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Sale 1163 — The Clipper City Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 19 September, 2017

Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
79
og
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 79, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Original gum, single hinge mark, radiant color, clearly-defined grill, choice centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION.

Ex "Hanover". With 2008 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95). The P.F. has not graded any higher and this is the only example to achieve this grade. By way of comparison, P.S.E. has only graded two higher (highest is a 98) and only one at this grade.

600
4,000
80
nh
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 80, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)3c Ultramarine (114). Mint N.H, 3c Ultramarine (114). Mint N.H3c Ultramarine (114). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,750.00). Only two have graded higher. Scott Retail as hinged

250
2,200
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81
og
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 81, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Original gum, vivid color and impression, extra wide margins and choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PARTICULARLY FRESH AND WIDE-MARGINED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

Ex Whitman. With 2000 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (OGh, XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $8,000.00)

2,000
4,750
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82
 
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 82, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Almost perfectly centered, rich color, light quartered cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb 12c Adriatic, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,150.00), this is the highest grade awarded to a used Scott 117

160
1,600
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83
 
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 83, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Gorgeous centering with wide margins, rich colors and proof-like impressions (actually we believe it is the Dark Brown & Blue shade, but not certified as such), neat strike of target cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS USED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT TYPE I 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

With 2002 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,900.00). Only four have graded higher

850
2,400
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84
og
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 84, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Original gum, h.r., incredible depth of color, choice margins and centering on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT TYPE II 1869 PICTORIAL.

With 2000 and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (OGh, VF-XF 85; SMQ $5,250.00)

3,250
3,500
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85
 
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 85, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Rich colors on bright paper, outstanding centering and margins, cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

Ex Senchuk. With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,800.00)

650
2,200
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86
 
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 86, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Wide margins and near perfect centering, rich colors on bright paper, neat strike of circle of wedges cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

With 1999 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,700.00)

425
1,600
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87
 
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 87, 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 leaves 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 and 2016 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

1,900
3,250
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