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Sale 946 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Monday, 12 November, 2007

Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
451
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 451, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Original gum, rich color and exceptionally well-centered, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,250.00)

850
1,000
452
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 452, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Slightly disturbed original gum, exceptionally well-centered, bright color, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,750.00)

850
700
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453
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 453, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Original gum, nicely centered, couple really trivial nibbed perfs at top not mentioned on certificate, still Very Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

850
400
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454
 
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 454, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Wonderfully well-centered, cork cancel at right, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,100.00), the only used example graded 95 by P.S.E., surprisingly rare in this condition

175
2,800
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455
 
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 455, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Extraordinarily well-centered, pretty color, circle of wedges cancel and light red boxed foreign transit, Extremely Fine, a stamp exhibiting great eye appeal, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $430.00)

175
650
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456
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 456, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). S.e. at left, stamp defective, cancelled by Running Chicken fancy cancel of Waterbury Conn., also marked by blue German handstamp from Institute of Kirchenmusik in Erlangen, stamp defective

VERY FINE STRIKE OF THE RARE AND DESIRABLE RUNNING CHICKEN FANCY CANCELLATION OF WATERBURY, CONNECTICUT.

This stamp was probably used with 6c additional postage on a 7c Direct Mail rate cover to Germany. One can only dream of what the full cover looked like, but this complete Running Chicken is a great rarity and highly exhibitable.

With 2007 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
3,750
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457
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 457, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Unused (no gum), exceptionally well-centered with wide margins top and bottom, crisp impression, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $335.00)

325
225
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458
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 458, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Block of four, original gum, rich color, few perf separations sensibly reinforced, few gum soaked perfs at top, otherwise Very Fine, scarce multiple

3,750
1,200
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459
 
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 459, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Wide margins, bright color and pretty red French octagonal transit datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 1994 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $250.00 as ordinary cancel)

130
1,200
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460
 
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 460, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Beautiful margins and exceptional centering, deep rich color, partial circle of wedges cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $160.00)

100
375
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461
 
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 461, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Wide margins and well-centered, rich color, pretty rosette cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $160.00)

100
180
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462
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 462, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)3c Ultramarine (114). Mint N.H, 3c Ultramarine (114). Mint N.H3c Ultramarine (114). Mint N.H., exceptional margins and centering, fresh, lovely bright color, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,750.00), Scott Retail as hinged

350
1,800
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463
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 463, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)3c Ultramarine (114). Mint N.H, 3c Ultramarine (114). Mint N.H3c Ultramarine (114). Mint N.H. vertical pair with right arrow selvage (lightly hinged in selvage only), attractive centering, crisp impression, Very Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as hinged

750
850
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464
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 464, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Original gum, Jumbo margins with bottom right corner sheet selvage, tiny toned spot in top margin, otherwise Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate, the "tiny toning spot" mentioned on the certificate could be more accurately described as "minute" or "miniscule"

350
325
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465
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 465, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Unused (no gum), beautiful margins and centering, strong color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $295.00)

140
275
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466
 
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 466, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Essentially Jumbo margins and beautifully centered, marvelous color and impression, dark blue Cincinnati circular datestamp and target, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $295.00)

25
1,100
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467
 
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 467, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Well-centered, black and light green cancels, Very Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate

520
750
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468
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 468, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c 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
2,100
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469
 
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 469, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Fine centering, unusually clear readable "HIOGO JAPAN" double-circle cancel, additional purple marking at right, single added perf at bottom and tiny perf tear, very scarce usage, with 2007 P.F. certificate

1,750
800
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470
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 470, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Unused (no gum), radiant color as fresh as the day it was printed, well-balanced margins but cleverly reperfed at right, Extremely Fine appearance

1,100
325
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471
 
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 471, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Cancelled by U.S. Postal Agency in Shanghai circle of wedges cancel, Very Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
190
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472
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 472, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Original gum which is remarkably intact and only lightly hinged, deep rich color, fresh and Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (F 70; SMQ $1,300.00)

2,750
750
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473
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 473, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Original gum, intense color and impression, fresh and Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate

2,750
800
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474
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 474, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Large part original gum, rich color, detailed impression, stain at bottom right, otherwise Very Fine, with 1974 P.F. certificate

2,750
1,100
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475
 
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 475, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Choice wide margins and excellent centering, light unobtrusive cork cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $405.00)

160
375
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476
 
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 476, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Wide margins and handsomely centered, circle of wedges cancel and small part of red handstamp, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $255.00), Scott Retail as normal black cancel

160
750
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477
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 477, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Unused (no gum), brilliant colors, vignette shifted considerably to the right, fresh and Fine, a pretty stamp

4,250
1,000
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478
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 478, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Unused (regummed), choice colors, about Fine

