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Sale 956 — The Jay Hoffman Collection of United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 8-9 May, 2008

Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue Inverts

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
121
 
Sale Number 956, Lot Number 121, 1869 Pictorial Issue Inverts15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Center Inverted (119b), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Center Inverted (119b)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Center Inverted (119b). Light cork cancel leaves frame and inverted vignette clearly visible, rich colors, small tear at left center, small closed tear at top right, two light diagonal creases, pulled perf at right not mentioned on accompanying certificate

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

17,500
8,000
122
 
Sale Number 956, Lot Number 122, 1869 Pictorial Issue Inverts24c Green & Violet, Center Inverted (120b), 24c Green & Violet, Center Inverted (120b)24c Green & Violet, Center Inverted (120b). Deep rich colors, cork cancel, two small tears, small filled-in thin spot at right

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Our published 1869 Invert census (with unpublished updates) contains 89 copies of the perforated 24c Invert, including four unused stamps and multiples.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

20,000
9,500
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123
 
Sale Number 956, Lot Number 123, 1869 Pictorial Issue Inverts30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b). Choice centering with wide margins, incredibly rich and bright colors on fresh white paper, clear strike of circle of eight wedges cancel

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Our published census of 30c 1869 Invert (with unpublished updates) contains a total of 44 stamps, including 7 unused and 37 used.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

80,000
130,000
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