Sale 1007 — United States Stamps
Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 8-10 March, 2011
Category — 15c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 118-121a)
EXTREMELY FINE APPEARING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.
With 1995 P.F. certificate as sound. With 2009 P.S.E. certificate as reperfed at top. The width of the margins at top and bottom and a match-up of perfs using Photoshop lead us to conclude that this stamp is not reperfed
VERY FINE. A DESIRABLE SOUND UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1869 15-CENT TYPE I.
With 1986 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as original gum
FINE. A SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.
The extra wide margins on three sides almost qualify it for a Very Fine grade
VERY FINE AND CHOICE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.
With 1982 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE. A RARE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL WITHOUT GRILL VARIETY.
This is the true Scott 121a, which is often confused with the Double Paper, Without Grill variety (offered in the previous lot). The shade and impression are noticeably different between the two.
With 2009 P.S.E. certificate. Scott Retail as original gum