4,250
900
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479
 
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 479, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Exceptionally well-centered, perfectly struck rosette cancel, choice margins, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,750.00)

750
1,300
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480
 
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 480, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Nice margins and well-centered, light circle of wedges cancel, Very Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,100.00)

750
700
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481
 
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 481, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Well-proportioned margins, bright colors, bold grid cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1996 P.F. certificate

750
475
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482
 
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 482, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Trace of red cancel at top (appears unused), bright colors, fresh and Very Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

750
900
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483
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 483, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Original gum described on certificate as "slightly disturbed" but in our opinion is nothing more than previously hinged, attractive centering and rich colors, Very Fine, an unusually nice example of this difficult stamp, with 2007 P.F. certificate

4,000
1,600
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484
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 484, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Original gum, deep rich colors, reperfed at right, Fine appearance, an incredibly fresh stamp

4,000
600
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484A
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 484A, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Dark Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119 var), 15c Dark Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119 var)15c Dark Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119 var). Disturbed original gum, deep rich colors with frame printed in the distinctive Dark Brown shade, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine example of this desirable sub-shade, with 1981 and 2007 P.F. certificates (the former as original gum)

4,000
1,400
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485
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 485, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Unused (no gum), rich colors, small tear at top left, otherwise Very Fine

1,750
275
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486
 
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 486, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Choice wide margins and almost perfectly centered, circle of V's cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $650.00)

275
600
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487
 
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 487, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Wide margins and exceptionally well-centered, small light corner cancel leaving the central vignette distraction free, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $420.00)

275
350
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488
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 488, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Original gum, h.r., intense colors, faint natural gum bend at bottom left, some slight toning

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

An excellent opportunity to acquire an affordable original-gum example of this rarity. With 2007 P.S.E. certificate

9,500
2,000
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489
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 489, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Unused (no gum), deep rich colors, perfs close but clear, Fine

4,250
550
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490
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 490, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Unused (regummed), minute thin speck, nearly Fine appearance

4,250
475
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491
 
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 491, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Bright colors, wide margins, bold strike of circle of wedges cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 1994 P.F. certificate

775
650
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492
 
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 492, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Rich colors, neat rosette cancel, Very Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate

775
750
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493
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 493, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)24c Green & Violet, Without Grill (120a), 24c Green & Violet, Without Grill (120a)24c Green & Violet, Without Grill (120a). Large part disturbed original gum, well-centered, faint horizontal crease and a tiny corner perf crease

VERY FINE CENTERING AND ATTRACTIVE. THIS IS THE RAREST OF THE 1869 PICTORIAL HIGH VALUES WITHOUT GRILL.

With 2007 P.F. certificate

13,500
4,500
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494
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 494, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c 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
3,000
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495
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 495, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich colors and proof-like impressions, well-balanced margins, expertly restored at top right corner (not mentioned on accompanying certificate and barely visible)

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

With 2005 P.F. certificate

8,000
5,750
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496
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 496, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Unused (no gum), tiny trivial thin spot, Fine appearance

3,750
600
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497
 
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 497, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Beautiful wide margins and precisely centered, rich colors, cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,250.00), of the 110 used examples submitted for grading, only seven have achieved this grade with none higher

550
5,000
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498
 
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 498, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Rich colors, Jumbo margins, neat cork cancel, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 2006 P.F. certificate

550
450
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499
 
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 499, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Radiant colors nicely complemented by red cork cancel, fresh and Very Fine, with 1998 P.S.E. certificate

800
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500
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 500, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)90c 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

13,000
7,500
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501
 
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 501, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Radiant colors nicely complemented by blue grid cancel, wide margins

VERY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE WITH A BLUE COLORED CANCEL.

As an indication of rarity, we have only sold five other examples of the 90c 1869 with blue cancels in the past 14 years. Of these, two were cancelled in transit by blue French cancels and not at the point of origin of use.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate

3,900
5,000
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502
 
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 502, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Three enormous margins, bold segmented cork cancel and also part of red transit at left, Very Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate

2,900
2,000
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503
 
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 503, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Rich colors, bold cork cancel, expertly reperfed, Extremely Fine appearance

2,400
700
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504
 
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 504, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Extraordinarily well-centered, light cork cancel, reperfed at right, Very Fine appearance, with 2007 P.F. certificate

2,400
700
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505
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 505, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)90c Carmine & Black, Without Grill (122a), 90c Carmine & Black, Without Grill (122a)90c Carmine & Black, Without Grill (122a). Traces of original gum, wide margins and reasonably well-centered, strong intense colors

VERY FINE FOR THIS RARE 1869 PICTORIAL HIGH-VALUE WITHOUT GRILL.

With 2007 P.F. certificate

20,000
6,500
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