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Sale 1145 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 14 December, 2016

Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
369
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Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 369, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue1c Buff, Without Grill (112b), 1c Buff, Without Grill (112b)1c Buff, Without Grill (112b). Original gum, rich color, completely sound

FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL WITHOUT GRILL. PROBABLY FEWER THAN TEN ARE KNOWN.

A Power Search of Scott 112b and a review of older sales produced five singles and a block of four. This is an attractive sound example of this rare stamp.

With 2016 P.F. certificate

35,000
3,250
370
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Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 370, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue2c Brown, Without Grill (113b), 2c Brown, Without Grill (113b)2c Brown, Without Grill (113b). Mount disturbed original gum, margins all around, exceptional depth of color and detailed impression

FINE. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE WITHOUT GRILL.

Most examples of this stamp are significantly off-center, with perfs in on one side. We have offered only seven unduplicated singles (plus a block of four) of this rarity since keeping computerized records.

With 2016 P.F. certificate

14,000
1,800
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371
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Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 371, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I, Without Grill (118a), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I, Without Grill (118a)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I, Without Grill (118a). Disturbed original gum, h.r. at top, rich colors and proof-like impressions, small perf hole tear at lower right

VERY FINE APPEARING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 15-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE WITHOUT GRILL.

Our survey of the Philatelic Foundation records found approximately 25 examples have been certified as genuine, of which about half have faults.

With 2016 P.F. certificate

13,000
1,300
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372
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Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 372, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue24c Green & Violet, Without Grill (120a), 24c Green & Violet, Without Grill (120a)24c Green & Violet, Without Grill (120a). Disturbed original gum, h.r., rich colors and clear impressions, attractive centering

FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL WITHOUT GRILL.

Our survey of auction catalogs and Philatelic Foundation records produced 23 examples of the 24c 1869 Without Grill (Scott 120a), of which half have faults.

Ex Wilbur Schilling. With 1973 and 2016 P.F. certificates

15,000
2,300
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373
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Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 373, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Without Grill (121a), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Without Grill (121a)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Without Grill (121a). Original gum which is partly disturbed, nicely centered, vivid colors

VERY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL WITHOUT GRILL.

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 2016 P.F. certificate

11,000
1,700
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374
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1c-30c 1869 Pictorial Issue (112-117, 119-121). Mostly unused group, nicest stamp is No. 116 unused (no gum), others thru 12c mix of no gum or part original gum, 15c Ty. II and 24c cleaned and regummed (counted as used), 30c unused (no gum), also including 1c and 2c double grill, some flaws but overall a nice appearing set, Scott Retail more than $7,000.00 not counting the 2c double grill which is unpriced unused

E. 2,000-3,000
1,200
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375
 
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 375, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Superb centering, rich color, bold green cork cancel, Extremely Fine, an outstanding example of the 1c 1869 Pictorial with a rare green cancel, with 2000 P.F. certificate

940
900
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376
 
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 376, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Exceptionally wide and balanced margins, deep rich green cancel, fresh color, couple blunted perfs at bottom (not mentioned on certificate), otherwise Very Fine and rare green cancel on the 6c 1869 Pictorial Issue, with 1994 P.F. certificate

1,225
650
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377
 
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 377, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Choice centering, light blue cork cancel, wonderfully rich color and detailed impression, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $375.00)

245
250
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378
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Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 378, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Large part disturbed original gum, h.r., bright colors, Fine, scarce with original gum

9,500
1,000
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379
 
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 379, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Exceptionally wide margins, deep rich colors, fresh and Very Fine, with 1992 P.F. and 2005 P.F. certificates

850
425
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380
 
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 380, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Choice centering, rich colors, Extremely Fine, with 1993 P.S.E. certificate

425
275
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381
 
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 381, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Vertical pair, both stamps with bold red rosette cancels, small edge tears and creases, perf separations at right, otherwise Fine and extremely rare, while there are several large used blocks recorded of the 30c 1869 Issue, they invariably have smudged black cork cancels and the majority of these cancels are not particularly attractive, this pair with red cancels is exceptional and may well be the only multiple extant with a colored cancel, ex Juhring, Scott Retail as pair plus premium for two red cancels

1,450
425
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382
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Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 382, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Unused (no gum), rich colors, small sealed tears at top and left, reperfed, Fine appearance

4,000
600
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383
 
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 383, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Extra wide margins, bright colors, lightly cancelled, faint horizontal crease, appears Extremely Fine, ex Twigg-Smith

1,800
0
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384
 
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 384, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Attractive margins and centering, bold strike of dark blue segmented cork cancel, insignificant corner perf crease, Very Fine appearance, scarce with blue cancel, ex Hindes, Haas and Rose, small purple backstamp

2,900
950
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385
 
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 385, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Precise centering, rich colors, unobtrusive cancel, expertly sealed tear at right and couple minor perf creases, Extremely Fine appearance

1,800
450
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386
 
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 386, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Three wide margins, cancelled by black circle of wedges and red and blue crayon, pretty pastel color, Fine, unusual with black plus two different colored cancels, with 1989 P.F. certificate

3,900
0
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387
og
1c-24c 1869 Pictorial Re-Issue (123/133). Unused part set, including 1c-2c, 6c-24c and 1c soft paper, mostly original gum or part original gum, 15c regummed, bright color, a couple small flaws, Fine-Very Fine or appear so, Scott Retail counting 6c as no gum (small part original gum)

8,900
2,100
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388
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Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 388, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue15c Brown & Blue, Re-Issue, Imperforate Horizontally (129a), 15c Brown & Blue, Re-Issue, Imperforate Horizontally (129a)15c Brown & Blue, Re-Issue, Imperforate Horizontally (129a). Unused (traces of gum), wide and nicely balanced margins, deep rich colors on fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE IMPERFORATE HORIZONTALLY.

In United States Postage Stamps of 1869, author Jonathan Rose states that only one sheet of 100 was issued. A significantly smaller group are still known to exist. Many are without gum.

5,000
3,500
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389
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Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 389, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue1c Buff, 1880 Re-Issue (133), 1c Buff, 1880 Re-Issue (133)1c Buff, 1880 Re-Issue (133). Original gum, rich color, fresh and Very Fine, ex "Laila", with 1988 P.F. certificate

325
275
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