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Sale 1150 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 1 March, 2017

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 741, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)1c-15c 1869 Pictorial Re-Issue (123-124, 126-127, 129, 133), 1c-15c 1869 Pictorial Re-Issue (123-124, 126-127, 129, 133)1c-15c 1869 Pictorial Re-Issue (123-124, 126-127, 129, 133). Unused (no gum) or regummed except No. 133 original gum, h.r., rich colors, few faults, overall appear Fine

2,915
0
742
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 742, 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). Part original gum, bright color, light crease, tiny thin speck at top left, Fine appearance, ex Slawson, with 1965 P.F. certificate

5,000
650
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 743, 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). Unused (no gum), rich color, couple short perfs at top left, otherwise Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate

2,500
600
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744°
 
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 744, 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). Exceptional depth of color and proof-like impression, bold New York City duplex oval grid cancel, completely sound

VERY FINE. THIS NEWLY DISCOVERED STAMP IS ONE OF THE FINEST USED EXAMPLES OF THE RARE 3-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE. ONLY SIXTEEN ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS AND ONLY FIVE ARE CONFIRMED AS SOUND.

Our census of Scott 125 in used condition, available at our website at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/125/125.pdf , contains only 16 copies, including one on piece and one on the recently re-emerged Caspary cover. Of the used off-cover copies, only five are confirmed as sound, including the example offered here and the one on piece. One other stamp is potentially sound but needs to be re-examined as it has an old certificate. This stamp, the ex-"Golden Oak" stamp offered in our Sale 1062 and the ex-Zoellner and "Natalee Grace" stamp offered in our Sale 1027 are the finest centered of the few sound examples.

Census No. 125-CAN-16. With 2017 P.S.E. certificate. The Scott Catalogue notes "Very few authenticated sound used copies of No. 125 are recorded. The used value is for an attractive example with minimal faults"

27,500
47,500
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745°
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 745, 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). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color on brilliant paper, wide margins and choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE. A FRESH AND BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE.

With 2017 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $2,500.00)

1,650
1,800
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746
 
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 746, 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). Neat New York registry oval cancels, natural inclusion at left, light perf creases at top, otherwise Fine, scarce in used condition

3,250
750
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747°
 
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 747, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)10c Yellow, Re-Issue (127), 10c Yellow, Re-Issue (127)10c Yellow, Re-Issue (127). Vibrant color, perfect strike of New York registry oval cancel, well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE.

SMQ estimates that approximately 30 used examples are known. We estimate that between 30 and 50 are known used. However, it is surprisingly difficult to obtain in such choice condition.

With 1962 and 2014 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85)

2,000
2,200
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748
 
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 748, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)10c Yellow, Re-Issue (127), 10c Yellow, Re-Issue (127)10c Yellow, Re-Issue (127). Vibrant color, bold strike of registry oval cancel, fresh and Fine, scarce in used condition, with 1975 P.F. certificate

2,000
600
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 749, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)12c Green, Re-Issue (128), 12c Green, Re-Issue (128)12c Green, Re-Issue (128). Unused (no gum), intense shade and impression, thin spot at center, Fine appearance

1,025
300
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750
 
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 750, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)12c Green, Re-Issue (128), 12c Green, Re-Issue (128)12c Green, Re-Issue (128). Intense shade and impression, bold strike of oval grid duplex cancel, expert repair at bottom left, otherwise Very Fine, scarce in used condition

3,250
800
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751
 
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 751, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)15c Brown & Blue, Re-Issue (129), 15c Brown & Blue, Re-Issue (129)15c Brown & Blue, Re-Issue (129). Rich colors, unobtrusive strike of registry oval cancel, fresh and Very Fine, small purple backstamp

1,250
650
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 752, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)15c Brown & Blue, Re-Issue, Imperforate Horizontally (129a), 15c Brown & Blue, Re-Issue, Imperforate Horizontally (129a)15c Brown & Blue, Re-Issue, Imperforate Horizontally (129a). Original gum, deep rich colors and proof-like impressions, wide nicely proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE. AN INCREDIBLY FRESH ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 15-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE IMPERFORATE HORIZONTALLY. A TRUE CONDITION RARITY AND AMONG THE FINEST EXTANT.

In United States Postage Stamps of 1869, the late Jonathan Rose states that only one sheet of 100 was issued. A significantly smaller group are still known to exist. Many are without gum, not well-centered, or faulty. The stamp offered here is one of the finest we have ever encountered, and it is comparable to the Whitman copy sold in our Sale 968 for $32,500 hammer.

With 1982 and 2002 P.F. certificates

14,000
21,000
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753
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 753, 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). Large part original gum, intense colors and impressions, light corner perf creases at right, Fine appearance

2,100
375
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754
 
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 754, 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). Bold registry oval cancels, reperfed, Fine appearance, light purple backstamp

1,750
475
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 755, 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, beautiful color and proof-like impressions on bright paper, almost perfect centering with wide margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE.

With 2001 P.F. certificate

2,500
0
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756
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 756, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Re-Issue (131), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Re-Issue (131)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Re-Issue (131). Part original gum, Very Fine, with 1984 P.F. certificate

2,500
950
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757
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 757, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Re-Issue (131), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Re-Issue (131)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Re-Issue (131). Large part original gum, h.r., rich colors, fresh and Very Fine, ex Slawson, with 1965 P.F. certificate

2,500
1,400
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758
 
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 758, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Re-Issue (131), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Re-Issue (131)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Re-Issue (131). Rich colors, neat strikes of registry oval cancel, reperfed, Very Fine appearance, scarce in used condition

2,900
1,100
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759°
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 759, 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, deep rich colors and proof-like impressions, unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $12,500.00). Only four have graded higher.

3,750
0
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760
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 760, 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). Unused (no gum), deep rich colors, trivial perf crease at top center not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine, ex Slawson, with 1965 P.F. certificate

1,500
1,050
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761
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 761, 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). Unused (no gum), deep rich colors on bright paper, single pulled perf at bottom, otherwise Very Fine

1,500
900
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762
 
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 762, 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). Bright colors, unobtrusive cancel, tears at right and light diagonal creases at top right, otherwise Fine, scarce in used condition, with 2017 P.F. certificate

6,000
650
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763
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 763, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)1c Buff, 1880 Re-Issue (133), 1c Buff, 1880 Re-Issue (133)1c Buff, 1880 Re-Issue (133). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color and bright paper, fresh and Very Fine, with 1984 P.F. certificate

325
325
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 764, 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, rich color, wide and balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a surprisingly difficult issue to find with such choice centering, ex Whitman, with 2001, 2009 and 2016 P.F. certificates (XF 90), with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $625.00)

300
500
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765
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 765, 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, radiant color, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate for block of four

300
350
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