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Sale 1212 — Superb United States Stamps and Private Die Proprietary Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 20-21 November, 2019

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Category — 1861-88 Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
17
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 17, 1861-88 Issues3c Rose (65). Mint N.H, 3c Rose (65). Mint N.H3c Rose (65). Mint N.H., brilliant color, fresh and Very Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as hinged

125
425
18
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 18, 1861-88 IssuesAyer's Cathartic Pills, Lowell Mass., 1c Blue, Short Arrows (EP2), Ayer's Cathartic Pills, Lowell Mass., 1c Blue, Short Arrows (EP2)Ayer's Cathartic Pills, Lowell Mass., 1c Blue, Short Arrows (EP2). Mica intact, stamp with bright color, Very Fine, despite the modest catalogue value this is an elusive encasement, we have offered only four others since keeping computerized records, with 2006 P.F. certificate

550
600
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19
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 19, 1861-88 IssuesTake Ayer's Pills, 3c Rose (EP9), Take Ayer's Pills, 3c Rose (EP9)Take Ayer's Pills, 3c Rose (EP9). Bright stamp color and choice centering in the case, beautifully intact mica, Very Fine and choice, with 2006 P.F. certificate

400
400
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20
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 20, 1861-88 Issues2c Black, Z. Grill (85B), 2c Black, Z. Grill (85B)2c Black, Z. Grill (85B). Clearly-defined grill, detailed impression and attractive shade, beautiful centering with balanced margins, bold strike of circle of V's cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 2-CENT Z GRILL, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

The plates used to print the Black Jacks did not provide enough space between subjects for the large 12-gauge perf holes. Consequently, most Black Jack stamps have perfs touching the design on one or two sides. This scarcity of four-margin copies multiplies exponentially when the Z Grill is factored into the equation. Only a small quantity of 2c sheets were grilled during the period when the Z device was active -- after the D Grill (Scott 84), the Z is the rarest of Black Jack grilled stamps.

Ex Merlin. With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $12,000.00). Only two grade higher (at 98).

1,100
6,000
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21
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 21, 1861-88 Issues3c Red, F. Grill (94), 3c Red, F. Grill (94)3c Red, F. Grill (94). Block of four with top selvage, original gum, lightly hinged, s.e. at right, top left stamp with couple slightly short perfs and top right stamp light diagonal crease, overall Fine-Very Fine, the bottom left stamp is barely hinged and quite attractive, with 2015 P.S.A.G. certificate

3,000
475
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22
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 22, 1861-88 Issues1c Blue, Re-Issue (102), 1c Blue, Re-Issue (102)1c Blue, Re-Issue (102). Original gum, brilliant color, wide and well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate

750
1,600
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23
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 23, 1861-88 Issues2c Brown (113). Mint N.H, 2c Brown (113). Mint N.H2c Brown (113). Mint N.H., rich color and detailed impression, unusually choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

With 2004 (for a block of four -- this the lower left stamp) and 2008 P.S.E. certificates. With 2012 P.S.A.G. certificate (90 ogNH). By way of comparison, the P.S.E. Population Report lists only one Scott 113 at the 90 grade in Mint N.H. condition, with none higher. Scott Retail as hinged

500
1,500
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24
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 24, 1861-88 Issues30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Wide margins and precise centering, bold quartered cork cancel with rim of circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 1986 and 2004 P.F. certificates

375
425
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25
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 25, 1861-88 Issues10c Yellow, Re-Issue (127), 10c Yellow, Re-Issue (127)10c Yellow, Re-Issue (127). Rich color, bold strike of New York registry oval cancel, well-balanced margins

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

This issue is considerably scarcer in used condition. SMQ estimates approximately 30 are known used.

With 1999 and 2015 P.F. (XF 90) and 2015 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $6,250.00). Only one has graded higher (at 90J) and only two others share this grade.

1,800
2,600
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 26, 1861-88 Issues15c Brown & Blue, Re-Issue (129), 15c Brown & Blue, Re-Issue (129)15c Brown & Blue, Re-Issue (129). Original gum, gorgeous colors and proof-like impressions, exceptional centering with wide and balanced margins rarely seen on this Re-Issue

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE.

With 1988 and 2000 P.F. certificates. With 2019 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,500.00). This is one of only four hinged Scott 129's at this lofty grade, which is the highest awarded

1,300
5,750
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27
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 27, 1861-88 Issues1c 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 IS GRADED GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E. - THE HIGHEST GRADE POSSIBLE AND THE ONLY SCOTT 133a TO ACHIEVE IT.

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 the only example listed in the P.S.E. Population Report at this ultimate grade. The next highest is a single example graded 95

325
0
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28
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 28, 1861-88 Issues7c Vermilion (149). Mint N.H, 7c Vermilion (149). Mint N.H7c Vermilion (149). Mint N.H., brilliant color, fresh and Fine, very rare in Mint N.H. condition, we have offered a few as part of blocks but this is the first single we have offered since 2007, with 1997 and 2019 P.F. certificates, Scott Retail as hinged

900
900
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29
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 29, 1861-88 Issues6c Dull Pink (159). Mint N.H, 6c Dull Pink (159). Mint N.H6c Dull Pink (159). Mint N.H., bright color, fresh and Fine, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate showing selvage at top which has been removed, Scott Retail as hinged

375
425
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30
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 30, 1861-88 Issues2c Vermilion (183), 2c Vermilion (183)2c Vermilion (183). Mint N.H., radiant color, Jumbo margins at top and bottom and choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $950.00 as 90, $2,900.00 as 95)

370
750
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31
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 31, 1861-88 Issues15c Red Orange (189), 15c Red Orange (189)15c Red Orange (189). Mint N.H., vibrant color, well-balanced margins, fresh, Very Fine and choice, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $675.00) -- a rather stingy grade in our opinion

600
450
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