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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)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
210
E
1869 Pictorial Issue, Small Numeral Essays. 39, incl. Nos. 112-E4d (11), 113-E3e (10), 114-E6d (10) and 117-E2e (8), wide range of colors with negligible duplication, overall fresh and Fine-Very Fine

3,685
900
211
E
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 211, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)30c Black, Burgoyne Plate Essay on Thin Surface-Tinted Paper (121-E1p), 30c Black, Burgoyne Plate Essay on Thin Surface-Tinted Paper (121-E1p)30c Black, Burgoyne Plate Essay on Thin Surface-Tinted Paper (121-E1p). Seven, each on different paper, large margins to clear, Fine-Very Fine group

1,725
700
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212
Ebl
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 212, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)30c Black, Burgoyne Plate Essay on Thin Surface-Tinted Paper (121-E1p), 30c Black, Burgoyne Plate Essay on Thin Surface-Tinted Paper (121-E1p)30c Black, Burgoyne Plate Essay on Thin Surface-Tinted Paper (121-E1p). Block of four on Salmon paper, large margins incl. top sheet margin, left essays faint vertical crease, Very Fine appearance, Scott Retail as singles

700
350
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213
P
1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate Proofs on India, Card (112P3-122P3, 112P4-122P4). Incl. one 15c for each, the former mounted on approximately 70 x 82mm cards to resemble die proofs, large margins, Fine-Very Fine

1,730
700
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214
TC
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 214, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)24c Green & Reddish Lilac, Trial Color Plate Proof on India (120TC3), 24c Green & Reddish Lilac, Trial Color Plate Proof on India (120TC3)24c Green & Reddish Lilac, Trial Color Plate Proof on India (120TC3). Bottom right corner imprint and plate no. 24 block of ten with Reddish Lilac vignette plate no. 24, tiny pinhole and thin spot in selvage well away from design

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)

E. 5,000-7,500
5,000
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215
og
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 215, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Original gum, h.r., bright color, unusually wide side margins, Very Fine

650
700
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216
og
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 216, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Original gum, h.r., rich color, Fine, small red backstamp, with 1989 P.S.E. certificate

550
375
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217
nhbl
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 217, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)2c Brown (113). Mint N.H, 2c Brown (113). Mint N.H2c Brown (113). Mint N.H. block of four, deep rich color and proof-like impression

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

3,750
1,500
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218
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 218, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)3c Ultramarine, Split Grill (114 var). Mint N.H, 3c Ultramarine, Split Grill (114 var). Mint N.H3c Ultramarine, Split Grill (114 var). Mint N.H., wide margins, bright shade, fresh and Very Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as hinged

300
550
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219
nhbl
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 219, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)3c Ultramarine (114). Mint N.H, 3c Ultramarine (114). Mint N.H3c Ultramarine (114). Mint N.H. block of six, rich color and proof-like impression, clearly-defined grills which are not split, the left stamps are especially well-centered

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

1,950
1,400
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220
og
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 220, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color on crisp paper

VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

With 1987 P.F. certificate

2,750
1,800
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221
ogbl
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 221, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Block of four, full original gum, bottom stamps very lightly hinged, bright color

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

16,500
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222
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 222, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, fresh and Very Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate

2,000
1,000
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223
ogbl
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 223, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Vertical block of six, original gum, hinge marks (bottom left stamp missing some gum and hinge remnant on top pair), vivid color on fresh paper, trimmed outside perforations at right and bottom, few minor perf separations sensibly reinforced

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

18,250
16,000
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224
 
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 224, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Vibrant color, choice centering, bold strike of "X" Chop cancel found on mail from U.S. post offices in Japan, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 1985 P.F. certificate

130
300
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225
og
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 225, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Original gum, rich color, intense shade and impression, Very Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate

1,900
1,200
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226
ogbl
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 226, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Block of four, original gum, rich color, well-centered, some rejoined and reinforced vertical perfs

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.

14,000
4,250
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227
og
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 227, 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, well-centered, brilliant colors and extremely fresh

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."

9,500
4,250
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228
 
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 228, 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, rich colors, lightly cancelled by circle of wedges, Very Fine and choice, with 1999 P.F. certificate

800
650
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229
og
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 229, 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, lightly hinged, deep rich colors and proof-like impressions, well-balanced margins

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

With 1988 P.F. certificate

3,250
3,250
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230
og
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 230, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Slightly disturbed original gum described on certificate as "sweated", intense colors and beautiful sharp impressions, well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE. SCARCE WITH SUCH CHOICE CENTERING.

With 1985 P.F. certificate

8,000
2,900
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231
ng
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 231, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Unused (regummed), bright color, with significant vignette shift, Very Fine and interesting printing variety

2,800
3,250
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232
og
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 232, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright and fresh colors, wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR HIGH-QUALITY ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

With 1986 and 2002 P.F. certificates

5,250
19,500
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233
 
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 233, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Brilliant colors and paper nicely complemented by red cork cancel, Very Fine and choice, scarce cancelled solely by a red cancel and usually indicative of use of supplementary mail from New York City, with 1979 and 2003 P.F. certificates

700
900
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234
og
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 234, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Original gum, intense color and impressions, clear grill, centered to bottom left but with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL WITH EXTRAORDINARILY WIDE MARGINS.

With 2002 P.F. certificate

12,000
11,000
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235
 
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 235, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Rich colors, bold cork cancel, fresh and Very Fine, with 1994 P.F. certificate

2,000
1,300
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