPLIT GRILL.

With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90). Scott Retail as hinged

400
1,300
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100
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 100, 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Original gum, lightly hinged, Jumbo margins with huge bottom right corner sheet margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a spectacular stamp

350
525
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101
 
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 101, 1869 Pictorial Issue6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Extraordinarily well-centered, bright color on crisp white paper, neat target cancellation and bit of a red transit as well, Extremely Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate

240
525
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102
 
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 102, 1869 Pictorial Issue6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Enormously wide margins all around with part of adjoining stamp at left, light target cancel, bright shade, Extremely Fine Gem, the 6c 1869 is rarely found with extra wide margins on all sides, with 2001 P.F. certificate

240
1,400
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103
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 103, 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Original gum, brilliant color as fresh as the day it was printed, perfectly centered with balanced margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE. SCARCE IN SUCH PRISTINE CONDITION.

With 2005 P.F. certificate

2,500
6,500
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104
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 104, 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Unused (no gum), radiant color, almost perfectly centered

EXTREMELY FINE. A REMARKABLY FRESH UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

With 2005 P.F. certificate

1,000
800
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105
 
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 105, 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Wide margins, rich color, neat strike of segmented cork cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2000 and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (latter XF 90)

150
300
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106
 
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 106, 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Rich color, wide margins, circle of wedges cancel used at U.S. Postal Agency in Shanghai, Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates

150
270
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107
 
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 107, 1869 Pictorial Issue12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Deep rich color, wide and balanced margins, cork cancel and part of red transit, Extremely Fine, with 1984 and 2004 P.F. certificates and 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90)

310
260
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108
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 108, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Barely disturbed original gum (as described on certificate, but in our opinion lightly hinged), deep rich colors and proof-like impressions, virtually perfect centering with evenly-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT TYPE II 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

This superb stamp has the brilliance of its re-issue counterpart, Scott 129, which is rarely encountered in stamps from the 1869 Type II printing.

With 2005 P.F. certificate

4,000
5,000
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109
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 109, 1869 Pictorial Issue24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Original gum, brilliant colors on bright paper

VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

With 2005 P.F. certificate

9,000
5,750
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110
 
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 110, 1869 Pictorial Issue30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Rich colors, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins, bold strike of cork cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1989 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

550
1,700
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111
 
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 111, 1869 Pictorial Issue30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Wide margins, perfectly centered, bright colors, light unobtrusive cancellation, Extremely Fine, truly outstanding, with 1999 P.F. certificate

550
2,200
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112
 
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 112, 1869 Pictorial Issue30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Bright colors, cork cancel leaves design clearly visible, wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

550
1,800
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113
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 113, 1869 Pictorial Issue90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich colors

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

With 1980 and 2000 P.F. certificates

12,000
0
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114
 
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 114, 1869 Pictorial Issue90c Carmine Rose & Black (122 var), 90c Carmine Rose & Black (122 var)90c Carmine Rose & Black (122 var). Bright colors, cork cancel, well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE IN THE CARMINE ROSE SHADE.

With 2005 P.F. certificate

2,250
1,700
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115
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 115, 1869 Pictorial Issue90c Carmine & Black, Without Grill (122a), 90c Carmine & Black, Without Grill (122a)90c Carmine & Black, Without Grill (122a). Unused (no gum), deep rich colors

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE WITHOUT GRILL.

Only 22 have been certified as genuine by the Philatelic Foundation. With 1998 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as with gum

18,500
7,500
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