Sale 1068 — United States Stamps and Possessions

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 30 April-1 May, 2014

Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue and 1875 Re-Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
119
Ebl
Sale 1068, Lot 119, 1869 Pictorial Issue and 1875 Re-Issue30c Black, Burgoyne Plate Essay on Thin Surface Salmon Red Tinted Paper (121-E1p). Top right corner margin block of four, large margins other sides, Extremely Fine

700
400
120
Ebl
Sale 1068, Lot 120, 1869 Pictorial Issue and 1875 Re-Issue90c Red Brown & Black, Washington Plate Essay on Stamp Paper (122-E2b). Top sheet margin block of four, large margins other sides, Very Fine and choice, Scott Retail as singles

1,100
650
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121
TC
Sale 1068, Lot 121, 1869 Pictorial Issue and 1875 Re-Issue24c Reddish Lilac, Trial Color Plate Proof on India (120TC3). Block of four, large even margins, gorgeous colors, tiny adherence in top margin, Very Fine, newly listed in Scott in this distinct and scarcer color and unpriced, a plate number pair in the Heimburger collection realized $1,800

E. 750-1,000
550
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122
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Sale 1068, Lot 122, 1869 Pictorial Issue and 1875 Re-Issue1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue (112-118, 120-122). Unused with most either no gum or regummed, some faults incl. some toned spots and some reperfed, overall appear Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
2,500
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123
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Sale 1068, Lot 123, 1869 Pictorial Issue and 1875 Re-Issue12c Green (117). Unused (no gum), wide balanced margins and attractive color, Extremely Fine, with 1973 P.F. certificate

700
550
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124
og
Sale 1068, Lot 124, 1869 Pictorial Issue and 1875 Re-Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Original gum, deep rich colors, unusually wide margins, tiny thin spots, Very Fine appearance

3,250
1,800
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125
 
Sale 1068, Lot 125, 1869 Pictorial Issue and 1875 Re-Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Perfect full strike of Propeller fancy cancel, rich colors, corner thin spot, Extremely Fine strike of this attractive cancel

250
225
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126
 
Sale 1068, Lot 126, 1869 Pictorial Issue and 1875 Re-Issue90c Carmine & Black (122). Bright color, cork cancel, thin speck in corner of grill, appears Fine

2,100
475
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127
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Sale 1068, Lot 127, 1869 Pictorial Issue and 1875 Re-Issue1c-30c 1869 Pictorial Re-Issues (123-124, 126-128, 130-131). Complete set less the 3c and 90c, unused (no gum), bright colors, margins generally to close on one or two sides, several have small flaws incl. 12c and 24c, the 10c and 30c with certificates mentioning toning but it is no longer present, Fine appearing group, each accompanied by a P.F. or P.S.E. certificate, some from the 1970's

4,240
1,900
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128
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Sale 1068, Lot 128, 1869 Pictorial Issue and 1875 Re-Issue1c-24c 1869 Pictorial Re-Issue (123-124, 126-130, 133). Mostly unused (no gum) with a few regummed, rich colors, few flaws, Fine-Very Fine appearance

E. 750-1,000
1,700
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129
 
Sale 1068, Lot 129, 1869 Pictorial Issue and 1875 Re-Issue1c Buff, Re-Issue (123). Beautifully centered, deep rich color and detailed impression, neat strike of New York City oval registry cancel, most recent certificate notes tiny closed tear at left, Extremely Fine appearance, SMQ notes that approximately 40 are known used, ex Zoellner, Twigg-Smith and Natalee Grace, with 1988 and 2012 P.F. certificates

400
325
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130
 
Sale 1068, Lot 130, 1869 Pictorial Issue and 1875 Re-Issue12c Green, Re-Issue (128). Rich color and proof-like impression, neat strike of New York City oval registry cancel, remarkably choice centering with extra wide margins for this difficult issue, most recent certificate notes added perf tip at right, Extremely Fine appearance, the Rose book estimates 15-25 extant used copies, and SMQ estimates 20 extant, ex Natalee Grace, with 1981 and 2012 P.F. certificates

3,250
950
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131
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Sale 1068, Lot 131, 1869 Pictorial Issue and 1875 Re-Issue24c Green & Violet, Re-Issue (130). Large part original gum, crisp shades, three wide margins, perfs clear at left, tiny perf tip thin at top, appears Fine, with clear 1970 A.P.S. certificate

2,100
450
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132
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Sale 1068, Lot 132, 1869 Pictorial Issue and 1875 Re-Issue30c Blue & Carmine, Re-Issue (131). Unused (traces of original gum), rich colors on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, Very Fine, Scott Retail as no gum

1,100
1,100
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133
og
Sale 1068, Lot 133, 1869 Pictorial Issue and 1875 Re-Issue90c Carmine & Black, Re-Issue (132). Part original gum, intense colors and proof-like impressions, wide margins, perfs scissors-separated at sides but mostly intact, otherwise Very Fine

3,750
1,400
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