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Sale 1054 — The Dr. Irvin Heimburger Collection of 1869 Pictorial Issues

Sale Date — Thursday, 10 October, 2013

Category — 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
544
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Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 544, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue1c Buff, Re-Issue (123), 1c Buff, Re-Issue (123)1c Buff, Re-Issue (123). Disturbed original gum, h.r., rich color, Fine

550
160
545
 
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 545, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue1c Buff, Re-Issue (123), 1c Buff, Re-Issue (123)1c Buff, Re-Issue (123). Rich color, neat strike of New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel (Weiss Ty. GE-EP4), trace of red cancel at upper left, small tear at right center, Very Fine appearance, scarce cancel on the Re-Issue, with 1993 P.F. certificate

400
325
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546
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Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 546, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue2c Brown, Re-Issue (124), 2c Brown, Re-Issue (124)2c Brown, Re-Issue (124). Original gum, h.r., rich color and detailed impression, accompanying certificate notes small tear at bottom right which we have difficulty seeing, Fine appearance, with 1992 P.F. certificate

650
275
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547
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Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 547, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue2c Brown, Re-Issue (124), 2c Brown, Re-Issue (124)2c Brown, Re-Issue (124). Block of four with selvage and part arrow at right, original gum, lightly hinged, rich color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 2-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE.

This is the first block of this issue we have offered since our 1998 Zoellner sale.

With 1998 P.F. certificate

4,500
4,750
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548
 
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 548, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue2c Brown, Re-Issue (124), 2c Brown, Re-Issue (124)2c Brown, Re-Issue (124). Attractive shade and crisp impression, neat strikes of grid and circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice, with 1999 P.F. certificate

800
800
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549
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Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 549, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Blue, Re-Issue (125), 3c Blue, Re-Issue (125)3c Blue, Re-Issue (125). Unused (no gum), pretty shade, few faults and reperfed, otherwise Fine, with 1970 P.F. certificate

2,500
500
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550
 
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 550, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Blue, Re-Issue (125), 3c Blue, Re-Issue (125)3c Blue, Re-Issue (125). Rich color and proof-like impression, neat strike of duplex cancel, reperfed at left

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE. ONLY FIFTEEN ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS.

Our census of Scott 125 in used condition, available at our website at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/125/125.pdf , contains only fifteen copies. An example on cover was offered in the 1956 Caspary sale, but its current whereabouts is unknown. Of the fourteen other used copies, only three are confirmed as sound, but one has a straight-edge and the other has never been certified. Two others need to be examined to determine soundness. The example offered here, with no obvious flaws, is desirable.

Census No. 125-CAN-04. With 1989 A.P.S. certificate. With 1970 and 2000 P.F. certificates, the latter mentioning the reperfing.

27,500
9,500
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551
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Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 551, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue6c Blue, Re-Issue (126), 6c Blue, Re-Issue (126)6c Blue, Re-Issue (126). Original gum, h.r., bright color, thinned at top right corner, Fine appearance, with 1981 P.F. certificate

1,650
300
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552
 
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 552, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue6c Blue, Re-Issue (126), 6c Blue, Re-Issue (126)6c Blue, Re-Issue (126). Intense shade and impression on bright paper, bold registry oval cancel

FRESH AND FINE. A SCARCE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE.

The 6c is the one of the rarest of the set in used condition. SMQ estimates that approximately 30 exist in used condition, and our own informal count concurs.

With 1998 P.F. certificate

3,250
1,900
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553
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Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 553, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow, Re-Issue (127), 10c Yellow, Re-Issue (127)10c Yellow, Re-Issue (127). Unused (no gum), vivid color, Very Fine, with 1968 P.F. certificate

725
950
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554
 
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 554, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow, Re-Issue (127), 10c Yellow, Re-Issue (127)10c Yellow, Re-Issue (127). Vibrant color, neat Cleveland registry oval cancel, small corner crease at bottom right, faint crease at top not mentioned on certificate, Very Fine appearance, perhaps 30-50 are known used, with 1998 P.F. certificate

2,000
850
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555
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Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 555, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue12c Green, Re-Issue (128), 12c Green, Re-Issue (128)12c Green, Re-Issue (128). Part original gum, rich color, Fine, with 1978 P.F. certificate

2,250
500
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556
 
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 556, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue12c Green, Re-Issue (128), 12c Green, Re-Issue (128)12c Green, Re-Issue (128). Rich color, well-balanced margins, bold quartered cork cancel, small diagonal crease, small filled-in thin spot at bottom right, Extremely Fine appearance, with 1998 P.F. certificate

3,250
850
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557
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Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 557, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Re-Issue (129), 15c Brown & Blue, Re-Issue (129)15c Brown & Blue, Re-Issue (129). Unused (traces of original gum), rich colors, detailed impressions, fresh and Fine, Scott Retail as no gum

600
325
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558
 
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 558, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Re-Issue (129), 15c Brown & Blue, Re-Issue (129)15c Brown & Blue, Re-Issue (129). Rich colors and proof-like impressions, bold registry oval cancel, faint vertical crease and tiny thin spot, Extremely Fine appearance, scarce in used condition

1,250
425
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559
 
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 559, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Re-Issue (129), 15c Brown & Blue, Re-Issue (129)15c Brown & Blue, Re-Issue (129). Tied by grid cancel, registered "Liverpool 7 JY 84" oval datestamp on small piece, stamp lifted and hinged in place, Very Fine, scarce in used condition and especially desirable on piece, a full cover catalogues $22,500.00, with 1976 and 2002 P.F. certificates

1,250
1,700
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560
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Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 560, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Re-Issue, Imperforate Horizontally (129a), 15c Brown & Blue, Re-Issue, Imperforate Horizontally (129a)15c Brown & Blue, Re-Issue, Imperforate Horizontally (129a). Position 92, wide margins with trace of imprint at bottom, unused (no gum), small thin spot

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1869 RE-ISSUE IMPERFORATE HORIZONTALLY, SHOWING A TRACE OF THE IMPRINT AT BOTTOM.

