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Sale 1133 — United States and Possessions

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 26-27 July, 2016

Category — 15c 1869 Pictorial Issue, off-Cover (Scott 118-119b)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
216
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 216, 15c 1869 Pictorial Issue, off-Cover (Scott 118-119b)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Choice centering with balanced margins, bright colors, well-struck red "leaf" cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85)

985
550
217
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 217, 15c 1869 Pictorial Issue, off-Cover (Scott 118-119b)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Rich colors, wide and balanced margins, red "leaf" cancel, Very Fine and choice, ex Saadi, with 1987 and 1991 P.F. certificates

985
425
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218
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 218, 15c 1869 Pictorial Issue, off-Cover (Scott 118-119b)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Bright colors, bold strike of blue cork cancel, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, a stamp with great visual appeal, with 1981 and 2002 P.F. certificates

925
750
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219
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 219, 15c 1869 Pictorial Issue, off-Cover (Scott 118-119b)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Wide margins, bright colors on fresh paper, neat target cancel, Very Fine, with 1994 P.F. certificate

850
375
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220
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 220, 15c 1869 Pictorial Issue, off-Cover (Scott 118-119b)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Rich colors, detailed impressions, wide margins, well-struck blue target cancel, tiny thin spot in top right corner of grill, Very Fine appearance, with 2014 P.F. certificate

925
325
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221
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 221, 15c 1869 Pictorial Issue, off-Cover (Scott 118-119b)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Fresh colors, red target cancel, tiny corner crease at bottom left, Very Fine appearance, ex Millard Mack

740
0
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222
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 222, 15c 1869 Pictorial Issue, off-Cover (Scott 118-119b)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Bright colors, vignette shifted to right, neat strike of reddish brown circle of wedges cancel caused by mixing of red and black inks, Very Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate

985
0
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223
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 223, 15c 1869 Pictorial Issue, off-Cover (Scott 118-119b)15c-24c 1869 Pictorial Issue (118-121), 15c-24c 1869 Pictorial Issue (118-121)15c-24c 1869 Pictorial Issue (118-121). Group of used stamps including Nos. 118 (three), 119 (six), 120 (three), 121 (three), also Nos. 119 and 114 used on domestic registered cover to Alfred Maine, several better cancels including No. 118 with straightline of probable foreign origin, also a sound No. 119 with N.Y. steamship cancel (P.S.E. graded 75), another No. 119 with red town cancel, No. 120 with red London transit datestamp, varieties including No. 119 with double grill, one split, another No. 119 with shifted vignette all the way into perfs at left, some small flaws to be found, overall Fine and attractive group with a couple Very Fine, eight certificates accompany

8,725
1,100
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224
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 224, 15c 1869 Pictorial Issue, off-Cover (Scott 118-119b)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I, II (118-119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I, II (118-119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I, II (118-119). Three Type I and four Type II, each with blue cancel, including grid, small box and circular datestamp for Type I, circle of wedges, Star in Circle, quartered cork and letter "B" for Type II, few with faults, overall a Fine and desirable group, a nice range of different blue cancels, two Type II with certificates

3,855
0
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225
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 225, 15c 1869 Pictorial Issue, off-Cover (Scott 118-119b)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I, II (118-119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I, II (118-119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I, II (118-119). Two Type I and six Type II, each with red cancel, the Type I with geometric or circular datestamp, Type II with grid, target, "PAID", quartered cork and geometric, last Type II is target cancel struck in purple, few small faults, all appear Fine, a nice and diverse group, purple cancel with 2014 P.F. certificate

2,160
0
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226
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Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 226, 15c 1869 Pictorial Issue, off-Cover (Scott 118-119b)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Original gum, rich colors, three wide margins, frame barely touched at top, almost Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VG 50)

3,250
0
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227
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Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 227, 15c 1869 Pictorial Issue, off-Cover (Scott 118-119b)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Unused (no gum), wide margins, deep rich colors, Very Fine and choice

