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Sale 1159 — 2017 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 June, 2017

Category — 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
148
og
Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 148, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)3c Blue, Re-Issue (125), 3c Blue, Re-Issue (125)3c Blue, Re-Issue (125). Original gum, deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, nice centering and margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE. AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT ISSUE TO OBTAIN IN SOUND, CENTERED ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.

Original sales figures show that among the 1869 Pictorial Re-Issues, the 3c and 90c stamps accounted for the smallest number of units sold (1,406 and 1,356, respectively). Overall, the 1869's were popular with stamp collectors, far outselling the 1851-60 and 1861-66 Re-Issue sets. However, the 90c stamp's high denomination and the availability of ordinary 3c stamps limited demand. Today, both are rare, and handling over the years has not been kind to most of the surviving examples.

With 1993 P.F. certificate

5,000
3,500
149
 
Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 149, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)6c Blue, Re-Issue (126), 6c Blue, Re-Issue (126)6c Blue, Re-Issue (126). Choice centering with well-proportioned margins, face-free cancel at lower left, older P.F. certificate states "chemically cleaned" but we see no evidence of that and the more recent P.S.E. certificate agrees with us, Very Fine and choice -- one of the rarest of the set in used condition (SMQ estimates that approximately 30 exist in used condition), ex Dr. Morris, Mayer and Curtis, with copy of 2006 P.F. certificate mentioning the cleaning, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate stating "genuine used" (VF 80; SMQ $3,000.00), in our opinion, this deserves a VF-XF 85 grade, if not XF 90

3,250
2,200
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150
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Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 150, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)24c Green & Violet, Re-Issue (130), 24c Green & Violet, Re-Issue (130)24c Green & Violet, Re-Issue (130). Original gum, rich colors on bright paper, detailed impressions showing every nuance of the design, choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE. A STUNNING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE.

With 2000 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $4,750.00).

2,100
6,000
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151
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Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 151, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)30c Blue & Carmine, Re-Issue (131), 30c Blue & Carmine, Re-Issue (131)30c Blue & Carmine, Re-Issue (131). Original gum, deep rich colors, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY THE THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION.

With 2007 P.F. certificate (OG, XF-Superb 95).

2,500
4,000
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152
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Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 152, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)30c Blue & Carmine, Re-Issue (131), 30c Blue & Carmine, Re-Issue (131)30c Blue & Carmine, Re-Issue (131). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich colors on post-office fresh paper, wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE IN A REMARKABLE STATE OF FRESHNESS.

Ex Whitman. With 1993 P.S.E. certificate

2,500
2,800
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153
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Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 153, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)90c Carmine & Black, Re-Issue (132), 90c Carmine & Black, Re-Issue (132)90c Carmine & Black, Re-Issue (132). Original gum, wonderful depth of color and proof-like impressions, unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

3,750
3,000
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154°
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Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 154, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)1c Brown Orange, 1881 Re-Issue (133a), 1c Brown Orange, 1881 Re-Issue (133a)1c Brown Orange, 1881 Re-Issue (133a). Without gum as issued, wide top selvage, mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins, deep rich color on fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A TRULY SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 1881 RE-ISSUE OF THE ONE-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE. THIS STAMP HAS RECEIVED THE ULTIMATE GRADE OF GEM 100 JUMBO FROM P.S.E.

With 2009 and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (both NGAI, Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in the 100J grade, SMQ $3,250.00 as 100). This is one of only two examples to achieve this ultimate grade. The next highest is graded 95

300
5,000
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