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Sale 1061 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 19 November, 2013

Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122a)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3527
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3527, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122a)1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Slightly disturbed original gum, rich color, Very Fine

650
0
3528
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3528, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122a)1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Choice margins and perfectly centered, fresh color, bold circle of wedges cancel overstruck with perfect Feb. 1870 French Calais transit datestamp, Extremely Fine with great eye appeal

150
0
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3529
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3529, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122a)1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Bright color, bold strike of green cork cancel, fresh and Fine, a scarce cancel on this issue (Scott premium of $800.00), with 2001 P.S.E. and 2013 P.F. certificates

950
750
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3530
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3530, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122a)1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Clear strike of "Hiogo, Japan" double-circle handstamp, small faults, otherwise Fine example of this cancel, which is scarce on the 1c 1869 Pictorial Issue, we have sold only three other 1c 1869's with Hiogo cancels since keeping computerized records

E. 200-300
250
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3531
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3531, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122a)2c Brown (113). Mint N.H, 2c Brown (113). Mint N.H2c Brown (113). Mint N.H. horizontal block of eight, post office fresh color and paper, nice margins and centering, bottom right stamp small diagonal crease at top right, a few minor perf separations at right

FINE-VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED BLOCK OF EIGHT OF THE 2-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

As a Power Search review shows, blocks of eight or larger of the 2c 1869 Pictorial are scarce in any original-gum condition. Large blocks containing all Mint N.H. stamps are extremely rare. We have offered a number of larger multiples in recent years, but nearly all had at least a scattering of hinged stamps breaking up possible large contiguous pieces with Mint N.H. gum. The Gordon Eubanks collection contained a block of 12 with the bottom two rows of eight stamps in Mint N.H condition. This is one of the largest blocks containing contiguous Mint N.H. stamps we have offered since keeping computerized records.

With 2013 P.F. certificate

7,500
4,000
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3532
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3532, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122a)3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Mint N.H., brilliant gum and color, Very Fine and choice

250
550
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3533
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3533, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122a)3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Average centering, small corner crease and nibbed perf, nearly complete "Steamer Costa Rica/P.M.S.S. Co." Pacific Mail Steam Ship Company circular cancel, a very rare cancellation, we believe there are two 6c 1869's and a few 10c 1869's with the PMSS Co. circles, but we find no reference to this cancel on a 3c 1869 Pictorial

E. 500-750
325
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3534
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3534, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122a)3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Average centering, small Skull and Crossbones with "Paid" in Arc fancy cancel (S-E PH-S 28), virtually complete strike, rare

E. 400-500
325
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3535
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3535, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122a)3c Ultramarine, Triple Split Grill (114 var), 3c Ultramarine, Triple Split Grill (114 var)3c Ultramarine, Triple Split Grill (114 var). Radiant color, showing parts of the grill in three corners, accompanying certificate notes brown cancel (it is clearly black, but it's not important), Very Fine example of this unusual grill variety, with 2005 P.F. certificate, unlisted in Scott

E. 200-300
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3536
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3536, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122a)10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Tied by bold circle of wedges cancel of U.S.P.O. in Shanghai, China on small piece of cover, also tied by San Francisco circular datestamp with duplex cork cancel at lower right, Very Fine, scarce and attractive

E. 400-500
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3537
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3537, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122a)10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Brilliant color, cancelled solely by French Anchor in Diamond of Dots, small thin spot, Very Fine appearance, a scarce use of this French maritime cancellation on a 10c 1869, probably used on a cover sent by French transatlantic packet between the U.S. and France, the last off-cover example we sold brought $5,250 in our 2011 sale of the Eubanks collection

E. 750-1,000
850
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3538
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3538, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122a)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Choice centering with wide and balanced margins, detailed impression, vignette-free cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $850.00 as 95, $2,000.00 as 98)

140
500
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3539
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3539, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122a)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Wide margins and almost perfect centering, deep rich color, circle of wedges cancel leaves S.S. Adriatic vignette unobscured, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.A.G. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

140
500
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3540
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3540, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122a)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Enormous even margins all around, bright colors and proof-like impressions, fancy rosette cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM USED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT TYPE I 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE. A SUPERB STAMP THAT MUST SURELY RANK AMONG THE FINEST EXTANT.

Ex Scarsdale. With 2004 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,000.00). Only four have graded higher.

800
3,500
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3541
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3541, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122a)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Jumbo margins and almost perfectly centered, unobtrusive cork cancel, faint corner crease top left, otherwise Extremely Fine

800
650
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3542
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3542, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122a)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Original gum with only a minor gum disturbance, deep rich colors and sharp impression, nicely centered, Very Fine

3,250
1,900
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3543
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3543, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122a)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Bright colors, unobtrusive cancel, fresh and Very Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate

250
110
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3544
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3544, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122a)15c, Ty. II, 24c and 30c 1869 Pictorial Issue (119-121), 15c, Ty. II, 24c and 30c 1869 Pictorial Issue (119-121)15c, Ty. II, 24c and 30c 1869 Pictorial Issue (119-121). Unused (no gum), 15c short perf top left, 24c closed tear, 30c tiny thin spot, otherwise Fine lot

6,300
300
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3545
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3545, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122a)24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Unused (no gum), fresh, deep rich colors, Fine, with 1971 P.F. certificate

2,800
1,200
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3546
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3546, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122a)24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Perfectly centered with balanced Jumbo margins, rich colors, unusual square cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, one of the finest used examples of the 24c 1869 Pictorial we have encountered

700
1,900
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3547
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3547, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122a)24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Well-centered with balanced margins, strong color, cancelled by bold crossroads, Extremely Fine

700
800
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3548
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3548, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122a)24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Bright colors, neat blue target cancel, most recent certificate notes small diagonal crease across bottom left corner of the grill, Extremely Fine appearance, desirable with the blue cancel, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate as sound and 2011 P.F. certificate

1,000
800
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3549
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3549, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122a)24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Choice margins and attractive centering, light cork cancel, tiny tear at bottom right, Very Fine appearance, with 2013 P.F. certificate

700
225
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3550
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3550, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122a)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Wide margins, attractive colors, rosette cancel, Very Fine

450
200
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3551
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3551, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122a)90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Unused (no gum), pretty pastel color frame and intense vignette, choice margins, a strong Fine

4,500
1,400
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3552
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3552, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122a)90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Large part original gum, fresh colors, slightly rounded corner at bottom left, Fine, with 1995 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates

12,000
750
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3553
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3553, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122a)90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Beautiful centering with wide margins, frame printed in pretty light pastel color, light cork cancel, pinholes in grill and few thin spots, otherwise Extremely Fine

2,100
650
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3554°
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3554, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122a)90c Carmine & Black, Without Grill (122a), 90c Carmine & Black, Without Grill (122a)90c Carmine & Black, Without Grill (122a). Original gum, strong colors characteristic of the Without Grill variety, wide margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXTREMELY RARE SOUND ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE WITHOUT GRILL.

Fewer than 25 examples have been certified by the Philatelic Foundation as genuine, and of those only 16 have original gum. This is the first we have offered in more than three years and the only sound example we have offered since our Whitman sale in 2009.

With 1991 and 2004 P.F. certificates

24,000
17,000
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