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Sale 1133 — United States and Possessions

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

Category — 1c-2c 1869 Pictorial Issue, off-Cover (Scott 112-113)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
143
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 143, 1c-2c 1869 Pictorial Issue, off-Cover (Scott 112-113)1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Incredibly wide margins, fresh color, faintly cancelled at bottom right, Extremely Fine, ex Dr. Morris, with 1991 P.F. certificate

150
300
144
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 144, 1c-2c 1869 Pictorial Issue, off-Cover (Scott 112-113)1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Rich color on bright paper, bold strike of green Masonic Square and Compass fancy cancel, of McMinnville Tenn. (Skinner-Eno FR-M3a 36), small corner crease at top right, still Very Fine strike of this extremely rare cancellation, ex Wagshal, with 2000 P.F. certificate

950
800
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145
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 145, 1c-2c 1869 Pictorial Issue, off-Cover (Scott 112-113)1c 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

950
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146
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 146, 1c-2c 1869 Pictorial Issue, off-Cover (Scott 112-113)1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Bold strike of green Star in circle fancy cancel, creases at top right and thin spots, Very Fine strike, despite the small flaws this is one of the most clearly struck green cancels we have seen on this issue, especially rare as a fancy cancel, these are normally found as grids, ex Cole

950
0
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147
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 147, 1c-2c 1869 Pictorial Issue, off-Cover (Scott 112-113)1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Cancelled by bold strike of deep green cancel with part of matching town datestamp at left, single short perf at bottom, Fine appearing example of this issue with a rare green cancel, ex Ishikawa

950
400
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148
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 148, 1c-2c 1869 Pictorial Issue, off-Cover (Scott 112-113)1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Clear strike of brown cork cancel, rich color, small surface scuff at bottom, Fine appearance and extremely rare, one of only two recorded brown cancels on the 1c 1869 Issue, illustrated in Chronicle 242 on p. 162 where it is stated that only approximately seven post offices used true brown cancels during the 1869 period, with 2009 P.F. certificate, listed but unpriced in Scott

E. 750-1,000
700
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149
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 149, 1c-2c 1869 Pictorial Issue, off-Cover (Scott 112-113)1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Rich color nicely complemented by ultramarine cork cancel, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, a rare cancel on an 1869 Issue stamp, particularly elusive in this choice condition, with 2006 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

750
700
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150
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 150, 1c-2c 1869 Pictorial Issue, off-Cover (Scott 112-113)1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Attractive centering and margins, clear strike of ultramarine cork cancel, Very Fine, a rare cancel on an 1869 Issue stamp, with 1998 P.S.E. certificate

750
375
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151
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 151, 1c-2c 1869 Pictorial Issue, off-Cover (Scott 112-113)1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Rich color complemented by bold purple cork cancel, tiny corner perf crease at bottom left, appears Fine, ex Coulter, despite the modest catalog value this is a very scarce cancel on the 1c 1869

325
450
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152
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 152, 1c-2c 1869 Pictorial Issue, off-Cover (Scott 112-113)1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Well centered, cork cancel and nearly full strike of red "Boston Paid All Direct" circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice, small red backstamp, with 1991 P.F. certificate

240
375
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153
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 153, 1c-2c 1869 Pictorial Issue, off-Cover (Scott 112-113)1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Tied by blue Maltese Cross in circle fancy cancel, matching "St. Catharine Mo. Feb. 9, 1871" duplex datestamp on small piece, Very Fine strike, a lovely piece, ex Grunin, with 1998 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
1,200
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154
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 154, 1c-2c 1869 Pictorial Issue, off-Cover (Scott 112-113)1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Horizontal strip of three, three strikes of blue 6-point Star fancy cancel, also trace of town cancel, perf flaw between right two stamps, still Fine, Scott Retail as pair and single

550
500
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155
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 155, 1c-2c 1869 Pictorial Issue, off-Cover (Scott 112-113)1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). 14 used stamps with colored cancels, including two in green, also examples in purple, magenta and a range in red and blue including Mass. town, fancy "P" of Paris Ky., Star, grids, one with part of red boxed handstamp, a few flaws to be found but overall a Fine and striking group

4,405
1,700
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156
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 156, 1c-2c 1869 Pictorial Issue, off-Cover (Scott 112-113)1c Buff, 10c Yellow (112, 116), 1c Buff, 10c Yellow (112, 116)1c Buff, 10c Yellow (112, 116). 1c with balanced margins, bold strike of spokes cancel, 10c with bright color, well-struck Hollow Heart fancy cancel, 10c with small flaws, Very Fine or appear so, 1c with 2007 P.F. and 10c with 2012 P.F. certificates

275
275
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157
og
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 157, 1c-2c 1869 Pictorial Issue, off-Cover (Scott 112-113)2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color on bright paper, choice centering, trivial nibbed perf at right, appears Extremely Fine, with 1997 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,000.00)

550
700
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158
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 158, 1c-2c 1869 Pictorial Issue, off-Cover (Scott 112-113)2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Intense shade on bright paper, near perfect centering, beautifully struck blue target cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $775.00 for ordinary black cancel)

135
1,100
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159
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 159, 1c-2c 1869 Pictorial Issue, off-Cover (Scott 112-113)2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Well-centered, rich color, double strike of vivid blue grid cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate

135
225
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160
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 160, 1c-2c 1869 Pictorial Issue, off-Cover (Scott 112-113)2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Centered to left, bold strikes of green cork and Vicksburgh Miss. town cancels, fresh and Fine, with 2014 P.F. certificate which inexplicably states "two short perfs at left" -- we do not know to what they are referring as every perf on all four sides is fully formed

585
500
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161
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 161, 1c-2c 1869 Pictorial Issue, off-Cover (Scott 112-113)2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Huge margins at top and bottom, rich color, clear strike of blue Bee fancy cancel (likely from a combination of blue and black inks), small faults, Very Fine appearance and a nice strike, with 2008 P.F. certificate not stating the color of the cancel

E. 300-400
160
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162
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 162, 1c-2c 1869 Pictorial Issue, off-Cover (Scott 112-113)2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Rich color, clear strike of blue Bee fancy cancel of N.Y. Station B (likely from a combination of blue and black inks), small margin tear at bottom does not extend into design, two added or reattached perf tips at left, Very Fine appearance, with 2004 P.F. certificate stating "blue" cancel and mentioning only the small tear

E. 300-400
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163
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 163, 1c-2c 1869 Pictorial Issue, off-Cover (Scott 112-113)2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Warm shade, well-centered, bold strike of Hiogo, Japan double-circle datestamp, light corner creases, Very Fine appearance, scarce cancel on the 2c 1869 Pictorial

485
130
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164
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 164, 1c-2c 1869 Pictorial Issue, off-Cover (Scott 112-113)2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Three stamps with blue cancels, including bold large dot in circle, light Star cancel and town cancel, first with small thin spot in grill, Very Fine or appear so, latter two with P.F. certificates

405
400
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165
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 165, 1c-2c 1869 Pictorial Issue, off-Cover (Scott 112-113)2c Brown, 10c Yellow (113, 116), 2c Brown, 10c Yellow (113, 116)2c Brown, 10c Yellow (113, 116). Each with Hiogo, Japan double-circle datestamp, 10c reperfed at right, also with 6c Carmine (148) with Yokohama, Japan circular datestamp, couple blunted perfs, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

985
160
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