Sale 956 — The Jay Hoffman Collection of United States Stamps
Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 8-9 May, 2008
Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue Inverts
A 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).
Census No. 119b-CAN-NE11. Ex Curie. With 2004 P.F. certificate
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Our published 1869 Invert census (with unpublished updates) contains 89 copies of the perforated 24c Invert, including four unused stamps and multiples. Most examples of this rarity are found in the condition such as the one offered here.
Census No. 120b-CAN-NW11. Ex Picher. With 1997 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL INVERT.
Our published census of 30c 1869 Invert (with unpublished updates) contains a total of 44 stamps, including 7 unused and 37 used. Of the ten used "centered" copies, only three are sound. This example, in sound condition and with Very Fine centering, should be considered a condition rarity.
Census No. 121b-CAN-CW03. Ex Crocker, Moody and LeBow. With 1969 and 2004 P.F. certificates