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Sale 1037 — United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Monday-Friday, 10-14 December, 2012

Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1652
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1652, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Radiant color, unusually wide margins, neat strike of Star fancy cancel, Very Fine and choice, a scarce fancy cancel on the 1c 1869 Pictorial Issue, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate, Scott Retail with no premium for the cancel

150
225
1653
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1653, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Attractively centered, rich color, perfect bold Leaf fancy cancel, Very Fine, scarce

E. 200-300
140
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1654
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1654, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Bright color, two prominent pre-printing paperfolds, target cancel and also part of red cancel at top, few minor flaws, a dramatic freak

150
70
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1655
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1655, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color and proof-like impression, wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,800.00). Only three have graded higher (highest is 98) and only three others share this grade.

600
2,050
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1656
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1656, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Block of four, slightly mount glazed original gum, rich color, fresh and Fine

3,750
400
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1657
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1657, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Unusually wide margins with straddle-pane margin at right, capturing part of adjoining stamp at left and adjacent pane at right, cork cancel, Extremely Fine, a stamp of mammoth proportions, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate

90
275
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1658
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1658, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Brilliant color on bright paper, neat strike of ultramarine cancel at top and left, Very Fine and choice, very scarce with such a distinct ultramarine cancel, with 2011 P.F. certificate

42
275
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1659
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1659, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Bright color, neat strike of Japanese "X" chop of Nagasaki, few irregular perfs, Very Fine strike, this cancel is especially scarce on the 3c 1869 Pictorial

617
130
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1660, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)3c Ultramarine, Without Grill (114a), 3c Ultramarine, Without Grill (114a)3c Ultramarine, Without Grill (114a). Original gum, rich color on bright paper, choice centering for this difficult issue with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A VERY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE WITHOUT GRILL. THE LOWER-VALUE 1869's WITHOUT GRILL ARE MUCH RARER THAN THE HIGH VALUES, AND THEY ARE SELDOM ENCOUNTERED IN CHOICE CONDITION.

We have offered only sixteen other unused examples in our computerized records, which includes all of our Rarities sales plus 17 years of auctions.

With 1994 and 2012 P.F. certificates

10,000
9,500
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1661
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1661, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Original gum, nearly full with small amount of gum loss in bottom right corner, well-balanced margins, expertly reperfed at right, Very Fine and choice appearance, with 2012 P.F. certificate

2,750
500
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1662
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1662, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Wide margins, bright color, face-free cork cancel, Extremely Fine

225
500
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1663
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1663, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Wide margins and well-centered, attractive color with a neat Solid Star cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1998 and 2008 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85XQ)

E. 200-300
180
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1664
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1664, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Unused (no gum), rich color with a hint of oxidation, showing part of guide arrow at upper left, Very Fine, with 2010 P.S.A.G. certificate

775
225
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1665
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1665, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Rich color, cancelled by centrally-struck "Hiogo, Japan" double-circle handstamp, fresh and Very Fine, with 1983 P.F. certificate

340
180
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1666
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1666, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Intense shade, clear strike of "Hiogo, Japan" double-circle handstamp, Very Fine stamp and cancel, with 1995 P.F. certificate

340
225
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1667
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1667, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Vibrant color, cancelled by bold strike of Nagasaki "X" chop, Very Fine, scarce cancel

340
180
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1668
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1668, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Slightly oxidized color, cancelled by bold strike of "N" cancel of Nagasaki, Japan, small corner creases at bottom, reperfed at top and left, still Very Fine strike of this rare cancel, only a handful are known, ex Skinner, with 2010 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
225
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1669
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1669, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Huge top margin with part captured imprint, natural s.e. extends a full 2.5mm above the imprint, neat strike of target cancel, Fine, a most unusual and desirable variety, we have seen this from time to time on the 3c 1869, but this is the first we have encountered on a 10c stamp, with 2012 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
1,100
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1670
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1670, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Two used singles, one with target cancel, other with red leaf cancel, Very Fine, former with 1998 P.F. certificate

320
0
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1671
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1671, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Original gum, bright shade, fresh and Very Fine, a pretty stamp, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate

1,900
900
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1672
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1672, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Slightly disturbed original gum, attractive margins and centering, single nibbed perf at top right, otherwise Very Fine, with 2011 P.F. certificate as "Genuine, previously hinged"

1,900
900
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1673
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1673, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Rich color, unobtrusive strikes of blue multi-point Star cork and also red transit cancel, Very Fine and choice, a pretty stamp, scarce with the two colored cancels, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate

290
325
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1674
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1674, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Three wide margins, rich colors and clear impressions, light quartered cork cancel, Very Fine and attractive

800
550
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1675, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Traces of original gum called "small part" on accompanying certificate, h.r., deep rich colors and proof-like impressions, tiny corner perf crease at top right and tiny perf thin at bottom left, only the latter mentioned on certificate, Fine appearance, with 2012 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as original gum $3,250.00, Scott Retail as no gum

1,200
250
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1676
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1676, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Remarkably intact original gum, fresh colors, couple small creases, also hardly noticeable small margin scuff and faint blue mark top center, otherwise Fine, scarce with original gum, with 2003 P.F. certificate

8,000
750
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1677
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1677, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Wide margins and nearly perfect centering, rich colors on bright paper, neat strike of circle of wedges cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate

450
550
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1678
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1678, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Bright colors, cancelled by perfect strike of "X" chop of Nagasaki, Japan, few faults incl. few tears and short perfs, still a Very Fine strike of this rare cancel, ex Skinner

1,050
190
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1679
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1679, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Choice margins and beautifully centered, heavy registry cancel, Very Fine, with 2000 P.S.E. certificate

450
190
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1680
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1680, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Unused (no gum), reperfed, Fine appearance, with 1974 P.F. certificate

4,500
900
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1681
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1681, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Color slightly faded at top right, heavy quartered cork cancel, crease at top, Very Fine appearance, with 2009 A.P.S. certificate

2,100
425
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1682
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1682, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Three wide margins, cork cancel, tiny thin in grill, Fine appearance

2,100
425
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1683
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1683, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Rich colors and detailed impressions, tiny thin spot, reperfed at top and left, Very Fine appearance, with 1973 P.F. certificate

2,100
475
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1684
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1684, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Faintly cancelled, Fine

2,100
550
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