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Sale 1199 — Gem-Quality United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 1-2 May, 2019

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1204
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1204, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)1c Buff, Re-Issue (123), 1c Buff, Re-Issue (123)1c Buff, Re-Issue (123). Deep rich color on bright paper, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, bold cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE.

Ex Curtis. With 1982 and 2001 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,750.00). Only one has graded higher (at 98) and four others share this grade.

425
3,000
1205
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1205, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)2c Brown, Re-Issue (124), 2c Brown, Re-Issue (124)2c Brown, Re-Issue (124). Rich color, well-centered, lightly cancelled, fresh and Very Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

750
700
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1206
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1206, 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). Perfect centering with wide margins all around, bright color, lightly struck target cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. GRADED SUPERB 98, THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADED EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE IN ANY CONDITION -- EITHER UNUSED OR USED -- AND IT IS SIGNIFICANTLY RARER USED.

The 6c is one of the rarest of the 1869 Pictorial Re-Issues in used condition. SMQ estimates that approximately 30 exist, and our own informal count concurs. Most are either off-center or have flaws. This superb stamp is certainly the finest of the used population. There are no other 6c Re-Issues graded higher than 95 in any gum condition - original gum, no gum or used (four original gum, one no gum and one used are graded 95).

With 2015 P.F. (Superb 98) and 2015 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $40,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by no others.

3,000
23,000
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1207
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1207, 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). 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
0
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1208
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1208, 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). Vivid color on bright paper, unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins, unobtrusive oval grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE. VERY DIFFICULT TO FIND IN SOUND AND CENTERED CONDITION.

With 1991, 2003 P.F. and 2019 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $3,500.00). Only four used copies of Scott 127 grade higher (highest is 90J).

1,800
4,000
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1209
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1209, 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). Deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression on bright paper, choice centering, neat light strike of "2" in oval grid duplex cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE SUPERB AND SOUND USED EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE.

The 12c is the second rarest value of the 1869 Re-issue set in used condition. The Rose book estimates 15-25 extant used copies and SMQ estimates 20 extant. In our opinion, this stamp ranks among the three or four finest.

Ex Drucker. With 1985 and 2002 P.F. certificates

3,000
3,500
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1210
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1210, 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). Unusually wide margins, deep rich color and proof-like impression, lightly cancelled in magenta at lower right

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE SOUND AND CENTERED USED EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE.

The 12c 1869 Pictorial Re-issue is the second rarest of the set in used condition, after the 3c. The Rose book estimates 15-25 extant used copies, and SMQ estimates 20 extant. It was the only used 1869 Re-issue denomination in the Zoellner collection that was accepted with a small fault. This stamp ranks among a small handful as the finest extant.

Ex Dr. Morris and Lessin. With 1991 and 2002 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $7,500.00). Only one has graded higher (at 95) and two others share this desirable grade.

3,000
3,750
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1211
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1211, 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). Beautiful rich colors, oval registry cancel, fresh and Very Fine, ex Coulter, with 1974 and 2006 P.F. certificates

1,000
950
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1212
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1212, 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). Choice centering and margins, rich re-issue colors, New York circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine, a desirable and scarce used 24c 1869 Re-issue, with 1995 and 2015 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85)

1,750
1,100
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1213
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1213, 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). Perfect centering with wide margins, deep rich colors, cork cancel struck so that the eagle and shield designs are fully visible

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

SMQ estimates that approximately 40 examples of the 30-cent 1875 Re-Issue are known used. Our experience has been that many are either off-center or have small faults. The P.S.E. Population Report bears this out as it records only two used stamps at the 98 grade -- this example and the example sold in our sale of the Nick Kirke collection (Sale 1032, lot 3210). Working down the grading chart, two are graded 95 and two are graded 90.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $23,000.00). Only one other shares this grade, and none grade higher.

2,750
11,500
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1214
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1214, 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, unobtrusive cancel leaves design clearly visible, wide margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE SOUND USED EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE.

SMQ estimates that approximately 40 are known used. Our experience has been that many are either off-center or have small faults or both. This sound used stamp is a desirable example of the issue.

With 1999 and 2002 P.F. certificates

2,750
1,300
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1215
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1215, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)1c-12c 1869 Pictorial Issue and 1875 Re-Issue, Used Balance, 1c-12c 1869 Pictorial Issue and 1875 Re-Issue, Used Balance1c-12c 1869 Pictorial Issue and 1875 Re-Issue, Used Balance. Seven used stamps, including Nos. 113-117, 123 and 133, attractive margins and centering throughout, each with a neat cancel including 3c in blue, fresh and Very Fine group of sound stamps, each with at least one P.F. certificate

1,516
950
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