VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A HANDSOME MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.
With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80). SMQ does not price this stamp in Mint N.H. condition. Scott Retail as hinged
VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A SPECTACULAR AND EXCEPTIONALLY RARE TOP POSITION IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF 12 OF THE 2-CENT 1869 ISSUE WITH FOUR MINT NEVER-HINGED STAMPS. ONE OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING CLASSIC UNITED STATES PLATE BLOCKS.
Apart from a block of 70, we have offered only two other plate number blocks of Scott 113 since we began keeping computerized records in 1992 -- both were blocks of six without the imprint and had only Very-Good-Fine centering.
With 2012 P.F. certificate. A plate block of ten is listed in Scott but is unpriced. This format of 12 is unlisted
FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE BLOCK OF SIXTEEN OF THE 2-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE IN THE YELLOW BROWN SUB-SHADE.
As a review of Power Search shows, multiples larger than a block of four are rare.
Ex Dr. Heimburger. Scott Retail $15,000.00 as four blocks of four
EXTREMELY FINE. A SELECT QUALITY ORIGINAL-GUM TEN-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL.
With 1991 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E certificates (OGh VF-XF 85).
VERY FINE. A DESIRABLE SOUND ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1869 15-CENT TYPE I.
With 2009 P.S.E. and 2013 P.F. certificates
EXTREMELY FINE. THIS STAMP HAS BEEN WIDELY ACKNOWLEDGED AS THE FINEST USED EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL INVERT IN EXISTENCE. THE COLORS ARE FRESH, THE MARGINS ARE BALANCED, THE ROSETTE CANCEL IS LIGHT, AND IT IS COMPLETELY SOUND. A TRULY PHENOMENAL STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.
Our census of 24c 1869 Inverts, recently updated at our website at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/120b/120b.pdf , contains four unused, 83 used singles, one used pair, one on cover and the unique block of four, for a total of 94 copies of the perforated 24c Invert. Of these, only five qualify as "centered" and of these four are either reperfed or have margins added. This stamp stands alone as being sound and centered.
Census No. 120b-CAN-C01. Ex Moody, "Ambassador", Grunin and Eubanks. With 1999 and 2010 P.F. certificates.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE. A WONDERFUL STAMP IN TERMS OF GUM, COLOR, CENTERING, FRESHNESS OF PAPER AND IMPRESSION.
The rarity of centered original-gum examples of the 30c 1869 with grill is somewhat obscured by the availability of off-center copies of the 30c with and without grill. If the scope were narrowed to Scott 121 only, and only grades of Very Fine or Extremely Fine were considered, we estimate that fewer than 15 examples would be counted. Among the qualifying stamps, this is without question one of the finest.
Ex Silver Lake and Hoffman. With 2001 P.F. certificate