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Sale 1166 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 24-26 October, 2017

Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 731, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Unused (no gum), brilliant color, unusually wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $850.00), this is a difficult issue to obtain in the higher grades

225
700
732
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 732, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Original gum, lightly hinged, with part right arrow selvage, bright shade, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,000.00), for the smart collector who wants to get an XF 90 stamp based on an 85 SMQ value, here it is

525
700
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733
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 733, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Original gum, lightly hinged, with right part imprint selvage, bright color, fresh, Very Fine and choice, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF 80; SMQ $625.00), in our opinion this is a solid 85 and possibly 90

525
1,400
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734
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 734, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Original gum, rich color, Very Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate

525
300
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735
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 735, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)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)

130
950
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736
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 736, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Rich color on bright white paper, wide margins and wonderfully well-centered, neat quartered cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.F. and 2017 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $250.00)

80
150
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737
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 737, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Original gum, lightly hinged, lovely color on bright paper, Fine, scarce in sound original-gum condition, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate

2,750
375
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 738, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Unused (no gum), choice centering with well-proportioned margins, bright color, tiny corner perf tip thin, Extremely Fine appearance, ex Curtis

1,000
325
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739
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 739, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Mostly complete and clear "Hiogo, Japan" double-circle cancel, few creases, Fine, very scarce use on the 6c 1869 Issue

1,725
225
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740
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 740, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Wide margins and outstanding centering, neat strike of waffle grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,050.00), only five have graded higher

120
0
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741
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 741, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Excellent centering, wide margins, bright color, circle of wedges cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $425.00)

120
275
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742
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 742, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Part original gum, well-centered within unusually wide margins, fresh color, couple tiny thins at bottom left, Very Fine appearance, with 1993 P.F. certificate

1,900
200
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743
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 743, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Gorgeous centering with unusually wide and balanced margins, intense shade and impression, neat cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 1993 P.S.E. certificate

120
350
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744
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 744, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Near perfect centering with wide margins, strong impression and color, light cancel with traces of red transit, Extremely Fine, with 1994 P.F. certificate

120
190
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745
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 745, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)12c Green, Double Grill (117 var), 12c Green, Double Grill (117 var)12c Green, Double Grill (117 var). Clear second grill applied slightly to the lower left of the other, rich color, wide margins and well-centered, cork cancel, couple shorter perfs at lower right, appears Extremely Fine, with 1986 P.F. certificate

400
150
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746
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 746, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Light but readable "Hiogo, Japan" double-circle cancel, minute corner perf repair at top left, Fine appearance, an exceptionally scarce use

1,070
160
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747
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 747, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Original gum, lightly hinged, unusually choice centering with wide margins, sharp impressions with perfectly aligned vignette and frame, bright colors and overall freshness rarely encountered in this issue

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THE 15-CENT 1869 TYPE I IS VERY RARE IN THIS ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.

The 15c Type I comes from the first 1869 printing; in May 1869 the 15c went to press using the second frame plate, which produced Type II. In a condition census, both Type I and II would show similar numbers known in the top tier of original-gum condition -- probably 8 to 10 of each. However, Type I is generally a rarer stamp and carries a much higher Scott Catalogue value.

Ex "Laila". With 2000 P.F. certificate

9,500
3,500
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748
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 748, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Disturbed original gum, bright colors, Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate

9,500
950
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749
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 749, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Part disturbed original gum, vignette showing unusual shift to the right, fresh colors, Fine, Scott Retail as original gum

9,500
700
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750
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 750, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Unused (no gum), bright colors, downward vignette shift, tiny thin speck not mentioned on certificate, Fine appearance, with 1978 P.F. certificate

3,250
450
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751°
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 751, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Unusually wide and even margins all around, deep rich colors and proof-like impressions, unobtrusive cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS USED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT TYPE I 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE. ONE OF THE FINEST WE HAVE ENCOUNTERED.

With 2017 P.S.A.G. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo). With 2017 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,000.00). This looks like a Jumbo to us.

850
0
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752
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 752, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich colors on bright paper

VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

The 24c 1869 Pictorial, even in original-gum condition, is not a rare stamp. However, centering and soundness are elusive qualities among examples of this issue.

8,000
1,300
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753
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 753, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Unused (no gum), deep rich colors and proof-like impressions on bright and crisp paper, outstanding centering for this high value with well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE. A RARE STAMP IN THIS CHOICE CONDITION.

With 1981, 1996 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $4,600.00). Only two unused Scott 120's have been graded higher by P.S.E. (one each no gum and original gum at 95)

2,800
2,900
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754
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 754, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Large part original gum which covers most of the back and missing slightly along edges, h.r., centered a bit to top, Fine

4,500
550
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755
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 755, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Deep rich colors, bold cork cancel, vignette shifted strongly to left, Very Fine and choice, this is one of the most dramatic shifts on the 30c 1869 Pictorial we have ever encountered

425
0
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756
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 756, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Excellent centering with wide margins, fresh colors, Extremely Fine

425
250
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757
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 757, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Unused (no gum), accompanying certificate notes pressed-out grill, which is curious considering that Scott 132 catalogues significantly less than Scott 122, Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate

4,000
1,100
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758
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 758, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Well-centered, segmented cork cancel, couple light creases, Very Fine appearance

1,800
450
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759
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 759, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c-90c 1869 Pictorial Inverts, Plate Proofs on Card (120aP4, 121aP4, 122aP4, 129aP4), 15c-90c 1869 Pictorial Inverts, Plate Proofs on Card (120aP4, 121aP4, 122aP4, 129aP4)15c-90c 1869 Pictorial Inverts, Plate Proofs on Card (120aP4, 121aP4, 122aP4, 129aP4). Large margins all around, deep rich colors on bright cards

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL SET OF 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE INVERT PLATE PROOFS. ONLY ONE SHEET OF 100 OF EACH WAS PRODUCED.

All known examples of these invert proofs come from the sheets in the Earl of Crawford collection. The 30c with 1980 P.F. certificate

11,000
8,500
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