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

Sale Date — Thursday, 10 October, 2013

Category — Without Grill and Production Varieties

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
450
ogbl
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 450, Without Grill and Production Varieties2c Brown, Without Grill (113b), 2c Brown, Without Grill (113b)2c Brown, Without Grill (113b). Block of four, original gum, few small h.r. where separations rejoined, bright color, top stamps light staining from reinforcement

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE REJOINED BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 2-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE WITHOUT GRILL. THIS IS THE ONLY MULTIPLE WE HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED.

As an indication of rarity, we have only offered seven unduplicated singles since keeping computerized records. This is the first multiple we have ever encountered.

With 1999 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $30,000.00 as singles

E. 7,500-10,000
16,000
451
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Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 451, Without Grill and Production Varieties3c Ultramarine, Without Grill (114a), 3c Ultramarine, Without Grill (114a)3c Ultramarine, Without Grill (114a). Original gum, single hinge mark, brilliant color, centered to top

FINE. A VERY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE WITHOUT GRILL. THE LOWER-VALUE 1869's WITHOUT GRILL ARE MUCH RARER THAN THE HIGH VALUES.

We have offered only seventeen other unused examples in our computerized records, which includes all of our Rarities sales plus 20 years of auctions.

Ex Cutts. With 1986 P.F. certificate.

10,000
950
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452
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Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 452, Without Grill and Production Varieties30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Double Paper, Without Grill (121 var), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Double Paper, Without Grill (121 var)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Double Paper, Without Grill (121 var). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich colors

FINE. A SCARCE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE ON DOUBLE PAPER WITHOUT GRILL.

The 30c 1869 Without Grill variety comes on two types of paper. The normal paper is classified as Scott 121a, and the Double Paper as a variety of Scott 121. This stamp has the shade, impression and centering of the Double Paper stamps, all of which come from one large multiple found more than 100 years ago.

With 1998 P.S.E. certificate as No. 121a (in error)

7,750
2,400
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453
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Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 453, Without Grill and Production Varieties1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Unused (no gum), very unusual dry print causing significant portion of the design at right to not appear, Very Fine, an unusual and visually striking stamp

230
400
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454
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Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 454, Without Grill and Production Varieties2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Unused (no gum) vertical pair with end roller grill in selvage at left, stamps with small flaws, still Fine, desirable with the end roller grill, with 1989 P.S.E. certificate for strip of three, Scott Retail as no gum singles with no premium for the variety in selvage

460
250
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455
 
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 455, Without Grill and Production Varieties2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Rich color, neat rosette cancel, perforations shifted so full plate "No. 3" captured at top, few corner creases, an unusual item

90
325
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456
 
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 456, Without Grill and Production Varieties2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Four singles, unused (no gum), two with prominent pre-printing paperfolds, one with straddle-pane margin at right, one with wide perf setting from top row of the sheet, Fine-Very Fine, an interesting group of production varieties

800
425
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457
 
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 457, Without Grill and Production Varieties3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Irregular block of four, unusual fold-over causing errant perfs and grills with points up, pos. 2 shows grills both points up and points down, large grid cancels, two creased by fold-over, Very Fine, a dramatic and impressive printing variety

E. 500-750
2,300
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458
 
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 458, Without Grill and Production Varieties3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Eleven used stamps, most are production varieties, incl. two with normal single grills, one double grill, one with double split, one single split, two pre-printing paperfolds, one dramatic misperf, one with double perfs at bottom, two wide perf setting with captured imprint and plate no. at top, few flaws, still interesting group of production varieties

E. 300-400
600
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459
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 459, Without Grill and Production Varieties3c Ultramarine, Gray Paper (114 var), 3c Ultramarine, Gray Paper (114 var)3c Ultramarine, Gray Paper (114 var). Distinctive color and shade of paper, clear grill, tied by cork, "Brooklyn Ct. May 23" circular datestamp on fire insurance company corner card cover to Putnam Conn., minor edgewear, Fine, with 1990 P.F. certificate

750
180
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460
 
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 460, Without Grill and Production Varieties6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Two, both dramatically misperfed with one showing vertical perfs thru center of design and s.e. at sides, other with design shifted dramatically low so denomination appears at top, latter with tiny thin spot, very unusual production freaks, latter with 1994 Jakubek certificate

E. 200-300
325
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461
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Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 461, Without Grill and Production Varieties90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Unused (no gum), rich colors, prominent pre-printing paperfold at left, Fine

4,500
2,600
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