Sale 1163 — The Clipper City Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
Sale Date — Tuesday, 19 September, 2017
Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)
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.
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
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)
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
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)
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)
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)
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)