Sale 895 — 2005 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Friday, 3 June, 2005

Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112 to 116)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
200
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Sale 895, Lot 200, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112 to 116)1c Buff (112). Block of 30, two stamps at bottom right small h.r., 28 stamps Mint N.H., fresh and bright color, choice centering throughout with many qualifying as true Gems, few minor perf separations, faint vertical creases affecting the bottom four stamps of column 3 and 6

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL BLOCK OF THIRTY OF THE ONE-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE, CONTAINING 28 MINT NEVER-HINGED STAMPS.

With 2004 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as hinged

40,000
29,000
201
ogbl
Sale 895, Lot 201, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112 to 116)2c Brown (113). Block of 36 with imprint at top and arrow at right, original gum, most stamps Mint N.H., bright color, few expertly rejoined horizontal perf separations at center

FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE AND RARE BLOCK OF 36 OF THE 2-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE. PARTICULARLY DESIRABLE AS MOST OF THE STAMPS ARE IN PRISTINE MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.

Scott Retail as nine blocks of four, with no premium for the Mint N.H. stamps or for the imprint or arrow.

32,400
14,000
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202
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Sale 895, Lot 202, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112 to 116)6c Ultramarine (115). Original gum, radiant color

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

With 1989 P.F. certificate.

3,100
2,200
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203
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Sale 895, Lot 203, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112 to 116)6c Ultramarine (115). Original gum, lightly hinged, choice centering with unusually wide margins, brilliant color on bright white paper, detailed impression

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

The 6c 1869 is one of the most difficult low-denomination stamps of the issue to find with such wide margins.

With 2001 P.F. certificate

3,100
4,250
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204
ogbl
Sale 895, Lot 204, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112 to 116)10c Yellow (116). Block of four, part original gum, vibrant color, perf separations minor at sides but affecting vertical perfs between stamps at bottom

FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 10-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

The Rose book records sixteen unused blocks of four or larger, but many of these are off center.

13,000
3,250
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205
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Sale 895, Lot 205, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112 to 116)10c Yellow (116). Horizontal pair, bright color, cancelled by small handstamps, "New Orleans La. Dec. 18" circular datestamp on cover to Yokohama, Japan, endorsed "Via Pacific R.R." at bottom left, barely reduced at right

VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE USAGE OF THE 10-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE ON A COVER FROM NEW ORLEANS TO JAPAN.

1869 Pictorial covers to Japan are very scarce. This double direct-mail rate usage from New Orleans is exceedingly rare.

E. 2,000-3,000
4,750
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206
 
Sale 895, Lot 206, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112 to 116)2c Brown, 10c Yellow (113, 116). Horizontal pair of 2c, tied by quartered cork, light strike of "Yokohama Japan Oct. 28" circular datestamp on blue cover front only to Paris, France, endorsed "Via America Overland", red "New-York Nov. 20" circular datestamp, French transits incl. "8" decimes due handstamp, 10c stamp with light crease at top

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE USAGE FROM THE U.S. CONSULAR POST OFFICE IN YOKOHAMA, JAPAN, TO PARIS, FRANCE, SENT VIA SAN FRANCISCO AND OVERLAND TO NEW YORK BEFORE TRAVELLING TO EUROPE.

The 14c postage on this front pays the 10c transpacific rate from Japan to the U.S. and the 4c British Open Mail rate to France. Very few examples of this usage are known.

E. 4,000-5,000
6,250
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