Sale 1096 — The Robert R. Hall Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps
Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 28-30 April, 2015
Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)
EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF TEN OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL TRIAL COLOR PLATE PROOF ON INDIA.
Ex Eagle. Scott Retail $6,280.00 as a plate block of eight and two singles of the normal color plate proof on India (Scott 120P3)
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A SCARCE MINT NEVER-HINGED BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 2-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.
With 1997 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as hinged block of four
VERY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED BLOCK OF SIX OF THE 3-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.
Most Mint N.H. examples of this issue have split grills. With copy of 2002 P.F. certificate for block of twelve. Scott Retail as hinged block of four and pair
VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.
With 1987 P.F. certificate
FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE BLOCK OF THE 6-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.
Jonathan Rose estimates that there are 7-8 unused blocks of the 6c 1869 Pictorial Issue. Of these, most have perfs significantly into the design.
Ex Argentum. With 1989 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF SIX OF THE 10-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE. THIS IS THE LARGEST MULTIPLE WE HAVE OFFERED SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS. THERE IS ONLY ONE LARGER BLOCK RECORDED.
This block of six was the better part of a block of nine offered in our 1984 Rarities sale (the three straight-edge stamps at left were subsequently removed). The census of 10c 1869 multiples by Michael Laurence (Chronicle, February 1974) showed the largest recorded block (15 stamps with imprint) and listed the block of nine (now reduced to six) as the second largest multiple. Two other blocks of six were recorded by Laurence, but one of them (ex Burrus) was reduced to a block of four (ex Bechtel and Zoellner). Therefore, this vertical block of six and a horizontal block of six are the two second-largest multiples after the block of 15, which is currently in the William H. Gross collection.
With 1984 P.F. and 1985 A.P.S. certificates mentioning only the perf separations. Scott Retail as block of four and pair
VERY FINE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 12-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE
The Rose book on the 1869 Pictorial Issue notes eight unused blocks, including blocks of twelve (ex Col. Green and Rust), nine (ex Wunderlich and Ishikawa) and three blocks of six. We have offered two additional blocks of nine, in our 2009 and 2013 Rarities sales. Nearly all of the unused blocks are more or less off center. This well-centered block is one of the most attractive of all 12c 1869 multiples.
With 1998 P.F. certificate.
VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT TYPE I 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.
With 1995 P.S.E. certificate as "large part o.g." and 1996 P.F. certificate as "part o.g."
EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT TYPE II 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.
With 1988 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE. SCARCE WITH SUCH CHOICE CENTERING.
With 1985 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR HIGH-QUALITY ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.
With 1986 and 2002 P.F. certificates
EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL WITH EXTRAORDINARILY WIDE MARGINS.
With 2002 P.F. certificate