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Sale 941 — The John F. Odeneal Collection of Superb Mint U.S. Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 3 October, 2007

Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1065
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Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1065, 1869 Pictorial Issue1c Buff (112). Mint N.H, 1c Buff (112). Mint N.H1c Buff (112). Mint N.H., brilliant color on crisp paper, well-proportioned margins, tiny natural gum skip, Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as hinged

850
5,750
1066
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Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1066, 1869 Pictorial Issue2c Brown (113). Mint N.H, 2c Brown (113). Mint N.H2c Brown (113). Mint N.H., pretty shade, well-balanced margins, tiny perf irregularity at top

EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

With 1987 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as hinged.

800
1,400
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1067
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Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1067, 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Ultramarine (114). Mint N.H, 3c Ultramarine (114). Mint N.H3c Ultramarine (114). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, well-balanced margins, tiny natural inclusion at bottom center, Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as hinged

350
425
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1068
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Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1068, 1869 Pictorial Issue6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Original gum, lightly hinged, clearly-defined grill, brilliant color on paper as fresh as the day it was made, choice centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE. A STAMP WITH GREAT VISUAL APPEAL.

With 1983 P.F. certificate

3,250
10,500
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1069
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Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1069, 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Original gum, vibrant color which is unusually fresh for this issue, wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE. A STAMP POSSESSING REMARKABLE FRESHNESS.

With 1993 P.F. certificate

2,500
6,750
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1070
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Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1070, 1869 Pictorial Issue12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression, unusually choice centering with well-proportioned margins

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

Unlike its Re-issue counterpart, the original 12c 1869 Pictorial issue is extremely rare in higher grades of original-gum condition.

With 1981 and 1999 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $5,300.00)

2,600
7,500
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1071
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Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1071, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Original gum, intense colors and proof-like impressions, unusually choice centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT TYPE II 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE. AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND IN SUCH CHOICE CONDITION.

Even though the supply of Type II stamps is more plentiful than its Type I counterpart, we have found that is at least as difficult (if not more so) to find in such superb condition. 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.

Ex Floyd. With 1986 P.F. certificate

4,000
23,000
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1072
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Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1072, 1869 Pictorial Issue24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich colors on bright paper, sharp proof-like impressions, choice centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE. A SURPRISINGLY DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.

The 24c 1869 Pictorial, even in original-gum condition, is not a rare stamp. However, centering and soundness are elusive qualities among examples of this issue.

With 1999 P.F. and 2000 P.F. certificates

9,500
21,000
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1073
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Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1073, 1869 Pictorial Issue30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Original gum, brilliant colors, unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A GORGEOUS ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

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 1996 P.F. certificate

8,000
17,500
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