Sale 895 — 2005 Rarities of the World
Sale Date — Friday, 3 June, 2005
Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112 to 116)
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
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.
VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.
With 1989 P.F. certificate.
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
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.
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.
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.