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Sale 1172 — United States Stamps and Hawaii

Sale Date — Tuesday, 19 December, 2017

Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue Inverts (Scott 119b-120b)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
551
 
Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 551, 1869 Pictorial Issue Inverts (Scott 119b-120b)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Center Inverted (119b), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Center Inverted (119b)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Center Inverted (119b). Beautiful deep rich colors, proof-like impression, neat strike of crossroads cancel, tiny thin speck at top center, small sealed tear at top visible only in fluid, minor corner perf crease at top right, the latter two issues not mentioned on accompanying certificate

VERY FINE APPEARING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE INVERT. ONE OF THE MOST VISUALLY APPEALING EXAMPLES WE HAVE ENCOUNTERED, BY VIRTUE OF ITS FRESH COLORS, SHARP IMPRESSION AND LIGHT CANCELLATION.

Our census of Scott 119b, available at our website at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/119b/119b.pdf , records three unused and 100 used copies of Scott 119b (there are an additional three examples of Scott 119c). Two of the used copies are in institutions -- the Tapling Collection at the British Library and the Miller Collection at The New York Public Library.

Census No. 119b-CAN-08. Ex Curtis. Purple backstamp. With 2015 P.S.E. certificate mentioning only a tiny thin spot at top center

22,500
6,750
552
 
Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 552, 1869 Pictorial Issue Inverts (Scott 119b-120b)24c Green & Violet, Center Inverted (120b), 24c Green & Violet, Center Inverted (120b)24c Green & Violet, Center Inverted (120b). Deep rich colors, bold strike of rosette cancel, two tiny tears and faint horizontal crease in top margin, nibbed perf at bottom (all are very minor)

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE INVERT.

Our census of 24c 1869 Inverts, recently updated at our website at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/120b/120b.pdf , contains four unused, 83 used singles, one used pair, one on cover and the unique block of four, for a total of 94 copies of the perforated 24c Invert.

Census No. 120b-CAN-06. With 1969 P.F. and 2015 P.S.E. certificates, the latter mentioning only the nibbed perf

37,500
7,500
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