Sale 913 — 2006 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 13 May, 2006

Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
675
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Sale 913, Lot 675, 1869 Pictorial Issue1c Buff (112). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, perfectly centered with well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FNE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

With 1992 P.S.E. certificate

850
1,600
676
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Sale 913, Lot 676, 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Ultramarine, Split Grill (114 var). Block of twelve, nine stamps with clear split grills, others almost qualify, eight stamps Mint N.H. incl. seven split grills, deep rich color on bright paper, choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE MULTIPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE WITH MOST STAMPS SHOWING THE SPLIT GRILL VARIETY.

Scott Retail as singles with premium for the Mint N.H. stamps

4,650
3,750
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677
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Sale 913, Lot 677, 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Ultramarine, Split Grill (114 var). Block of 20, each stamp with clear split grill, bright color, original gum, few stamps Mint N.H., few sensible hinge reinforcements

FINE-VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE MULTIPLE CONTAINING TWENTY EXAMPLES OF THE 3-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE WITH SPLIT GRILLS.

Scott Retail with no premium for Mint N.H. stamps or for the multiple

8,000
4,750
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678
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Sale 913, Lot 678, 1869 Pictorial Issue6c Ultramarine (115). Original gum, lightly hinged, radiant color on bright paper

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

With 2001 P.F. certificate

3,250
3,250
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679
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Sale 913, Lot 679, 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow (116). Large part original gum, choice centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

With 1990 P.F. certificate

2,500
3,000
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680
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Sale 913, Lot 680, 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow (116). Original gum, intense shade and impression

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE WITH ORIGINAL GUM.

With 1998 P.F. certificate

2,500
1,800
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681
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Sale 913, Lot 681, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Original gum, rich colors and proof-like impressions, unusually wide margins with bright paper

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

With 1975 and 2002 P.F. certificates.

4,000
4,000
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682°
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Sale 913, Lot 682, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Original gum, brilliant colors and detailed impressions, well-balanced margins

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

With 1999 P.F. certificate

4,000
0
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683
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Sale 913, Lot 683, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Large part original gum, deep rich colors and sharp proof-like impressions, wide margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE TYPE II 15-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

With 1967 P.F. certificate

4,000
2,700
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684
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Sale 913, Lot 684, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Two, cancelled by corks "Greencastle Pa. Dec. 9" (1869) circular datestamp on yellow cover to Berlin, Prussia, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Dec. 11" circular datestamp ties one stamp, red Verviers-Cologne transit, receiving backstamps, Very Fine, attractive and scarce double 15c NGU Closed Mail rate usage

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
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685
 
Sale 913, Lot 685, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Center Inverted (119b). Rich colors, neat strike of rosette cancel, small thin spot in grill, light corner creases at top right not mentioned on accompanying certificate

A VERY FINE APPEARING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL INVERT. ONLY 92 COPIES ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS.

Our census of 1869 Inverts, published in the February 1999 Chronicle and updated with three new stamps, contains 92 examples of the 15c Invert, including three unused and 89 used (one in the British Library's Tapling collection). Examples of this rare 15c 1869 Invert are almost always faulty and/or off center. This well-centered stamp does not have any obvious defects and ranks among the finest examples extant.

Census No. 119b-CAN-CE03. With 1969 P.F. certificate.

15,000
19,500
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686
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Sale 913, Lot 686, 1869 Pictorial Issue24c Green & Violet (120). Original gum, bright colors, clearly-defined grill

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

With 1975 P.F. certificate.

9,000
9,500
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687
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Sale 913, Lot 687, 1869 Pictorial Issue24c Green & Violet (120). Original gum, clear grill, fresh colors, well-balanced margins for this difficult issue

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE. SCARCE IN SOUND AND CENTERED CONDITION.

With 1984 and 1997 P.F. certificates.

9,000
9,000
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688
 
Sale 913, Lot 688, 1869 Pictorial Issue24c Green & Violet, Center Inverted (120b). Deep rich colors, cork cancel which leaves the vignette clearly visible, thin spots, reperfed at top

FINE 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-CE03

17,500
7,000
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689
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Sale 913, Lot 689, 1869 Pictorial Issue30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright colors, unusually wide margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE. SCARCE WITH SUCH WIDE MARGINS.

With 2005 P.F. certificate

8,000
8,500
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690
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Sale 913, Lot 690, 1869 Pictorial Issue30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Original gum, h.r., bright colors

VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

With 1983 and 2002 P.F. certificates

8,000
4,000
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691
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Sale 913, Lot 691, 1869 Pictorial Issue30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Horizontal block of six, bright colors, each stamp with neat cork cancel, few light creases mostly caused by natural paper folds, top left stamp small repair at top

VERY FINE APPEARING USED BLOCK OF SIX OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

Scott Retail as block of four and pair

4,400
3,250
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692
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Sale 913, Lot 692, 1869 Pictorial Issue90c Carmine & Black (122). Original gum which is really quite fresh, bright colors, clearly-defined grill

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

With 1987 P.F. certificate

12,000
12,500
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693
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Sale 913, Lot 693, 1869 Pictorial Issue90c 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
7,500
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694
 
Sale 913, Lot 694, 1869 Pictorial Issue90c Carmine & Black (122). Bright colors, unusual crossroads cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFULLY-CENTERED 90-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL STAMP WITH ATTRACTIVE CROSSROADS CANCEL.

With 1982 P.F. certificate

2,250
3,250
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695
 
Sale 913, Lot 695, 1869 Pictorial Issue90c Carmine & Black (122). Almost perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, brilliant colors, neat strike of circle of wedges cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

With 1989 P.F. certificate

2,250
0
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696
 
Sale 913, Lot 696, 1869 Pictorial Issue90c Carmine & Black (122). Horizontal strip of three, deep rich colors, bold roller cancel, few faults incl. right stamp small tear at bottom right, left stamp with crease and center stamp with thin spot

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE USED MULTIPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

Multiples of the 90c are extremely rare. Only seven used blocks of four are recorded, and the largest recorded multiple is a strip of seven. Very few multiples were used, due to their high cost and the lack of demand for their use on extremely heavy mails.

7,750
5,250
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697
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Sale 913, Lot 697, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c-90c 1869 Pictorial Inverts, Plate Proofs on Card (120aP4, 121aP4, 122aP4, 129aP4). Large margins all around, rich colors and detailed impressions

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL SET OF 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE INVERT PLATE PROOFS WITH INVERTED CENTERS. ONLY ONE SHEET OF 100 OF EACH WAS PRODUCED.

All known examples of these invert proofs come from the sheets in the Earl of Crawford collection. With 1991 P.F. certificates

10,750
12,500
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