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Sale 1021 — The Frelinghuysen Collection, Part Two

Sale Date — Thursday, 29 March, 2012

Category — 1c-12c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-117)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
288
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 288, 1c-12c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-117)1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Block of six, original gum, h.r., bright color, bottom left stamp surface scuff and toned spot, right pair some minor gum toning, few minor perf separations sensibly reinforced, otherwise Fine-Very Fine and attractive multiple, Scott Retail as block and pair

7,200
1,300
289
ogbl
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 289, 1c-12c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-117)1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Block of four, original gum, h.r., deep rich color, fresh and Fine, attractive block

5,750
600
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290
ogbl
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 290, 1c-12c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-117)2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Block of 20, original gum, few h.r., few Mint N.H., bright shade, some toned spots

FINE-VERY FINE. A SCARCE AND ATTRACTIVE BLOCK OF 20 OF THE 2-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

Scott Retail as four blocks of four and two pairs.

17,600
5,750
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291
ogbl
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 291, 1c-12c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-117)2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Block of four, original gum, h.r., lacking gum along left edge, deep rich color and proof-like impression, Fine-Very Fine, attractive block in this deep shade

3,750
550
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292
ogbl
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 292, 1c-12c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-117)2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Block of four, original gum, h.r., brilliant color and crisp impression, few minor perf separations at top, Very Fine, a block with nice visual appeal and overall freshness

3,750
1,600
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293
ogbl
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 293, 1c-12c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-117)2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Block of four, original gum, h.r., brilliant color, top stamps horizontal crease, Very Fine appearance

3,750
600
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294
ogbl
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 294, 1c-12c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-117)2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Block of four, original gum, h.r., intense shade and impression, few small perf flaws at left, otherwise Fine

3,750
375
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295
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 295, 1c-12c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-117)2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Three original gum singles, h.r., rich color, one with faint corner crease, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

1,800
350
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296
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 296, 1c-12c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-117)3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Original gum, h.r., deep dark purplish shade, we also see some distinct slight doubling of the design and so this is likely a kiss print, Very Fine, Scott Retail as normal

250
425
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297
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 297, 1c-12c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-117)3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Block of twelve with "NATIONAL BANK NOTE CO. NEW YORK" imprint selvage at top, original gum, few h.r., few stamps Mint N.H., bright color, perf flaws at right, light diagonal crease in selvage only at upper left, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as two blocks of four and two pairs

3,900
950
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298
ogbl
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 298, 1c-12c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-117)3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Block of four, original gum, h.r., bright color, few minor perf separations at center sensibly reinforced, Very Fine appearance, an attractive block

1,400
325
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299
ogbl
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 299, 1c-12c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-117)3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Block of four, original gum, h.r., bright color, few minor perf separations, Very Fine appearance

1,400
300
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300
c
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 300, 1c-12c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-117)3c Ultramarine, Vertical Two-Thirds Used as 2c (114c), 3c Ultramarine, Vertical Two-Thirds Used as 2c (114c)3c Ultramarine, Vertical Two-Thirds Used as 2c (114c). Right two-thirds, tied across the cut by grid cancel on complete U.S. Internal Revenue March 1870 tax notice from Luray Va. to Cedar Point Va. also incl. "Supplemental Income Blank for Farmers" part-printed form, some splitting along folds

VERY FINE. THIS NEWLY-UNEARTHED RARITY IS ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED INTACT TAX NOTICES BEARING THE TWO-THIRDS BISECT OF THE 3-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE. ONE OF THE RAREST 3-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ITEMS.

The Luray 1869 bisects were used on tax notices prepared by Frank J. Bramhall, the Assistant Assessor of the U.S. Internal Revenue office at Luray, Virginia. The notices were to be brought before him, completed and signed by the addressee. This notice to Louisa Morris in Cedar Point was mailed on April 2, 1870. The Luray notices and small pieces thereof exist with two different rates: 1c for local addressees and 2c for those outside Luray. Only two notices have 2c 1869 bisects -- two halves of the same stamp (one ex Coulter and the other in the Miller collection) -- each paying the 1c local rate. The others have 3c 1869 stamps cut into one-third (1c), two-thirds (2c) or two one-thirds of different stamps joined along the perfs (2c), depending on the rate.

A Luray cover used on this date was described in a full paragraph on p. 114 of John N. Luff's 1902 edition of The Postage Stamps of the United States. This was the only 3c 1869 bisect known to Luff, who references this example by the date. However, with this recently-unearthed example, there are now two intact notices used, both on the same date. The other was offered in our recent sale of the Eubanks collection. In the century following the publication of Luff's book, two other Luray fronts (and pieces) have been discovered, as well as the 2c 1869 Luray bisects on notices and a locally-addressed 3c 1869 bisect cover from Summit N.J. (see Siegel Sale 771 of 1995, lot 951).

"W.H.C." Colson handstamp.

10,000
7,500
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301
og
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 301, 1c-12c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-117)6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Original gum, small h.r., bright color, part arrow at top right, fresh and Fine

2,750
1,200
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302
og
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 302, 1c-12c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-117)6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Part original gum, small h.r., radiant color, small toned spot at top left, otherwise Fine

2,750
275
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303
ng
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 303, 1c-12c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-117)6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Unused (no gum), deep rich color and detailed impression, Very Fine

1,000
225
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304
ng
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 304, 1c-12c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-117)6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Unused (no gum), rich color, reperfed at left, Very Fine appearance

1,000
300
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305
og
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 305, 1c-12c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-117)6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Horizontal pair, original gum, bright color, faint line on gum at left, Fine, scarce pair

5,750
900
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306
og
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 306, 1c-12c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-117)6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Horizontal strip of three, left stamp original gum, h.r., other two large part original gum, bright color, right stamp separated and reattached, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, scarce multiple, Scott Retail as pair and single

8,500
6,000
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307
ogbl
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 307, 1c-12c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-117)6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Block of four, original gum, bright color, few expertly rejoined perf separations, light creases, bottom right stamp toned spot, otherwise Fine, a scarce original-gum block of the 6c 1869 Pictorial Issue

16,500
5,500
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308
og
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 308, 1c-12c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-117)10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Large part disturbed original gum, h.r., vibrant color, Very Fine

2,000
325
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309
c
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 309, 1c-12c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-117)10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Vibrant color, tied by French Anchor in Diamond of Dots cancel on blue cover with Boston corner card and printed address to Paris, France, red "New York Jul. 9" circular datestamp, red "Etats-Unis Paq. Fr. H No. 1 9 Juil 70" octagonal datestamp, circular datestamp and circle of wedges cancel struck at far left where reduced, "8" decimes due marking, red crayon rating, minor age spotting around stamp at upper right, still Very Fine, prepaid 10c but not cancelled until on board the ship

E. 500-750
1,400
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310
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 310, 1c-12c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-117)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Small part original gum, deep rich color and detailed impression, perf tips have gum stains, otherwise Very Fine, Scott Retail as no gum

775
350
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311
og
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 311, 1c-12c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-117)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Horizontal strip of three, original gum, rich color and detailed impression

FINE. A SCARCE SOUND ORIGINAL-GUM STRIP OF THREE OF THE 12-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

Scott Retail as pair and single

6,250
2,100
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312
ogbl
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 312, 1c-12c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-117)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Block of four, original gum, h.r., rich color, few expertly reinforced perf separations, Fine and scarce block

14,000
5,500
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