FRESH AND FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF THE 3-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL WITH SPLIT GRILL.
With 2002 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as hinged (without split grill)
VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.
With 2002 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.
With 1980 and 1997 P.F. certificates.
FRESH AND FINE. A SCARCE SOUND ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT TYPE I 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.
With 1983 P.F. certificate.
EXTREMELY FINE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT TYPE I 1869 ISSUE.
With 1979 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.
With 1992 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as no gum
VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.
With 1988 and 2003 P.F. certificates.
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE. REMARKABLY BRIGHT AND FRESH COLORS.
With 1981 and 2000 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates
VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.
The 90c 1869 Pictorial is widely admired for its beautiful engraving and dignified portrait of Abraham Lincoln. However, collectors have been frustrated in their efforts to acquire choice examples of this issue. Used 90c stamps are typically heavily cancelled, because the high denomination was cause for postal clerks to thoroughly obliterate any chance for re-use. Naturally, the significant monetary value of 90c in 1869 limited the number of unused stamps that would be saved for future collectors. Therefore, the collector ideals of "well-centered with original gum" and "lightly cancelled" are seldom obtainable in the available supply of 90c 1869's.
With 1979 and 2001 P.F. certificates.