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Sale 1120 — Outstanding United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 17-18 March, 2016

Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1289
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1289, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Rich color, balanced margins, bold strike of spokes cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.F. certificate

150
0
1290
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Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1290, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)2c Brown (113). Mint N.H, 2c Brown (113). Mint N.H2c Brown (113). Mint N.H., deep rich color, attractive margins and centering, Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as hinged

550
950
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1291
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Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1291, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Original gum, lightly hinged, beautifully centered, dark shade and sharp impression on crisp paper, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate

550
600
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1292
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1292, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Particularly choice centering within Jumbo margins, rich color, neat target cancel with trace of red datestamp at corner, Extremely Fine, with 1995 P.F. certificate

300
550
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1293
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1293, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Rich color on bright paper, bold strike of circle of wedges and red cancel at lower left, Very Fine and choice, with 1984 P.F. certificate

300
150
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1294
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1294, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Two, first with Boston circular datestamp, second with unusual cork cancel, bright colors, Very Fine, with 1996 or 2000 P.F. certificate

450
325
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1295
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1295, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Two, one with negative star cancel, other with face-free target cancels, few small faults, appear Very Fine, with 2003 or 2007 P.F. certificate

450
190
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1296
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Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1296, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Unused (no gum), vibrant color, extra wide margins and perfectly centered, trivial light corner crease, Extremely Fine appearance, with 2016 P.F. certificate

750
425
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1297
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1297, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Radiant color, bold strike of unusual 7-ring target cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, the cancel is very scarce on this issue, ex Senchuk, with 2009 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
700
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1298
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1298, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Bright color, cancelled by well-struck Hollow Heart fancy cancellation, faint vertical crease, faint diagonal scoring line at top left, Very Fine strike of this highly unusual fancy cancel, with 2012 P.F. certificate

125
0
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1299
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1299, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Rich color, with trace of arrow at top right so from Position 60R or 110R, cancelled by well-struck Floral fancy cancel, (S-E PP-FL14), two scissors-blunted perfs at lower right, Very Fine strike of this unusual cancel, ex Juhring, with 2010 P.F. certificate

125
350
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1300
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1300, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Well-centered with wide balanced margins, bold strike of "College Point Md. Aug. 11" circular datestamp, trace of red cancel at bottom, Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

165
225
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1301
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1301, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Four singles, including clear Mount Pleasant Utah circular datestamp, unusual 7-bar grid in circle, five-spoke, last is neat rosette, few with faults, all appear Very Fine, an attractive group

500
375
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1302°
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Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1302, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Slightly disturbed original gum, rich color and sharp impression, unusually choice centering with wide margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

With 2013 P.S.E. certificate (DOG, XF 90; SMQ $5,750.00 as original gum)

1,900
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1303
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Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1303, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense color and proof-like impression

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A REMARKABLY FRESH ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

With 1996 P.F. certificate

1,900
2,000
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1304
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1304, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Choice centering and wide margins, rich color on bright paper, nicely contrasting dark red Baltimore foreign mail cancels, Extremely Fine, ex Dr. Hinrichs, with 1987 P.F. certificate

275
300
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1305
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1305, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Jumbo margins, deep rich color, neat cork cancel, long and full perforations, Extremely Fine, a huge stamp, with 2001 and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $285.00)

125
350
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1306
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1306, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Exceedingly well-centered, bold colors, attractive bright red cork cancel and part of matching New York transit datestamp, Very Fine and choice, a handsome example, with 1991 P.F. certificate

985
625
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1307
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Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1307, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Block of four, original gum, h.r., rich colors, bottom stamps horizontal crease at bottom, top left stamp small natural gum bend at bottom left

FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 15-CENT TYPE II 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

Blocks of this issue tend to be wildly off-center, with perfs heavily cutting into the design. The example offered here has better centering than most.

Ex Frelinghuysen. Scott Retail $18,000.00

E. 3,000-4,000
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1308
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1308, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Well-centered, impressively dark rich colors, proof-like impression on bright white paper, complementing blue cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1986 and 1995 P.F. certificates

270
325
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1309
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1309, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Wide and balanced margins, bright colors, bold red cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE CANCELED IN RED. A DIFFICULT ISSUE TO OBTAIN IN SUCH OUTSTANDING CONDITION.

Surviving used examples of high value 1869's often show the tendency of postal clerks to zealously cancel stamps that were typically used on mail to foreign countries or on heavy registered letters. Not so for the example offered here.

With 1999 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,800.00). Only six examples have graded higher to date.

1,150
1,500
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1310°
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1310, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Wide margins and choice centering, fresh colors, vivid red cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A GORGEOUS EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 ISSUE WITH A "PAINT RED" CANCEL.

With 2015 P.F. certificate (XF 90). Scott catalogue applies a $500.00 premium for red cancel

1,150
2,000
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1311
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1311, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Impeccable centering within particularly wide margins, brilliant colors, black grid and neat red New York British transit datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 1990 P.F. certificate

700
0
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1312
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1312, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Rich colors, choice centering, bold rosette and part of foreign transit cancel ("Franca"?), Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate

450
0
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1313
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Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1313, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Without Grill (121a), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Without Grill (121a)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Without Grill (121a). Unused (no gum), nicely centered with beautiful colors, tiny insignificant inclusion speck above eagle's neck

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

This is the true Scott 121a, which is often confused with the Double Paper, Without Grill variety. The shade and impression are noticeably different between the two.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate. Scott Retail as original gum

11,000
1,000
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1314
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1314, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Rich colors, detailed impressions on crisp paper, outstanding centering with wide and balanced margins, light cancel leave design clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE. A GORGEOUS USED EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE. SELDOM OFFERED IN THIS PRISTINE CONDITION.

The 90c 1869 Pictorial is widely admired for its beautiful engraving and dignified portrait of Abraham Lincoln. However, collectors have been frustrated in their efforts to acquire choice examples of this issue. Used 90c stamps are typically heavily cancelled, because the high denomination was cause for postal clerks to thoroughly obliterate any chance for re-use. Naturally, the significant monetary value of 90c in 1869 limited the number of unused stamps that would be saved for future collectors.

With 2003 P.F. certificate

1,900
2,300
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1315
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1315, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Well-centered, cork cancel, bright colors, Very Fine, with 1972 P.F. certificate

1,900
700
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