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Sale 1078 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 16-17 September, 2014

Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
219
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 219, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)1c Buff, 2c Brown (112-113), 1c Buff, 2c Brown (112-113)1c Buff, 2c Brown (112-113). Unused (no gum), rich colors and beautifully centered, Extremely Fine, 1c is outstanding, with 1976 and 1979 P.F. certificates respectively

425
550
220
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 220, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Unused (small part disturbed original gum), pretty shade, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as no gum

200
0
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221
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 221, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Jumbo margins, rich color and proof-like impression, bold cork cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1981 P.F. and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $250.00 as 90, $750.00 as 95)

90
250
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222
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 222, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Original gum with only one tiny disturbance speck on one perf at top right (hinged?), huge Jumbo margins and exceptional centering, magnificent color and as fresh as the day it was printed, Extremely Fine, with 1979 A.P.S. certificate

250
425
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223
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 223, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)3c Dark Ultramarine (114 var), 3c Dark Ultramarine (114 var)3c Dark Ultramarine (114 var). Deep dark shade, original gum, Very Fine and choice example of this distinctive shade variety, ex Gibson

250
250
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224
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 224, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)3c Ultramarine, Split Grill (114 var), 3c Ultramarine, Split Grill (114 var)3c Ultramarine, Split Grill (114 var). Mint N.H. block of four, grills split horizontally, radiant color, Very Fine, Scott Retail as hinged singles

1,200
500
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225
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 225, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Beautiful centering with Jumbo margins, brilliant color, unobtrusive cancel leaves entire design clearly visible, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $375.00 as 95, $1,000.00 as 98)

17
375
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226
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 226, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Part original gum, brilliant color, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, Scott Retail as original gum

2,750
3,250
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227
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 227, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Original gum with light hinging, vivid color, reperfed at right (not mentioned on accompanying 1976 P.F. certificate), Extremely Fine appearance

2,000
600
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228
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 228, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Wide and balanced margins, deep rich color, bold strike of circle of wedges cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate

140
160
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229
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 229, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Slightly disturbed original gum, rich color, Very Fine

1,900
550
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230
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 230, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Original gum, small h.r., remarkably fresh with wonderful rich color, deceptively reperfed at top (not mentioned on accompanying 1972 P.F. certificate), Very Fine appearance

1,900
700
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231
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 231, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Large part original gum, centered to right but wide margins on other sides and attractive, rich colors

VERY FINE. A DESIRABLE SOUND ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1869 15-CENT TYPE I.

With 1972 P.F. certificate

9,500
2,600
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232
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 232, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Wide margins, bright colors, bold strike of rosette cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1998 P.F. certificate

800
475
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233
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 233, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Choice centering with well-proportioned margins, rich colors, light strike of cork cancel leaves design clearly visible, Very Fine and choice, with 1998 P.F. certificate

800
400
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234
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 234, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Attractive margins and centering, strong colors, clearly struck Leaf cancel, Very Fine

800
200
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235
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 235, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Original gum, h.r., deep rich colors and proof-like impressions, light natural gum bends, single toned perf tip at top left, otherwise Very Fine, purchased from dealer Y. Souren in 1941 and offered to the market for the first time in over 70 years

3,250
1,300
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236
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 236, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Unused (no gum), rich colors and detailed impressions, well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT TYPE II 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

Offered to the market for the first time since acquired by the collector in a 1939 Harmer Rooke sale

1,150
1,500
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237
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 237, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Unused (no gum), intense colors, wide margins, reperfed at bottom (not noted on certificate), Extremely Fine, with 1970 P.F. certificate

1,150
375
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238
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 238, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Large part original gum, rich colors and detailed impressions, wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

Purchased from noted dealer dealer Ezra D. Cole in March 1942 and offered to the market for the first time in over 70 years.

8,000
4,750
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239
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 239, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Deep rich colors and detailed impressions, bold rosette cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1980 and 1998 P.F. certificates

700
425
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240
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 240, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Large part original gum, radiant colors and remarkable proof-like impressions, single toned perf tip at top right

VERY FINE APPEARING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

Ex Colonel Green (Ward sale, August 1943) where acquired by the collector, offered to the market for the first time since that auction

5,750
2,500
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241
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 241, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Rich colors, neat quartered cork cancel, fresh and Very Fine

450
0
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242
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 242, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Exceptionally well-centered within handsome wide margins, pastel colors, clear Japanese "X" cancel and bold cork bottom left, small thin spot and some very faint edge toning at right, otherwise Extremely Fine, scarce

1,250
0
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243
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 243, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Without Grill (121a), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Without Grill (121a)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Without Grill (121a). Slightly disturbed original gum, beautifully centered with bright colors, purple ms. "1869' on back and trivial nibbed perf at top

EXTREMELY FINE. A VERY RARE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE WITHOUT GRILL.

This stamp has the color and impression of the true Scott 121a variety, not the Double Paper/Without Grill. With 1960 P.F. certificate

11,000
1,800
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244
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 244, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Original gum with hinge mark, deep rich colors and proof-like impressions showing clear vertical layout line at right, very faint hint of toning

VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

Purchased from noted dealer Ezra D. Cole in June 1943 and offered to the market for the first time in over 70 years.

12,000
5,000
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245
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 245, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Unused (no gum), some traces of gum which is probably original, wide margins of near Jumbo proportions, strong colors and proof-like impression

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY HANDSOME UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL.

With 1971 P.F. certificate

4,500
4,000
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246
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 246, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Choice centering with well-proportioned margins, deep rich colors and gorgeous impression, neat cork cancels

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. ONE OF THE FINEST USED EXAMPLES OF THE 90-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE WE HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED.

Ex Esmond Bradley Martin (sold by Y. Souren). Acquired from noted dealer Philip H. Ward Jr. in May 1942 and offered to the market for the first time in 70 years. Ward thought "no finer copy of this stamp exists"

2,100
0
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247
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 247, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Rich colors, detailed impressions, unusual large square grid cancel, Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

2,100
1,900
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248°
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 248, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Bright colors, bold quartered cork cancel, fresh and Very Fine, with 2013 P.F. certificate (VF 80)

2,100
1,400
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