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Sale 1197 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 14-15 March, 2019

Category — 12c "Adriatic" 1869 Pictorial Issue, Stamps (Scott 117)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1747
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1747, 12c "Adriatic" 1869 Pictorial Issue, Stamps (Scott 117)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Original gum, lightly hinged, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, deep shade and intense proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1869 ISSUE, WHICH IS ONE OF THE MORE DIFFICULT TO FIND IN THIS CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.

With 1995 and 2018 P.F. certificates as "genuine, previously hinged". With 2018 P.S.E. certificate stating reperfed at right -- an opinion that we and the P.F. believe is incorrect

1,850
2,600
1748
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1748, 12c "Adriatic" 1869 Pictorial Issue, Stamps (Scott 117)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Block of four, original gum, rich color, well-centered, some rejoined and reinforced vertical perfs

VERY FINE. A RARE AND BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 12-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE

There are several original-gum blocks of the 12c 1869 Pictorial, ranging in size from four to nine stamps. Nearly all of the unused blocks are more or less off center. This well-centered block is one of the most attractive of all 12c 1869 multiples.

Ex Hall. With 1998 P.F. certificate.

14,000
4,250
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1749
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1749, 12c "Adriatic" 1869 Pictorial Issue, Stamps (Scott 117)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Horizontal pair, original gum, bright shade, dry print causing unusual halo effect around lettering, right stamp trivial natural inclusion and short perfs, left stamp tiny pinhole

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM PAIR OF THE 12-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

Ex Coulter.

4,000
0
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1750
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1750, 12c "Adriatic" 1869 Pictorial Issue, Stamps (Scott 117)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Horizontal strip of three, original gum, rich color and detailed impression

FINE. A SCARCE SOUND ORIGINAL-GUM STRIP OF THREE OF THE 12-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

Ex Frelinghuysen. Scott Retail as a pair and single

5,850
1,500
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1751
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1751, 12c "Adriatic" 1869 Pictorial Issue, Stamps (Scott 117)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Original gum, bright shade, fresh and Very Fine, a pretty stamp, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate

1,850
1,600
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1752
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1752, 12c "Adriatic" 1869 Pictorial Issue, Stamps (Scott 117)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Original gum, clearly-defined grill, intense shade and impression, wide margins, Very Fine, with 2000 P.S.E. and 2009 P.F. certificates

1,850
700
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1753
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1753, 12c "Adriatic" 1869 Pictorial Issue, Stamps (Scott 117)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Small part original gum, deep rich color and detailed impression, slightly gum soaked perf tips, appears Extremely Fine, ex Frelinghuysen, Scott Retail as original gum $1,850.00, as no gum

725
600
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1754
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1754, 12c "Adriatic" 1869 Pictorial Issue, Stamps (Scott 117)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Rich color and proof-like impression, essentially perfect centering, cancel leaves Adriatic vignette completely visible

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS USED EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

Ex Kirke. With 2010 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $2,250.00). This is the highest grade awarded. The population of P.S.E. graded 98's has not increased since at least 2012

130
1,800
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1755
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1755, 12c "Adriatic" 1869 Pictorial Issue, Stamps (Scott 117)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, ex "Clipper City", with 2017 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $2,250.00), this is the highest grade awarded to a used Scott 117

130
2,200
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1756
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1756, 12c "Adriatic" 1869 Pictorial Issue, Stamps (Scott 117)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Rich color complemented by clear green cork cancel, rim of matching circular datestamp at left, tiny corner creases, Fine appearance and very rare, green cancels are scarce to rare on any 1869 Issue stamp, but the tendency of postal clerks to zealously cancel stamps used overseas combined with the green color of the 12c no doubt made it particularly unlikely that clerks would use a green cancel on the S.S. Adriatic Issue, with 1997 P.F. certificate

3,630
2,500
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1757
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1757, 12c "Adriatic" 1869 Pictorial Issue, Stamps (Scott 117)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Choice centering with wide margins, rich color on bright paper, nicely contrasting dark red Baltimore foreign-mail cancels, Extremely Fine, ex Dr. Hinrichs, with 1987 P.F. certificate

280
475
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1758
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1758, 12c "Adriatic" 1869 Pictorial Issue, Stamps (Scott 117)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Wide margins to huge at bottom, rich color nicely complemented by red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Jul. 31" circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice, a striking stamp, ex Koppersmith and Eubanks, with 1987 and 2011 P.F. certificates

280
300
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1759
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1759, 12c "Adriatic" 1869 Pictorial Issue, Stamps (Scott 117)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Beautiful margins and centering, lovely color complemented by a red segmented cork cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

280
275
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1760
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1760, 12c "Adriatic" 1869 Pictorial Issue, Stamps (Scott 117)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Rich color, unobtrusive strikes of blue multi-point Star and also red transit cancel, Very Fine and choice, a pretty stamp, scarce with the two colored cancels, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate

280
325
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1761
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1761, 12c "Adriatic" 1869 Pictorial Issue, Stamps (Scott 117)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Wide margins, crisp impression and fresh color, bold strike of New York Foreign Mail cancel (Weiss TR-W4a), also trace of red transit, Very Fine and choice, ex Dr. Heimburger, with 2002 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail with red cancel

280
400
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1762
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1762, 12c "Adriatic" 1869 Pictorial Issue, Stamps (Scott 117)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Well-centered, bright color nicely complemented by bold red "Sunburst" cancel, fresh and Very Fine, with 2014 P.F. certificate

280
190
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1763
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1763, 12c "Adriatic" 1869 Pictorial Issue, Stamps (Scott 117)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Ten used singles, nice range of cancels with a number in color, including double oval normally found on the Re-Issue (late use), "British Packet" handstamp, Baltimore foreign mail red dot, magenta target, blue pinwheel, red grid with bold blue "PD", others, a few flaws but appear Fine-Very Fine, a nice looking diverse group, six certificates accompany

1,975
500
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1764
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1764, 12c "Adriatic" 1869 Pictorial Issue, Stamps (Scott 117)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Two used stamps with choice centering and margins, one with blue cancel, other with light grid and red cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2007-2008 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; total SMQ $500.00 for black cancels)

535
350
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1765
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1765, 12c "Adriatic" 1869 Pictorial Issue, Stamps (Scott 117)12c Green, Double, Quadruple, Split and End Roller Grills (117 var), 12c Green, Double, Quadruple, Split and End Roller Grills (117 var)12c Green, Double, Quadruple, Split and End Roller Grills (117 var). Four stamps, first unused (no gum) with left selvage and showing an end roller grill at the edge of selvage, tiny stain, some perf separations, otherwise Fine (with 2009 P.S.E. certificate, unpriced in Scott unused), second with clear second grill applied slightly lower and to the left of the other grill, Extremely Fine (with 2001 P.F. certificate), third with grill split horizontally at top and bottom, also well-centered, Very Fine, last with double grill, one quadruple split, clear second grill showing in all four corners, centered to left, Fine (with 1984 P.F. certificate, listed but unpriced in Scott), a very rare group, Scott Retail as two double grills, one split grill and one normal unused

1,695
900
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