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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 Inverts (Scott 119b-120b)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1685
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1685, 1869 Pictorial Issue Inverts (Scott 119b-120b)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Center Inverted (119b), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Center Inverted (119b)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Center Inverted (119b). Rich colors and detailed impressions, unobtrusive cork cancel and part of circular datestamp leaves design clearly visible, faint horizontal crease

FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL INVERT. ONLY 96 USED COPIES ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS, INCLUDING TWO IN INSTITUTIONS.

Our recently-updated census of Scott 119b, available at our website at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/119b/119b.pdf , records three unused and 96 used copies of Scott 119b. Two of the used copies are in institutions -- the Tapling Collection at the British Library and the Miller Collection at the N.Y. Public Library.

Census No. 119b-CAN-66. Ex Picher.

20,000
0
1686
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1686, 1869 Pictorial Issue Inverts (Scott 119b-120b)24c Green & Violet, Center Inverted (120b), 24c Green & Violet, Center Inverted (120b)24c Green & Violet, Center Inverted (120b). Rich colors, cork cancel, vignette is visible

FINE. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL INVERT.

Our census of 24c 1869 Inverts, recently updated at our website at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/120b/120b.pdf , contains four unused, 83 used singles, one used pair, one on cover and the unique block of four, for a total of 94 copies of the perforated 24c Invert. Very few of the used examples are sound. This example is new to the census and has not been offered to the market for decades.

Census No. 120b-CAN-65.

37,500
15,000
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