Jonathan W. Rose, in his book United States Postage Stamps of 1869, estimates that no more than five to ten copies of this error exist (our own estimate is 20-30; two are known used). Only one sheet of 100 was issued, and all were cut into singles by a clerk in the Third Assistant Postmaster General's office. It is not known how many were sold.

With 1980 P.F. certificate

5,000
2,500
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561
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Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 561, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue24c Green & Violet, Re-Issue (130), 24c Green & Violet, Re-Issue (130)24c Green & Violet, Re-Issue (130). Unused (no gum), rich colors, small filled thin spot, Fine appearance

900
375
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562
 
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 562, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue24c Green & Violet, Re-Issue (130), 24c Green & Violet, Re-Issue (130)24c Green & Violet, Re-Issue (130). Rich colors, neat strike of registry oval cancel

VERY FINE. A SCARCE SOUND USED EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE.

With 1992 P.F. certificate

1,750
1,600
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563
 
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 563, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue24c Green & Violet, Re-Issue (130), 24c Green & Violet, Re-Issue (130)24c Green & Violet, Re-Issue (130). Rich colors, bold strike of registry oval cancel, fresh and Fine, scarce in used condition, with 1980 P.F. certificate

1,750
550
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564
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Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 564, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue30c Blue & Carmine, Re-Issue (131), 30c Blue & Carmine, Re-Issue (131)30c Blue & Carmine, Re-Issue (131). Unused (no gum), rich colors, fresh and Very Fine, with 1983 P.F. certificate

1,100
950
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565
 
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 565, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue30c Blue & Carmine, Re-Issue (131), 30c Blue & Carmine, Re-Issue (131)30c Blue & Carmine, Re-Issue (131). Bright colors, crisp impressions, unobtrusive registry oval cancel, fresh and Fine, with 1993 P.F. certificate

3,000
950
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566
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Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 566, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue90c Carmine & Black, Re-Issue (132), 90c Carmine & Black, Re-Issue (132)90c Carmine & Black, Re-Issue (132). Original gum, rich colors and proof-like impressions, two small thin spots, Fine appearance, only 1,356 were sold, with 1984 P.F. certificate

3,750
850
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567
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Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 567, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue90c Carmine & Black, Re-Issue (132), 90c Carmine & Black, Re-Issue (132)90c Carmine & Black, Re-Issue (132). Unused (no gum), rich colors, detailed impressions, small inclusion in margin at upper left, Very Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate

1,500
1,600
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568
 
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 568, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue90c Carmine & Black, Re-Issue (132), 90c Carmine & Black, Re-Issue (132)90c Carmine & Black, Re-Issue (132). Rich colors, bold cork cancel, repaired tear at left, otherwise Very Fine, scarce in used condition, SMQ estimates that approximately 40 used copies exist, with 1986 P.F. certificate

6,500
1,500
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569
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Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 569, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue1c Buff, 1880 Re-Issue (133), 1c Buff, 1880 Re-Issue (133)1c Buff, 1880 Re-Issue (133). Block of four, unused (no gum), bright color, Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as no gum singles

560
500
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570
 
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 570, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue1c Buff, 1880 Re-Issue (133), 1c Buff, 1880 Re-Issue (133)1c Buff, 1880 Re-Issue (133). Rich color, bold registry oval cancel, Very Fine, a pretty stamp

450
325
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571
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Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 571, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue1c Buff, 1880 Re-Issue (133), 1c Buff, 1880 Re-Issue (133)1c Buff, 1880 Re-Issue (133). Vertical block of six, bold St. Louis oval cancels, extraordinary centering and rich color, very faint water or gum stains show only on back, tiny corner crease at top left

EXTREMELY FINE AND VERY RARE USED BLOCK OF THE ONE-CENT 1880 RE-ISSUE.

Scott does not list a used block. Scott Retail as singles

2,700
8,000
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572
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Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 572, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue1c Brown Orange, 1881 Re-Issue (133a), 1c Brown Orange, 1881 Re-Issue (133a)1c Brown Orange, 1881 Re-Issue (133a). Without gum as issued, rich color, Fine

250
110
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573
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 573, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue1c Buff, 1880 Re-Issue (133), 1c Buff, 1880 Re-Issue (133)1c Buff, 1880 Re-Issue (133). Horizontal pair, tied by bold strikes of "Hartford Conn. Jan. 7, 84 6:30 PM" duplexes on locally addressed cover, barely reduced at right, some expert repairs along edges, otherwise Very Fine use paying the 2c first class rate which went into effect Oct. 1, 1883, the 1869 PRA Census records eleven covers with Scott 133 or 133a

E. 750-1,000
800
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