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Sale 1014 — Outstanding United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 12-14 October, 2011

Category — 15c Inverts, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 119b)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1307°
 
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1307, 15c Inverts, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 119b)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Center Inverted (119b), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Center Inverted (119b)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Center Inverted (119b). Neat cork cancel leaves frame and inverted vignette clearly visible, trace of red cancel at bottom left, few flaws incl. creases and tiny thins

VERY FINE CENTERING AND AN ATTRACTIVE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL INVERT. ONLY 93 COPIES ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS.

Our census of 1869 Inverts, published in the February 1999 Chronicle and updated with three new stamps, contains 93 examples of the 15c Invert, including three unused and 90 used (one in the British Library's Tapling collection).

Census No. 119b-CAN-SW12. P.S.E. encapsulated (G 30; SMQ $15,600.00)

20,000
12,000
1308
 
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1308, 15c Inverts, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 119b)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Center Inverted (119b), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Center Inverted (119b)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Center Inverted (119b). Bright colors, neat strike of target cancel, vignette shifted strongly to the left and clearly evident in the wide left margin, two tiny thin spots on left side of grill, tiny corner perf crease at bottom left

FINE APEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL INVERT. ONLY 93 COPIES ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS.

Our census of 1869 Inverts, published in the February 1999 Chronicle and updated with three new stamps, contains 93 examples of the 15c Invert, including three unused and 90 used (one in the British Library's Tapling collection). Based on the cancel, vignette position and shade, this stamp must come from an invert sheet that was sent to a post office outside New York City, as opposed to the majority of known used examples.

Ex Newport. With 2007 P.F. certificate

20,000
9,500
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