1,150
900
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228
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 228, 15c 1869 Pictorial Issue, off-Cover (Scott 118-119b)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Rich colors nicely complemented by ultramarine target cancel, Very Fine and choice, an exceedingly rare cancel on a bi-color 1869 Pictorial, this is the only example we have offered since keeping computerized records and according to the exhibitor is the only recorded ultramarine cancel on any bicolor 1869 Issue stamp, with 2010 P.F. certificate, this color cancel is listed but unpriced in Scott

E. 1,000-1,500
1,600
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229
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 229, 15c 1869 Pictorial Issue, off-Cover (Scott 118-119b)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Rich colors, bold green quartered cork cancel, true rich green color, faint corner perf crease at top left not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine, the bicolor 1869's are extremely rare with green cancels, perhaps four or five others are contained in Power Search, ex Grunin, Ishikawa and Rose, with 1993 P.F. certificate

1,710
2,200
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230
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 230, 15c 1869 Pictorial Issue, off-Cover (Scott 118-119b)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Bright colors, bold green cork cancel, faint corner crease and two small tears at top right, Fine appearance, any of the high-denomination 1869's are extremely rare with a green cancel, perhaps four or five others are contained in Power Search, with 2009 P.F. certificate

1,710
325
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231
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 231, 15c 1869 Pictorial Issue, off-Cover (Scott 118-119b)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Bright colors, central strike of red 4-petal cork cancel, fresh and Very Fine, ex Ishikawa and Dr. Morris, with 1993 P.F. certificate

360
550
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232
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 232, 15c 1869 Pictorial Issue, off-Cover (Scott 118-119b)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Bright colors, well-struck orange-red "PAID" in circle handstamp, small thin spots and tiny pinhole in grill, Very Fine appearance, Scott Retail as red cancel

435
190
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233
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 233, 15c 1869 Pictorial Issue, off-Cover (Scott 118-119b)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Deep shades, bold blue grid cancel, faint corner perf crease at bottom left not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine, ex Hessel, Ishikawa and Dr. Morris, with 1993 P.F. certificate

270
325
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234
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 234, 15c 1869 Pictorial Issue, off-Cover (Scott 118-119b)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Beautiful rich colors, bold blue target cancel, fresh and Fine, ex Hall

270
275
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235
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 235, 15c 1869 Pictorial Issue, off-Cover (Scott 118-119b)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Bright colors nicely complemented by blue "W" cancel of Woodstock Ill., fresh and Fine, a scarce lettered cancel, with 1992 P.S.E. certificate

270
130
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236
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 236, 15c 1869 Pictorial Issue, off-Cover (Scott 118-119b)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Vertical pair, proof-like impressions, cork cancels, Fine-Very Fine, scarce used pair, Scott Catalogue premium of $80.00 for a pair is too modest in our opinion

500
225
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237
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 237, 15c 1869 Pictorial Issue, off-Cover (Scott 118-119b)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Center Inverted (119b), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Center Inverted (119b)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Center Inverted (119b). Bright colors nicely complemented by blue cancel described as crayon on accompanying European expert's certificate, but in our opinion it is handstamped, few faults including thin in grill and pinhole where grill breaks thru, few perf tips added at lower right

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE INVERT.

Our recently-updated census of Scott 119b, available at our website at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/119b/119b.pdf , records three unused and 100 used copies of Scott 119b (there are an additional three used examples of Scott 119c). Two of the used copies are in institutions -- the Tapling Collection at the British Library and the Miller Collection at The New York Public Library.

Census No. 119b-CAN-100. With 1991 Holcombe certificate.

22,500
5,500
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238
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 238, 15c 1869 Pictorial Issue, off-Cover (Scott 118-119b)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Center Inverted (119b), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Center Inverted (119b)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Center Inverted (119b). Rich colors, bold strike of quartered cork and red German transit cancels, partly reperfed at top, light crease, single short perf

VERY FINE APPEARING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE INVERT.

Our recently-updated census of Scott 119b, available at our website at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/119b/119b.pdf , records three unused and 100 used copies of Scott 119b (there are an additional three used examples of Scott 119c). Two of the used copies are in institutions -- the Tapling Collection at the British Library and the Miller Collection at The New York Public Library.

Census No. 119b-CAN-21. Ex Ferrary and with his purple trefoil backstamp. With 1948 R.P.S. certificate

22,500
5,500
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